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Schumacher puzzled by cause of crash

"That was a tough race and I am pleased that the team did a pretty good job this evening" agreed Brawn, who relived that Rosberg's fifth place had been delivered despite some early collision damage to the car.

"Nico had a great race and our strategy worked well for him to gain five places on his starting position, said Brawn. "There was evidently some damage to his car following contact on the first lap as the downforce levels looked lower than expected so it was an even better drive from him in the circumstances."

"Everything worked out well for me this evening for the first time in what feels like a long time!" laughed Rosberg himself, happy to have posted a strong result in Singapore. "I'm happy to have picked up some good points for myself and the team. It's also nice to have stayed ahead of the two Lotus cars which I didn't expect before the race.

"I had a good start and a strong first stint," he added. "Thanks to the team for that and for making the right calls in the race today. Now I'm looking forward to Japan and the opportunity to improve our new package further."





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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.



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