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Michael Schumacher has been handed a ten place grid penalty for the Japanese Grand Prix following his race ending accident in Singapore today.
Schumacher collided with Jean-Eric Vergne, stewards stating that "the driver admitted the collision was his error due to the failure to anticipate the braking performance of the car with lower tyre grip following a safety car period”.
The stewards duly punished the Mercedes driver, stating it; "takes into account that this is the second similar offence by the driver this season."
Suggestions had initially circulated that the German suffered from brake failure, a problem he'd been nursing all weekend, however the stewards ruling dismisses such speculation.
The ten place penalty is the latest in a line of harsh(er) penalties for driving mistakes, triggered by Romain Grosjean's race ban following the Belgian Grand Prix.
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