Sunday, May 28, 2006

Monaco F1 GP 2006 Qualifying: Schumacher stripped of pole position!

1 F Alonso
2 M Webber
3 K Raikkonen
4 JP Montoya
5 R Barrichello
6 J Trulli
7 D Coulthard
8 N Rosberg
9 G Fisichella
10 R Schumacher

Michael Schumacher has been stripped of pole position for the Monaco Grand Prix and will have to start Sunday's race from the back of the grid. He controversially beat Renault's Fernando Alonso to pole position in Saturday's qualifying when he stopped on the track during the last minutes of the session. Yellow flags were waved and the position of M. Schumacher's stalled car would have compromised the flying laps of the 9 drivers behind him, including 2nd placed Fernando Alonso.

After an eight-hour inquiry, race stewards concluded that M. Schumacher deliberately stopped on the track, preventing his rivals from setting a faster time.

Catch the Monaco GP Race tonight at 7.30pm on Malaysia's 8TV.
F1 races are not shown on Singapore free-to-air TV.

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