Why a lot of things can be discussed hither and tither, and why it is entirerly possible, that Williams is very happy with Rubens, and I would agree with the statement that he has a good season so far, it is worth to remember some facts.
Williams ,including the race in Spa, had 84 points last year, if we apply this years point system (82 if we take into account that at one race only half the points where awarded), this compares with 40 points in 2010 to date.
So, if we apply your reasoning, that would mean they are more in the doldrums this year, then they where at the same time last year.
Why I do agree and think, that Rubens is a very nice guy and a good driver, he is not the messias, who has turned Williams fortunes around single handed.
You also forgot to mention, that his great testing and development skills, did not bear much fruits during his Honda years.
His form and results improved after Brawn joint Honda and ultimately when it became Brawn GP.
So maybe his development skills, should be seen in the correct context, and as a whole, and not just if they suit your agenda.
I have no problem with your disliking and your opinion of Schumacher, not at all - but please let´s keep the facts right.
Some of the arguments you use, are a bit far fetched IMHO, and do not help your case.
Good points, thanks for your response.
While I do not have the time to calculate Williams' points from last season that late at night (12.40 AM here in New York) it amazes me that Williams were so much better last year, or rather, they are so much worse this year.
Another reason, why the change of points systems is quite confusing and makes historical comparability that much harder. Isn't there a website that just shows all the points standings under all the points systems? I think I have come across one some time ago. Thanks if you can provide the link.
Of course, that argument that you make can be also extended to Mercedes GP. With Merc money on board, and with the always capable Michael, it is not easy to understand why Mercedes GP is underperforming to that degree as compared to Brawn GP.
So the success last year was all down to the double diffuser, and the lack of success this year is all down to reduced workforce and budget?
Ah, there is one factor - Rosberg was driving for Williams last year and scored that much more points than Rubens this year.
And in 2010, the same Rosberg is distancing Michael in most races - so maybe Nico is not such a bad driver after all and Michael has lost less performance than it appears?