By Sam Mcevoy For Mailonline
Published: 13:31 BST, 15 September 2020 | Updated: 13:31 BST, 15 September 2020
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'.
Brawn oversaw all seven of Schumacher's championships as technical director for both Benetton and Ferrari, which saw the 51-year-old cement his legacy as the sport's greatest ever driver.
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.
While he had an air of intimidation as a result, Brawn insists the man away from the track was a lot more engaging and personal.
‘He was a pretty misunderstood character,' Brawn said in Sky's new docuseries Race to