"In sport things go on and on, they even go on very quickly," he told the German Press Agency.
"That's a good thing because time runs forward and not backwards, time shouldn't stand still. Someone like Michael will always be a household name because his successes and his statistics will forever be visible in black and white. But the peculiarities of characters also remain.
"This one lap time, this one pole position, this one victory, that's often not it at all. It may sound banal, but it's the journey there that can be so special."
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