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Schumacher handed 10-place grid penalty for Spa 01 Aug 2010

Michael Schumacher (GER) Mercedes GP MGP W01 squeezes Rubens Barrichello (BRA) Williams FW32 into the pit wall and onto the grass.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 12, Hungarian Grand Prix, Race, Budapest, Hungary, Sunday, 1 August 2010 Rubens Barrichello (BRA) Williams FW32 passes Michael Schumacher (GER) Mercedes GP MGP W01.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 12, Hungarian Grand Prix, Race, Budapest, Hungary, Sunday, 1 August 2010

Mercedes GP’s Michael Schumacher has been punished by the Hungarian Grand Prix stewards for his clash with Williams’ Rubens Barrichello in the closing laps of Sunday's Budapest race. Schumacher receives a 10-place grid penalty for the next round in Belgium.

As Barrichello attempted to overtake the German on Lap 66 on the main straight, the seven-time champion appeared to move over on the Brazilian and push him towards the pit wall.

After a post-race investigation the stewards decided Schumacher had "illegitimately impeded car 9 during an overtaking manoeuvre”. Mercedes GP have accepted the decision.

The Belgian Grand Prix takes place at Spa-Francorchamps from August 27-29.