Villeneuve: Schumacher Cracks Under Pressure

World Champion Michael Schumacher makes too many errors under pressure and cannot be compared with Formula One legends Alain Prost or Ayrton Senna, according to Canadian Jacques Villeneuve.

Villeneuve: Schumacher Cracks Under Pressure

World Champion Michael Schumacher makes too many errors under pressure and cannot be compared with Formula One legends Alain Prost or Ayrton Senna, according to Canadian Jacques Villeneuve.

Ferrari driver Schumacher has dominated the season, taking his record-equalling fifth world title at the French Grand Prix and following up his victory at Magny-Cours with another at Hockenheim last weekend.

British American Racing driver Villeneuve criticised the German for flaunting his achievements after clinching yet another title.

"Anyone who does not know yet that Michael Schumacher is a five-time World Champion only needs to look on his cap," the Canadian said in an interview with Die Welt newspaper, refering to Schumacher's new cap, which displayed five stars.

"Why did I never see Fangio with such a cap? You cannot compare him with a Prost or a Senna. But I'm not jealous.

"I still think he makes many errors under pressure. Look at the times he won the title: In 1994 he crashed into the wall and then into Damon Hill. I stood in his way in 1997 and he paid an unusual high price for his mistake."

Canadian Villeneuve, now struggling with BAR, won the world title with Williams-Renault in 1997 after Schumacher deliberately tried to take him off the track at the European Grand Prix, the final round of the Championship. As a consequence of the incident, Schumacher lost his second position in the standings.

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