The problem, if there was going to be one, was going to be me - as my Italian is nowhere near fluent. I understand quite a lot and can speak quite a bit, but occasionally I run out of vocabulary. Anyway, all racers speak good English, don't they? Apparently not, with Michel being a prime example! Before the first test, I asked one of our Italian mechanics if Michel could speak English and was informed fairly categorically that he did not. So, jokingly, I asked what his Italian was like and was informed that his Italian wasn't much good either - as he was from Rome! According to the mechanic, there's Italian and then there's what the Romans speak! I had also been given the impression (but not from anybody within our team) that Michel could be a bit 'tricky', but I've previously worked with Max Biaggi, so I approached working with Michel as I did with Max; with a completely open mind.