No one ever won a world championship in qualifying dude.
Chandhock = above him in the championship despite not doing a whole season
Petrov scored double the points Senna did and your quali stats are off coz Senna was in front of him on the grid for one race due to having a lower number on his car when neither ran in session 3!
Oh and Senna only missed one Grand Prix when he was replaced by Yamamoto - he never was replaced by Klien but went up against hin 3 times and lost 2-1
People always have excuses for Bruno but when you come down to it - greats don't get out qualified by Sakon Yamamoto
No Sebastian Vettel won the World Championship by actually winning the Grand Prix's. I know what you're hinting at but there is a big difference between sticking a car on pole and bringing it home for the win.
Gerhad Berger - Pole Positons = 12: Championships = 0
Mark Webber - Pole Positions = 9: Championships = 0
Rubens Barrichello - Pole positions = 14: Championships = 0
David Coulthard - Pole Positions = 12: Championships = 0
Juan Pablo Montoya - Pole Positions = 13: Championships = 0
I'm pretty sure that none of the drivers you have mentioned scored all of those pole positions in a single championship year. That being the case pretty much nullifies the weight of this as a valid response. There is a little tongue-in-cheek in my initial statement, so please don't take it absolutely literally. However, I do stand by the implied sentiment.
Well however tongue-in-cheek it was Ninja in my opinion if you think Vettels championship was just down to his pole positions then I think you've missed a trick and are doing the poor lad down. Sebastian Vettel can judge his own pace and his rivals pace like no driver I have ever seen and thats something the car can't do.
Well Vettel still managed to win in Barcelona and Korea without starting on pole. Looking at last season, only 9 of the 19 races (47%) were won from pole. Vettel didn't win his 11 races because he was on pole, his pole positions are just an indication of how fast the car was, a car that he was consistently able to get the most out of in races which won him the championship.I wouldn't disagree, but take those pole positions away from Seb and I think you'd have take a lot of the race wins away too. Sure, pole is only half the job and I'm quite aware of that but it was Seb and Red Bull's ability to stick it on pole every Saturday that was undoubtably the most decisive contributing factor to last year's success.