(Motorsport-Whole.com) – Has Michael Schumacher been the “insidious German” in Formula 1, who was spoken of especially in Great Britain? Through numerous actions such as Jerez's ram against Jacques Villeneuve or Rascasse-Gate in Monaco, “Schumi” had developed a dubious reputation that should also have shown itself in dealing with teammates.

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Nico Rosberg once revealed that Schumacher should have barricaded himself in the loo when he had an important qualifying session Session urgently needed to go to the bathroom again. “I should go to qualifying with a full bladder,” recalled the German, who quickly used a bucket next to the toilet to relieve him. Just one of the many Schumacher rumored psycho games.

But the former Mercedes managing director Gash Fry has his doubts about the story: “I don't know if that's true, but I would be surprised if it were so “, he says in the podcast 'Flat Chat' . “I don't see any psycho-games between the two drivers. It was even the opposite: It was a fatherly approach by Michael.”

He had never seen an insidious side at Schumacher. “He's a great team player,” emphasizes the Briton.

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He had seen how it was done differently when he first entered the premier class at BAR: “My introduction to the Formula 1 battle was to work with Jacques Villeneuve, who at the time seemed to be having a lot of fun with Running the helmet to the car so he doesn't have to talk to anyone, “recalls Fry. “He didn't seem to have much of a relationship with many mechanics.”

Anders Schumacher: “He realized that he can only do his best if he gets everyone else to do their best That’s why he’s been so successful for so long. “

Ross Brawn und Nick Fry

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The same also applies to Lewis Hamilton , Fry is convinced that the Briton does not act for PR tactical reasons when he thanks his guys on the radio after a win. “He knows he won't win unless everyone in Brackley does a perfect job,” he says. “Michael understood that too.”

His conclusion: “Michael battle a Formula 1 champion.”

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