Pup wrote:I agree that he seems to be the best starter on the grid. But apart from that, I've seen nothing that would make him stand out from any of the other drivers. Were he a rookie, we'd say decent season, no real disasters, kept pretty close to his team mate and even challenged him on occasion. But nothing to make anyone take notice. Interestingly, we'd probably have said the same of Rosberg before this year.
No doubt that he'd do better in better car. So would Nico.
The fear for Schumacher this year wasn't that he would be slow, but that he would destroy the myth surrounding him. And unfortunately for him, I think he's done just that. Schumacher was the great qualifier, great team builder, always fighting, most adaptable, etc. We've seen all those myths destroyed.
That was always going to be the case. Too many things counted against Schumacher for there to be a fairytale. Saying that, I havent seen him do anything that suggests an 8th title is impossible.
Rosberg has shown he is faster in a car not capable of winning. But can he carry on in a capable car? Will Schumachers "racing brains" bode him well in these situations?
The myth of Schumacher was dispelled by Hakkinen(IMO) and possibly Alonso. He is a great and always will be. This venture will not tarnish his previous successes, it will only rile the tifosi and for that I salute him.