The 58-year-old Australian, who won Williams' first ever title (1980) when Schumacher was just 11, rued the fact that 'it's been so easy' for German-born MS since the scarlet team started to dominate in the new Millennium.
"He's had the best car," Jones told Autosport magazine, "and the other guy (team-mate Rubens Barrichello) is not allowed to beat him even on the rare occasion that he's anywhere near."
Still, Alan voted Schumacher ahead of Barrichello and countryman Mark Webber in a personal ranking of 2004's top F1 stars.
Michael,33, might have a head-start, but 'he's put himself in that situation,' Jones reckoned. "I don't see him losing his grip until he decides to retire." -GMM