Absolute bobbins. He contributed a major part because Daimler would have folded the team had it not been for the name "Schumacher", and are you telling me the team didn't get an extra boost from working for Schumacher, someone they know will put in an immense amount of commitment and concentration into the project? Are you also telling me that his feedback did not help the team develop the sh*tty car forward? Are you also telling me that his immense understanding of the tyres, something that Mercedes couldn't get their heads around for 3 years and something that Hembery specifically spoke on, did not help the team? Are you also telling me that his ability to keep a cool head whilst others were losing their's, notably Rosberg, did not benefit the team's morale? Are you also telling me that his ability to maintain his "Oh well, on to the next race" attitude" to cover up for the vast swade of Mercedes f*ck-ups did not manage to maintain the team's morale? I highly, highly doubt Hamilton will ever match Schumacher's poise and awe inspiring determination at Mercedes.
And two things, various comments about the team's unhappiness? Over the last 3 years of following Mercedes, these rumours were few and far between.
And his age hanging over Mercedes like a "shadow"? What difference did it make? They were amateurish before Schumacher and amateurish during his time there.
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First of all you're link at the bottom was in very poor taste, not only for your obvious lack of empathy for certain less fortunate sections of society, but because the conclusion you came to was basically disagree with me and have a different opinion and you're mentally retarded which never bodes well for any rational discussion.
My previous post pointing out the lack of any explanations seems to have been completely ignored with you throwing out my points not supported by any evidence or rational process of thought. Initially the team may have got some kind of boost from working with Schumacher but it's hardly likely that the honeymoon period lasted long. I can imagine its rather hard to feel motivated by a driver who loses to a team mate three years in a row, and it doesn't matter how much commitment and concentration a person is willing to put in, results are what matter in F1, and Schumacher wasn't delivering, he even cost himself a sure fire victory in Monaco because of a mistake made by himself the previous race in Spain. What feedback? I see no evidence he contributed any more than Rosberg, and in fact his inability to use the simulator would mean its highly likely that Rosberg was providing more meaningful feedback, I also see no evidence he contributed to moving a sh**y car forward especially when you consider Mercedes' poor in-season development with it being very difficult to separate how much was down to the team and how much was down to the drivers providing inadequate direction. Deep understanding of the tyres? Sure helped Mercedes didn't it. Ability to keep a cool head? He may have been able to put on a PR smile in an interview, but compare the number of incidents Rosberg had to Schumacher, or note incidents such Schumacher deliberately parking his car in front of one Lewis Hamilton during a FP session because of some imaginary slight, or his shouting of idiot when referring to Bruno Senna having himself just taken Senna out of the race because of a misjudgement a mistake made by himself so yet another statement of yours not backed up by reality. Mercedes messed up a lot last season, but that doesn't explain 2010 or 2011.
Of course when your're arguing with a statement such as
highly doubt Hamilton will ever match Schumacher's poise and awe inspiring determination at Mercedes.
it makes you realise the futility of it all. For me the enduring moment of the Mercedes- Schumacher relationship will be the team radio after Michael had just gone into the back of Vergne in Singapore, the lack of respect and amount of aggression in the race engineers voice when asking 'what happened there' to Schumacher, offered a peephole into the team's perception of Michael as one of being fed-up of being disappointed, a perception which had already been shakily brought into existence with various 'insider comments' months before.
In conclusion I still see no evidence to suggest Michael can take anything more than extremely minor credit should Mercedes begin climbing the steep winding path to success,and nothing you've said has even threatened to make me consider differently.