World Champion Michael Schumacher was met with heavy criticism by the drivers closest to him: his brother Ralf Schumacher, and his Ferrari teammate Rubens Barrichello
Both Toyota's Ralf Schumacher and Barrichello had little favourable words to say about the German's driving in today's Monaco Grand Prix. The reigning World Champion passed his teammate in the final lap of the race when coming out of the tunnel, and then attempted to pass his brother just as he was about to cross the finish line and take the chequered flag.
Ralf Schumacher finished the race in sixth position, just 0.046s ahead of Michael Schumacher, with Barrichello a further three tenths of a second behind, in eighth.
"Michael's crazy," a visibly angry Ralf Schumacher told reporters at the circuit. "He should have switched on his brain before he tried that move.
"One more millimetre and one of us could have been dead. Sometimes Michael is just not right in the head."
Barrichello also voiced his displeasure, telling reporters he had also taken the matter with team principal Jean Todt.
"He overtook me in a place where he shouldn't have," the Brazilian said. "He took a gamble for an extra point. But, if I hadn't moved out of the way, we would have crashed and lost the points we earned today.
"I don't want to destabilise the team, but I have spoken to Michael and Jean Todt. A few years ago I wouldn't have said anything, and I don't suppose this will now change anything."
Michael Schumacher himself said he had no regrets, and warded off the two drivers' criticism.
"I didn't think there was much risk involved in the moves," he said. "I am a full-blooded racer, that's why I'm here. Do they think I came here just for a Sunday afternoon outing?"
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