Making the headlines - 2001-03-19

By Erica Southey - Motorsport.com Trouble in Ferrari paradise? - Rubens Barrichello and Michael Schumacher admitted to a disagreement when Michael overtook Rubens after the Safety Car left the circuit in yesterday's action-packed Malaysian GP.

By Erica Southey - Motorsport.com

Trouble in Ferrari paradise? - Rubens Barrichello and Michael Schumacher admitted to a disagreement when Michael overtook Rubens after the Safety Car left the circuit in yesterday's action-packed Malaysian GP. Rubens said that Michael should have waited a little longer while Michael said he was the faster of the two and could pass without any problem. Ross Brawn dismissed it saying that Rubens ran wide. This explains the cold attitude of Rubens towards Michael after the race when they got out of their cars. Rubens gave Michael a friendly nod instead of the customary hug.

Irvine annoyed at Jos Verstappen - Eddie Irvine is annoyed that Jos Verstappen was not penalised for pushing him off into the gravel trap at yesterday's Malaysian GP. Jos Verstappen flew up the field gaining a lot of positions, while other drivers were locked in minor skirmishes. The Ulsterman said: "What annoys me is that Zonta did it to Michael last year [in Austria] and got a big penalty," and continued "Verstappen did it to me, and no one cares. And Rubens did to Frentzen at the last race, and again to Ralf today. It frustrating when nothing's done about it. When it happens to Michael, something gets done. When it happens to me, or anyone else, nothing gets done."

Michael won race in spare car - Michael Schumacher admitted that he raced in the spare car after they noticed some oil at the back of his racecar. He spent most of the morning in the spare car and preferred it to his racecar. This change was made 15 minutes before the closing of the pitlane.

Ralf Schumacher vs Rubens Barrichello - Ralf is furious with Rubens Barrichello for the first corner incident that dashed all hopes of the German making it to the podium. This is not the first time that the German and Brazilian had a coming together. An angry Schumacher said: "He should learn the rules. It is a racing accident but it difficult to understand how it happened because the car in front usually has the priority in the corner. The patriotic German went on to say "It is his second collision with a German driver in two races and he needs to be careful because one day these things start coming back on you."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Eddie Irvine , Ralf Schumacher , Jos Verstappen , Michael Schumacher , Rubens Barrichello , Ross Brawn
Teams Ferrari