What i can say, as I am involved in a forum similar (if much smaller) than this one, is that when he retired we lost a few hardy posters; we gained plenty more thanks to Hamilton's arrival on the scene, however.
I would say the same, nothing of the dimension of Lewis Hamilton. Michael has his bunch, but it´s not the world anymore. Compare the number of posts in this thread and the Mercedes GP thread and the Schumacher-Rosberg thread with the Hamilton/McLaren/Lewis-Jenson threads.
The tone is also largely different in these threads, the tone in the Hamilton threads being, shall we say, mmm, much more Anglo-saxon
If anything, the Alonso threads have lost out, and that´s strange, as the Spaniards should be happy with Fernando at Ferrari.
Among the teammate comparisons, Schumi is doing rather poorly:
Jenson and Lewis Scorecard 2010 [merged] 15,864
Alonso and Massa Scorecard (Merged) 5,281
Vettel and Webber scorecard 2010 4,919
Schumacher and Rosberg Scorecard 2010 [merged] 3,769
As a single person, Michael is doing very well, but his thread is one month older than the Alonso thread:
Lewis Hamilton (merged) 9,226
Michael Schumacher (merged) 4,909
Fernando Alonso (merged) 4,164
Sebastian Vettel (merged) 227
Mark Webber 38
Edited by aditya-now, 21 August 2010 - 12:53.