Schumacher queries Brazil result

Michael Schumacher has questioned the result of the Brazilian Grand Prix, saying the declared result should have been on half points and if not, Giancarlo Fisichella should have been the winner. The race was stopped officially on lap 55, the...

Michael Schumacher has questioned the result of the Brazilian Grand Prix, saying the declared result should have been on half points and if not, Giancarlo Fisichella should have been the winner. The race was stopped officially on lap 55, the result taken on countback to lap 53. But full points can only be given if the race has run 75% of the full distance -- 75% would be on lap 54.

"One gets full points if three quarters of the distance is completed which would be 54 laps," Schumacher told German television. "55 laps were raced but two are deducted and based on this Raikkonen was declared the winner. If the FIA say that more laps were raced then they must declare Fisichella the winner. It will be interesting to see how they explain this."

This opinion bears much relevance to the FIA announcement today that they are investigating the result after receiving new information. It now seems Fisichella may have indeed been on his 56th lap when the race was stopped, in which case the countback would be to lap 54, when the Jordan driver was already in the lead.

An announcement is expected on Friday to clarify if Fisichella is the winner, or if McLaren's Kimi Raikkonen is still awarded the victory.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Giancarlo Fisichella , Michael Schumacher , Kimi Raikkonen
Teams McLaren , Jordan