If legitimate denotes legal (manouver), than my answer is yes, it was.
After thinking about it, I have to agree.
Schumacher came out of the last turn knowing Rubens would want to have to go up the inside to have a shot. Rubens knew this as well.
They both also knew Schumacher was NOT going to leave the inside open.
Schumacher started closing the inside line before Rubens decided to pass.
*Rubens took advantage of the way the track is built: the pit wall moves away from the track at the point where he tried to pass.*
My point about the white line being, if it weren't for the fact that the pit wall construction moves away from the track at that point, Rubens wouldn't have had the room to attempt the pass in the first place. He effectively drove off the track, Schumacher didn't move over on him - Schumacher was already moving over. If you watch the replay, Schumacher was already closing the door before Rubens pulled out from behind Schumacher. At that point there absolutely wasn't room to pass
. Rubens knew the pit wall moved out, and was aiming to take advantage of that.
If Schumacher had waited until Rubens was alongside, that would be different. Otherwise, it's sort of disingenuous I think of Rubens to act "surprised" that Michael closed the door on the inside line. Had the it been 10 meters earlier, the pit wall would be where the white line is - and Rubens wouldn't have had room to begin to make the pass in the first place. IMO effectively Rubens drove off the track to pass Schumacher. Rubens was bullying his way through, it was his decision to try that.
/ dons fire suit