Abu Dhabi

Last Race: 23rd Nov Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Felipe Massa
3 Valtteri Bottas

Schumi fined; Lewis and co cleared

Friday 7th October 2011

Share:

Schumi fined; Lewis and co cleared

Schumi fined; Lewis and co cleared

Michael Schumacher has been slapped with a €5 000 fine for a late entry into the pits in Japan while Lewis Hamilton and three other drivers were cleared of ignoring yellow flags.

Seven-time World Champion Schumacher was summoned to appear before the Suzuka stewards at the conclusion of second practice after going on the wrong side of a bollard when he made a late pit entry.

Although it is in breach of the sporting regulations, the stewards decided to hit him with a monetary penalty as the incident took place during practice.

Hamilton, Sebastian Buemi, Heikki Kovalainen and Bruno Senna also appeared before the stewards post-FP2 for yellow flag infringements during second practice.

HRT driver Tonio Liuzzi lost his way at the Spoon Curve and his car came to halt close not long after, forcing marshals to bring out the yellow flags. The quartet though still managed to set their best sector times.

However, the stewards took no further action after data showed that all four drivers had slowed down for the incident.

"After P2, the stewards were looking at my data after Liuzzi parked his car at the exit of Turn 14 - but I did a slower sector time and didn't use DRS or KERS, so it should be okay," Hamilton said before the hearing.

Related Links
Prac Two: Button edges Alonso
Friday's pictures from Suzuka

The Season Finale In Pictures

Editor's Picks

NTF1News: Disney Movie

NTF1News: Disney Movie

Among news items this week, tales of the Honey Badger, plus Disney's new movie about the engine row - Un-Frozen...

Winners & Losers: Brazilian GP

Winners & Losers: Brazilian GP

Nico Rosberg kept his lock-ups to a minimum as Turn 4 came back to haunt Lewis Hamilton at Interlagos...

Winners And Losers: US GP

Winners And Losers: US GP

It was a gripping race in the Lone Star state with a clinical victory for Lewis Hamilton to make it five wins in a row...

Button 'Not Fearful' Of Alonso

Button 'Not Fearful' Of Alonso

Jenson Button says he would have no problem partnering Fernando Alonso at McLaren as "nothing scares" him...

Alonso's Ferrari Highs & Lows

Alonso's Ferrari Highs & Lows

Fernando Alonso is on his way out at Ferrari, but there have been plenty of highlights and low points...