I concur with the first page, Massa pre-F1, Webber 03-05, Massa 06-09, Webber 09-. Webber has completed himself, with dedication, to be the best he can be, while Massa has lost the roundness of his ability, not really helped by sustaining a serious head injury and then subservience upon recovery.
Looking at Alonso’s background, roughly:
1993-1996 Spanish Karting Champs – 1st
1996 Junior Karting World Cup – 1st
1997 Spanish Inter-A Karting – 1st
1997 Italian Inter-A Karting – 1st
1998 Spanish Inter-A Karting – 1st
1998 European Karting Championship – 2nd
1999 Formula Renault 3.5 – 1st
2000 F3000 – 4th
2001 F1 (Minardi)
2002 F1 testing with Renault
2003 F1 winner with Renault
2005 & 6 WC, 7, 10, 12 runner-up
It would be pretty hard to argue he is not a driving god :D. Him, Raikkonen, Button and Massa pretty much jumped straight up to F1 level, from Karts via a fast transition, skipping levels (Alonso lower levels, Raikkonen higher levels, Button F3000), while Webber took a now traditional gradual learning and refining route. Hulkenberg, Hamilton and Vettel have all done similar and won a lot, with the rest of the grid taking a little longer (Grosjean) or winning a tad less (Rosberg, Sutil etc.).
What I find impressive too, is how as their raw pace seems to have bled off with age (the drivers in their 30′s), they have all found new strengths (Button – tyres, Alonso/Raikkonen – thinking the race, Massa – starts, Webber – fitness) which has kept them at the front end despite huge pressure from prime Vettel, Hamilton, Hulk, Grosjean, Rosberg, Maldonado, di Resta, Sutil…
Alonso I do hope gets a third DWC, else he is stuck with Fittipaldi, Senna and especially Clark in the ‘could have had more titles with a little luck’ category.