Liuzzi happy after best qualifying result

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Vitantonio Liuzzi was happy with his progress after achieving his best qualifying result of the year , taking sixth on the grid for the Canadian Grand Prix.

He equalled the best qualifying result of his career – he also started sixth at Shanghai in 2007 for Toro Rosso.

Today Liuzzi beat team mate Adrian Sutil for only the second time this year. Liuzzi said:

It’s good to be back in business after Turkey! We understood a lot of things from there and also Monaco and pushed really hard to make things better. We changed the chassis and brought some new updates that we tested on Friday and then this morning and, so far, everything is great.

P6 is a good position to be in, but it won’t be easy tomorrow as the tyre wear will be high and I think it will make for a really crazy race. This circuit seems to suit us well, with our aero package and set-up, and we’ve seen a big step forward.

It’s a great team effort and if Adrian and I can both finish in the points tomorrow it would make a brilliant reward for the hard work we’ve done over the past few weeks.
Vitantonio Liuzzi

Liuzzi has reverted back to an earlier chassis after being a second behind Sutil in qualifying at Istanbul.

Team princiapl Vijay Mallya said:

I am delighted with this result and so happy to see Tonio back to his best again. We believed in him and wanted to give him the support he needed to realise the potential we knew was in there. He’s justified this belief today with a gritty performance.

Adrian likewise had a strong session to put both Force Indias into the top ten. As we all know it’s tomorrow that counts and Canada has a reputation as an unpredictable race so we have now got to refocus on converting this performance into a strong points haul, which I believe, should be very achievable.

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