Zoue wrote:pokerman wrote:Webber was well regarded but he wasn't seen as a tier 1 driver.Zoue wrote:It's an interesting one, as Webber is usually judged because of how he was beaten by Seb. Before then he was fairly well regarded. So did Seb beat him because he was rubbish, or did Seb indeed beat a top driver ?aice wrote:I certainly agree that a driver’s entire career or status, shouldn’t be judged on one bad season.
But why is Vettel's 2014 judged a little more harshly?
In my view, it's fairly simple. Putting it bluntly, it’s all to do with the calibre of Vettel’s team mates. The one time Vettel gets paired with the nearest thing to a tier 1 team mate (Ric), Vettel gets beaten in every measurable way. Lewis got beat in 2011 having already faced, and done well, against in prime, tier 1 team mates (Alonso and even Button). Lewis then proves in 2012, that being beaten was indeed a one-off. We never got to see a Vet v Ric re-match so naturally, the doubts remain.
That's my take on it.
Neither is Rosberg, generally speaking, but that doesn;t seem to have harmed Lewis' reputation any
Why should it when (1) Rosberg handily beat Schumacher over 3 years and (2) Rosberg is allowed to race Hamilton as an equal. Not quite the same comparison.