Michael Schumacher Tried To Kill Me, Says Rubens Barrichello

Daniel GoochAnalyst IAugust 2, 2010

Williams driver Rubens Barrichello has accused Michael Schumacher of nearly killing him and "sending him to heaven" in a 200 mph horror move during the Hungarian Grand Prix.

The Brazilian said, "I am lucky to be alive. It was a go-kart manoeuvre.

"If he wants to go to heaven, in the event he is going to heaven, I don't want to go before him.

"Thank God, I was lucky the wall finished where it did because I was millimetres from it."

The crazy manoeuvre happened five laps from the end of the race, after Barrichello overtook Schmacher into 10th place.

But in the push for a point, he almost ended up as part of the pit wall.

As they got side by side, the former Ferrari teammates almost became one.

In order to keep his position, Schumacher tried to squeeze out Rubens. In his attempt, the German almost made Barrichello collide with the concrete barrier.

It was an obvious and deadly move, which the officials clamped down on. Stewards have hit the Mercedes man with a 10-place grid penalty at the Belgium GP.

Barrichello did not enjoy the experience. "It was the most dangerous move against me that I've ever been through. It was horrible.

"What we want from racing is to have battles, but to be fair.

"I said to the stewards we are two of the most experienced guys out there, and if Michael does that, it means kids can do that too.

"I am just very glad and very lucky we're here to talk."

The two drivers don't have the best friendship on the grid. "I won't speak to him because it won't resolve things. You know Michael. He will always feel that he is right," Barrichello said.

"But I'm a just guy and justice was done in a way because he has been away for three years and he hasn't changed a thing. He is still the same guy. What has been done to me is literally over the top."

However, Schumacher believes he didn't do anything wrong, saying, "There's not much to say. I had a line of about five centimetres and I was making it obvious to him to go on the other side.

"But he chose not to. Certain drivers have certain views, then there's Rubens.

"He had fresher tires, my job was to get the last corner spot-on.

"It was a hard fight and this is what we are here for, but I accept that the FIA stewards saw it as too hard."

He seems to be the only person who thinks his block was fair.

Many people in F1 have classed it as lethal, dangerous, crazy, and horrendous. Not the same as what Schumacher thought. 

In the rest of the race, Hamilton was forced to retire, Button finished well down the field, and Webber finished first. This means Webber leads Hamilton by four points in the drivers' standings.