Schumacher unhappy with different attitudes

Schumacher unhappy with different attitudes

Michael Schumacher believes different strategies between McLaren drivers David Coulthard and Kimi Raikkonen in the British Grand Prix saw Coulthard move over for his teammate -- a situation which Schumacher says would have caused uproar if Ferrari...

Michael Schumacher believes different strategies between McLaren drivers David Coulthard and Kimi Raikkonen in the British Grand Prix saw Coulthard move over for his teammate -- a situation which Schumacher says would have caused uproar if Ferrari had done the same.

Michael Schumacher.
Photo by Bridgestone Corporation.
The reigning champion professed he was not complaining about team orders, only that he wondered why no-one else had mentioned it and that people's attitudes were unfair.

"I am totally surprised there has been no speculation how easy Kimi was able to overtake David as the situation for me was very clear and very normal," said Schumacher.

"David was on a different strategy but he let Kimi by very easily, but then could go at the speed he was able and make things more difficult for all the other drivers than he did for Kimi."

"I am not concerned about team orders. It is totally right in this circumstance what they are doing. But what I am complaining about is this completely different attitude if we do it than if somebody else does it."

The FIA has banned team orders that affect the result of a race and McLaren claims no team orders were used at Silverstone. However, it's not out of the question for a team to ask a driver to move for his teammate should race strategies be different.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Michael Schumacher , David Coulthard , Kimi Raikkonen
Teams Ferrari , McLaren