That’s hardly surprising, since I’ve never attempted to make any such case. I’ve made the case I’ve made – that Ferrari prioritize the WDC over the WCC, not that they deliberately throw the WCC to make Alonso look good or whatever it is you think I’m saying.
You quoted that part of Kingshark’s post and threw in a ‘yes’ to his question. I guess I misunderstood because of that. Not to mention, it was you who said ‘These days it seems that Massa’s only function is to make Alonso look good.’ earlier.
There’s no denying that things have gotten very ugly very quickly when Alonso has had a competitive teammate though – just ask Trulli and Hamilton. So Ferrari have a more difficult task than most teams in trying to pair Alonso with another decently good driver.
I mentioned Trulli before as not knowing how to measure him against Alonso because of his treatment in 2004. But let’s remember Flavio Briatore did exactly the same when Schumacher took a clear number one role in 1994/1995. Letho, Verstappen and Herbert never got the latest updates, engines or any say in the development. Flavio even threatened to throw them out, much like he did with Trulli. I also doubt both Schumacher in 94 and Alonso in 04 were already in such a powerful place to demand such treatment for their team mates.
As for 2007; I’m an Alonso fan, but can’t deny he acted weird that year, regardless of whether or not Hamilton got better treatment at any point in the season.
As for Ferrari; they’ve said they don’t want two roosters. Think one man can influence Ferrari over Luca? Ask Alain Prost about 1991.
I also never took any position on Massa’s position within Ferrari, I merely replied to your claims about Alonso. Personally, I would prefer a different driver to Massa, but agian, I never said I disagreed with you there. I disagree with your notion that Alonso is ‘Schumacher Mk.II’ as far as competitive team mates are concerned.