Bit late for all of this. We are well into the second season. Michael has shown what he has a long time ago and it aint much anymore.
I suppose I am still hanging on to the last scraps of hope he can get some strong performances together.
Those scraps are;
i) Strong pre season test pace in Barcelona
ii) Good all round performance Malaysia race weekend
iii) Good race in China
iv) Failiure to get into Q3 in Australia Malaysia and China can be explained by car glitches on critial laps
v) Strong practise form in Turkey ruined by costly mistake in Q3 by Michael. **** happens.
vi) Race pace hampered by iv and v.
My point being there have been rays of hope, and it has been possible to sort of convince myself that apart from that Q3 mistake in Turkey Michael has been unfortunate not to be able to show his true pace in competition. If I sort of close one eye and squint at it a bit funny. Sort of.
Like I said they have been scraps of hope that he could show a decent turn of speed this year in the right circumstances. I believe that Barcelona will be the right circumstances. I'll be honest - I'm not optimistic. I shall be watching quali from behind a cushion, and my soul is prepared for P11. But I really am hoping for more.