F1 » Schumacher puzzled by cause of crash

Michael Schumacher said that he didn't know what had caused his crash into the back of Jean Eric-Vergne's Toro Rosso in the Singapore Grand Prix, and insisted that something had gone wrong with the brakes.

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barry - Unregistered

September 23, 2012 5:34 PM

The cause of the crash is pretty straightforward according to the report. Schumacher simply braked too hard and over-did it. It is JE Vergne I feel sorry for. Had this happened to Schumacher (Schu got taken out by another driver) years ago when he was winning (many flawed races), there would've been war from Schu.

nath - Unregistered

September 23, 2012 5:37 PM

Barry, every mistake made from other drivers is understandable but from Schumacher its highlighted and he should retire because hes that old and grandadish that hes forgotton which pedal does what.. give it a rest

chris - Unregistered

September 23, 2012 5:46 PM

10 place grid penalty!. That is harsh. The reason apparently because he has done it before. Fair enough, but he has already been punished for the previous incident, so this is in effect a double penalty.

UGGI - Unregistered

September 23, 2012 5:49 PM

I never saw him "jog over to apologise" to Vergne, he stood next to his car and Vergne approached him and was very calm considering (how hard) he was hit from behind

I do believe that something could have happened to schumi's car though? either way though another 2 cars out of the race.

Reliability can't be taken for granted anymore and seems to be making as big a difference to the championship recently as these offs have.

adpeguero - Unregistered

September 23, 2012 6:14 PM

That's too bad MS. Another incident. I think your mistake was coming back to F1 with Mercedes. If you were ever offered Ferrari before you came back then man you made a big mistake! Hell, Force India would've probably been a better choice than that team.

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