Or you could slap yourself around the head and tell yourself not to be so gullible in future.
It's not a fact of me being gullible, it's a fact of you being unable to actually see what happened out there and taking performances into account. Sweeping Hamiltons performances under the table with BS like "all drivers have to face unreliability and team errors" is rubbish (yes, I'll keep on using this word). Alonso did not have to face unreliability. Vettel did have to face some, but not nearly to the same degree as Hamilton. Same goes for team errors. Red Bull made a few, Ferrari I don't quite remember anything they did wrong for Alonso, Mclaren made a bunch of them.
Driver errors? Vettel made some, Alonso made 1 (in my view), Hamilton none (also in my view).
Anyway, the point I'm making: Mclaren let Hamilton down in 2012 while Hamilton pretty much maximized what he could do given the unreliability and the errors.
If you're not even agreeing with that, you have a very distorted view on reality given pretty much the whole F1 world in the know shares that opinion.
And if you do agree with that, you'll have to concede your earlier statement ("they wouldn't want to go down that route again") was, indeed, rubbish.
But don't take my word for ithttp://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/104946
But aside from all that, Hamilton drove superbly through much of the year and, without points lost to unreliability and early-season pitstop blunders, would surely have been in the title hunt.http://www.jamesallenonf1.com/2012/11/a ... -hamilton/
Of course, as in any title battle, Hamilton hasn’t been alone in suffering setbacks and both Vettel (alternator failures in Valencia and Monza) and Alonso (first-corner collisions in Spa and Suzuka) can also both justifiably point to probably more than 30 points being lost through misfortune. Nonetheless, with around a century more points to his name, Hamilton would be well within striking distance of the pair of them with a car capable of winning races.http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2012/12/14/2 ... ankings-2/
Even with a more cautious estimate than the one above, a more reliable 2012 McLaren would have put a very different complexion on both driver and team’s final season together.
Hamilton was back to his best in 2012 and there is every reason to believe he’d have been in the thick of the championship contest had his car and team performed better.