"He would be remembered more as a great champion had he apologised. People accept humanity. Humans are very forgiving and when someone shows genuine apology and regret we have that ability to forgive and forget. But we also have the ability to hold a grudge against someone we think is not being fair."
Those are the words of David Coulthard, speaking about what stands out for him concerning the career of Michael Schumacher.
For drivers who have come up against Schumacher's tactics on track, it is little wonder that they take such umbrage at some of his questionable tactics. They will roll off the references to Adelaide 1994, Jerez 1997 and Monaco 2006 time and time again.