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Schumacher, Albers crash on way to grid 16 Oct 2005

Ferrari's Michael Schumacher and Minardi's Christijan Albers were forced to start the Chinese Grand Prix in spare cars after the pair collided on the way to the grid.

With a significant speed differential between the two drivers, Albers ran into the rear of Schumacher as the champion appeared to change his line. The left side of the Ferrari sustained serious damage, with the front wheel left hanging off. Albers was also unable to continue after front-right suspension damage.

The incident was investigated by the stewards, who subsequently gave Schumacher an official reprimand.