Fair enough. But maybe the difference would have been Badoer's la k of testing, which Schumi's often said was vital. The question is whether Luca's mission was to try to get the car set up to fit Schumacher or whether he just did straight up development testing.
Well, that would depend on how different the needs of RB and MS were. I don't think they were different because MS used, as I said before, RB's setups frequently. So no, I don't think Badoer was just testink for MS, it was more like pre-testing the developments for the car and the race drivers. One has to say, it was an efficient structure, with them owning their own race track. I think MS was simply better than RB, that's all. On his days, RB could beat MS, but that's just it: He was never consistent enough to pull the rabbit out of the hat on a regular basis, whereas MS has was always like a Swiss watch in that respect. I see that kind of freaky ability to concentrate in Vettel only from the current crop, maybe Alonso too, but to lesser extent.