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Ralf Schumacher given three-placed grid penalty for Valencia DTM race

Ralf Schumacher HWA Mercedes DTM 2011

Ralf Schumacher has been given a three-place grid penalty for the next round of the DTM at Valencia.

The HWA Mercedes driver was judged to have "conducted a dangerous manoeuvre while re-entering the track" by race stewards after spinning off at Turn 1 during the middle part of the race at Oschersleben on Sunday.

Schumacher almost wiped out his team-mate Jamie Green while rejoining, and was hit by the unsighted Audi of Oliver Jarvis a few seconds later. Schumacher's race ended two corners later after he made contact with Filipe Albuquerque.

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