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Whitmarsh criticises Schumacher's defensive driving

The McLaren boss described Schumacher's tactics when defending against Hamilton at Monza as "pretty harsh." At one point Hamilton was forced onto the grass at Curva Grande to avoid a collision. "I think he was warned twice by the stewards during the event so they presumably saw it was a bit tough. I think the one where he had Lewis on the grass was scary as hell."

13 Sep 2011 - Source
mschumi   Michael Schumacher
I really don't see the issue here. I just saw that the grass on the inside of Curva Grande needed a bit of a trim, I was hardly going to do it myself.
hammy   Lewis Hamilton
Why the frick not? I could have had a mega crash there Michael.
mschumi   Michael Schumacher
Lawnmowing is a risky business, could easily lose a fingertip. I usually have helpers for that kind of thing, you're a good helper Hamilton.
hammy   Lewis Hamilton
This is frickin' ridiculous, since when are you into gardening anyway?
mschumi   Michael Schumacher
I had a very relaxing retirement a few years back, mellowed out a bit, started looking after the garden among other things.
hammy   Lewis Hamilton
Mellowed out? You were weaving like a frickin' lunatic dude.
mschumi   Michael Schumacher
Yeah I got into that stuff too - weaving, knitting, sewing... all sorts.
fernando   Fernando Alonso
Funny, I spotted that there was also some messy grass on the outside of that corner. Got Vettel to clean it up for me nicely though.
sbstnvtl   Sebastian Vettel
Haha, I spoke to the stewards about that one Nando, you can expect a nasty letter in the post any day now.
wibbah   Mark Webber
Fair go Seb, the bloke said sorry in the press conference didn't he?
fernando   Fernando Alonso
Oops, forgot the quotation marks there Webber. I believe what I actually said was "sorry".
rubens   Rubens Barrichello
Can't believe you did it again Michael, this is just like what you did to me in Hungary last year.
mschumi   Michael Schumacher
This again Rubens? Look, I also went through an artistic phase during my retirement. I distinctly remember watching the Hungarian GP one year and thinking the pit wall would look great in the Williams livery.
rubens   Rubens Barrichello
You could have got a bucket of paint and a brush like most old-age pensioners do when they have an artistic crisis.
mschumi   Michael Schumacher
Well I wasn't really interested in the conventional stuff, it was more cave-painting I was into. They didn't have paint back then you know, they had to use blood instead.
MycLaren   Martin Whitmarsh
The McLaren group would like to take this opportunity to again compliment Lewis on his restraint and maturity when dealing with the press on this matter.
fernando   Fernando Alonso
Wow, I think Hamilton must be the first driver whose sponsors want him to get as little press coverage as possible.
hammy   Lewis Hamilton
Shut it Nando. No problem Martin, I've realised it's mega easy to pretend I'm all calm inside and not let anything frickin' stupid slip out.
bestofbritish   Jenson Button
Oooh, don't worry Lewis, if you let anything accidentally slip out, I'm always here to grab it for you.


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