THis is how real champions do it:
Mansell passing Senna
And the great Senna did not feel the need to run Nigel off the road.
Thats the problem I have with Shumis action yesterday. Squeeze? Sure. But leave a cars width to the wall for the other driver.
People defending Shumachers move would no doubt like it so that whenever another car overtakes, the one being overtaken can just run the other one off the road? Webber left a cars width for Vettel, Button and Hammilton left a cars width for each other. Thats how we like to see it now-a-days. Pushed to the track edge? certainly, just not over it.
Come now. Shumi played a very dangerous game yesterday. Barachello did'nt help by keeping his foot in for sure, but thats between them two. Some little psychological drama played out before us yesterday. For 3-4 seconds, Bari became a "great", though I don't think he liked how far he had to hang his arse over the line, so I don't think its a permanent thing.
But, their past aside, the actual move MSC made was wrong. He should have left enough room for the other car.
Thats why he got slammed and demoted. People need to undertsand this. Or angry and bitter they will remain.
BTW, I've seen high speed machinery hit a crowd of people. Micheal should have got a crack in the mouth for that move to be honest. He was very lucky. And Merc has a history of this in motorsport that they could do well not to repeat.