Schumacher refuses to share blame for the crash with the unfortunate Senna
Things haven’t been so great for Michael Schumacher recently. The German’s fate was tested once again after he was slapped with a five-grid penalty following a collision with Bruno Senna during the Spanish Grand Prix this Sunday.
The legendary Formula One driver, Michael Schumacher was driving down the straight on Lap 13 when he made an unexpected move. It was poor driving from the veteran, Michael Schumacher that saw him crash into rear of Bruno Senna’s Williams car.
The crash forced both drivers to retire from the race. Michael Schumacher has partly accepted the blame for the crash. Michael Schumacher explained that as he tried to cut Bruno Senna, the Williams driver defended his spot the very last moment. Michael Schumacher said that he was left with very little time to react for his reaction and that resulted in the crash.
“I just took a minute to watch the video and if you look at the overhead shot you can see that he moves right to defend his inside position, but in the braking phase he moves back left right in front of me,” said Michael Schumacher.
“Then I tried to avoid to the inside again, but too late. Then it’s done because that’s in the braking phase. Very frustrating. Very much annoyed about that. We’ve had already a strange manoeuvre from him in Brazil last year and a lap before he had a get together with [Romain] Grosjean, I don’t know what exactly happened there. I hope they [the stewards] understand the video pictures good enough to clarify that.”
Sadly for Michael Schumacher the stewards have a very different opinion of what happened on the circuit. The former seven times world champion Michael Schumacher, who called Bruno Senna an idiot will now prepare for the Monaco Grand Prix with the five-grid penalty. The Monaco Grand Prix is due in two weeks.
After the race Bruno Senna also commented on his crash with Michael Schumacher. According to him Michael Schumacher was to blame for the whole incident.
“Of course he’s not going to say it’s his own fault, but at the end of the day he had much newer tyres than me, I was on very old rubber by then, so I guess our braking points were uneven for Turn 1,” said Bruno Senna.
“I’d already seen Grosjean braking very late and hitting me into Turn 1, and I didn’t want Michael to do the same.
“When I went to brake, he probably just tried to cross and he hit me, so what can you do?”
Bruno Senna might have angered Lady Luck because after the race a fire broke out in the Williams garage. The Williams team had gathered to celebrate victory of Bruno Senna’s teammate Pastor Maldonado.
This smoke and fire covered different parts of the garage. Other teams rushed in to help Williams put out the fire but there was a lot of damage done. And oh yeah… Bruno Senna’s car was also damaged in the fire.