“If you don’t have a good car, you can’t win it (the championship) unless you’re Michael Schumacher…”

The skills of Sebastian Vettel’s teammate have contributed to the reigning world champion’s image problem.

McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh would not entirely agree with that statement.

As the F1 paddock weighs up Vettel’s place among the sport’s greats on the eve of his fourth world title, Whitmarsh thinks the German’s biggest problem has been Fernando Alonso.

“I think generally it is thought that Vettel click here for more