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Schumacher blasts Senna

Mercedes driver brands Brazilian an idiot

By William Esler.   Last Updated: 13/05/12 5:53pm

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Michael Schumacher has launched a scathing attack on Bruno Senna after an accident put both drivers out of the Spanish Grand Prix.

Senna was struggling for pace on worn tyres, when the Mercedes driver ran into the back of the Williams in the braking zone of Turn One.

The incident put the German out instantly, whilst the Brazilian retired further around the lap, having been unable to nurse the damaged car back to the pits.

Schumacher was heard shouting "idiot" on the team radio and confirmed to Sky Sports F1 HD that the comment was aimed at Senna.

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"Yes, you guess right," he said.

"I want the stewards to clarify what happened. He moved to the right, but he shouldn't move back in the braking phase to the left that sharply. I'm just behind him and I don't know how sharply he is going to move. So it was all very dangerous."

Bruno and Schumacher have 'history', as they say, after colliding in Brazil last season the German is clearly no fan of the Williams driver.

"We had a chance of good points today so it is doubly frustrating. I have to say I don't know what he was trying to prove but in Brazil last year he was driving into my car and today he was doing funny things.

"A lap before he had an accident together with Grosjean so I don't know what he was going through his mind."

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