superuser wrote:In the first half of the season - worse than Alonso, in the second part - better than Alonso. On balance - probably the same. However there are few big factors here:
1. Vettel wouldn't want or accept Massa's gearbox "problems" in USA and therefore would probably have 5-10 pts less than Alonso in the end.
2. Vettle will qualify higher than Alonso and probably will have less "bad luck" at the starts.
3. Vettel wouldn't badmouth Ferrari engineers while patting himself on the back and they may have done a better job, ultimately hanging the right car to Vettel to win the championship.
I'll repeat where was the evidence of Vettel being able to qualify well a car that is less than the best, he was all at sea in qualifying at the begining of the season when he had a lesser car