New regs this year - no refueling - means everyone is on the same page. Nice try though.
No other driver been away from f1 for 3 years on current grid. One driver is not on the same page in this case. Nice try though.
Webber was on the same page as others in the past, he only writ some pages worth noting in his career in 2010, and he's been in f1 for what since 2001.
What you don't know now you may know in the future and that's worth leaving a door open for. Jenson Button and Webber have done nothing worth writing home about for most of their f1 careers, but one has a title and the other is going for one this year, that alone if you menstioned to forumers a few years ago, we both would be laughed at, those guys are good f1 pilots, both have been written off publically and by fans over the years, but certain cars/teams/certain seasons can brainwash the public. So Hamilton now is doing clearly better then Button, but because their friends/englsh/decent teamate pairing/community unity of british mclaren solitute
it somehow lets Button off the hook, but hold on a minute, he is the current champion, but they know deep down Hamilton is better. The situation with Button is, we know why he's gotten beaten by Schumacher over the years in race of champions, we know the MS of Spain 2010 beat Button in his best showing this year. Button has only hit it gold for one season in his f1 career, yet he hasn't retired for 3 years and is back in a team with Hamlton, the only excuse Button could use, it's a new team for him, if that's the case, MS has 3 years away plus new team, surely MS is more on fragile ground this year then Button.. Schumacher on the otherhand has hit it gold with titles 7 times and challenges for more, I think Michael is allowed to get it totally wrong especially after a retirement, what he is doing is more unique situation then other drivers on the grid, Button on the otherhand shows a journeyman accepting the 1 title he has and knows now he won't get the better of guys like Hamilton and Alonso, Button actually made way for ALonso at Renault, and now Hamilton's beating Button, maybe Briatore was right about Button, he's miss, miss, miss, jackpott, back to miss, miss etc Schumacher jackpot takes 7 plus bonus challenges for the titels jackpot,
Schumacher main player for title challenges-94/95/97/98/2000/2001/2002/2003/2004/2006 9 title challenging seasons where he came close or won titles as a main player for title fights, from 94, only 96/99/2005/2010 hasn't worked out-99 we can understand because of his broken leg-96 we can understand as he gave up a title to kickstart a broken ferrari team-which leaves 2005/2010 as the only real disappointing seasons, 1 season which was 2005 is a result of rule change over rule change to finally trip his successful team up-tyres, just no matter what he did, they never got on top of the situation, now 2010-1st season back from retirement-team has issues with tyres/combine this with his return to f1 without testing era, you could say he still has the best title challenging stat of all drivers, that he will be in the hunt, both 2005/2010 team didn't understand tyres, Schumacher falled/now he's a retirement man returning to his state, so I think he deserves the benefit of the doubt, and see how his 3 year project turns out, becase given his strike rate for title challenges, he's more then likely to figure in.
F1 is too complicated to appreciate the inners workings of mercedes/brawn and MS and the work they have to do to improve. I don't know what's going on, no one does except them and their moviated to improve and make sure this season doesn't happen again, I admire the effort and confidence of what awaits. It's work in progress, nothing to conclude on yet, 2 early, some are just not with the long term thinking approach. But you have too, some problems in one season just don't go away but they can end dying this year when the season finishes and give him cleanslate for 2011, the problems MS has had in 2010 he's working with the team to ensure it's ironed out in 2011, this year even with bad results, he's gotta make the best of the situation, there is no testing, but the testing is the gps, and I think with the team he knows opportunities are there to work out what to avoid/try in 2011, even with his grid penality at Spa, you know he's a computer brain who gives feedback his teams have always found productive.
Edited by SeanValen, 25 August 2010 - 03:08.