From my point of view that's indisputable. What you intended to say with the earlier post doesn't appear to be is what you have put above. Your point was this;...
....So I stand by my statement that it was a poor argument, and I believe the rather simplistic (I may even call it lazy) way you put it across makes me believe you know this. I can assure you that I say that only because I am confident you're a poster who will normally display good knowledge of the sport so it's not all negative
So I have expressed myself not clearly enough in my first statement, which you called "poor argument", as I intended to say what I explained further in my second post.
Misunderstanding, I would say, you could not understand my argument better due to my poor formulation, and likewise, my intention was misread by you.
Things like this happen on the track all the time, both drivers misread each others intention, and sometimes they both end off in the gravel trap. Racing incident.
Also, I am confident you understand that Rubens is not doing that bad this year (the first lap of Spa excluded
) and I stand by my position, Rubens is doing proportionally better than Michael in 2010, in terms of the Williams/Mercedes equation and also in terms of their respective career achievements.
I think despite the misunderstanding we both understand each other.
Which ignores two WDC's without Barrichello, ignores the general pace of development of other teams this year, ignores the level of untapped performance in the cars, ignores the basic platform which was in place long before Schumacher and Barrichello joined their teams etc etc.
The two WDCs without Barrichello are not being ignored - I clearly stated that Michael won all his championships with Ferrari
with Rubens as his #2.
As in this case we are observing what help Rubens was to Michael. Is there any other #2 driver in the history of F1 who has been backing his #1 to win 5 championships?
And tellingly, without Rubens at Ferrari Michael did not cut it. In the six years they spent together Michael got his 5 WDCs with Ferrari.
The other factors you mention as being ignored can all be discussed hither and tither. Of course, I know I am over-simplifying, yet you also know that Rubens is not doing that bad in 2010 and that Michael is not doing that good in 2010.
And you know where Williams have been the last five years - now it seems Rubens leads them out of the doldrums. Just ask anyone from the Williams Team how happy they are with Rubens.
Edited by aditya-now, 30 August 2010 - 03:43.