While road racing on one of the Mediterranean Islands. They did a lot of that then, a bit like the Isle of Man TT but, in cars over distances like 1000miles.
Coming up to a corner in a small town he suddenly slammed on the brakes and stopped.
His co-driver angrily said, in Italian, "What the **** did you do that for?"
He said "I have not the vaguest" or words to that effect. Anyway they drifted around the corner to find the road blocked by a monumental crash, which they would have piled into at about 90mph
Discussing it afterwards, his Co-driver said, "How did you know?"
Fangio said "I didn't but there were no white faces looking at us" Just that little thing warned him that they must have been looking at something else. It's obvious to us now, but then Motor Racing was a new untried sport
I think some of Schumachers tactics at times have shown him not to be perfect. But he got the chance to go to any team and he could have gone to williams but he went for the scarlet of the prancing horse instead.
Yes I agree about Senna. A naturally gifted driver. Schumacher will be remembered for his world championships but also his unusual behaviour which coincidentally placed him in a better position than his fellow competitors. Er....sportsmanship??