I nearly choked on my coffee earlier this week - twice. On the first occasion, I'd just opened autosport.com and saw the headline 'Raikkonen may get Schumacher's help'.
Yes, of course he will, I thought as I mopped up the spilt coffee on my keyboard. A seven-time world champion - who spent the last four years of his career competing directly against the man who has replaced him, who it seems was pushed into a decision to retire and wasn't exactly delighted by the prospect of Kimi's arrival, who was hardly known for his professional benevolence to teammates during his career - is going to make a concerted effort in retirement to help Raikkonen and Ferrari get the most out of each other.
Schuey's new 'advisory role' at his old team is suitably woolly. And in reality, what can Michael actually do to help the new partnership gel?
I do have some sympathy with Jean Todt's view, or at least what I perceive he is getting at. The quotes that were taken from an Italian newspaper interview hint strongly that Schumacher has benefited greatly from Ferrari's excellence over the years and now it is his duty to put something back.