Schumacher ended up parking his car on the outside of La Rascasse corner, but as Flavio Briatore stated to Ted Kravitz on UK ITV, “He didn’t hit a wall, nothing”. And my particular favourite from the Italian team boss:
He’s not touching the barrier, he’s just parking the car. This is the way Ferrari manage you know.
Currently, Pat Symonds (Renault Technical Bod) is with race director Charlie Whiting to discuss what should happen as they pour over the data from Schumacher’s Ferrari to decide if it was intentional or not. Schumacher has been guilty of these sort of tactics in the past, and his demeanour in the press conference was a little shakey. Michael didn’t appear to be as confident as normal and made a couple of slip-ups as he gave his account of the qualifying session.
This story will undoubtedly run into tomorrow as Renault attempt to convince the FIA to cancel Schumacher’s fastest lap. But Alonso is second, and with