“That phase of the racing regulations brought us champions (Hill, Hakkinen, JeanPablo Montoya) AND the dominance of Schumacher.”
I’m sorry? Have I missed JUAN Pablo Montoya becoming world champion?
“The new era of regulations has only brought Alonso & Button since Schumacher last won the WDC.”
I’m afraid I’ll have to correct you again, there – Schumacher last won a WDC in 2004. Alonso won in ’05 and ’06, followed by Kimi Raikkonen in 2007 and Lewis Hamilton in 2008. And then Jenson Button in 2009. Short memory, have we?
And going back to your original argument that in this day and age nobody shines…I think you will find there is FAR more competition. If you want evidence, look at how viewing figures have skyrocketed since 2005..