Unlike the other teams, of course, who never do anything clever. Any more information about these gizmos or how exactly they're illegal?
That sentence is a good indicator of why you're lumped into the mindless drone.
Nothing to do with building illegal cars.
That may be true.
He got fed up being a number 2 driver and with the treatment he says he got from the team? Plus he was offered a factory drive in WEC by Porsche?
Sounds like a standard part of a driver contract.
Yeah, I'll just take your word on that.
You must not read some of the same things that I do then. There's been a lot of coverage in both the 'mainstream' F1 press (e.g. Sky/BBC/Autosport etc) and the more technical F1 press/sites (e.g. F1Technical and SomersF1) analysing teams exploiting potential loopholes in the rules (e.g. flexi front wings, the brake ducts which RBR were asked to modify and RB's 'plastic' front nosecone (spotted during a front wing change at Abu Dhabi last year) to name a few.
I care when people think it's OK to throw out baseless rumours and try to claim they're fact. If you're going to say that Vettel's car was illegal at least put some effort in and show us why you think it was. Don't just say "Oh, I've got a mate and he says so, but I can't prove anything because it's a secret".
Yeah, I totally agree. Every time one driver or team dominates a season they're definitely cheating. It's the only thing that makes sense!
I don't necessarily believe he's 'worth' 4 titles either (I can certainly think of a few drivers I consider better off the top of my head that have no titles). However, he's in the right car at the right time and he's making the most of the opportunity. That's all he can really do. However, I think if he decided to move to a lesser team and try to build them up (as Schumacher did when he moved to Ferrari in '96) he might prove some people wrong, but I don't think he'll do that.
...or you could try and make statements which you can actually support?
That's a naive analysis anyway. If the last race had been worth double points back in those past seasons, the teams and drivers may have tackled the final race differently. Some of the championships mentioned would have ended the same even if there had been double points for the last race, because the results of that final race would have been different.
E.g if you know you only need 5th in the final race, you might not take risks trying to battle for a higher finishing place... however, if the race is worth double points, maybe you need at least second, so will battle harder and take more chances.