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Old 8th March 2005, 01:21   #1
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Germany's seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher is usually the darling of the domestic media but he was in the firing line after clashing with compatriot and BMW Williams driver Nick Heidfeld in the Melbourne Grand Prix on Sunday.

With 15 laps until the chequered flag Ferrari ace Schumacher, 36, refused to allow countryman Heidfeld to pass and the pair collided before spinning off onto the grass.

"Rambo Schumi," headlined Bild daily. "Heidfeld was quicker but Schumi just edged him onto the grass. Then he offered no apology."

Schumacher insisted neither driver was to blame claiming it was just part and parcel of motor racing.

"I saw him behind me just as I came out the pits and made it clear I was going to defend my position," said Schumacher. "It is optimistic of Nick to think I am going to just let him pass inside me."

But the win-at-all-costs attitude of the Ferrari driver prompted Bild to ask: "Is Schumacher really that bad of a loser?"

Bild, Germany's most popular tabloid, was not alone in asking questions about the behaviour of the former Benetton driver.

"Schumacher on the stocks," read Sport 1. "His actions crown a miserable weekend."

"Relaxed Schumi has no conscience," added the Frankfurter Allgemeine.

Formula One chiefs have confirmed that no action will be taken against Schumacher or Heidfeld after watching television replays of the incident.

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my thoughts exactly..
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"Is Schumacher really that bad of a loser?" I love this one. The whole ferrari camp criticises Montoya for bad driving and 'lack of class'. But everyone is tightlipped on this issue. Anyway, i haven't read any such reaction from the international media.
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Even though I am a Schumy fan - admittedly it was his error. He clearly squeezed heidfeld too late, too harsh and too deliberate.

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Yea I agree
It was Schumis mistake
Having said that I would also like to add that Heidfeld could have avoided the accident
I feel Schumi and Heidfeld are both responsible for the accident
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Even though I am a Schumy fan - admittedly it was his error. He clearly squeezed heidfeld too late, too harsh and too deliberate.

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or you could also say that NH got overconfident.if he was really faster maybe he could have waited for another oppourtunity .you just cannot blame anyone for defending his position.any other driver would have done the same think.
all i can say is that this is another of those racing accidents.i dont think there would have been so much hype if some other lesser famous driver had been involved.
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