I figured if you twist my words and deduct conclusions that fit your opinion, you wouldnt mind if i did the same ;)
Id like to think im fairly balanced towards shumis performance. He was slow in a few races but also reasonable in others, like Spa, wich was only 2 races ago. He doesnt fit the hes past it conclusion with me. Far from it actually.
Spa and Monaco are driver's tracks, Spain is a challenge as well, and Spain was where he showed his first signs of resurrection.
This car this year just leaves him with too few set up options, with no in season/development and no testing, along with missing 3 years of evolution of cars, the fact he did well at Monaco/Spain/Turkey/Spa was encourging, and albert park's broken wing along with sepang wheel nut dnf didn't help things out, the damaged to the chassic hampered his china performance where he was critically mashed until he showed he was on it at Spain again. He lost points at Monaco for what was a bad punishment many knew he didn't deserve. I think his points tally should of been easily 20-30 points up without the extra badluck, usually with Schumacher, when things go wrong, other things go wrong that isn't his fault, so it makes his year look more bad then it ideally should be.
But there is a saying, better to have sat on the throne 7 times and tried to sit on it a 8th time then to never sat on it or went for it at all. At the end of the day, life is life, Schumacher's legacy is one of trying and not giving up, at least he tried a comeback, despite once saying in 2007 after his retirement "Once your out, your out for good." But if you look at Rubens racing in 2009 and picking up points, Jenson Button with a title who was pretty much written off before 2009, and Mark Webber also written off, going for a title this year, then Michael has good reason to stick it out, especially if he thinks he's capable of more.
Edited by SeanValen, 21 September 2010 - 19:27.