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Schumacher takes gearbox penalty after FP3 smash

Schumacher takes gearbox penalty after FP3 smash

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Schumacher takes gearbox penalty after FP3 smash

Schumacher takes gearbox penalty after FP3 smash

Haas has confirmed Mick Schumacher will take a penalty with the team fitting a new gearbox after his FP3 crash.

With 17 minutes to run in final practice for the Hungarian Grand Prix, Schumacher lost control of his Haas at turn 11 and made heavy contact with the tyre barriers.

The left side of his car sustained considerable damage, with the team confirming the German will take a five-place grid penalty with a new gearbox required.

A team spokesperson said: "The chassis is ok but gearbox being changed [so penalty inbound] but the team in the garage going to work to see if we can get Mick into the Q1 action."

On the team radio, Schumacher was clearly aware of the damage his crash would have on his opportunity to take part in qualifying.

"I'm really sorry for that," he said. "I know what it means."

Schumacher has previously crashed in two other FP3 sessions. In Monaco, he was unable to take part in qualifying but in France, the German was able to take to the track and secured his only Q2 berth to date.

This success came after he also crashed at the close of Q1.

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