Schumi says sorry for pit wall clash

Having had the chance to look at his move on Rubens Barrichello once again in the cold light of day, Michael Schumacher has admitted that Hungarian GP stewards were right to penalise him over his driving.

Schumacher issued a statement on his official website on Monday afternoon in which he reflects further on the incident and insists he was sorry if Barrichello felt he had been endangered by the move in the closing stages of the Hungaroring race.

The pair were fighting for tenth place when Barrichello got alongside on the start finish straight, only for Schumacher to force him towards the pit wall.

Although the German denied doing anything wrong, stewards thought otherwise and handed out a ten place grid penalty to be taken after the summer break at Spa.

Having had chance to look at footage again himself, Schumi admits the stewards had got it right and that his move to defend position had been too hard.

“Immediately after the race yesterday I was still in the heat of it all, but after I looked again at the situation with Rubens I have to say that the stewards were correct with their judgement,” he writes. “The move I made against him was too hard.

“I didn’t want to endanger him with my manoeuvre. If he was left with this feeling then I am sorry as this was not my intention.”

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Schumi deserves to be excluded from the next race for such a move and should receive driver training at a licensing centre.

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Please people, do not waste more time defending schumacher the “Loser”.

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come on …. you can’t even parellelpark your smart and you’re saying that schumacher needs driving lessons???

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I thought that what he did was dangerous, but that’s what racing is all about! They go racing knowing the risks that are in the way (getting hurt on an accident, or even dieing). I don’t know why Rubens tried to go that long, when Scumacher defenitly pushed him in the wall before he was side by side with him… And for me that move was not that illegal. In the footage you can see that Schumacher pulled right along the straight, and that’s a legal manoeuvre. The rules say you can only pull to one side to defend, and that’s exactly what he did! And the punish given to him was really fair, because this way he can’t protest the decision as he could if he was given a race suspension. And he really could…
And worst than all that is the reactions that Rubens, a driver that I truelly respect, is having! Schumacher said that he is terribly sorry for what he did and doesn’t want Rubens to think he did it to hurt him. On the other side, Rubens is being to childish to be honest… He said that he only got throght because it was Shumi, and now he is telling that Scumacher didn’t call him for an apology. It’s normal… They are rivals… They are going to say that they’re sorry, but they are never sorry!
So with this said, this should all be forgot for us to move to the next Grand Prix, the amasing Grand Prix of Belgium at Spa-Francochamps, that marks the 300th Grand Prix for Rubens Barrichello!!

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Come on, pushing someone in the wall who is clearly much faster is an act of frustration and has nothing to do with racing. Never seen something like this before.

During this season I thought the FIA is doing a proper act but after the lousy Ferrari fine (way to low) and the Schumi grid penalty (unbelievable) I start to think that making a former Ferrari boss head of the FIA was not a good plan.

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schumacher as pulled stunts like this all throughout is career,he as needed putting in his place for some years instead of thinking he his bigger than the sport,stunts like these are dangerous&uncalled for,tainting what otherwise was one tremendous career,there is a difference between being a hard but fair driver that doesnt like to lose&someone who throws their teddy bear out of the cot,grow up schumi&take it like a man!!!!

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I agree “take it like a man”

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What was he thinking making a stupid move like that. I think he should of had a race ban.

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foolish move on shumi’s part, but barincello cried a wee bit too hard after the race. guy needs to check his tude at the starting grid…

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The head lines should have been: “Stig tries to kill Barrichello.”

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Racing incident, this sport is getting too bogged down with rules and manners. paid millions to around safely?
Start racing maybe take a leaf out of the touring car drivers book! Poofs!

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OMG how is this guy still in the sport, its not right that he could endanger reubens life so recklessly and then act like it was any other ovetake, when reubens was clearly way faster. Its scandalous that schumacher or alonso or any driver that chooses to cheat for themselves or the team is still in F1. In athletics cheaters are disgraced for at least many years. They might be the best at what they do but thats no excuse.

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Shumi is a fink

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Has anyone seen a F1 race? Senna took out a rival to win a Title, Shumi has parked it in the middle of track, How easy is it to get past Webber? this is all part of the sport. I bet if they had fenders like NASCAR they would use them.

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YOU HAVE REALLY LOST THE PLOT THIS TIME MICHAEL ,DRIVING LIKE A CLOWN ” .

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what does mr.clarkson hav to say about this incident>>>>>>?

p.s.-personally dont think schumi was wrong…..if racing is not about living on the edge then what is??
If mr.rubens wanted to b safe he should hav become a priest.

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Racing is like war >>>>>>>>>>

Saying wat michael did is wrong is saying ————————————————- soldiers should not fire guns at the enemies because it could b DANGEROUS!!!!

shut up you LOSERS!!!!

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well, just go on youtube and search for these: 2004 France (Ferrari) ,1997 Monaco (Ferrari) ,1996 Spain (Ferrari). i do not think he needs driving lessons…and meny other people think just like me. he is one of the best drivers there is in formula1…the only problem is that he is driving jelly beans coloured in grey. just imagine him instead of vettel in red bull or in ferrari…great car, great driver, even greater season.

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PZ you goose! “Racing is like war”… go tell that to the thousands who have given or risked their life so you can sleep safely at night!

Motor racing is a sport and as such no one expects to die, of course some have and more will but to ridicule someone for not wanting to die due of a reckless maneuver from another driver; shows just how much of a blood thirsty moron one is and that person has no appreciation of what motor racing is about.

No doubt MSC is one of the all time great drivers, which makes the maneuver in question even more unforgiving, with his experience he would have known how close the wall was and that Reubens could not move over any more, what he did not realise was that if Reubens had lifted of the throttle they would have collided because their wheels were interlocked. MSC’s rear wheel would have climbed over Reubens front wheel with disastrous consequences.
Only one person avoided a potentially deadly situation here, that was the guy who decided to end the pit wall where it does and not a few meters further on!

Anyway that is only my opinion…..but…. MSC was found to be at fault by the stewards and was penalised, He himself has admitted he was wrong and has appologised!…so will you people stop defending him saying that he did nothing wrong…..

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F1 has become crap. The drivers aren’t sportsmen, they’re little babies who whine when they don’t get their way (Hamilton excepted). Bring back the days of Senna, Mansell, and Prost!!!

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Only because he isn’t in the top that doesen’t meen that he is a loser.He won 7 World Championships that is not something to forget.He is not at Ferrari any more, so what, that doesen’t that he is not as good as he was before.He was one of the best and he still is.Schumi is one of the best drivers in the world and nobody can deny that.I love him.

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stop moaning… it’s all anyone ever does, go back far enough in f1 history an you will see racing like this all the time.
Fair do’s to schu for being a sport an saying sorry.
Also dont forget most f1 drivers now are to scared fight for they’re positions.
“if you no longer go for a gap then you are no longer a racing driver” Senna!

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