Why did he owe respect to McLaren? He won them 3 drivers championships and 4 constructors. I see where you’re coming from, but he did as much for them as they did for him.
Mclaren gave him the best car 4 seasons in a row and gifted him 3 world championships. Even without Senna, they could/would have done it either way with Prost and a solid #2 driver like Berger. It’s Senna who owes Mclaren if anything.
If anything, that just shows his dedication to the sport and to succeeding if he was prepared to drive for nothing.
Well, he was already a multi-millionaire by 1992 so I don’t think finances were the problem there. Rather, it shows that he wasn’t a dedicated team leader nor did he have any interest in developing the team back to the top. He just wanted to drive for the best team and with the best car at all costs. In that respect, Schumacher is indeed clearly better than Senna.
For one, I do not accuse Senna of being a criminal for chasing the best machinery throughout his career. However, that fact about him doesn’t make him as great IMO. Like I said before, I didn’t see Schumacher leaving to Williams after 1996, Mclaren after 1998 or Renault after 2005; even though he easily could have.