I have to double check, because it is so hard to believe, but are you truly saying that Ferrari had a competitive car in 2005?
And by what measure did Fernando Alonso single-handedly give Renault the constructor’s championships?
The 2005 Ferrari was not a competitive car but they where however the reigning championship team, therefore it was expected of them to be competitive which obviously wasn´t the case. And for the second part, I never said he single handedly gave him the titles… that is your assumption but it would be foolish to think that he didn´t have anything to do with it…
Because your only definition of a crappy car is the driver. Fernando Alonso never does anything wrong, so when he doesn’t win, it’s because he drives a crappy car. Meanwhile Vettel can’t do anything right, so when he does well, it is always a superior car.
And yet again, you seem to be putting words in my mouth…. A crappy car is a crappy car, not a driver. I never said otherwise and of course Alonso makes mistakes, he´s human after all but how often have we seen him do them lately? How much more often has Vettel made mistakes… Turkey 2010 comes to mind… Sepang also comes to mind when after flicking Karthikeyan off a couple of times, when he actually passes him then swerves violently towards Narain certainly seemed like a mistake. I could go on about the moaning and such… like : “I´m much faster, do something!!” or the infamous “maintain the gap mark”….
So it is a skill now to be lucky that your competitors break down?
So Alonso won Valencia because he was skilled enough to make Vettel break down, and Vettel failed to win in Belgium because he was not skilled enough to make Button brake down?
Again with the assumptions…. Alonso just got lucky…. but it took skill to get to second place after starting 11th in Valencia which was known to be a track where overtaking was impossible and yet Fernando made it look soooo darn easy… ending up in 1st was just the cherry on top! Oh and by the way…. In Belgium, Vettel wasn´t even close to Button… that dude was long gone! I do tend to remember however Vettel moaning and waving about Lewis unlapping himself in Germany!! Class act right there!
No, Vettel never finished sixth starting from the back in a championship-contending car. He did however finish 5th starting second-last in a lower-midfield car. And the best part: he didn’t even have to wave franticly because a Marussia had the audacity to race for position and Fernando was unable to pass him on skill.
Ummm it has been said earlier before that the STR was no slouch and is comparable to 2012´s Sauber so… I don´t see the point. And on the second part of this statement… reffer to the above… I do remember Vettel Moaning and waving at Hamilton for having the “audacity” to unlap himself… Oh and just to clear something…. Alonso did wave after he tried to go on the inside of the Marussia but sure enough… he got him on the following laps going the long way around and took him on the chicane coming out of the tunnel…. So much for your waving arguement…. LOL… He might wave but in the end he gets it done… And just because I feel Germany 2010 coming up in the debate… Just remember “Mark, you have to maintain the gap” or all the other messages RBR has used…. Mark save fuel… Mark, you might have a slow puncture, etc… So don´t even try to go there, just saying…. ;)