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Schumacher behind aborted start

30 July 2012

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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