Schumacher reprimanded for impeding HRT drivers

12 October, 2012

Michael Schumacher (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W03. Formula One World Championship, Rd16, Korean Grand Prix, Practice, Korea International Circuit, Yeongam, South Korea, Friday 12 October 2012.Oct.12 (Reuters) Seven-time champion Michael Schumacher suffered the embarrassment of being reprimanded for impeding the two slowest cars in Formula One, in practice for the South Korean Grand Prix on Friday.

The 43-year-old Mercedes driver was summoned to the stewards after second practice for holding up the HRTs of Spaniard Pedro de la Rosa and Indian Narain Karthikeyan 48 minutes into the session.

Spanish-based HRT have not scored a point in nearly three seasons in F1 and usually start at the back of the starting grid.

Schumacher, who has announced his retirement at the end of the season, started the last race in Japan alongside Karthikeyan at the back of the grid after collecting a 10 place penalty for causing a collision at the previous race in Singapore.

De la Rosa was testing a new rear wing for HRT in the afternoon session as well as tyre options.

Schumacher has now been reprimanded twice this season, the previous one coming at the Spanish Grand Prix in May when he held up McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton – his replacement at Mercedes next year – during a practice session.

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The German lapped fifth fastest in the afternoon session in South Korea.


  • Schumacher was not holding up HRT

    Schumacher was not holding up HRT because that was the real pace of Schumacher!

    Face it No exotic Bridgestone tires and loss of traction control from his Benneton days and this is really all that Schumacher was really ever capable of.

    Take away the Benneton traction control and the Ferrari/Bridgestone exotic tires that only Schumacher was allowed to have and Schumacher is not a 7 time world champion and does not win anywhere near 91 races.

    The fraud that is Michael Schumacher has been fully exposed.

  • u are a fail troll schumacher i change the last part of my name.

    @Schumacher was not holding up the HRT.

    U are the wroste troll i’ve seen on the internet. I’m a troll myself, but u just suck u are like a broken record. U must jack off to a pic of MS everyday since u can’t get enough of him. Ur a poor sad little man who is still living in ur parents house.

  • Aileen Bodiwala

    Why do people criticize and dig old graves and speak ill of Michael Scumacher. Here’s a thing its important for a guy like Michael to keep all the old guys on F1 Paddock lively. The great secret that all old people share is that you really haven’t changed in seventy or eighty years. Your body changes, but you don’t change at all. And that, of course, causes great confusion. Keep encouraging elders . Diminishing strength and energy can drain initiative they had before, but most older adults enjoy a new activity once things get going. So what does Schumacher do at every race he keeps them active, alert, a good vision, good watchman,money’s worth the job. Instead of gossiping like women they tend to be fit as fiddle only looking for prey that is Schumacher and he does keep them busy all the time. All due credit to him for free therapy…at the most they are save and away from the home for the aged.

  • fsdsdgsdg

    The exotic tire dude goes bonkers this week :D!

  • michaelprescottmacarthur

    u are a fail troll schumacher: Holy that post was funny. True 100%, and wicked funny.

  • McLarenfan

    @ Schumacher was not holding up HRT:
    Get a life you mindless moron.

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