Posted July 20, 2012 on AP on Fox

VALENCIA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 01: Michael Schumacher of Germany and Mercedes is pictured at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit on February 1, 2010 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Vladimir Rys/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Michael Schumacher crashed near the end of a wet second practice for the German Grand Prix and was unhurt as he walked from his damaged Mercedes on Friday. Pastor Maldonado of Venezuela, winner of the Spanish GP, ended with the fastest time in his Williams, with the order decided largely by who was on the track when it was most dry. Schumacher, in the third and possibly last season of his comeback, lost control on bend 12, spun out and hit the tire barrier, ripping off the rear of his car and damaging the left side. ''I simply slid off track because I lost a little concentration: we were talking on the radio and I was altering some settings at the same time,'' Schumacher said. He got up and walked away, before returning to watch the marshals haul the wreck away. The crash brought out the red flag, ending the session with less than four minutes remaining. Schumacher has won the German GP a record four times and was the last German driver to win his home race, in...
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