Kubica disqualified from Hungary

After his F1 race debut, in which he scored an impressive seventh place, BMW Sauber's Robert Kubica has been disqualified due to his car being underweight. Kubica replaced Jacques Villeneuve, who was supposedly recovering from his Hockenheim ...

After his F1 race debut, in which he scored an impressive seventh place, BMW Sauber's Robert Kubica has been disqualified due to his car being underweight. Kubica replaced Jacques Villeneuve, who was supposedly recovering from his Hockenheim accident, and F1's first Polish driver picked up points at a rainy Hungaroring.

However, his BMW was found to be around two kilograms under weight in post race scrutineering. The ruling promoted Ferrari's Michael Schumacher into the final point position of eighth, despite the fact that the German did not finish the race due to a broken track rod.

Schumacher's retirement came just a few laps from the end so he was classed ninth. Kubica's disqualification moves Schumacher up to eighth and Ferrari teammate Felipe Massa also benefits, up to seventh.

Stewards accepted that the BMW weight discrepancy was due to tyre wear in wet conditions. This Hungarian GP is going on forever -- tune in tomorrow when the whole grid gets disqualified for driving cars.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Michael Schumacher , Jacques Villeneuve , Felipe Massa , Robert Kubica
Teams Ferrari , Sauber