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.
Schumacher finished 17 times on podium in 1992 & 1993. Not bad for man, "who isn´t good when there is no refueling in Formula One", according to some users. He would have fight for the championship in these seasons, if Benetton had an equal car compared to the Williams. It´s totally bullshit that he ist only good, when there is refueling.
Michael is over 40 years old and yes, the age plays an important role. He was 3 years way from professional motorsport, such a long time, maybe too long, but i don´t know. Since 2006, many things have changed, like the regs, the tyres, no testing and so on. He joined a new team, where he doesn´t know anybody, aside from Ross Brawn and maybe Norbert Haug. Schumacher stands for:
- Building a team around him.
- Develop a car, together with the team, which he favours.
The Mercedes was crap-car from the beginning. It was build for Jenson Button, who has a completely different driving style than Schumacher. Problems with the weight distribution, understeeringand so on. Well, they develop a B-Version, but all in all it was a weak base to start in the season.
Bahrain was okay
Australian was better, he was closter to Rosberg after Qualifying and had a brilliant start, until Alonso collided with him
Malaysia & China were really bad
In Spain, Monaco & Turkey, Schumi had a great perfomance, in would say. Very close to Rosberg or faster than thim
Canada, Europa (what a stupid strategy) & Great Britain were bad.
Germany was okay, very close to Rosberg
The weekend in Hungary was horrible
ManyUp & Downs for him. He has to learn a lot, about the behaviour of the car, the tyres, about no testing during the season and son. Don´t forget that even Pedro de la Rosa said, he needs a whole season to be competive. It is not so easy, as many people think, not even for a seven times World Champion like Schumacher. All in All, he didn´t perfom sooooo bad, if you regard all these points.
Mercedes put the focus on 2011, Brawn, Schumacher & Co. will make a good job, developing a car around him, a great car. You think Nico Rosberg is a better driver than Michael Schumacher? Well, you can believe it, but Schumacher is going to prove the opposite next year. Surely!
Edited by Stibbich, 02 August 2010 - 02:57.