maybe you should search on internet about the difference of driving in wet and dry and the impact of too much electronics in modern f1
I hope it wasn't meant to be, but your reply comes across as a little rude Edward. I've been watching F1 for many decades and Schumi watching his whole career. I know how wet and dry driving works. I know about modern F1, and older F1 too. Its interesting that F1 arguably technically peaked in 1992 in terms of too many electronics, but never mind.
Ok here's what I was getting at, and its about traction. Martin Brundle was recently talking about driving the 2011 cars and he noted that they have the least traction coming out of the corners of F1 cars that he has driven. Schumis driving style always used to be about being able to carry maximum speed through the whole corner, holding the line with the throttle and then driving away. In his interview Ross Brawn said that Nico and Michael have similar apex speeds, but that Nico is making up the hundreths of a second elsewhere in the corner and it all adds up to a couple of tenths a second. So that got me thinking. Perhaps Michaels driving style isn't working quite so well with these cars because the engines power band isn't where he needs it to be to make his driving style work? And rainy conditions place the car back into an operational zone that allows him to extract a greater % of performance.
It was a half formed idea I admit, just something I have been mulling over. I hoped some of you guys might have had similar thoughts about why Michael is a shade off Nico in the dry but able to do better in the wet. If its all just modern cars and driving aids that doesn't really explain Nicos pace advantage. Maybe I should just go 'check on the internet'. But y'know, this being a Schumi thread on an F1 site it seemed like the place to start.