Barrichello not happy with Irvine

Rubens Barrichello was not happy with Eddie Irvine after yesterday's San Marino Grand Prix, saying the Jaguar driver is getting old. Barrichello was behind the Williams of Ralf Schumacher when the pair came up to lap Irvine; the Irishman let ...

Rubens Barrichello was not happy with Eddie Irvine after yesterday's San Marino Grand Prix, saying the Jaguar driver is getting old. Barrichello was behind the Williams of Ralf Schumacher when the pair came up to lap Irvine; the Irishman let Schumacher past but Barrichello was held up for a short time until he managed to scrape by. Annoyed, the Brazilian employed an irritated hand gesture in Irvine's direction.

"I just made a sign that told him to go to hell!" Barrichello remarked. "Considering that he is the one that talks so much in the briefings and everything, blah, blah, blah, it's odd that he goes and holds me up for three-quarters of a lap. When he let Ralf by, in a nice way, he could have let me by at the same place but he came back in and stayed there for another five or six corners. It was just silly, that's all. But he's getting old."

Irvine, who in the past has described Barrichello as 'a moaner', was unrepentant and had a few comments of his own: "I moved aside but he (Barrichello) did not take the initiative," he said. "He should learn to count as well because it was two corners later that he went by. I may be older but I'll never be as ugly. He's being overly emotional as usual."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Eddie Irvine , Ralf Schumacher , Rubens Barrichello
Teams Williams