Barrichello Critical of Schumacher

Brazilian driver Rubens Barrichello was unhappy with Ferrari teammate Michael Schumacher following the Monaco Grand Prix

Barrichello Critical of Schumacher

Schumacher passed Barrichello at the chicane on the final lap, the German going on to finish in seventh place while the Brazilian had to settle for eighth.

Barrichello was unimpressed by Schumacher's move.

"A World Champion like him does not need to do things like this," Barrichello was quoted as saying by Gazzetta dello Sport. "We could have ended up out of the race. I wouldn't have done it."

Schumacher, five times a winner in Monaco, endured another terrible day.

His race was wrecked when he hit the back of David Coulthard's Red Bull in a five-car jam caused by Minardi's Christijan Albers skewing across the road at Mirabeau and blocking the track on lap 25.

Schumacher, his front wing ripped off, pitted for a replacement and rejoined a lap down with the safety car deployed.

He fought his way back into the points and looked set for eighth until he made his move on Barrichello right at the exit of the tunnel on the very last lap..

"I'm sorry for Rubens, but these things happen: I saw the opportunity, I thought I could pass and I went for it," Schumacher said.

"I understand he is not happy."

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