I have seen plenty of threads discussing the best car of all time, the best driver of all time, the best driver who has never won a WDC. How about which is the best car to have never won a WDC?
As I am mostly ignorant about Formula 1 pre-2000, I'll only judge the best non-WDC winning cars of this century.
Which is the best car since 2000 which failed to win the WDC? It can be because of any reason: reliability, race operations, driver performance, etc...
Here are the obvious candidates:
1. 2000 McLaren MP4/15
Driven by Mika Hakkinen and David Coulthard.
7 pole positions
11 fastest laps
2. 2003 Williams FW25
Driven by Juan-Pablo Montoya and Ralf Schumacher
4 fastest laps.
3. 2005 McLaren MP4/20
Driven by Kimi Raikkonen and Juan-Pablo Montoya
12 fastest laps
4. 2006 Ferrari F248
Driven by Michael Schumacher and Felipe Massa
9 fastest laps
5. 2007 McLaren MP4/22
Driven by Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso
8 pole positions
5 fastest laps
6. 2008 Ferrari F2008
Driven by Felipe Massa and Kimi Raikkonen
13 fastest laps
7. 2009 Red Bull RB5
Driven by Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber
6 fastest laps
8 2012 McLaren MP4-27
Driven by Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button
3 fastest laps