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Liuzzi gets five-place grid penalty for Monza crash

The HRT driver will lose five places on the grid at Singapore for the first corner incident at Monza where he put Petrov and Rosberg out of the race and damaged other cars. "I had a good start getting past both Virgins, Lotuses and Daniel but then I went for another overtaking manoeuvre and got closed out. I am really sorry for Petrov, Rosberg and the other drivers."

12 Sep 2011 - Source
fernando   Fernando Alonso
It was a great start alright, 24th to 10th in one corner.
mschumi   Michael Schumacher
Probably the highest position a HRT has been in all season.
Liuzzi   Vitantonio Liuzzi
It was an amazing start, I really thought I could be in a good position for the race.
fernando   Fernando Alonso
You were in a great position Liuzzi, just a pity you were facing the wrong direction when you got there.
mschumi   Michael Schumacher
Yeah, the midfield lads must have got a bit of a shock when he ploughed backwards through the lot of them.
VitalyForHire   Vitaly Petrov
Me not knows what hits me, now family Petrov finds Liuzzis and with with the moneys and powers crush.
fernando   Fernando Alonso
It was hardly that big a surprise, the HRTs always seem to be going backwards to me.
mschumi   Michael Schumacher
Anyway, I think we really should thank Liuzzi for providing the most entertaining moment of the race.
jackie   Jackie Stewart
No racing incident, no matter how big or small and regardless of the outcome, should be considered as any kind of entertainment. The footage should be reviewed solely to learn valuable lessons, and not to get your kicks. What you said is crass Schumacher, people could have been seriously hurt in that accident.
mschumi   Michael Schumacher
No one of value Jackie. And nobody can deny the entertainment value of Barrichello beaching himself on the kerb trying to drive away from the scene.
rubens   Rubens Barrichello
It's so unfair, I was just trying to escape from yet another set of circumstances conspiring against me.
mschumi   Michael Schumacher
Those kerbs are difficult to avoid Barrichello, especially at 3 miles per hour - around the same speed you were going when you failed to find a way around Britney's car in the first place.
nico   Nico Rosberg
I hope I haven't lost any of your respect due to this incident Michael, it was completely out of my control.
mschumi   Michael Schumacher
You can't lose what you don't have Britney. Anyway it's good to see you finally making an "impact" in F1.
DC   David Coulthard
This might prove to be an expensive mistake Martin.
MBrundle   Martin Brundle
How's that David?
DC   David Coulthard
Well they'll probably have to extend the grid in Singapore to put Liuzzi down in 29th place. That could cost a fortune.
MBrundle   Martin Brundle
That's actually a good observation... so basically what you're saying is it's a pointless penalty then.
DC   David Coulthard
Obviously there can't be any points involved in the penalty Martin, Liuzzi hasn't had a top 10 finish all season.


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