'Worst Grand Prix ever' - Brundle on Schumacher
15 June 2010 – Former driver and BBC television pundit Martin Brundle has criticised ex team-mate Michael Schumacher's on-track conduct in Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix, describing the Mercedes driver's race as his 'worst ever' since entering Formula 1 19 years ago.
"It was a shocking performance from Michael Schumacher today," Brundle commented on the BBC's post-race F1 Forum. "He lacked judgement today and that's the worst Grand Prix I've ever seen him drive in his career, absolutely.
"Frankly, if he was a new boy, we'd have been saying, 'You know what? He's not ready for Formula 1, he's not good enough for Formula 1'…because it was really clumsy, unacceptable moves - what's the point in risking your car?"
"The guy's come up the inside of you - Kubica had the turn-in point to the corner - and Michael just won't give in," Martin explained. "The next thing is, he's damaged the underneath of his car and has to make another pit-stop immediately."
On-screen colleague and one-time team owner Eddie Jordan agreed with his associate.
"This is reminiscent to rallying, isn't it?" said the Irishman. "You're supposed to stay on the black stuff, if I recall, and he's made no effort to do so and endangered not just himself but obviously Kubica, who was trying to make a normal pass."