Michael Schumacher's task this coming weekend may not be an easy one, but it's undeniably simple: he must win.
That he will therefore move heaven and earth to do - and he'll probably do it. After all, Michael generally achieves what he moves heaven and earth to do.
But, the way Michael (and Ferrari) go about moving that heaven and that earth, his job description isn't in truth a unilateral one. Yes, in order to be champion, he must win; but Fernando Alonso must also fail to score. Be assured, therefore, that, whatever their protestations to the contrary, all at Maranello, including Schumi, have been bending their minds these past 10 days to the challenge of accomplishing both parts of that bilateral job description.
What's more, where once we could only make such a suggestion in a tentative way, we now have real evidence that their modus operandi includes such tactics.