WhiteBlue wrote:Webber is not quite as good as his points result versus Vettel makes him look. If you add the reliability points to the gap it should 77 points and not 14. This is considerably more than the gap between Hamilton and Button who enjoyed comparable reliability.
There's an interesting analysis of the drivers in 2010 done by Peter Windsor on his website, which discounts the points tally altogether and tries to work how fast each driver has been independent of the car.
His analysis comes to the conclusion that Vettel, Alonso and Hamilton were basically driving at the limit of their respective cars' pace throughout the season.
In the second rank is Webber who was a tenth or so off the ultimate pace of the RB6.
The fourth rank consists of Rosberg and Kubica with Button a further grade back.
You can find this work here: http://www.theracedriver.com/