Massa is fast though faster then Alonso over a single lap.
What amazes me is how Alonso is immune to statistics. Here we talk about someone that got beaten by a rookie Hamilton but it somehow doesn´t count because he managed to secure two WC:s while Renault/French state was pumping in money like never seen before in F1. If you win more then 1 WC you can´t be touched or? He repeatedly got beaten by massa in qualifying and failed to win WC with 7 years in a red car :D. That is some kind of a record even Massa has been closer to do that just by a hair got beaten by Hamilton.
Alonso is consistent, though, and recently that's not something you can say for Massa.
I agree that Alonso is overrated, but that shouldn't confused with thinking he's not one of the top drivers on the grid. And in the final tally qualifying ahead by a place or two counts for approximately jack-all at most tracks; drivers who qualify out of place have a tendency to just become road blocks and get re-passed in the first few laps, unless it's Monaco.
The problem with the whole '[Driver] hasn't won any championships recently' argument is that there is only one winner per year, and in recent years to win you have to beat the Vettel/Red Bull juggernaut, which varied between difficult and functionally impossible. Admittedly Alonso - with a dedicated #2 - should have come closer than for instance Hamilton who didn't have one, and he did. I don't think he's performed disappointingly the recently relative to anybody except for Vettel, and Ferrari has certainly performed disappointingly relative to Red Bull. Alonso has certainly made fewer race-ending mistakes than Massa. Nobody wins every time in qualifying - even Chilton out-qualified Bianchi once