It's hardly a surprise to me that he's crying about the tyres. Nico, Alonso, Hamilton, Kimi, Button...they're all getting on with it!
He should too!
Funny, that. He was whining about the tyres in almost every race.
And Brundle said there are at least two drivers, a world champion and a multiple race winner, agreeing with Schuey. As for Rosberg, he got his first win earlier this season. His word is far easier to disregard than Schuey's.
Well, whilst P6 v P18 in the table makes no sense, I doubt it would be any better than P6 v P8 or P9.
Raikkonen, for instance, has had his share of "issues" and where is he?
Below Rosberg and Alonso.
Perez hardly has a car as good and he's 8th/9th.
It's the Alonso syndrome - dumb luck on a race weekend brought him high up.
Grosjean hadn't been in F1 in 2 years. What happens when he gets rid of the rust?
If you're talking about Bahrain, then Lotus clearly had the best car on the field that day, yet even with him starting as high up as he did (and he didn't have to contend with Massa, like Kimi) he only managed a poor third, a good deal behind his unlucky/strategy-stricken teammate. But then we could also chalk that up to Vettel's skill - look at how far behind Webber was.
No, I can't see Michael having the measure of Nico when the Mercedes gets in the groove and is really hooked up.
You're forgetting the fact that China is Nico's best track and one of Schuey's worst tracks. Past that, it's the only track where Rosberg clearly outperformed his teammate. Constant qualifying mistakes, desperate moves (contact w/ Perez in Australia, Schumacher-esquely running Hamilton and Alonso wide in Bahrain), barely being able to keep race pace equal, even when his rival is stuck in traffic - that's a sign of desperation if anything. It won't last him much longer. Granted, I don't think Schuey will win any races this year - the Merc won't cut it.
I don't think Michael's had this level of competition since Prost, Senna and Mansell were on the scene in 1991...and the depth, I feel, is greater now than ever!
He's never been this unlucky before either. 3 car problems and a Grosjean in 4 races.
Edited by Pamphlet, 01 May 2012 - 02:57.