Will be interesting to see how he does next year, Mercedes engine is the renowned for being the most powerful, although Braun fell behind towards the end of last year as the others caught up and overtook in the developement stakes.
He's a kraut so obviously not the nicest of guys out there but seems to have mellowed in recent years and become more 'public' and not so arrogant. I never liked him as a driver, maybe more to the fact there was always a British driver to support but acknowledged his talents after he retired.
My money would still be on hamilton this year, although Vettell would also be a good bet, but nonetheless if Schumacher came in and wiped the floor with them all it would amuse me. Either way its going to make F1 even better than last year and I very much look forward to it in the new year.