Websta wrote:His race performances were not significantly worse at all - he out-raced his team mates 70% of the time. And we all know the Webber fan boys like to quote how he is the unluckiest driver in recent history. I don't necessarily agree, but he has lost quite a lot of high point scoring positions in the past. That out-qualifying percentage was the highest in F1 at the time which you can't ignore.
If you remember his race wins in 2010, he performed in and controlled them like any recent champion I've seen, especially in Monaco where he was untouchable. Knowing that he has that sort of latent pace and performance makes it all the more frustrating that he does not have it on tap like Alonso, Vettel and Hamilton, but I wouldn't go as far as saying he is just a decent driver because those three drivers are unquestionably among the best the sport has ever seen.
The problem being that "he out-raced his team mates 70% of the time" basically amounts to "He beat the really crap driver (Klein) all the time, and then had a 50/50 record against the mid range drivers he was paired with"... Which again, puts him firmly as a middle of the road driver.