Michael Schumacher, Mercedes, Singapore, 2011

Schumacher reprimanded, Lotus and Renault fined

2011 Singapore Grand PrixPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Michael Schumacher, Mercedes, Singapore, 2011
Michael Schumacher, Mercedes, Singapore, 2011

Michael Schumacher was given a reprimand for his collision with Sergio Perez during the Singapore Grand Prix.

The stewards deemed he was “involved in an incident as defined by Article 16.1 of the 2011 FIA Formula One Sporting Regulations.”

The stewards also handed down fines to two teams for infringements during the race.

Lotus received an ??10,000 (??8,760) fine for unsafely releasing Heikki Kovalainen into the path of Sebastian Vettel when Kovalainen pitted on lap 47.

And Renault were fined following a mix-up on the radio with Bruno Senna.

During the safety car period the team incorrectly informed Senna he was racing Sergio Perez for position. The Sauber driver was in fact a lap ahead.

The pair later made contact as Senna attempted to overtake Perez, thinking they were on the same lap.

Renault were fined ??7,500 (??6,570) for failing “to inform the driver of his correct race position which lead to an avoidable collision with… Sergio Perez.”

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