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Schumacher handed 10-place grid penalty for Japan 23 Sep 2012

On Lap 39, Michael Schumacher gets it very wrong and smashes into the back of Jean-Eric Vergne. The safety car comes out for the second time in as many laps

Mercedes’ Michael Schumacher has been punished by the Singapore stewards for his collision with Toro Rosso’s Jean-Eric Vergne during Sunday's Marina Bay race. Schumacher receives a 10-place grid penalty for the next round in Japan.

Schumacher and Vergne both retired immediately after the Mercedes driver slammed into the back of the Frenchman’s STR7 on the race’s restart following the first safety-car period.

The Japanese Grand Prix takes place at Suzuka from October 5-7.

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