Well, he is no angel,infact the same applies for most of the great drivers that I have seen. But he most definitely isnt what you and some others are trying to paint him out to be. You really ought to take a step back and take a look at your own posts, its quite tiring for the rest of the forum to read repetitive hateful posts like you have been making recently. Very soon you will be put in the same category as Frans and CWA (i.e. the category of forummers who eventually everyone starts to ignore and just pities). I hope it doesnt happen though, you are definitely a knowledgeable member and it would be a shame to see it happening to you
Well, you have me on record, I said that Michael Schumacher is the second best driver of all time to me, after Ayrton Senna, and I stand by my word.
Interestingly, as you can read in the thread http://forums.autosp...howtopic=135053
Senna was neither the best based on the new points system in the 1980s (Prost was) nor in the 1990s (again Prost was, Senna second, Schumacher third). So the perceptions who is the best/second best/third best etc. will always be very subjective - and of course, as this thread looks at the average performances - it still seems a very valid way of measuring performance.
In this intriguing way to measure performance Michael is by the way second best in history after Fangio. And in the 2000s MS is by a big margin the best ahead of Hamilton, Hakkinen and Alonso.
Michael will hold the exclusive distinction to have even competed in the 2010s, so he will be, together with Rubens, Mario Andretti, Graham Hill and Jack Brabham one of the rare drivers to have competed in three different decades. Based on 2010, of course, his average showing in his last decade will not be so good anymore. Still he will overall stay at the top end of this statistics.
Lately, I criticized Schumacher for the Hungaroring incident and for the way how he was "apologizing" to Rubens and then how he was (not) congratulating Rubens on his 300th race. I conceded that Spa was a reasonable race by Michael, one of his best this year, but I cannot see eye to eye with a number of posters here who go ballistic about how great Michael´s driving was in Spa.
My last theme was the redcaps (Rotkäppchen) fans of Schumacher and how this peculiar fan group was always quite painful at the racetracks, while I could not understand the notion "Michael, your best wins are in the future". This is simply unrealistic (for someone who had such great wins in the past) at the age of 41, and it either smells of sentimentality or desperation or unrealism or irony, take your pick.
So I consistently had justified points to make, and the majority of the responses that I got can be reduced to one word: "hater". You are a noble exception among the Schumacher-sided posters here, yet still you resort to the term "hateful posts" - I do not feel hate towards Schumi, but I do find fault with the way the whole propaganda around him happens, how he gets away with seemingly everything, and how, when one makes these things a point, one becomes stigmatized as a "hater".
It reaches the summit heights in posts like the one a while ago, that, according to me, Michael´s wife is bad, Michael´s children are bad, his dogs, his father and brother are all bad. I need not comment on that, as I would never makes such undifferentiated and untrue claims.
The whole point is that Michael himself has always created this divide about him over all the years, and continues to do so. Where did the negativity originate?
I cannot stand the whole business of extolling him to the skies when he is at most average in his showings this year, while, when someone comments realistically on his performance, he is being termed a hater.
As I said a number of posts before: everyone has the right to express their views ("it pertains to both sides") - the pro-Schumacher faction does so amply and has every right to do so, I and a few others comment on the side of Michael that people here don´t want to see or try to excuse away. And I think it is as reasonable to grant this right to both sides, without terming the persons involved "haters" or other negative vocabulary!
Speaking about vocabulary: I try to abstain from any such negative, "low" words, the worst you will hear from me is "Schumacher apologists", and, in response to other posts, I might repeat
the "b*llsh*t" another poster has used, which is not an original term I would use.
So please, guys, look at yourselves as well (and/or put me on ignore).
Peace to your hearts