In fact, here is the detailed break up for the last few races:
Japan : MS
Singapore : MS (by virtue of both Mercedes drivers not opting to set a time in Q3)
Italy : MS
Belgium : MS on paper, but Rosberg suffered a gearbox problem, so this clearly doesnt count.
So if you do take the last 9 sessions, we can safely conclude the score as 5-3 while excluding Spa. To be honest we shouldnt even consider Singapore as Rosberg was faster than Schumacher in Q1 and Schumacher was faster in Q2, and in Q3 neither driver chose to run.
The score in qualifying is not as "dominant" by any means. And the story in races is different, Rosberg has a slight edge over Schumacher inspite of MS's uptick in form.
No. Schumacher was undeniably much faster than Nico in Spa. By 4 tenths if I remember correctly.
Singapore was like Barcelona. Both were very close in Q2 and didn't do fast times in Q3.
All in all, I think speed-wise, Rosberg was only faster in China, Valencia and maybe with some arguing Hungary. In all other qualifyings, Schumacher was either faster or on same pace but in some ocasions had misfortune
edit: I checked and MSC was really 0,45s faster than Rosberg in Q1(Nico was knocked out). Then in Q2, MSC posted a time 1,1s faster than Nico's. And if I remember correctly, Nico already used option tires on Q1 which would make even the 1,1s gap appliable
Edited by BetaVersion, 06 October 2012 - 18:35.