Michael Schumacher, Mercedes, Marina Bay, 2012

Ten-place grid penalty for Schumacher at Suzuka

2012 Singapore Grand PrixPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Michael Schumacher, Mercedes, Marina Bay, 2012Michael Schumacher will be docked ten places on the grid for the Japanese Grand Prix.

The Mercedes driver was handed the penalty for his collision with Jean-Eric Vergne which took both drivers out of the Singapore Grand Prix.

Schumacher admitted the crash was his fault, according to the stewards’ report: “The driver admitted the collision was his error due to the failure to anticipate the braking performance of the car with lower tyre grip following a safety car period.

“The penalty takes into account that this is the second similar offence by the driver this season.”

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