Weber: “The fact is that Villeneuve actually invited Michael to drive into him.
Willi Weber, Michael Schumacher’s former long-time manager has slammed Bernie Ecclestone for comments about the legendary German driver.
In an interview with Sport Bild, former F1 supremo Ecclestone said of Schumacher: “His problem was that he had no limits”, referring to the incident with Jacques Villeneuve in Jerez 1997.
The German went into the final race with a one-point lead. On lap 46, Villeneuve was flying and attempted to pass Schumacher on the inside when the German turned into him. However, it was the Ferrari that came off worse.
Weber called Ecclestone’s comments “stupid”.
“The fact is that Villeneuve actually invited him to drive into him. I told Michael ‘If you do it, do it right, just as Prost and Senna did a dozen times’.
“But he did it half-heartedly, because as a German he knew it was sh*t”.
“And yet now he talks like that about Schumi who cannot speak for himself,” Weber said.
Willi Weber: I told Michael ‘If you do it, do it right, just as Prost and Senna did a dozen times’.