I'm going to be brutally honest, I think Mercedes lucked into this result. Michael deserves his podium as his form has been great all year, but not today. Mercedes got the strategy wrong, Brawn conceded that tyre behaviour was not what they thought it was going to be and had to compromise only to be saved by heavy attrition at the front.
If Seb/Romain/Lewis/Maldonado had finished, Schumacher would be have seventh. Rosberg possibly out of the points as he had a weak race.
Taking nothing away from Micheals fightback though, that was just more good stuff we've become used to this year, but he saved their bacon.
Well, it was a lucky podium that is for sure. The aim obviously was to get into the points after altering the original startegy, that they achieved, the extra points are a bonus for once, I'd say some luck was to be expected to come by sooner or later, after the experiences so far.