1. Erm, in the last race they had one less pitstop than anyone else and walked away with the race.
They admitted themselves they'd got the tyres into a very narrow window which they lucked into. They reverted to type today.
2. Schumacher went YEARS without customised tyres. Hell some of his best years were before he won all those championships with Ferrari.
It was the only way he could win all those championships with Ferrari, that's the point. That's the direction he went in.
3. The race today was entertaining? Didn't you notice how slowly the drivers were taking the corners and exiting? How they were deliberately driving around slowly, clearly trying to meet a delta time and not push the tyres at all?
Of course if we want to go back to unlimited tyre changes, refuelling, get the car on pole and short fill to stay ahead and have zero overtaking with the race leader never under threat and a minute down the road............yer. Sorry Merc and Michael, but we ain't going back to that.
Didn't you notice how slowly the drivers were taking the corners and exiting? How they were deliberately driving around slowly, clearly trying to meet a delta time and not push the tyres at all?
Yer, and? We've had tyre conservation in Formula 1 before and some of the sport's best years were when that was being done. It's not like this is anything new nor do I see what the problem is with it.
Comments like those from Schumacher and Rosberg when they're effectively questioning and trying to change the rules of the sport for what they see as best advantage to them smacks of a team under pressure.