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Schumacher caused aborted start

An error from Michael Schumacher is revealed as the reason for the Hungarian GP start being aborted
It has emerged that an error from Michael Schumacher was the reason why the first attempt at starting the Hungarian Grand Prix had to be aborted.

The field had taken their places on the grid at the Hungaroring when the drivers were faced with yellow lights flashing up on the gantry rather than red lights to signal the beginning of the start procedure.

With the start aborted, Schumacher turned off the engine on his car and then had to start from the pits, with a penalty for speeding then adding to his woes.

It has since emerged however that it was Schumacher who was the cause of the aborted start in the first place, with the seven-time champion having failed to line up in the correct position on the grid when the field completed its green flag lap.

The Mercedes driver would later go on to suffer a puncture and was running down in 18th place when he was forced to retire in the closing stages.



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chris - Unregistered

July 30, 2012 10:27 AM

It was an unusual error, but I'm sure nothing to do with age. He's 43 not 93. As far as I could tell he was slightly out of his grid lines, but not as has been suggested elsewhere, in another drivers slot. A doddery middle-aged man could not take pole at Monaco. Ross Brawn said before the start of the race that the team had cost Schumacher around 60 points this year. So the biggest problem is the car. A few weeks back Ross Brawn was quoted as saying that the team thought that rather than concentrating on upgrades, more time was to be found in trying to understand the tyres. So they've not understood the tyres and they have brought no real upgrades. Other teams promise to improve and do, but Mercedes seem incapable of doing the same. If Schumacher retires again it will be more to do with his lack of confidence in the team, and his hatred of the current tyres rather than his own belief in has abilities. In general Rosberg's performances have slipped back to a greater degree Many drivers

Manxie - Unregistered

July 30, 2012 1:32 PM

I'm slightly bemused by the response of some 'so called F1 fans'. Do you call Gross-John old and demented? Nope, I didn't think so. You might wonder why... for those of us who actually watched this boring procession of a race, Gross-John lined up his Lotus about 1m behind the dedicated yellow line and his grid slot was rather easy to find as he started 2nd. As Chris said, to suggest that MS is past it at 43, after having had such a strong start this season is ludicrous. I don't know whether you've noticed, but NR is not setting the world alight either. Yes MS coc$ed up on his start so what. He was clearly annoyed as could be heard over the team radio. There is nothing wrong with his fitness either, looks fitter than KR to me last time I’ve checked so to call him old, unfit, demented whatever is unjust. Don't get me wrong, I'm just as frustrated by his and Merc's performance as most of you on here!



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