Michael Schumacher caused aborted start when he stopped out of position
|By Sam Tremayne and Jonathan Noble||Sunday, July 29th 2012, 16:07 GMT|
The start of the Hungarian Grand Prix was originally aborted because Michael Schumacher stopped out of position, the FIA has confirmed.
After completing the customary warm-up lap, the field was then kept waiting on the grid as yellow lights flashed, before eventually being sent on a second preparatory tour of the Hungaroring.
As that happened, Schumacher was wheeled into the pitlane, the German having elected to switch off his engine due to a misunderstanding about the delay.
That led to some confusion about what had originally caused the aborted start, but the FIA has moved to clarify the issue by confirming that Schumacher had not originally parked inside his designated grid spot.
It was the first of a series of upsets the seven-time champion suffered, with a puncture and pitlane penalty leaving him 18th before he eventually retired.