I'll take that bait. Schumacher is overrated. He had the best car for many years, and after Hakkinen disappeared, he had no real driver competition for the WDC. Coupled to weak team mates, team favouritism and cheating (from both Schumacher and his team(s).
If Williams hadn't screwed up the '94 Williams, resulting in Senna's untimely death, there's no way that Schumacher would have won 7 WDCs. Not even close.
As to Vettel, I'll be blunt - I also think he's overrated. He's not in the same league as Hamilton or Alonso. Not even close. Vettel is not particularly good in the wet, and is prone to failing under stress and high pressure situations.
I call BullDookie on this 1,000%.
NEWS FLASH! Senna was in the best car when he won ALL his titles, as was Prost. So that cancels that theory in your obviously bias assessment.
In 1994 The Williams was pretty damn good, if not a hair better than the Benetton, or are we to believe that was only during qualifying?
The FACT "IS" that the young phenom was simply extreme pressure at all times, and ANYONE would have had to deal with it, INCLUDING Senna.
I realize Senna was a supreme talent, but you guys seem to buy into the James dean effect far too much just because he died prematurely.
James dean was not a superb actor and he only starred in 3 films and they did just ok. Once he died hoever, this mythical status emerged and the guy inexplicably became enshrined in such an exaggerated way, that people believe he had chops the likes of a Marlon Brando, and that seriously isn't the case at all.
And while Senna is among the greatest ever, Michael showed he was the greatest ever, on track and off, via results yielded over a historic career.
When Michael joined Benetton he had a decent car but not the best, yet he was always faster than any teammate by a significant margin, and eventually when the car was capable of winning, HE was the one taking the vast majority of them. Then he moved to a struggling Ferrari and initially the car was decent at best, yet once again, he was outclassing his teammates EASILY, and after his arrival the team began to improve. His ability to communicate what cars needed and where they were lacking to his engineers was uncanny. At the same time, once a car was competitive at the front, he was so good that it didn't much matter what changes were made because he was able to put in near identical times. His teammates on the other hand couldn't replicate his performance which baffled everyone.
Senna's complaining and accusations of cheating, merely because the sound coming from Michael's Benetton was different than his teammate AS WELL AS EVERYONE ELSE was nothing more than a hurt ego. The reality IS that Michael was using Left foot braking which is something that was unheard of at the time, and he kept 10-15% throttle input at all times while under braking to maintain revs in the power train so that upon releasing the brake, the car would not have to build revs in order to power out of corners like everyone else, and holding the revs up provided a bit of a boost to zip through and out of corners.