Yes, Schumacher scored 44 points in 10 races, Irvine 74 in 16. Following the British GP, the last race for both drivers, Irvine and Schumacher were level on points. In the final two races, Schumacher scored 12, Irvine 14. So technically Irvine beat Schumacher in the races they were together.
The position is complicated by team orders, which worked both ways - they cost Irvine at France, Schumacher at Malaysia.
So there you have it, BrabhamBT50, not only Piquet beat Schumacher on points in a season in 1991, but also Eddie Irvine beat Schumacher on points in 1999, counting the races in which they both raced.
I remember a rather competitive season from Irvine in 1999 with the Ferrari crew doing everything they could to make him lose the title (remember the pitstop when they had only three tyres for Irvine!!!). Because the travesty was not supposed to happen, that Eddie Irvine should become the first Ferrari-WDC, and not Schumacher....
And yes, Nico Rosberg will become the third driver to beat Schumacher on points in a season.
Edited by aditya-now, 04 January 2010 - 09:57.