Overrated drivers are ones that get might get "lucky" on a number of occasions through others misfortunes and end up with great results that are questionable based on relative factors, no driver gets 2, 3 or 4 WDC's and can still carry the title "overrated" let alone 7 WDC's.
You have a massive fundemental lack of understanding about motorsports and what it takes to win but 1 Grand Prix on your own convictions let alone 2 or 3, more than 10 is pretty special and up to or over 20 GP's is a title held by only a handful of the very best ever but to win 92 GP's and 7 WDC's is of a domination, relatively speaking, held by very few sports people in the entire history of the world. He has the most staggering figure of winning 10% of everything in the entire History of Grand Prix racing and even if you took away half of all Schumacher's records, he still ranks in a close second place behind Prost.
The Rubens comment really doesn't help your cause besides the irrelevance that is Schumacher 9th and Rubens 10th in the WDC.
This premisse " You have a massive fundemental lack of understanding about motorsports and what it takes to win " is 100% wrong, but it´s not your fault since you don´t know me. Obviously whatever derives from that premisse is absurd.
You should have noticed that F1 (and some lower formulas) have changed a lot for the last 30-35 year and even more for the last 20 years. Some people did and that´s why people does not get so surprised when a driver like Button (a very good one, btw) wins a WDC. You can bet Jenson would win 100+ races and multiple WDC s if he had a sligthly superior car for years and a very superior car for, let´s say, 5 to 10 years. It is the same for, at least, some 10 drivers in F1 and maybe hundreds of other drivers who didn´t make it, didn´t reach F1. Does it make Jenson a super driver, a really great one? No, he is still worse than Lewis, for example, in terms of talent. Webber almost won the Championship. How does he compares with, let´s say, Kubica? Hulkenberg is a hell of a driver and doesn´t have a seat for 2011 while Petrov is there. In other words, resultsa doens´t say much about driving skills, unfortunatelly.
Michael was humble (yes!) enough to realize his "talent" alone would not let him winning anything "big" in motorracing. His "god given talent" was not something we call special. He wasn´t a kart racer someone would say " here is the next F1 racing driver". He wasn´t a great F3 driver, he was not even the best Mercedes driver in Sportscar (before this he was a disaster in DTM). But, yes, he had some other talents wich were required for the "new F1".
Michael built his entire career knowing all that and working as hard as possible to "compensate" his relative lack of talent. That´s why he is the most sucesfull driver in history. In terms of pure driving skill he is no more than Nico, Felipe Albuquerque, JV, Webber, Button, or any other good driver you can find over the world. Never was, never will be.
Still, next year, IF he can build that "perfect enviroment for winning" wich is the best and most reliable car and a submisse number 2 driver as a teamate he will be WDC again. Something Nico, despite beeing way better than Michael this year, could not do.
Edited by SEP, 28 November 2010 - 16:49.