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Mercedes had argued that the safety car had been withdrawn and that Schumacher was right to make a move for position as a result.

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This is stupid! I’m not liking the way things are becoming so over the top. I’ve been a fan of F1 ever since I can remember and things are getting worse. Let racing be racing! All these rules and regulations are stopping racing entertaining.
I think michael is an awesome driver, but I don’t think he should have come back. It has put a shadow on his amazing achievements. But the question is: is he not as good as he used to be? have racing drivers become more talented? or as schumi says: ‘the cars are easier to drive to the limit now than what they were’.

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meh I’m happy he got penalised. no offence. Nando got 2 more points.

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Guys Its A 2010 Rule now that you dont have to cross the start/finsih line to begin overtaking after the saftey car has come in

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Of course he should not have been penilised. Legal move, get over it and move on

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schuey is back! Thank god. F1 stewards, grow up. If Alonso was asleep-thats his problem. If this had been Lewis he passed,we wouldnt be writing this blog.

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F1 is once again a joke. Political nonsense. Schumi, and to be fair the boy hamilton, trying to inject an element of racing and interest, and the authorities clamp down. To most proper motor racing enthusiasts, F1 is a joke… funny and very strange, takes itself too seriously and really isn’t up to the challenge of proper motorsport. At the end of the day, the definition of a media circus, and an affront to the true racers of yesteryear

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I Personally felt it was one of the best moves made in the race and I really expected Michael to get the pass done a lot earlier but the Mercedes fresh set of boots faded quickly. A safety car was exactly what I wanted as a viewer to keep the excitement up. And I always felt that Michael was gonna have a peak at Fernando one way or another, so the way I see it-GREAT pass Michael, (bad decision), keep a tighter line fernando (block on the last lap)

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michal did a good job and he right thing b//c the saftey car was in the pitlane and the the marshals give green signal to all the drivers.michal pass alonso after marshal shows the green flags.the fia members should wear glass during the race.go michal u did a good job.

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…and what is the name of that steward? Did I hear Damon Hill somewhere? bias, bias, bias…

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damon hills a poofta !!!!

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That is not fear it was a brilliant that overcoming.

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Schumi is a scapegoat they are victimising him for comin back. It was agood fair move almost as great as Lewis Alonso got caught napping it just not fair.

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M A Y B E but WHY 20 seconds ?????

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The rules say the SC will enter the pitlane on the last lap if the race is to end under SC. SC means yellow flags. Since the SC pitted and the flags were green the race didnt end under SC, so Schumi made a brilliant move. FIA sucks and Damon Hill… well, he never was a winner, was he?

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Clearly a legal move! Stupid stewerds! Blind as a bat they are! …

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It was nothing to do with Hamilton this time but he always manages to get dragged in

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the officials need to read rule book and watch previous races the safety car was in and it was green alonso should have blocked and he should have accelerated like the others give back the points too shummi alonso you know that you didnt get off too a great start the stewards need to pool there heads in and grow up i have watched f1 my whole life every time even if its on at 3am here in australia micheal you did the rite thing m8 dont let the stewards put you down for getting a better start

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It was obvious that Hill was going to take ANY opportunity (fair or otherwise)to screw Schuey over, even before the race started. He was joking about with the the pundits before the race even started!
Big joke?? No, not a joke, not big, not clever, F1 suffers again at the hands of petty minded, biased, and power crazed muppets – yes Hill, in this case I mean YOU!

Say whatever you like on here, Schuey was robbed, and robbed by a spoilt, whingeing, petty British ex F1 driver who’s job it was to be ‘impartial’ and ‘honest’.
Failed on both count’s there then!!
Hill is a nobhead, always was, always will be. He couldn’t beat Schuey on the track, and no doubt feels highly delighted with himself for screwing him over at Monaco.
But some news for you Hill ………… many of us out here know your a nobhead, some of us knew it years ago too! Basically Damon, you’ve never really been fit to drive on the same track as the Schumacher’s of this world. Please, just accept it, and p**s off, do the rest of us real F1 fans a favour!

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Well done numb nuts, lets penalise Schumi for overtaking after all everyone wants is overtaking.

Class act retards, class act!

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Damon,! “He came out of retirment. He is still out of your league, always was.you have turned a fine finish into a grubby result where fair play is no more. P.S. Alonso wake up you were asleep.

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schumi is a dirty racer and hes got away with enough things wrong for me to think this is karma so to be honest he should hurry up and re retire soon and let a better cleaner driver in id welcome jaques villeneuve back he was the last guy to prove michael a cheater

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If you read this years formula one rules, you could see that, what schumy did is against the rules. That´s why Alonso didn´t do anything when he was being overtaken. Read the rules first, and then start flaming.

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