Schumi ‘okay’ after violent shunt

Date published: September 25 2011

Michael Schumacher emerged unscathed from his Singapore GP shunt, which saw the German launched into the air and nose first in the barriers…

Michael Schumacher emerged unscathed from his Singapore GP shunt, which saw the German launched into the air and nose first in the barriers.

Battling with his team-mate Nico Rosberg and Sergio Perez for position as he came back the field after a pit stop, Rosberg overtook the Sauber driver leaving Schumacher to do the same.

However, the German got it very wrong.

Taking too much while at the same time Perez braked for the corner, Schumacher clipped the right rear of the Mexican’s car.

The impact sent Schumacher’s Merc W02 flying and he landed heavily before metres later spearing into the barriers nose first.

He was unhurt in the accident.

“I’m okay,” Schumacher told the BBC.

“Basically he just lifted off too early and I couldn’t anticipate it. I was about to try and go on the inside as he was a lot slower than myself.

“Unfortunately, we had a misunderstanding. It was a shame.”

Schumacher was given a reprimand by the stewards, led by Heinz-Harald Frentzen, for causing the accident.

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