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Lewis Hamilton, Michael Schumacher and the Strain of F1 Disillusion

When Michael Schumacher returned to F1 with Mercedes the predictions of how he would fare were many and diverse.Some thought he was too old and would fail, while others were of the opinion that the old master would show the newer kids on the block a thing or two. Nobody, least of all this writer, predicted that Schumacher would be fired and replaced with Lewis Hamilton.And yet that remarkable turn of events has come to pass.Mercedes have become disillusioned with Schumacher. The old god they worshiped proved not to have divine race-winning powers, and so they have turned to a new idol.Hamilton has become disillusioned with McLaren's ability to consistently put a race-winning car around him. His loyalty to his b...

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