‘I introduced him to people who thought he was despicable, horrible… but he’s a lovely human’: Ex-Ferrari chief Ross Brawn opens up on the secret side of ‘intimidating’ Michael Schumacher in new Sky documentary

Former Ferrari chief Ross Brawn has opened up on Michael Schumacher’s bullish character that saw him dominate Formula One – claiming the intimidating German was often ‘misunderstood’. Schumacher was known for his intensity and ruthless approach on the track, which saw him create a dislikeable persona among his peers during his heyday in F1. Ross Brawn (right) has opened up on Michael Schumacher’s (L) character away from the track. Schumacher often divided opinion among racing fans during stages of his career when he was accused of driving dangerously to win world championships, leaving many to question his character. ‘He was a pretty misunderstood character,’ Brawn said in Sky’s new docuseries Race to Perfection. ‘I don’t know if in his own mind he quite enjoyed the sort of impression he created because he was quite an intimidating character in many ways. Brawn was talking about Schumacher on Sky’s new original series Race to Perfection.

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