What does this prove? Taking into account field spread and time lost in traffic and overtaking other cars Nico hadn't been able to pull out more of a lead over Schumi in the first 11 laps?
MS started with hards. NR started with softs. It was a dumb post anyway though....
+1. There is nothing to compare today in distances.
I have all the laptimes. I posted the dif between the two.
Don´t pretend you didn´t see that Michael was helped by the safety car. Michael, before the safety car, was figthing with slower cars while Rosberg was fighting with the top guns. After the safety car, there was a 3.2 seconds dif and Michael had new tyres. The last stint was Michael on softs and Nico not.
That is exactly what happened. Both did well. Safety car helped Michael.
Fact: Schumacher came in VERY early in lap 4/5. Strategywise not good because his ability to run longer was destroyed. = Major disadvantage.
Fact: Rosberg was consuming more fuel during the race because he had to push harder to keep the cars behind honest.
Fact: FINALLY Mercedes managed to get on with Schumacher on strategy. Stop 2 with the SC was (together with Vettel) brilliantly timed and key in the race. Exit major disadvantage.
Fact: Schumacher was cutting through the field at a reasonable pace.
Fact: Mercedes is heavily disadvantaged on pure pace.
Fact: DRS overtaking was pretty easy. Only Button was able to sneak ahead in a none DRS-zone with a very good move.
(Fact: Schumacher was the only car resisting a DRS attack on pure top speed)
Fact: No wings suddenly detaching in his neighbourhood. Haters gonna hate.
Fact: Schumacher was for his last stint on softs, vs mediums. BUT the softs were degrading quicker.
Fact: Rosberg had to shortshift a bit.
Fact: Schumacher managed that situation very well and in the end broke Rosberg down after he was quicker through Eau Rouge. A bit tyrerelated but still good.
A really solid performance by Schumacher. 'No one other than MSC could have done that' is fanboyism but he really earned his money today.
Edited by Jejking, 28 August 2011 - 14:34.