You really don't get it? The 2015 car was the second best car that season, was capable of scoring more points on any given weekend. It was a multiple race winner and a car that was guaranteed to make the podium virtually every race weekend. The 2014 Ferrari was a middle of the pack car who could only hope to score a podium when unfortunate things happened to the front running cars.Rockie wrote:This negates your argument really.Exediron wrote:Is this supposed to be a joke? Or are you totally out of touch with the fact that a driver's ability to score points is wholly dependent on the car? Do you think Raikkonen suddenly started driving at a vastly higher level than Alonso from 2015 on, when he started outscoring him by 100+ points a season?Rockie wrote:Points scored a worthless metric?Exediron wrote:This is flat-out false. In terms of point percentage, head-to-head, or average qualifying gap, Alonso beat Kimi by a larger margin in 2014 than Vettel did in 2015.Rockie wrote:Vettel beat Kimi by a higher margin in '15 so I don't get your point.
The only way in which Vettel beat him by a larger margin is pure points scored, which is a worthless metric to compare a season where the team scored a little over 200 points with a season where they scored over 400 points.
This is hilarious you do realise that the constructor points comes from both drivers in the races from their finishing positions?
Points scored, with no context of the car, is a totally worthless metric. Raikkonen scored more points in 2015 than he did in 2014 because the car was better.
Even with Kimi driving a better car, Kimi was still beaten by a larger margin in terms of points by Vettel so I don't get what the car being better has to do with the points difference?
So of course, Kimi would be outscored by a larger margin in 2015 because simply Vettel could score more points in that years car than Alonso could in his.