Schumacher-Hamilton incident under investigation

UPDATE Michael Schumacher has been issued with a reprimand from the FIA race stewards for his incident with Lewis Hamilton during the final practice session in Barcelona. The Mercedes driver overshot Turn 13 before rejoining the track on the apex of Turn 15, the result of which impeded Hamilton's McLaren. The German could have received a fine or a grid penalty ahead of qualifying but the FIA stewards agreed that the occurrence was only a minor one. The incident failed to trouble Hamilton, who starts tomorrow's race from pole position.

05/12/12 Michael Schumacher is being investigated for an incident which took place in the final Barcelona practice session on Saturday morning. Both the Mercedes driver and McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton have been talking to FIA race stewards. On-board pictures captured by FOM television show Hamilton tackling the RACC Chicane as Schumacher, who had overshot Turn 13 and taken to the longer loop of the track, rejoined in front before slowing on the apex of Turn 15.

Possible sanctions for Schumacher include a reprimand, fine or grid penalty ahead of qualifying. The driver representative steward for this weekend is multiple Le Mans 24 Hour winner and ex Formula 1 test driver Tom Kristensen.

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