Michael Schumacher has been hit with a fine of €2500 for not using the pit-entry road correctly during Friday afternoon practice at Spa. The Mercedes driver was charged with breaching Appendix L, Chapter IV, Article 4(b) of the FIA International Sporting Code, which covers a driver’s conduct when he comes into the pits. The stewards, which includes ex-March, ATS and Ensign grand prix driver Eliseo Salazar found that Schumacher “did not stay to the right of the bollard on the left in the pit entry” when he drove into the pits with 28 minutes of the session remaining.
But Schumacher escaped any punishment on top of the fine because he was alone on that part of the track at the time. The stewards’ verdict said: “The driver did not enter the pitlane via the pit entry as defined in the race directors’ notes to team managers. “However as no other cars were in the vicinity, the offence is not regarded as dangerous and it did not impede another competitor.”
Source: Autosport F1