Michael Schumacher has responded angrily to Fernando Alonso’s suggestion that Ferrari and its drivers were to blame for the Indianapolis scandal of 2005.
Although Renault’s Spaniard was one of the fourteen racers sidelined by Michelin at the event a year ago, 24-year-old Alonso insisted on Thursday that the real finger of blame should have been pointed at Schumacher and Ferrari.
”They wanted to race alone,” Alonso said, ”and they did it.”
37-year-old Schumacher, however – the embarrassed winner of the 2005 US Grand Prix – irritably replied that Alonso should not try to pass off the blame.
The German said on Friday: ”In life, if something goes wrong, it’s sometimes hard to think it’s your own fault.
”You’d rather pin it on somebody else because that is the easier option.”