Michael Schumacher has undergone an engine change after his spin in qualifying made a 10-place penalty almost meaningless.

The German will however start from the grid rather than the pitlane, which would give him the opportunity to top up his fuel load. In Turkey the top teams are based near the pit entry, which means that he would have to run the full length of the pitlane with the limter on before joining the track.

The layout is the opposite of Canada, where Rubens Barrichello was handily placed near the pit exit and was able to take on fuel and head straight out.

"It's a long pitlane here and he already had quite a lot of fuel on board," Ross Brawn told Crash.net.

It's interesting to note that Ferrari's response to the team's lack of pace was to go for a high load and hope for the best rather than try to run light and make up grid positions.

Michael's spin at Turn 9 has been put down to driver error, because there was nothing untoward on the data.

 

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