But Schumacher's comments highlight the fears of many fans and those working in the sport that the operational window of the current generation of tyres has now shrunk too far in the other direction, and that the slightest misstep by a team can decide the whole race weekend for them.
While it's undoubtedly led to exciting races, the question is whether it's allowing the best drivers to perform at the level they should at the top flight of motorsport.
"The closeness of the racing this year, during which we have narrowed the performance gap between our compounds, is reflected in the fact that we've seen four different winners in four races," agreed Hembery.
The Pirelli motorsports boss was also particularly happy to see a good result in Bahrain for Pirelli's former test driver, Romain Grosjean.
"A great result for Lotus with two cars on the podium – and the first podium for our former test driver Romain Grosjean, who was with us when we tested at Bahrain in 2010," he pointed out. "The experience was clearly useful to him!
"As for Kimi, he seems to have made the transition from our rally tyres to our P Zero race tyres pretty well."