Having reviewed the evidence, the stewards considered that it was an unsafe manoeuvre and applied a 25-sec penalty to him, who finished in eighth place. However, Toyota are appealing the decision.
"In view of the extremely vague description of the regulation and a number of similar incidents which have gone unpunished, Toyota has decided to appeal the decision of the stewards in order to clarify this issue for the future," explained Tsutomu Tomita.
If Toyota’s appeal fails, Schumacher will drop out of the points in the San Marino GP and Heidfeld will gain one point by moving to eighth place.
Fernando Alonso takes victory at Bahrain Grand Prix with Jarno Trulli taking 2nd place on the podium. McLaren making their come back with a 3rd place at Bahrain. Kimi Raikkonen and Pedro Dela Rosa finish 3rd and 5th respectively.
Michael Schuamcher had some mechanical failure inbetween 20-30 lap and had to retire from the race. Schuamcher was on second place and was looking strong as he was just 0.6 s behind Fernando Alonso. Rubens Barrichello started from 20th place on the grid and had only done 2 laps of Bahrain International Circuit before the race. Barrichello had a major gearbox problem due to which he couldn't perform any lap on the circuit and the team had no spare car. F2005 was looking strong and we could expect a real good results from it.
More to follow up..........