Schumacher was good at his some races in 1991 and in the seasons of 1992 & 1993, when there was even no refueling. Well, different cars, different tyres than today, but generally you can´t say: "Michael isn`t good, because there is no refueling".
Michael Schumacher was 3 years away from professional motorsport, a very long time and he isn´t getting younger. It was a completely new Formula One for him. New regs, New tyres, no testing during the season and a car which he doesn´t favour - Not the greatest basis for a comeback after a long break! Well, i don´t think, that he´s a stupid guy. He wouldn´t have start a comeback, if he has any doubts about things, like no refueling or testing and so on. He is still fighting for Project 8 and i hope he will become success. He had a three years contract with Mercedes, next year he´s definitely in the grid. Possibly we are going to see another Michael Schumacher in 2011. I hope so.
Good luck, Michael!!!
He had 2 wins, one of which was a striaght up win against Prost who was trying to clinch a WDC and settled for second....the other was a lottery race in the rain.
His competitive era started when refueling ment more tire changes and the former frontrunners of Mansell, Prost, Senna had either died or left the sport. (yes I know he won the one race that Senna finished in 1994).
If you look through this thread, I defended him early as it is hard to comeback but I think it is clear now that he has had enough time to adjust and is just no getting it done. He has become frustrated and one of the outcomes is the BS driving like today. Time to go back home and enjoy his billion dollars.
Right now it is like watching Jordan with the Wizards or Mike Tyson fighing Hollyfield. He is past it and the only one that can't admit it are him and his blind fans.