16 Apr 2012

Mercedes fined for bungled put stop in Shanghai

6:47 am on 16 April 2012

The Chinese grand prix winners Mercedes were fined 8-thousand dollars last night for allowing Michael Schumacher to leave the pitlane in Shanghai without a front wheel being properly attached in a bungled pitstop.

The fine would have been greater had the seven times Formula One world champion not acted quickly to limit the danger.

Schumacher, who had started on the front row alongside team mate and eventual winner Nico Rosberg, pulled onto the grass and retired on the 13th lap.