Michael Schumacher has responded to reports that Rubens Barrichello plans to one day publish a book of revealing memoirs about his time at Ferrari.

Michael Schumacher has responded to reports that Rubens Barrichello plans to one day publish a book of revealing memoirs about his time at Ferrari.

Barrichello, 36, spent six years as Schumacher's teammate at the Italian team, during which time the German secured five of his seven drivers' titles.

In the same period, Barrichello won just nine races, but Schumacher has rejected claims the Brazilian was not given a fair chance to succeed.

"Nobody can make you slower because of a contract," he told the Cologne newspaper Express.

"If you are fast, you are fast, and then you are the number one."

 

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