Yeah, but your historical account for it is well managed, isn't it? i mean, you state that 'but for freak events' Ferrari would have won this, that and the other races in 93, without pointing out that it would have been 'freak events' that led to them doing so in the first place. Ferrari weren't a major force in '93 at all, yet you want us all to believe they were. Is that different from me 'wanting you to believe' that Michael was a very major, central part to the Ferrari resurgence? Not really. Likewise your historical perspective on how the fastest Ferrari was five seconds off the pace at Japan 92; it was, but you don't explain to those who might not know that the Williams' pair were a second ahead of the rest, and that Senna - next - was a couple of seconds up on the next man, his team mate; so that takes account of three of those seconds. Puts a slightly different light on events, doesn't it? Well, I think so. You should also clarify that 92/93 comparison by pointing out the car wasn't that great in 93 either. It was frequently more than a couple fo seconds off the ultimate pace. In anyone's view, sensioble view that is, it took until 96 for Ferrari to begin making some ground (and no, I'm not one who spouts how Schumacher had to drive a pile of shite that year) and the fruits of the 'dream team' only began to show results after that.
Not sure what your point is here. I stated Thr lowpoint was 1992 on track being up to five seconds off the pace and I also said they were five seconds off in pre season testing for 1993. The rebuilding of Ferrari started by ldM occurred in 1992 and it was the recruitment of key personell who obviously couldn't change the teams fortunes around from the end of 1992 to the start of 1993. Buy look at how 1993 progressed focus upon the fastest Ferrari and either the fastest car or fastest non Williams. They simply improved at an amazing rate that is seriously underestimated. I have a copy of the motoring news somewhere where both Berger and Alesi were scratching their heads being five seconds slower than Prost at Estoril in testing not knowing what to do, Berger being out qualified by a Minardi at S Africa I seem to remember - and by the Portugese GP Alesi was actually leading the race after a great start. Certainly, he was holding up a long que but from being five seconds off to leading the race on the same track half a year later is impressive. And then to actually win a race in 1994 and three poles not to mention the tragic luck at Monza and Estoril. Apart from Honda/Brawn can you think of another team that has improved as much as quickly in recent years. Look at the results in way you want, wdc standings, qualifying difference to pole, wcc results, podiums or even journals books and magazines, Ferrari improved a he'll of a lot from 1992 onwards on and off the track.