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POLL: Is Schumacher’s penalty fair?

Was the decision to hand Michael Schumacher a grid penalty the correct one?
Michael Schumacher has been roundly criticised for his driving in the Hungarian Grand Prix after coming close to causing a huge accident while trying to defend tenth place from Rubens Barrichello late in the race.

The seven-time champion forced his former team-mate towards the pit wall in the closing stages as the Brazilian got a run up the inside on the start finish straight, with Barrichello being lucky to avoid contact with both the pit wall and Schumacher's Mercedes.

Schumacher has since been handed a ten-place grid penalty for the Belgian Grand Prix over his driving but is it enough?

Contact between the two would no doubt have led to a huge accident so is a grid drop the right penalty or should Schumacher have been handed a ban?

Or do you feel Schumacher did nothing wrong and it was simply hard racing between two experienced drivers?

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RB - Unregistered

August 02, 2010 11:33 AM

"senna would put his car in a position then let you decide wether to crash in to him or not!" Martin Brundle's words about ayrton senna,schumachers from the same mould.A real racer. I don't hear anyone saying that senna was a maniac or senna should have been banned. The difference is then it was real motor racing now its a sham. formula 1 as turned into fraudula 1.


August 02, 2010 11:13 AM
Last Edited 2214 days ago

I disagree with IanK, this not the act of a punch-drunk boxer but Schumi doing what he has always done i.e. try to force people off the track or crash. He should have been stripped of the the Championship when he blatantly crashed into Hill all those years ago. If that had happened then maybe some of the arrogance, which makes him beleive that moves like this are acceptable, would have been knocked out of him.

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