Schumacher handed 10 place grid penalty at Suzuka

Michael Schumacher has been handed a 10 place grid-slot penalty for the upcoming race in Suzuka for his accident with Jean-Eric Vergne during the Singapore Grand Prix.

Schumacher smashed into the back of Vergne as he lost control of his car under breaking. Both drivers had to retire from the race following the incident. Stewards have decided that the German driver should be handed a 10-place grid penalty for the Japanese Grand Prix.

Schumacher has said that he believes there could have been a problem with his car.

“I just went straight on the brakes very hard, locked up everything and tried to brake as hard as possible,” he said. “But the accident wasn’t avoidable any more.”