Twenty years ago Jacques Villeneuve clinched the 1997 Formula 1 World Championship at Jerez after one of the most dramatic and controversial finales ever seen. Michael Schumacher ended up in the gravel after a clumsy blocking move on Villeneuve backfired, leaving the Canadian clear to secure the title. Three years after his clash with Damon Hill in Adelaide, Schumacher was again under fire from all sides.
What is less well known is what happened later that evening, and how Michael attempted to smooth the waters with the new world champion.
The 1997 season had been all about Villeneuve and Schumacher. Having lost out to Williams team-mate Hill the previous year Jacques had completely destroyed his new partner, Heinz-Harald Frentzen.