Schumacher escapes from yellow flags penalty

Following stewards’ investigation after race in Valencia, Michael Schumacher investigated to have control the speed sufficiently under yellow flags following Lewis Hamilton and Pastor Maldonado had crashed during penultimate lap.

Following assessment the evidence and hearing the estimation of Schumacher, the stewards – including ex driver Mika Salo – decided that no penalty or reprimand should be given.

“I wasn’t even thinking of the podium,” he said of today’s result.”

“I only knew when I crossed the line and asked the guys where I had finished. Before that, I had seen Mark Webber’s pit board telling him he was eighth, and then seventh, and I knew I was one place ahead. I couldn’t believe it when they told me it was a podium!

“I sort of lost count because I was so busy in the closing laps. It is one of those moment which you definitely enjoy very deeply and it’s a wonderful feeling, to be back on the podium after such a long time.”

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