Schumi says sorry for pit wall clash

Having had the chance to look at his move on Rubens Barrichello once again in the cold light of day, Michael Schumacher has admitted that Hungarian GP stewards were right to penalise him over his driving.

Schumacher issued a statement on his official website on Monday afternoon in which he reflects further on the incident and insists he was sorry if Barrichello felt he had been endangered by the move in the closing stages of the Hungaroring race.

The pair were fighting for tenth place when Barrichello got alongside on the start finish straight, only for Schumacher to force him towards the pit wall.

Although the German denied doing anything wrong, stewards thought otherwise and handed out a ten place grid penalty to be taken after the summer break at Spa.

Having had chance to look at footage again himself, Schumi admits the stewards had got it right and that his move to defend position had been too hard.

“Immediately after the race yesterday I was still in the heat of it all, but after I looked again at the situation with Rubens I have to say that the stewards were correct with their judgement,” he writes. “The move I made against him was too hard.

“I didn’t want to endanger him with my manoeuvre. If he was left with this feeling then I am sorry as this was not my intention.”

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