Although former Formula One racer Rubens Barrichello admits that his teammate Michael Schumacher was generally a better racer, the Brazilian is convinced that he has always been faster in slow turns than the seven-time world champion.
Barrichello, who was racing for Ferrari during the period when Michael Schumacher won five consecutive World Championships with a red car, admits that no one can deny the German racing qualities.
“He was exceptional in fast cornering, where he was incredibly brave, but I took the slower turns with greater speed. I remember Ross Brawn telling him many times that he needed to get more time in the slow sections. I think we complemented each other well. Comparing myself to Michael, I think 70: 30 was in his favor. He was a more complete runner, but he also had bad days. He was vulnerable at the time, but was always supported by the team. “