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Schumacher reprimanded for impeding Barrichello 23 Oct 2010

Rubens Barrichello (BRA) Williams and Michael Schumacher (GER) Mercedes GP. 
Formula One World Championship, Rd 17, Korean Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Korea International Circuit, Yeongam, South Korea, Saturday, 23 October 2010 Michael Schumacher (GER) Mercedes GP MGP W01. 
Formula One World Championship, Rd 17, Korean Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Korea International Circuit, Yeongam, South Korea, Saturday, 23 October 2010

Mercedes GP’s Michael Schumacher has been reprimanded by the Korean Grand Prix stewards for impeding Williams’ Rubens Barrichello during Saturday’s qualifying session for the Yeongam race.

After reviewing video evidence and telemetry data, the stewards decided Schumacher blocked Barrichello between Turns 10 and 14 during Q2 and handed him an official reprimand for breaching Article 16.1 of the sporting regulations.

“The stewards note that irrespective of the team’s opinion that car 9 (Barrichello) was not on a “fast lap”, it is ultimately the drivers responsibility to be conscious of closing cars via the use of mirrors and blue flags/lights,” said a statement released by the FIA.

Schumacher’s team mate Nico Rosberg also escaped a penalty after being investigated for blocking Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso during Practice Three.