Schumcher strikes back
By Tarryn Le Chat
14 September 2006
After a personal attack by Formula One driver Fernando Alonso on Michael Schumacher, Schumie is set to respond on track to the ‘below-the belt’ remarks.
Bild newspaper yesterday quoted Willi Weber as saying that Alonso’s comments to Spains Radio Marca was an ‘unbelievable insult.’
Weber who has represented the seven-time world champion since 1988, demanded an apology from Alonso for what he described as ‘unfair and cheap’ remarks.
Alonso was incensed that he had been demoted five places to 10th on Sunday’s starting grid at the Italian grand prix for impeding the qualifying lap of Felipe Massa, the German’s Ferrari team mate.
Meanwhile Formula One supreme Bernie Ecclestone has come out in support of Alonso and Renault team boss Flavio Briatore over the controversial five-place penalty.