I agree with this thread, to some extent. I have read a lot of comments that are very negative about JB. Calling him a whiner, saying that he’s over-rated or that he doesn’t deserve to be in a top team etc. Despite him being statistically the the most liked driver on F1F.
I do really wonder why though, because to me, he is a great driver. I can admit, and I’m sure he can as well, that he is not the fastest driver on raw one lap pace, but no-one is ever gifted a World Championship. In my mind, he has proven to be a great driver on many occasions, and I truly believe that he can fight for the title this year, and win it.
In his early career, he was destroyed by the British press, who were very negative about him, but I don’t think we should forget that not only is he a World Champion, he also came third in 2004, in a year that Ferrari dominated, and of course came second to Vettel in 2011, a year in which he dominated.
He deserves to be in the same group of top drivers, as Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton. I’ve said it many times here, that I don’t like Hamilton, but I can certainly admit that he is a very good driver, but I think it’s sad that a lot of Hamilton fans can’t admit that Jenson is too, albeit in a different way.