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Schumacher Gets 5-Place Penalty for Barcelona Crash

If you watched the 2012 Spanish Grand Prix last weekend, chances are you saw a disappointing end to Michael Schumacher’s race when his MGP W03 collided with the back of Bruno Senna’s Williams. Now, the verdict is out, and the race stewards have given Schumi the unpleasant reward of a 5-place grid penalty at the Monaco Grand Prix in two weeks. This penalty was given once the stewards reviewed the footage of the collision on lap 12 of the race and deemed it was caused by the German seven-time F1 champion for Mercedes AMG Petronas. Schumacher had claimed that it was Senna’s fault, but Senna countered and obviously the stewards… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes GP Fails to Finish in Points at Monaco

In the middle of the 2011 Monaco Grand Prix, Mercedes GP was still in the thick of things, with both Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher poised to finish in the points with a well-placed push. However, it was not meant to be. Red Bull dominated again, with Sebastian Vettel winning another race and Mark Webber finishing fourth. McLaren Mercedes’ Jenson Button had as much as 14 seconds ahead of Vettel at some point earlier in the race, but when the safety car was brought in for the first time, it allowed the rest of the contenders to get close. Teammate Lewis Hamilton managed to keep his sixth-place finish despite having… Continue Reading »

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Schumacher penalized at the Monaco Grand Prix

After the safety car came in following some mishap between Karun Chandhok and Jarno Trulli, the track was ready to pass the checkered flag under the SC. Unfortunately, the Mercedes Benz SC went in the pits a couple more meters before the finish line which gave Schumacher the chance to overtake Alonso. After the race stewards determined Michael Schumacher’s move in the last remaining meters of the race was against the rules, Fernando Alonso placed 6th place in the Monaco Grand Prix. The FIA released a statement saying that Schumacher’s overtaking tactic received a 20 second penalty. Based on the rule 40.13 of the F1 regulation declares that “if the… Continue Reading »

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