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Last Updated: Friday, 27 May, 2005, 11:50 GMT 12:50 UK
Barrichello tired of support role
Rubens Barrichello
Barrichello has had to play second string to Schumacher
Ferrari's Rubens Barrichello has warned team-mate Michael Schumacher not to expect any favours in Sunday's European Grand Prix at the Nurburgring.

The Brazilian was angry after being overtaken by the world champion on the last lap in Monaco, a move he feared would knock both cars out of the race.

"I'm no longer in the situation of 2002 when I had to give him the win in Austria," said Barrichello.

"I'm racing in Germany with a clear objective: to win the Grand Prix."

In future I will consider him not as a team-mate but a driver like any other
Rubens Barrichello

Schumacher's controversial last-lap overtaking manoeuvre in Monaco also drew fierce criticism from his brother, Ralf.

But it is Barrichello's reaction which is the most significant.

The Brazilian has played second fiddle to Schumacher for several years and famously slowed down during the Austrian GP in 2002 to allow the German to pass and win.

"Michael and I have had two, three or four situations of this kind," said Barrichello.

"I have always had to think in two ways: to think of what I should do for him and what I should do for the team.

"In future I will consider him not as a team-mate but a driver like any other."


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