Ooh, nice thread here!
At Red Bull, I think Webber and Vettel are certainly getting along better these days, while at McLaren, Jenson probably tolerates Lewis. Or at least that’s how it comes across in features on the BBC when they’re in situations where they have to lark about together.
Alonso is just the perfect villain. He’s so smart and evil and it’s brilliant for the sport. His comments at the end of last year/start of this year about Lewis being better than Seb were not because he rated Lewis above Seb or because he thinks Seb is a lesser driver, but I believe it was (I’m not the only one who thinks this!) a psychological game with Lewis. Lewis seemed pretty down at the start of the season, and when he was being beaten by Jenson and Seb, he must have wondered what he was doing wrong. Which is probably what Fernando wanted!
Massa and Alonso is an interesting one. They always seem to be having fun together on race weekends (and unlike other team mates, it actually comes over as genuine — which isn’t to say it is by any means!) and getting along quite well. I remember my first thought when Alonso joined Ferrari being about the Nurburgring in 2007. I had no idea if they were over that little spat, but I’d have called them fierce rivals up until that point! They seem like different people now.
As for Toro Rosso situation, I find it funny. Watch this video first:
To me, it seems like Daniel is a really cool guy and certainly one of the most down-to-earth drivers I’ve seen in a long time. And unlike Webber, he always seems to be trying to make a joke and smiling. How long this lasts for (hopefully forever) remains to be seen, but so far he’s making a good impression on me. I think he likes JEV and wants them to get along, but JEV’s probably a bit too cool for Daniel! :-P Daniel’s joking and doing all the work while Vergne doesn’t really break out of monotone. Perhaps he was less comfortable with the situation and being on TV, but I kind of get the feeling their relationship would be like that. Daniel picking on him all the time, and while it doesn’t go over his head, JEV doesn’t really respond. It’s interesting!
I reckon the easiest person to talk to in the paddock would have to be either Daniel or Bruno. They’re both so unaffected by their success and always seem to have a happy and forgiving aura about them, even when they’re not smiling.