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Rubens Barrichello hits out at Michael Schumacher over Hungarian GP move

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August 02, 2010 4:12 PM

I have to disagree. Ruben's threw out the steering wheel and it ran down the track right in front of another car. The reply showed it was pure frustration. And the rule is that the driver upon leaving the car MUST attach the wheel back for the SC people to be able to handle the car properly. Even after a race is finished the driver is responsible for putting the wheel back in place. He has driven long enough to know the wheel should not fly out of the car under any circumstance. Except maybe a fire.

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August 02, 2010 4:14 PM

F1, as is most other motor racing sports, is nothing without the forced pass. All who race know that, it is an understood part of racing that the person being passed has every right to defend. This is not a ladies sport! If you don't have the testosterone to be a F1 racer, RETIRE!


August 02, 2010 4:17 PM

Reminded me of '97 European GP. Schumi dosen't defend when he knows that Rubens is on his tail but checks his mirror & waits for him to pull up alongside & then tries to put him out of commission. The same way he tried to torpedo Jacques Villeneuve in '97 by waiting for him to come alongside & ram his car into him, the only difference this time is that he didn't actually hit Barrichello.
By the way, Schumacher's thinking is quite simple :
1. if u can't win the c'ship on ur own merit, take out ur nearest rival.
2. if u can't outpace ur rival in qualifying, stop him from setting a qualifying lap.
3. if u can't defend ur position from the guy behind, put him in the pitwall. :p


August 02, 2010 4:19 PM

I think he did it because of who it was. He has been passed 20 or 30 times this year and did nothing of this nature. Just a bit of playing around. The fun only cost 10 grid spots. No big deal for a car that is normally lapped and so far out of contention that next years car is being formed.


August 02, 2010 4:23 PM

Rob - I still do believe that Rubens was in pure shock and all he could think about was leaving the car before it was whacked into the barriers again by a car that could have been coming round the corner at any minute. It's all well and good there being a rule but in the circumstance that would certainly be the last thing on my mind...


August 02, 2010 4:28 PM

The FIA imposed a 10 grid penalty. It was done for a reason. It is as simple as that. They did not do it to get back at Shumi for whatever reason they did it because they felt that Mike made a boo boo. Not Rubens! Period! :)

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