By ESPNSTAR.com staff
The Mercedes driver lined up on the wrong grid slot at the Hungaroring and then stopped the engine expecting that the car needed to be manually pushed to the correct position.
However, in 2005, the rules have been amended for such a scenario requiring a new formation lap to be carried out by all the racers in the circuit. On the day of the Hungarian Grand Prix, the race marshals had to push the Mercedes car into the pit lane and the race needed to be reduced to 69 laps as the extra formation lap was counted as part of the race distance.
Whiting criticised Schumacher's unwillingness to stay updated with the latest rules as he told German newspaper Bild am Sonntag: "Michael should know the rules."
Drivers are not required to pass a rules test in order get a licence to participate in the F1 circuit but Whiting believes that it is the responsibility of the drivers and their respective teams to ensure that they are fully informed ahead of the race.
"We assume that a team competing in Formula One knows the rules. It is the responsibility of the teams to ensure that its drivers - its employees - know the rules."
Schumacher will take part in his 300th race when he takes part in the upcoming Belgian Grand Prix on September 2. The former World Champion had to bow out in the 62nd lap in Hungary making it the seventh time that he made an early exit from a race in the 2012 season.