Rain leads to Schumacher smash

Michael Schumacher of Germany and Mercedes GP stands with his car after he span and crashed out during practice for the German Grand Prix at Hockenheimring
Michael Schumacher of Germany and Mercedes GP stands with his car after he span and crashed out during practice for the German Grand Prix at Hockenheimring Mark Thompson - Getty Images

THE downpour interrupted both practice sessions and rendered data accrued for this weekend's German Grand Prix of limited use.

Michael Schumacher provided the day's biggest talking point after falling prey to the slippery conditions with minutes of the second session remaining. The seven-time world champion, four times a winner here, lost control in the stadium section, smashing up all four corners of his car.

After clambering out of the cockpit the 43 year-old managed to smile and wave to the crowd, but his Mercedes team were probably not thanking him for an estimated £200,000 worth of damage.

"I've not been fully concentrated," was his honest explanation. "I was on the radio and I was doing some other changes to the car and touched the white line."

To cap a frustrating day for Mercedes, desperate for a second win of the season in front of their home fans, Nico Rosberg was handed a five-place grid penalty for an enforced change of gearbox.

Read more at The Telegraph.

Topics:  german grand prix, michael schumacher



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