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Barrichello: I don’t want to go to heaven yet

Rubens Barrichello hits out at Michael Schumacher over Hungarian GP move
Rubens Barrichello has hit out at former team-mate Michael Schumacher over the incident between the pair in Hungary, insisting that he 'doesn't want to go to heaven' before the German.

The pair were fighting for the final point in the Hungarian Grand Prix when Schumacher pushed Barrichello towards the pit wall in the closing stages of the race, with Barrichello lucky to avoid contact with the wall as he squeezed through to take the position.

The Brazilian was clearly riled by the incident on the team radio straightaway, while stewards elected to hand Schumacher a ten place grid penalty for the manner in which he had tried to defend his position.

Barrichello insisted that Schumacher's move was the most dangerous he had seen during the career and insisted it had been far from fair on track.

"I like a fair fight,” he told German TV straight after the race, “but that wasn't fair here.

"If Michael wants to go to heaven - in the event that he is going to heaven - then I don't really care. But I don't want to go before him."

Barrichello then added to reporters that he had no intention of speaking to Schumacher about the incident and was just lucky the pit wall ended where it did.

“No, I don't want to, because it won't resolve [anything],” he said. “You know Michael; you talk to him and he always thinks he's right. I just think I'm a fair guy and justice was done today in a way. He's been out of F1 for three years and we can see he hasn't changed; he's still the same guy.

“I was lucky that the wall finished at that point, because I was millimetres from the wall. You wouldn't expect someone with so much experience to do that; you would expect someone with ten races to do that kind of thing.

“But for him, who has been through so many things… He's carrying something from the past that was not necessary today.”

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August 02, 2010 11:10 AM
Last Edited 2549 days ago

Well said Rubens! :D On his return, Schumacher has done nothing to change many people's view of him being a cheat and dirty racer. Schumacher knew perfectly well while drifting Rubens into a concrete wall that there was a good chance of serious injury but did it anyway (evidence of this in that he was checking his mirrors for Rubens) - just proves what most already know. Why does he have SO much against Rubens? Was it not Rubens who won Schumacher several WDCs? Heidfeld for Schumacher's seat :p

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August 02, 2010 11:36 AM

@ clinker and ice pick, get real guys, this is racing, what Schumacher did was exceptionally dangerous, he overstepped the mark. There are armco barriers and walls all of the way around racetracks, are you honestly trying to say nobody should overtake Schumacher??? Or are you saying you should only try where there is plenty of run off?? so he can force you onto the grass where it might be a bit less messy when you go out of control and crash. Can you imagine the carnage if someone had been exiting the pits. A very lenient penalty for Schumacher I think.

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