I see the car issue being raised again...
Ok here's my take....
1994: Benetton had the better car for most part, UNTIL second half when Williams sorted the issues out, then it was slightly better in speed and pace.
1995: Williams had the better and quicker car, look at the pole positions, DC who isn't the best qualifier, had five. Hill had 7, right? B195 was quite nervous at the rear and could slip anytime (Imola 1995 when Schu hit the wall hard in Practice I believe) still he was showing his skills that year why he became the 1994 World Champion, his race craft was legendary that season (Spa '95 being a hallmark and Spain '95 was quite good) DC and Hill were simply not good enough for that car. If Schu was in the '95 Williams, it would be like 2002 all over.
1996: Worst Ferrari he drove (Spain 96; enough said, no driver except for Fernando Alonso in Sepang '12 can pull a victory in a car at the start of the season).
1997: Williams AND Benetton were better cars like this year, McLaren and Red Bull were clearly better. Don't put off JV, he was a very good driver, but he made it tough on himself in his second year. If he were at his 2000-2001 level in '97, he would have had it better. But '97 Schumacher was supreme much like Alonso in '12.
1998: MIka and McLaren by far the better car. Schumacher felt, he had a quick car that year and would have won the championship, IMO if it was not for SPA 1998 (Which was going to be better than any Spa drive he put forth including Spa 95). He was what, 2 seconds faster? Japan was also a blunder on his part, but he would have won it? perhaps.
1999: McLaren and Ferrari were roughly equal. Mac Faster in qualy as shown.
2000: McLaren was the better and faster car. Look it up, 14 out of 17 faster laps..... Prime Schumacher in 2000.
2001: Best car.
2003: Ferrari was slightlybetter than on Williams and Mac, but the tires were the difference in speed for Mac and Williams
2006: Alonso had the better car, I would say, or equal after Monaco.
Edited by George Costanza, 04 December 2012 - 04:20.