its complete rubbish... most of the top drivers have had weaker teammates and most #2s never raised any game...
from the last few races we can see schumacher stints in races are much more competitive than rosberg surely this should be enough to make rosberg raise his game if he can , or maybe he enjoys beeing 0.1-0.5 seconds a lap slower than his team mate in races over a whole stint ? hes never going to be considered a top driver by the top teams for aslong as his race pace is rubbish and his racecraft invisible.
even if alonso joined mercedes as nicos teamate it wouldnt make nico raise his game its just a bullshirt argument people use to call for schumachers retirement people like number62 whos only posts in scumacher related threads dating back to the 2010 season are all negative comments that completely ignore any race stint times
I don't really feel the need to continue this in the face of such underwhelming knowledge of sports psychology and indeed human nature. Enjoy;
"Michael Schumacher said he must "raise his game
" after Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg beat him in Friday practice at the season's opening grand prix.
The German legend, returning to F1 after three years in retirement, was nearly 0.5 seconds slower than Rosberg in both practice sessions in Bahrain.
"That is a bit too much for my standards. I've got to raise my game a bit
and I'm sure I'm able to," he said.
"It's not a problem. It's just that for one lap I saw that Nico was four-tenths up
and that is a bit too much for my standards. I've got to raise my game a bit
and I'm sure I'm able to."
Jenson Button will have to dig deep and raise his game
in F1 2010 if he is to successfully get on terms with McLaren-Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton and have a chance of beating his title-winning predecessor over the balance of the campaign, argues the reigning world champion's former team chief Nick Fry.
Lewis Hamilton on Sunday vowed to raise his game
after finishing more than half a minute behind his teammate Fernando Alonso in Britain
Valentino Rossi - who currently holds a 30-point lead in this year's championship race - said the emergence of Casey Stoner, Dani Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo had forced him to raise his game.
"It is a great, great motivation for trying to improve," said Rossi.
"And this year it is the same with Lorenzo. He is also my team-mate, with the same bike, so it means more concentration, more time dedicated to try and win. It is difficult, it is bad when you lose, but it is a lot, lot more exciting when you are able to win."
Edited by Number62, 20 August 2011 - 07:41.