As for Alonso, he’s already dropped as many points this year as he did for virtually the whole of last year. To replicate last year’s consistency, he needs to score in pretty much every remaining race now – and that’s just to get him back to contention.
Seriously? It seems that the new point system has played a trick on most of our perception.
30 points is not much at all, that’s about 12 points with the old point system.
Drivers’ have regularly came back from a larger margin that this to put themselves back in contention. Schumacher in 2003, Schumacher in 2006, Raikkonen in 2007, Massa in 2008, Alonso in 2010, and Vettel in 2012.
The whole championship is still wide open, Alonso’s anything but out of it.