Stewards fine Schumacher over pit-entry in Spa
SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AFP) - Michael Schumacher's 300th Grand Prix weekend has not started the way he would have wanted after suffering two rain-drenched practice sessions and a pit-entry fine at Spa on Friday.
Torrential rain ruled out any progress during both practice sessions that saw just a handful of drivers brave the extreme conditions, as teams were intent on keeping their cars intact ahead of the improved weather expected ahead of Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix.
The 43-year-old Mercedes driver completed four laps in the morning, but as conditions worsened in the afternoon, saw no point in completing a timed lap.
The seven-times champion said he was disappointed not to have had more time out on track and stressed the importance Saturday morning's final practice would have on his performance during Sunday's race.