|"Monte Carlo, 88, the last
qualifying session. I was already on pole and I was going faster and faster. One lap after
the other, quicker, and quicker, and quicker. I was at one stage just on pole, then by
half a second, and then one second
and I kept going. Suddenly, I was nearly two
seconds faster than anybody else, including my teammate with the same car. And I suddenly
realized that I was no longer driving the car consciously."
"I was kind of driving it by instinct, only I was in a
different dimension. It was like I was in a tunnel, not only the tunnel under the hotel,
but the whole circuit for me was a tunnel. I was just going, going more, and more,
and more, and more. I was way over the limit, but still able to find even more. Then,
suddenly, something just kicked me. I kind of woke up and I realized that I was in a
different atmosphere than you normally are. Immediately my reaction was to back off, slow
down. I drove slowly to the pits and I didnt want to go out any more that day."
"It frightened me because I realized I was well
beyond my conscious understanding. It happens rarely, but I keep these experiences very
much alive in me because it is something that is important for self-preservation."