Every day, Jackie will have to go through the same routine with Helen and Francois. It goes like this:
'This morning Helen and I have decided to grant you one more year. Unfortunately for you, of course, it means that I shall be World Champion. You'll have to face that. Of course I'm not ungrateful, so I won't let anyone suggest you are only a has-been. I've nothing against a little of my success spilling over on you. I'll manage to puff you up a bit for old time's sake.'
Or else as a variation: ‘Helen and I have just decided that you are retiring. It’s obvious that I am a lot faster than you are and we can’t bear to watch you going downhill. It’s for your own good that we have made this decision.’
'Okay, Maestro,' is all Jackie ever answers - chuckling to himself.❞