Sure he has enjoyed a lot of encouragement/grooming from Mac, but also he has started at the bottom with karting and earned it all the way to be where he is today. You have to be very, very, very good to make it to the top...just like Kubica etc.
Yes, he has made some silly mistakes...but it is only his 2nd season.....to be fair, we've seen more careless driving from Alonso this year.
he has some talent , but in F1 , doesnt matter how good you are if you havent got the money and support you wont make it . as simple as that .
The brother of my accountant is a good driver , he won Le Mans on a porshe , races in japan a lot , but cant get the cash to jump into a F1 . he had trials a few years ago with lower teams , but could not get sponsors to buy him a seat .
I think LH will win the championship if he stays with Mc Laren , but if Mercedes takes over and LH doesnt get better results soon , he will be back racing kartings .