Ralf Schumacher given three-placed grid penalty for Valencia DTM race
|By Jamie O'Leary||Sunday, September 18th 2011, 15:55 GMT|
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.