What any car mean? What is uncompetitive car? Minardi? ProstGP. He won in 1992 and 1993 with not the best car, and all main guys were in the race. He won with Ferrari when it was not the strongest car. Who else won with this Ferrari when it was not the best car? You saw him in Canada, who could have than that going from 12th to 2nd with MGP car in this conditions? And he is 42 don't forget. What was his age in Benetton and Ferrari? Before starting to reevaluate his Benetton and Ferrari days. Reevaluate his 7 titles and 91 wins and 1 billion in the bank. Good time with that. He was slow enough to win 7 titles. He really have chance to win 10-11 titles by now. When he win it is about the car, but when he can't win it is him?????? To be honest car can never win without driver. Somebody need to push those pedals, make thousand gear changes, steer the car, to stop in the pit in exact place and many more things. Give me one example of car winning without the driver.
Your proving my point. You can not separate car and driver, so why do you do it?
When he loses it is the car, and when he wins it's him. That what we have heard for 20 years now. It is horseshit. If the car he drove in the 90's were as bad as his fans made out he would not have 7 championships.
The schumacher myth is the most circular and unstable argument made in F1. When he wins it is him. When he loses it is the car. When he can not win now it is because he is old (age being no excuse for Hill I might add). But when he goes good in Canada age no longer comes into it. His fans create a web of excuses and undermine his achievements without even realizing it.
MS is probably the best driver in history. His fans want to make him a god and then wonder why he can no longer do miracles. So they make up one excuse after the other and contradict the very arguments they made for him 10 years ago.
Then: Team support mean nothing, only talent. So MS team mates are just not as good, they are not disadvantaged by the team.
Now: Mercedes are not treating their drivers equal. Not MS fault.
Then: You make your won luck.
Now: He has been unlucky. Not MS fault.
Then: Only the numbers matter.
Now: You have to look at other factors, not just results. (unless it is still looking at his wins and championships)
Then : He can win in anything.
Now: You need a good car. No one could win in this car.
Then: Good drivers can drive around problems.
Now: The car doesn't suit his driving style.
Then: Age and time out the car means nothing. Talent will shine through. (Hill, JV)
Now: It takes time.
Then: Mind games are a part of the sport.
Now: Nico is a big bad bully.
And it goes on and on. Double standards. Ever changing playing field. Horseshit upon horseshit.
MS has shown since he returned that he is today a fast driver. He could still win races if in a top car... But a MS in his prime would not win races in that Mercedes. Hence why all that hype in the 90's is starting to unravel.