In fact, the six or so of you are the only ones who think I'm crazy because I don't believe KR performed better than FA and consider McLaren the best car. It seems like KR fanatics react very strongly when any of those two claims appear. For them, it's a sacrilege to doubt KR as the supreme driver and to proclaim McLaren to be the best car.
No. Whether KR performed better than FA is difficult question. They have never been teammates and thus we have no direct comparison. Whenever KR is few tenths faster per lap we say McLaren is few tenths faster per lap. And vice versa. But we cannot know for sure if that´s the case. IMO both were brilliant this year.
Now, saying McLaren was better car simply suggests you know very little about racing. You underestimate the importance of reliability and overestimate the speed advantage of McLaren. Having faster car approx 2/3 of the time helps very little if you give dozens of points away because of mechanical gremlins.
The reason I think you are "crazy" is the way you back up your opinion. It changes every 2 minutes, depending on how you can make your heroes (MS & FA) look good. This thread is brilliant example. Whether it´s stats, equipment or history, everything depends on whether "your man" (your expression) won the battle.
And, like all good fanboys - you want to win the battle here.
If the truth turns out to be the opposite, well, they don't care.
I don´t care either. I like racing. Simple. May the best package win.
This year it was Fernando Alonso & Renault, and that´s great.
If the truth turns out to be the opposite? What truth?