mnmracer wrote:[...] but it does very clearly show that the RB7 in itself is not dominant.
No, it does not. You ask for far too much from a car if taking 18 of 19 pole positions, under any circumstances, is not considered dominant.
mnmracer wrote:[...] a driver of Webber's caliber [...]
I must have missed the memo that elevated him to world-class status, because I still rate Vettel, Alonso, Massa*, Button, Hamilton, Rosberg and Schumacher ahead of Webber. I also consider Raikkonen and Kubica better drivers, even though they were non-factors last year.
* Talk of Webber replacing him at Ferrari notwithstanding. I think those rumors served to try to motivate Massa more than anything else. In reality, such a move would, at best, be lateral.
EDIT: Are we sure the moderation isn't a bit heavy-handed?