Penalty leaves Schumacher 21st

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Michael Schumacher will start the Belgian Grand Prix from 21st place, after his ten-place grid penalty is applied.

It’s Schumacher’s second-worst starting position in Formula 1. He started 22nd in Monaco in 2006 after being sent to the back of the grid for trying to impede drivers in qualifying.

But as he pointed out on Thursday, he won the Belgian Grand Prix from 16th place in 1995.

Schumacher was handed the penalty for “illegitimately impeding” Rubens Barrichello’s attempt to overtake him during the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Both Mercedes drivers have grid penalties. Nico Rosberg lost five places due to a gearbox change and will start 15th.

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