for a mika fan it's very interesting you ignore the 90s....for instance when he was battling the better mclarens in his non bridgestone car. remember those days?
how about his pre 98 career? ignore that also?
if you want to spread sh!t around here then fine. it's a free "opinion" based forum.
The McLarens, after Honda left at the end of 1992, were nowhere - other than a massively supreme Senna in 1993 - for nearly half a decade during "the 90s..."
Poor Mika had a relatively shit car to drive in 1994, 1995, 1996 and the most part of 1997. The best he could have hoped for those years were 3rd place podiums/odd 2nd. Things changed toward the very tail end of 1997.
Mika didn't get a proper season-long winning car until 1998 and 1999.
So, my friend, that was McLaren in "the 90s..." following Schumacher's first Grand Prix win in the final part of 1992.
Oh, and the '99 Ferrari was so poor ( insert silly bugger grin here
) in comparison to the McLaren that An All Time Great ( insert joke icon here
) like Eddie Ervine (
) nearly beat Mika to the 99 title!!!
So, for most of the 1990s, Shuey had way superior packages than most things Mika could get his hands on. 1991, 1993/4, 1995, 1996, 1997...years that the Benetton or Ferraris had the measure of Mika's Lotus and McLarens. 98/99 was more level pegging...but when you think of how Eddie Irvine (who doesn't even make the Top 40 or 45 in historical All Time Lists) nearly beat Mika in 1999, you have to wonder how "better" (your word) that year's McLaren was V the Ferrari!
Gimme a frikkin' break!
I was willing to drop it after my previous post...but rubbish like what your just wrote, my friend, needs to be countered.
Edited by RayInTorontoCanada, 07 May 2012 - 19:10.