Schumi penalised

Michael Schumacher has been hit with a 20-second penalty for his late move on Fernando Alonso in the Monaco Grand Prix.

The Mercedes driver had finished in sixth place after overtaking Alonso following the final safety car period of the race – when the safety car peeled into the pits on the final lap.

Stewards examined the incident following the race and deemed that Schumacher had broken regulations stating that drivers can’t overtake if the race ends when the safety car has been deployed – with the safety car returning to the pits and the drivers then taking the chequered flag in the order they were running.

The penalty drops Schumacher to twelfth place in the race and hands the final point to Sebastien Buemi.

Mercedes had argued that the safety car had been withdrawn and that Schumacher was right to make a move for position as a result.

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