Michael Schumacher will forever be remembered as one of the world's best racers in Formula 1's history.
on the other hand, the German is certainly not a very good teammate. It reveals the brazilian former racing driver Rubens Barrichello
In the six years he raced side-by-side with Michael Schumacher, who today, has not been seen in public since he in december 2013 came out of a serious american singer, actor.
"I have always been friends and have had a good relationship with my teamkammerater. Here I include Michael (Schumacher, ed.), but he was never supportive....It is not the right word. He would never be there and offer his help, so I would never ask," says Barrichello in the podcast 'Beyond the Grid' according to the Daily Mirror.
"Eddie Irvine for example. You could ask him, and then he said: 'I don't know which gear I took the corner in.' One day, I was furious, because I could not understand how the hell he could not know which gear he took, but he knew it really didn't. He did not think about it. By Michael did you have to teach people that he was different. He was a little naive in the way he worked."
The two drivers drove together for Ferrari from 2000 to 2005, before Barrichello moved to Honda. During the entire period he was never in any doubt about the hierarchy, which was extremely obvious, he says.
"eventually, I felt that it was his team. But I let me never turn out, because I had to overcome my emotions in order to become better and to fight against the best. And it was not such that one motor was for Michael and a second engine was to Ruben,'" explains Barrichello.
He stresses, however, that in spite of the hierarchy, there never was an actual problem to have Schumacher as a teammate.
Yet he thinks, however, that he had won at least one race of the championship, if Ferrari had made things more equal between the two.
Since Michael Schumacher's tragic american singer, actor, between christmas and new year in 2013, he appeared in public, nor are reports about his condition.
You only know that they will get treatment in the family estate in Switzerland, where only few are allowed to come within the doors of his wife Corinna Schumacher.
It has among other things been Michael Schumacher's friend and former longtime manager, Willi Weber to criticize the legend's wife in sharp turns.
"I would like to know how he is, give him the hand or to pet him on the cheek. But unfortunately it has been rejected by Corinna," he among other things stated.
It was most surprising the wife to break the silence.
"He is in the best hands right now, and we are doing everything we possibly can to help him," says Corinna Schumacher in the interview with Mercedes' magazine. You need to understand that we follow Michaels wishes to keep something as sensitive as his state of health secret - as we always have done."
Michael Schumacher managed to win the Formula 1 world championship seven times.
Updated Date: 05 December 2019, 19:00