How can a 42 year old that had years out of his chosen sport (especially when that sport is technology focused) be fully up to speed? I play a little sport here and there, I'm 34, I'll tell you what, I'm in better shape than I was 5 years ago but I've lost a lot of ability. If you're suggesting that Michaelis as good as in his prime then why don't all racing drivers continue till they're 42/43? Indeed why don't we just bring back old Sterling? I mean he could get up to speed pretty quickly no?
So, If he's not upto speed after 2 years... then what the hell is he doing in F1 wasting Mercedes' time & money??
At the moment it looks like Shumi is only hanging on to the drive because of his name & past. He would have been fired if his name wasn't MS for sure.
It also seems like he is not bringing anything special to the table for Mercedes and that Rosberg has his number, for two seasons running.
And it seems like he's hogging an F1 seat just to fulfill his own ego, passion & fun.... without actually being good enough at the moment to command such arrogance & hobby.
Schumi is one the greatest before 2006... Schumi is one of the slowest among the top10 after 2010.
When Petrov in a Renault beats you, it's sure is a sign to retire and save some face.Schumi should be honest with himself and retire - Laudahttp://en.espnf1.com...html?CMP=chrome
"I think every sportsman - if he wants to perform as well as Schumacher did in the past - has to be honest with himself," Lauda added. "He has kept saying that he needs more time, blah, blah, blah, and he presents himself as the relaxed guy who's really enjoying it - but inside he's not relaxed at all, because no top racing driver enjoys being beaten. If he really were as relaxed as he claims to be, then Mercedes should tell him to retire!"You don't do Formula One for fun.
In the end he has to ask himself, 'Can I do it or not?' I honestly don't think it will work out for Michael now: when you want to go quicker, you try everything - and when you've tried everything and you still don't make it, that's it. I'm sure he's still trying, but one day he will realise that he can't make it, and then he will take a decision."
Edited by Nivra, 11 August 2011 - 04:07.