I’m not questioning his speed. However, I’m tired of Vettel and his “pole to flag” wins. That’s why I’ve truned biased against him.
So you’re not even trying to be fair. Thanks for admitting it.
How has he demonstrated speed over the rest of the field when his car is over 1 second/lap faster and his teammate is 35 years old and drove a mediocre car in his prime?
The RB7 is not 1 second a lap faster than the MP4-26 or F150. Don’t know where you got that from. His teammate was good enough to be a title contender as recently as last year.
And yes, he did some great things with Torro Rosso, but was the car really a midfielder. In China 2007 Liuzzi finished 6th, Vettel 4th. Not much of a difference, I dare to say that in China 07 STR had the 3rd best car.
If the perceived quality of the car is so dependent on the result, then how can you ever prove that Hamilton, Button or Alonso have ever outperformed their cars? Look at these:
China 2011 – Hamilton goes from 5th to 1st in 17 laps.
China 2010 – How many awesome overtakes did Hamilton make? From 7th to 3rd in 6 laps. Not to mention he made the only double overtake in 2010. Overtakes both Sutil and Vettel (superior car) in 1 move.
Canada 2011 – Button goes from last to first in 21 laps.
Hungary 2006 – Alonso overtakes 7 cars on the opening lap and leads by lap 16 after starting 15th.
Hungary 2006 – Button wins in the 4th best car after starting 14th.
I could do exactly what you have done and say that all of these were not special because they actually were driving the fastest car on those occasions. You can try to worm your way out of this, but if you step back, you’ll see that your logic against Vettel can be so easily applied to any of your examples for Button, Alonso and Hamilton, without sounding any less credible.
In 2008 he often had to fight against his rookie teammate Boudrais, who was powned by Buemi the next year.
Vettel beat him 35-4. Beat downs don’t get much worse than that.
And you say Hamilton and Alonso are poor qualifiers?
I never said that.
No, in both Suzuka 2005 and Malaysia 2010 Qualifying was weather-effected and Alo/Ham were unfortunate. Monaco 2008 was mainly due the chaos ahead of Vettel rather than his own drive. Both Hamilton and Alonso did this without the fastest car.
Yes Kingshark, we all know that just because it’s Hamilton and Alonso, they never have the fastest car. In fact it’s scientifically proven that if you have a child, you name them “Fernando” or “Lewis” and they go into F1, they automatically won’t be given a fast car.
Hamilton and Alonso are more exciting and have better drives than Vettel.
Your opinion of who is “exciting” doesn’t matter in terms of driver quality or who is the “quickest driver currently in F1″.