We are a long way off 'Michael Schumacher' as a topic here.. but Ill give my ten-pence worth. Mark has turned in and taken out several drivers, and is one of the more aggressive drivers we have seen in the last decade. These comments are grossly hypocritical, Michael did nothing on Sunday that Mark wouldn't do in a second.
Webber crashed out of the Monza showpiece after just four laps, following a collision with Felipe Massa - a result that virtually ends his chance of catching Red Bull team-mate Sebastian Vettel in the Drivers' Standings.
The attention of the race was oin Michael, people enjoyed seeing him race Hamilton-who has been the racer since he left, and put on some moves that Ham and others have tried and even gotten away with worse.
Webber basically has come to a deadend, last year he was able to get on top of the car for some gps, but so did Trulli against Alonso in 2004, HHF did a decent 1999 season, Webber igrew up watching Schumacher, and admitted recording Schumacher's wins and taping over races he lost, he is a MS fan, and making him the subject of his comments lately, just shows his own inconsistent f1 career, he is struggeling even in the top car of the year to show Vettel some sort of fight, it's not good for him, especially if he's going to be ending his career with redbull.
When Schumacher is the attention, all other drivers who perform badly like Webber hide behind the collective media pinpoint of Schumacher, when this happens, Schuey's had a strong race for sure. Just like old times with DC and Jacques having shots at Mike in the press, then failing in races.
This is interesting, because of this is what happens if Mercedes can hang at the front in the future more, then the legend that is Schumacher bascially makes everyone else lesser of a story, so it would make sense to join in collective media praise/or bashing of Schumacher, be just like old times, you can sense that returned in Monza, that Schumacher-Hamilton attention got everyone on the edge of their seats, no one was interested in another vettel or webber performance, a ferrari win would of been nice with Alonso, but the Hamilton and Schumacher thing gave something fans have been wanting since Michael retired, a up front tussle with pretty much this generations arguebly's most talented-Hamilton-the yellow Senna helment just makes it almost as close as you'll get to some sort of Senna/Schumacher duel, and Ham is a great qualifyer just like Senna, so it's almost the next best thing, what's Mark Webber's race compared to that? His race was bascially rubbish, and I don't think he has the words for himself, talking Schuey is more easier, why not.
If Vettel won the race and Schumacher was in the redbull, and crashed Massa out, I'm sure the retirement rreaction would be sky high for Michael, but not webber. Webberi is getting away with some pretty dismal performances this year, and I was one of the fans of his performances last year, I think he's inconsistent now and again, and has occassional rounds of top performances, he reminds me a little of David Couthard now in his latter years, as Kimi came to Mclaren, and the rules/cars changed, DC sort of faded out, and that was with mclarens not even going for wins some of the time, webber is in a top car. Schumacher has been out of the sport and came back-relearn, what's Webber's reasonings. he was never consistent top performer, only 2010 reshaped people's perceptions of him, but not every seasn can keep that up.
Edited by SeanValen, 16 September 2011 - 01:00.