Everyone knew, if they didn't make way, Senna would push them off the road or crash into them. Schumacher had something similar. ...
These people would crash into others not only if others didn‘t make way, but also in order to wrest success away from others.
Some of the oldest memories in my life are motorsport related. I grew up watching (and partly being in contact with) F1 people like John Surtees, Graham Hill, Jack Brabham, Bruce McLaren, Jim Clark, Dan Gurney, Dennis Hulme, Jackie Ickx, Jo Siffert, Jochen Rindt, … all real gentlemen who not only had a different understanding of “sportsmanship“, but who also dared to do things which today‘s F1 tow dippers would never dare to do, not even for their … what, thousandfold (?) … income.
F1 is not what it used to be. The driving has turned more & more into framework for big advertising business. Proper & sportsmanlike behavior & style doesn‘t seem to have much market value anymore. These things generally don‘t seem to be part of the Zeitgeist as much anymore, even among people who fill the highest social positions on the planet ... as lately some of them have impressively exhibited.