mike wrote:I think F1 has certainly changed a lot, back than Michael Schumacher can do whatever he wants to the car and test it whenever he wants. Now its teams make parts and you go out and drive, you cant even have the weight distribution that you desired or the "special tyres" you wanted.
I believe that so much of his success was down to how he manages his resources, and since today's F1 is more about handling your resources its hard for him to adapt the the situation. I think he is doing alot better compared to last year, but 1 thing still stands true is the fact that he is not out performing the car, I think that is down to driving styles, where as in the past he always had the preferences that he wanted, even if the car is low on downforce he is comfortable in the car and thats why he was able to push hard in those days.
Despite two relatively challenging seasons with Mercedes GP, Michael Schumacher has nothing left to prove in F1. This is the view of Ferrari's Fernando Alonso, who believes his rival will always remain ‘a champion’ to the rest of the field.
The Oviedo man says Schumacher’s less impressive results during his second stint in the sport have largely been caused by the car he has driven, rather than there being a distinct lack of personal performance on the experienced German's side.
"We know that in F1, the car is the most important part and Mercedes did not have a very good year," he told TotalRace. "But I believe that if they have a competitive car, capable of winning races, both Rosberg and Michael can be favourites. We have to respect them."
When asked to pick a driver he would like to go up against in any form of motorsport, Alonso said seven-time Champion Schumacher would be his firm choice.
"I would choose Michael Schumacher, who will always be a champion for all of us, because we respect a driver who has won seven world championships. He is a driver who has nothing more to prove and was always very fast."
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