I agree with you that 'man' is a touch over zealous; I do share some of the sentiments expressed but cooling it a little may help.
As someone who is more an interested observer than a 'fan' or 'hater' it's always been of interest to me that if Michael's age, sabbatical, lack of testing - the car design and developments bit we can't label him with, after all - are so obviously a factor, and were clearly going to be, Mercedes Benz must have known that, too. Given that, and that their pre-season hype was all about winnign the title, and races, and the fact that the great man was coming back to help them do it, and Brawn's assertion that he is 'better than 99% of the field', why did they hire him? I;ve heard all teh arguments about merchandise sales and so on, and how his name is great to be associated with etc, but I still can't believe they hired him to sell t-shirts, and as for the name, well, Mercedes Benz itself isn't exactly an unknown quantity. The only logical reason for hiring him, as I;ve maintained all along, is that they believed he would win races, and challenge for the title. Granted, the car has not been up to it, but if we are to reduce expectations they surely expected him to beat his team mate? But therein lies the quandary - if we accept that he was always going to be slower because he has been away for three years, because he is older, because he has no testing, then Mercedes must - must - have also considered these factors. So why spend millions on a man you knew wasn't going to be up to it?
It doesn't really make sense.
Maybe they have a more long term plan?!?
There is little sense in argueing the facts this year, as it stands Rosberg is better (in terms of results/points) this year.
But what does it mean for next year or the year after?
To extrapolate this years performance into the future is a opinion/speculation - we will need to wait and see how it will pan out.
It can play out in both ways, so why are some people getting ahead of themself/time.
BTW: If I remember correctly M.S. has stated after they first tests, that he don´t think he/Mercedes will be able to fight for the WDC/WCC- sounds like a realistic statement to me.
Don´t no, where you have got this "hype" from. Can you back that up? Any article that MSC, Haugg or the Merceds board made these claims.
As for the other statement, I´, not talking about the fitness aspect.
I´m talking about being able the improve on your current performance by training.
I could have used a top piano player or chess grand master as a example.
If you think, that this is irrelevant, that´s o.k., than we agree to disagree in this respect - no problem.
If talent is the only thing that matters, why do teams spend millions of dollars in building simulators now??
If training does not matter, that does not look a sensible area to spend money for me?