Ferrari blast Schumacher penalty

Sun, 28 May 2006, 12:25

Ferrari dispensed with tradition as it blasted stewards’ decision to disqualify Michael Schumacher from qualifying in Monte Carlo.

As is the custom with all teams, the Maranello based squad usually issue a press release at the end of each GP day, featuring driver and staff quotes.

The only belated release on Saturday, however, was one bearing team boss Jean Todt’s ‘great displeasure’ at the turn of events in the stewards room, after Schumacher appeared to deliberately park his car in the middle of Rascasse.

As an odd result, there is no widespread coverage – for example – of Felipe Massa’s reaction to his crash at Casino Square.

Referring only to the stewards’ Schumacher decision, Frenchman Todt said: ”We totally disagree with it.

”Such a decision creates a very serious precedent, ruling out the possibility of driver error.

”’With no real evidence, the stewards have assumed he is guilty.”

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