28th Mar 12, 17:49 #61
I think most people acknowledge that Alonso is an absolute top driver, so there is not much for him to prove to F1 fans here, championship or not.
If it is about Ferrari, then they don't have an excellent racing car at the moment and haven't won a WDC for 5 years, so this has made people slightly sceptical. But going back further, you would find 10 years ago people were considering Ferrari virtually unbeatable. I see that Ferrari as an Italian team is important to you, but they are mostly rated based on evidence. And everyone has their ups and downs. If Ferrari starts producing cars-to-beat in future years again, then be sure they will be rated very highly again.
Also you said that Vettel is overrated - so with a similar phrase as yours I may answer to you that Vettel should win the WDC this year to make you a believer.
In any case, while driver of the race was Alonso, teams of the race were Ferrari and Sauber. Ferrari had an excellent strategy, excellent quick pitstops and a very good setup for the conditions. So the race team deserves highest praise for utilizing the maximum from the car! Now it is up to the guys at Maranello to produce something great.
29th Mar 12, 15:52 #62
- Join Date
- Mar 2012
I mean, Vettel is the same guy who struggled to beat Webber in his first year with RB? Webber cannot be considered a champion. Vettel is also the same guy who is being outqualified by Webber so far this year.... He is a good driver, and had the luck to be driving an exceptionally fast RedBull for two years in a row, just like Button had the luck to be driving the Brown car which was unbeatable. I am not sold on Vettel just yet.... I hope he can make me a "believer" ... but I doubt it. Not this year at least.
LH is the best candidate for the Championship IMHO.
2nd Apr 12, 11:07 #63
3rd Apr 12, 10:23 #64
- Join Date
- Mar 2010
MS is not considered to be Champion material taking in to consideration the pas two seasons.
One can prove just about anything with statistics.
3rd Apr 12, 11:44 #65
4th Apr 12, 05:08 #66