With Sebastian Vettel hardly setting the world alight at Ferrari, how would you appraise his performances so far? How does he stack up in comparison to the dogged determination and performance that Fernando Alonso exhibited when dragging his less than desirable Ferrari to championship challenges?
Jay Menon, via email
I have to say I did expect more from Vettel in year two with Ferrari. He is someone that needs to understand the car and how it operates for him to drive it quickly and efficiently, and I don't think he has that confidence in the package that Ferrari has created for this season. The car just seems too inconsistent for him to get into a rhythm.
Other than in his last year with Ferrari when he'd just had enough, you are correct in saying that Alonso would always drag some sort of a result out of his less-than-competitive Ferrari.