Earlier, former F1 boss, Bernie Ecclestone issued scathing remarks towards Michael Schumacher in an interview with Sport Bild. He said, “His problem was that he had no limits.”
He continued, “The scandals brought a lot of publicity, but not the right kind. It was good for Formula 1 but not so good for him. But that’s what I meant by him not knowing the limits.”
Now, his remarks had copped a lot of criticism, particularly from Schumacher’s former manager Willi Weber. Speaking to Kolner Express, Weber described the comments against Michael Schumacher as ‘classless’.
Weber said, “That’s stupid gossip from Ecclestone. As a racing driver, you have to go to and sometimes beyond the limit.
“Nobody knew this better than Michael Schumacher, who became the most successful racing driver of all time. Bernie knows it too.
“But he did it half-heartedly, because as a German he knew it was s***.”
Weber felt that it was hypocritical of Ecclestone to criticise Michael Schumacher as he helped F1 reach new heights. This could also be the only time they ever scaled those heights.
Weber continued, “It’s a classless comment because in the years in which Michael Schumacher was in Formula 1, the sport was booming.
“And yet now he talks like that about Schumi who cannot speak for himself,”
He also made a revelation that he tried to convince Michael Schumacher not to make his comeback to Formula One. However, the 7-time World Champion did not listen to the warnings.
“I actually advised Michael that he could not win, he could only lose,” Weber concluded.
“But he was simply inspired by the idea of succeeding again with his old friend Ross Brawn. The fruits were then harvested by Lewis Hamilton and Toto Wolff.”