“We’ve seen Schumacher, Alonso and Hamilton have bad cars in the past after winning championships”
Schumacher in his comeback, maybe. But Hamilton and Alonso have not had “bad” cars since winning their championships. Not unless a bad car now means any car less good than the absolute best. None of the McLarens Hamilton has driven have been bad – that’s a word properly reserved for the cars in the middle to the bottom of the table.
@jonsan Schumi’s 1996 Ferrari was awful AND unreliable. Alonso also had that 2009 pig of a Renault, but that hasn’t proven much. I’d still say the F2012 was awful during the first flyaways at a minimum. Lewis’ McLaren in the first half of 2009 was slower than Williams, Toyota, and Ferrari, never mind Brawn and Red Bull.