Schu Unsure Of Merc's British Potential
Michael Schumacher is not making any predictions ahead of the British GP after Mercedes GP slumped to their worst result of the season in Valencia.
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#1 Jul 4, 2010
MS was successful at a time when the rules (allowing testing) suited his working methodology. He was/is very methodical and careful. He built each step forward on the previous one. That was very creditable, but is is not how F1 is now.
Now that he can't do endless hours of testing his basic (lack of) raw talent is showing. Some *true racers* can simply get the best out of whatever car you give them. That is not MS's strength. I am reminded of two drivers from decades ago. Graham Hill had little raw talent (his own admission) but compensated by practicing for endless hours, because he loved racing. Stirling Moss, however, had the raw talent I mentioned. Put him in any car and within a lap or two he would be at the car's limit. He didn't need, nor liked to do, vast amounts of testing for the engineers.
Each champion is a product of the time and context in which they compete. Thus it is ridiculous to compare champions from different eras. My conclusion is that MS should have left his reputation intact and not tried to make a comeback.
#2 Jul 6, 2010
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