“When Thierry came to us, he had a complete bug in his head about running an incredibly stiff car he’d come from Benetton where he’d had a very stiff car, and perhaps we’d have done better with him if he hadn’t insisted on such a stiff set-up. The problem was that he didn’t like to have any roll in the car. To be fair, most drivers think they know the best way to go on set-up.
But he won three good races, in the wet at Montreal and Adelaide, and an impressive win in Hungary. Ayrton Senna was all over him for most of that race and Thierry never made a single mistake, which was remarkable and showed just what a very tidy driver he was. That was a clever drive.”