Schumacher escapes penalty for DRS use

Michael Schumacher has escaped punishment for using his DRS under yellow flag conditions during the European Grand Prix.

The stewards found the seven-time world champion to have breached the regulations by using the drag reduction system whilst passing the stricken McLaren of Lewis Hamilton, but because he slowed sufficiently, the stewards chose not to penalise the German.

"The stewards considered a report that driver #7 used his DRS in a yellow flag zone and that his allegedly constituted a breach of yellow flag regulations," said an FIA statement.

"Having examined telemetry and video evidence, and heard from the driver and team representatives, the stewards noted that the driver did make a significant reduction in speed on entering the double waved flag zone."

Schumacher therefore retains his third place, making him the oldest driver to stand on the podium and marking his first podium since is comeback in 2010.