The rules indeed bring out the driver more, as we see not only in the example of Rosberg-Schumacher but also in other cases.
You mean like in other cases where you have F1 champions doing well one weekend and being hopeless the next? Like Hamilton and Button last season. When you've got a situation within a team whereby one driver excels when the car/tyre is in a narrow performance window (BGP 001) and is beaten by his teammate simply because the track was too cold/warm,you know something's really wrong with the sport.
Make no mistake, Schumacher was never that good to begin with, but he profited from a very special set of rules between 1994 and 2006, fitting his driving style. Plus some very special conditions that he enjoyed historically, already amply discussed on this thread.
Ah yes,the usual bitching,you guys never cease to amaze me.
Let's take a random example: Ferrari's current no.1 driver-Alonso-is also,IMO,an overrated driver that's never been any good to begin with. His entire career has been a farce,with people like Briatore willing to do anything to help him win,as was indeed exposed with Singaporegate and last Sunday's debacle. Never been in a title fight with anything other than the best cars,and the only time he's had a quality teammate he got his butt kicked. So then-crappy driver that doesn't belong in F1. (remember I'm only using your nonsense theory here) Accept this and I'll acknowledge some of you aren't hypocrites.
No refuelling is what nailed Michael´s coffin - he cannot produce his trademark go kart-style sprint races anymore but - with more fuel and the car thus heavier, the whole coordinates have changed to his detriment. Tyre problems are just a consequence of this.
Spoken like a true 7-time world F1 champion,not some random nerd on the internet! (oh wait..)
These tyre issues are a consequence of being a guy that hasn't raced in three years-slicks or grooves-unlike his teammate who has had all of 2009 to work on his problems.
MS is relatively new school.
Old school is what you claim "I've personally had about enough with this era" - it´s not just 2010, which is a return of sorts to the roots of the sport, but also the 60s, the 70s and the 80s. The real heritage of the sport. Schumacher just lucked into the 1990s when the regs were changed in his fav. The moment the regs were not in his favour anymore (2010), we see were he stands.
Hamilton or Alonso are much closer to old school drivers like Clark or Senna.
F1 was never short distance/sprint racing but middle distance, the most difficult distance to compete in.
To make a comparison with track & fields, F1 is not 100m, 200m or 400m dash. Neither is it a marathon (like Le Mans). Genuine is and has always been the most difficult distance of them all, 10.000 metres.
For that, please enquire with any track & field athlete.
You really have trouble separating opinions from facts,don't you? Here's a pointer: try not to force opinions on others and state them like they were facts,only sounds rather pompous.
I think it should be rather obvious I meant MS' own era when I said old school: he's the only remnant of the era of the 90s and noughties on the current grid. We're in the M.Schumacher thread-not the Nostalgia forum-so I don't see the point to discussing ancient history on here..? As for the rest I can't compare racing to athletics-having raced quite a bit myself-so into the garbage bin it goes.