Thanks mate - I am really happy you liked it!
Reading the stuff now. It looks and smells like a gem, a very good analysis. Except for the Spain 1994 part, he had both 1st and 5th gear as I understood later on. In fifth gear you can't pull up several times from 0 to X without melting the clutch. He drove in 5th pretty much all race long except for the stops
Not done reading yet!
Ok, for the sake of argument, can you go into my theory.
- Schumacher lost some of his speed, his natural feel for the limit in dry conditions and qualifyings.
- Schumacher has plenty of experience and racecraft.
- Schumacher is since 2010 on compensating, with 2011 going a lot better than the first year of his comeback.
- Schumacher still has a lot of response and craft in the bag, considering his performances in the wet. Belgium 2010 and Canada 2011.
- The rain edges off the ultimate need for perfection currently required in dry F1 racing. Suddenly MSC is back into play, mixing it up at the top.
1. If the train goes around slower (rain) he finds himself standing in a very good position. His reflexes and sense of the limit have only let him down for topnotch dry weather driving and pushing. When the absolute pace drops, he's up there. What do you think of this?
2. If the tyres would have been rock solid and everybody kept pushing all race long like they were in 2010 (Schumacher in bad shape, a bit due to the sport having changed in three years + slight drop off in the limit feeling department + the time needed for comeback), how would Michael have shaped up in 2011 and/or 2012. I think he might have had a bigger problem, contradicting the guys calling for 'going flatout for X laps was Schumachers strong point and now he can't use that anymore' since the ultimate dry pace is slightly off. Your opinion?
Edited by Jejking, 15 March 2012 - 12:22.