so if I understand you correctly man you are asserting that given equal treatment herbert, brundle, barrichello, irvine and massa were in fact schumachers equal
that it was only preferential treatment that stopped herbert from getting even close to michael.
I just want to see you write a confirmation so I can have a good laugh but by all means make your case
I think what he is and other have asserted was that given equal treatment they MAY have been able to match MS....but never had the opportunity....other than Brundle. I think Brundle pretty much had a fair shake and out scored MS in the last half of 1992, was faster in several of the races including Canada where without a car failure, Brundle was in good shape to win. Irvine I doubt was better but he was not as far behind as he was made too look. Reubens probably had the best shot but to be fair, I blame him for rolling over and taking like a drunk frat girl as he was promised he would never have to give up a win and should have reacted like Webber did this year. After that he took on the humble servant role.
Herbert is a different puzzle. He was dynamite before his big accident, was often as fast as Mika when together at Lotus so hard to believe he was that far behind especially when Herbert was faster in the first test together.
I think the big thing is that it is hard to know given that there seemed to be little effort to engineer the car so someone other than MS was comfortable in it. That can be worth alot. Easily a second a lap depending.
Put it this way, there have been alot of match ups that on paper where the underdog driver in a team ended up winning or being very competitive.....Mansell against Rosberg, Mansell against Piquet, Senna against Prost (remember that Prost was a 2x WDC and holder of the most wins at beginning of 1988), Vettel against Webber this year, Lewis against Alonso....all situatuations that on paper, you would have predicted a different outcome and in some cases a whitewash. You have an underdog who gets a little confidence and then they take off. Actually, Irvine is a bit of an example of that. Most forget, he was actually leading MS in points for much of the year before MS was hurt at Silverstone. He seemingly had decided he wanted to take the fight to MS...He was fighting MS for position when MS went off and broke his leg. ....he was also let go (or wanted out) at the end of the year.