Remember Villeneuve’s debut was similar to Hamilton’s. He looked very good and took the title in only his second year of F1. But then what? Of course BAR wasn’t the good move, but a Champion should stand out. Kimi might have deserved to win the title more in ’03/’05 than ’07, but one title for such a talented driver is too little, and his career spun over only 9 years, and he fought consistently for the title. It’s a shame he lost motivation.
Then, Villeneuve is praising Massa, so I can’t blame him ;P
For me, Kimi should have won in ’05, Lewis in ’07 and Felipe in ’08. I’d have preferred it like this so Lewis could have a record-breaking season without taking the title from Kimi, and Felipe could take the title in ’08 but at the same time Hamilton is world champion anyway. Sadly, things don’t go as we want, and Massa this year is performing worse than Kimi in any of his seasons.