well said Birelman
being in the best car surely helps, but you still need to find the motivation
and the dicipline to put in the effort year in year out.
To still do that, after you have won 4 or 5 WDC, and would have nothing left to prove, get´s respect from my side.
This is by no means an easy sport, a good car count´s for a lot, but you still need to drive it well, and keep all
the people in the team and yourself focused on the goal. This is easier said then done.
IMHO Hamilton,Vettel,Alonso & Button can go on and try to emulate this kind of success.
With Hamilton,Vettel and Alonso having the best chances at the moment.
Purely based on there age, and in what type of car/team they are, at this stage in there careers.
Time will tell what happens.
I´m not a Schumi fan, but I have respect for him and for what he has achieved, as I have respect for the achievements
of any other driver. If you win a WDC you have done something better, then the others at the time.
I was really surprised, that he has come back, as I don´t think he had something left to prove to the world.
And I don´t think he will need the money either.
That he came back, to measure himself against the new generation, is something for which I respect him more now.
It will be interesting to see how it develops.
I hope he will see out the three seasons he has commited to.
Let´s give him some credit. I´m looking forward to next year, good things take time to develop.
I think he (because of his age and his expirience) knows, when there is the time to fight, and when there is the time
to prepare for the fight. I don´t think he will try to "overdrive" his car. He will know, what he and the car can do at the time.
And I´m sure, he will know, where the gains are to be made, and he will be working on it.
I think, it´s good for F1 (in general) to have him back.
So why I may can`t applaud his results at the moment, I do applaud his courage for coming back.
Oh, don't get me wrong man, I have huge respect for Schumacher, always have, always will. I admire his talent. Like with many other drivers, some rabid fans make outrageous claims which brings up what his fans might call an Anti- sentiment. In that respect, I'm a proud Anti-Schumacher Cus I hate outrageous claims and the blind use of his stats as proof of the outrageous claims. Yea, for sure, he left his mark with those stats, but they have to be used objectively and counter that with all the circumstances of his era, and the length of his career which has been quite a bit longer than most great champoions.
Edited by Birelman, 18 July 2010 - 00:22.