^ You might even say Helmut is stroking his helmet. He's just a prick.
I don't see what's wrong with Alonso saying that he's racing Adrian Newey, because the truth is, Red Bull would be NOTHING without Adrian Newey. Put any fast, consistent driver in one of his cars (at least when he's found some loophole to exploit) and they'll dominate. Hamilton and Alonso would put Vettel to shame with identical machinery.