tomazy wrote:I don't know if this had been thrown in here jet or not, but if Rosberg is not a deserving WDC in 2016 becouse he had less DNFs (1 to 2,) and less wins than Hamilton (9 to 10), does this mean that Hamilton is not a deserving WDC in 2008 becouse he had less DNFs (1 to 3) and less wins than Massa (5 to 6)?
I don't think people are getting it. When two drivers from different teams compete, with two vastly different cars, built with varying strengths and weaknesses and when failures occur, those are not comparable to what we have seen this year. Two different teams push the development in variety of different directions and their performance would be coming at the cost of some sort of risk and compromise, which might result in mechanical failure. In this case, a car might be slightly slower (like that of Ferrari in Alonso's time), but has great reliability record. Whereas a car might be very fast (like that of Vettel's RBs), but very fragile.
The case with Mercedes is, the same car built with same DNA, produces a host of reliability issues on one car and is bullet proof on the other and that is what becomes differentiating factor between team mates winning or losing the championship. Here the reliability issues becomes prime parameter.