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Petrov handed five-place grid penalty for India 16 Oct 2011

Schumacher and Petrov come together, prompting a safety car

Renault’s Vitaly Petrov has been punished by the Korean stewards for his collision with the Mercedes of Michael Schumacher during the Yeongam race on Sunday. Petrov receives a reprimand and a five-place grid penalty for the next round in India.

After investigating, the stewards decided the Russian driver was at fault for the accident, which occurred on the approach to Turn Three on Lap 17. Although Petrov was able to make it back to the pits he subsequently retired. The damage to the rear of Schumacher’s Mercedes was similarly terminal.

The inaugural India race takes place in New Delhi from October 28-30.