I love Michael’s quote about what happened in Monaco:
“But I think everybody has black dots on their white jacket. I have been in F1 for 15 or 16 years and I think I can say there are not too many black dots on my jacket. In a way, I can live with it that people argue about these black dots.”
It sounds really nuts. I wonder if it’s idiomatic in German.
The last thing that I’ll say on the matter (for now at least) is this. Most of the people suggesting that it was really weird that Michael turned back to straight in the middle of the of the corner. But surely that move was what people were calling Michael’s genius a few weeks before. That’s what Michael always seems to do – and which none of the other drivers have seemed to have sorted out – he does it to stop his tires from flat spotting.
Out of everyone’s description I thought that Jackie Stewart came closest to the truth. It was an accident that got him there but it was Michael’s mind that left him there because even in that split second he knew he had an advantage.