Schumacher reprimanded for impeding Barrichello 23 Oct 2010
Mercedes GPs Michael Schumacher has been reprimanded by the Korean Grand Prix stewards for impeding Williams Rubens Barrichello during Saturdays 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 teams 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.
Schumachers team mate Nico Rosberg also escaped a penalty after being investigated for blocking Ferraris Fernando Alonso during Practice Three.