F1 » Schumacher takes penalty

Michael Schumacher will start from row eleven of the Bahrain Grand Prix grid after opting for a new gearbox.

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observer - Unregistered

April 22, 2012 9:42 AM

DRS problems????? seems there is always a little "problem" which get the blame when he or the team make a obvious mistake..
Schumacher would be a good candidate to take Bernie's job being equally selfish

Daz - Unregistered

April 22, 2012 10:14 AM

They talking about more then 3 pits stops He should be up to about 14 by the end of the 2nd lap so dont count him out. I just a quid on him to win .I dont normale bet but at 100 to 1 and how fast the merc is. It worth putting it on.


April 22, 2012 10:49 AM

Re these recent gearbox changes in F1 this season, the mclaren (Lulu) gearbox was found to have developed a crack in the housing and they felt they shouldn't take the risk using it (better a 5 place grid penalty on race start then a non race finish), on the others it would have been as a result of the routine oil analysis readings of high or on the high side particles in the oil, these gearboxes would in most cases go the mandated distance but a decision (opportunity) would be taken based on the present situation as to what is best to do.

Dave - Unregistered

April 22, 2012 12:16 PM

I could be wrong, but from what I understand, the change to his gearbox was not necessary, but desirable, as they are starting so far back anyway. Why not?
Michael has full sets of both compounds, all new, and a car that will be very fast on the straight. I think it will be very interesting to see how well he finishes. If he can be in the top ten by his second of three stops, he will be in a position to challenge for a top position. And Kimi as well. We'll see.

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