Schumacher criticised for Monaco moves

Schumacher criticised for Monaco moves

Michael Schumacher came under criticism from his brother Ralf and from Ferrari teammate Rubens Barrichello after Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix. In the final laps Michael overtook Barrichello for seventh place and came close to hitting Ralf's Toyota...

Michael Schumacher came under criticism from his brother Ralf and from Ferrari teammate Rubens Barrichello after Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix. In the final laps Michael overtook Barrichello for seventh place and came close to hitting Ralf's Toyota as they dashed for the finish line. The other two drivers were not impressed with Michael's driving.

Ralf Schumacher and Michael Schumacher.
Photo by xpb.cc.

"He (Michael) should have switched on his brain before trying that move," Ralf told German television in regard to his brother's actions as they headed for the line. "One millimetre more and one of us could be dead. Sometimes he's just not right in the head."

It's not unknown for Ralf to speak out against Michael but it's not often Barrichello has anything detrimental to say about his teammate. However, the Brazilian said he had words with Michael and Ferrari team principal Jean Todt.

"I had to move out of the way because if I hadn't we would have crashed and lost the three points we won," Barrichello remarked. "I don't want to destabilize the team but I have spoken to Michael and Jean Todt. A few years ago I wouldn't have said anything and I don't suppose this will change anything."

Michael was unrepentant and said he didn't think he had been particularly dangerous in his actions. "We are all here to race," he said. "I did not think there was much risk involved in the move."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Ralf Schumacher , Michael Schumacher , Rubens Barrichello , Jean Todt
Teams Ferrari