Aim of this thread is to discuss issues related to Michael Schumacher. After Bahrain voices were heard about several weaknesses in his current cornering technique. It is my hope we can continue in that spirit, and check on him through the season.
I wish to welcome all, friends and also those ready for conversion as well.;)
I am really sorry for launching this thread. It was an emotional mistake with consequences which I haven't think about entirely through.
What a difference six months can make, Sakae.
I am sure you had the best intentions opening this thread - of course, what amused me from the beginning was the claim "I wish to welcome all, friends and also those ready for conversion as well"....
"To convert somebody" has religious connotations, and indeed it seems like the belief in Schumacher to me, what I can read from the posts of certain members here. No matter what happens on the track, no matter how good or bad Schumacher is really doing, the posts keep coming with religious imbrues, blind to reality.
Those who see the reality and "call a spade a spade" risk to get abused verbally.
So this thread is an excellent study in fan psychology (mind you, the closeness of the terms "fan" and "fanatic" becomes very obvious here) and you should not feel bad about it, Sakae. It´s the human state we witness manifesting here, with those having balanced views (this category generally avois this thread), those who are apologists of Mr. Schumacher and those who are critics of the man, whose record is higher than any other driver in the history of F1, but who very obviously missed the right time to stay out of the sport.
What drove Schumacher to come back? The arrogance to think that he can still drive better than the top drivers of today and show it to the youngsters or simply the joy of racing in F1.... or other factors - this can only be mused about - what Michael Schumacher can indeed learn this year is some humility and that manoeuvres like the one at Hungaroring are not acceptable anymore.
Be it Barrichello, Alguesuari or Kobayashi, they are not imtimitated by one Michael Schumacher anymore, and it is questionable, if it is enough to rest on the laurels of old and then try smile it all away. Michael´s status is such that he can still hold on to what he is doing, but I wonder, how Brawn, Haug or the Mercedes bosses are really feeling deep down inside. Haug, when interviewed about Michael, sometimes gives the impression of a deer looking into the headlights of a car...
One question to you, Sakae: is MiPe your former poster ID here? Strangely enough the reply function to your first post gives "MiPe" and not "Sakae".