Nor is there is an explanation for Schumachers bullet-proof reliability that lasted from Hungary 2001 to Bahrain 2005, a blessing certainly not shared by his team-mate. It's just the way it goes sometimes, and it's not down to the driver.
2001: rubens barrichello - 3 retirements 1 mechanical (schumacher - 2 retirements 2 mechanical)
2002: rubens barrichello - 5 retirements 4 mechanical
2003: rubens barrichella - 5 retirements 2 mechanical
2004: rubens barrichello - 1 retirement 0 mechanical
2005: rubens barrichello - 2 retirements 1 mechanical (schumacher - 6 retirements 2 mechanical)
Basically with the exception of 2002 Rubens enjoyed excellent reliability, albeit not as good as his teammate. That said I for one just put this year down to bad fortune and the team not quite doing their jobs as well as they should.
Edited by baddog, 12 June 2012 - 12:19.