Schumacher did not apologise personally - Barrichello

Michael Schumacher did not apologise personally after their on-track battle in Hungary, Rubens Barrichello has revealed to the Brazilian media. After initially accusing Barrichello of carrying the baggage of their shared six years at Ferrari, ...

Michael Schumacher did not apologise personally after their on-track battle in Hungary, Rubens Barrichello has revealed to the Brazilian media.

After initially accusing Barrichello of carrying the baggage of their shared six years at Ferrari, Schumacher later apologised for pushing the Brazilian towards the pitwall at 300kph during the Williams driver's overtaking move.

But the apology - issued in German on the seven time world champion's official website - was received by Barrichello only via the press.

"I did not receive a phone call," the 39-year-old told reporters during a karting day in his native Sao Paulo, before celebrating his 300th career Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps later this month.

"I have no regrets," Barrichello continued. "Now we move on. Yes, I have my opinion, but I am quiet. Our time together (at Ferrari) can not have any hostility on the track because you can end up hurting each other."

Immediately after the incident in Hungary, Barrichello said he would not be seeking a face-to-face meeting with Schumacher because "it won't resolve things".

He has now told Agencia Estado: "I have great respect for his championships, but I have no great desire to have him as a friend.

"Life is about respect for others and forgiveness," said Barrichello, insisting he does not hold a lasting grudge.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Michael Schumacher , Rubens Barrichello
Teams Ferrari , Williams