Liuzzi demoted to 20th after penalty

Vitantonio Liuzzi has been docked five places on the starting grid for the British Grand Prix.

The Force India driver was found to have impeded Nico H???lkenberg during Q2.

He came out of the pits ahead of H???lkenberg and failed to let the Williams driver pass.

Liuzzi’s penalty means he now starts from 20th on the grid. Here is the revised starting order:

Row 1 1. Sebastian Vettel 1’29.615
Red Bull-Renault
2. Mark Webber 1’29.758
Red Bull-Renault
Row 2 3. Fernando Alonso 1’30.426
Ferrari
4. Lewis Hamilton 1’30.556
McLaren-Mercedes
Row 3 5. Nico Rosberg 1’30.625
Mercedes
6. Robert Kubica 1’31.040
Renault
Row 4 7. Felipe Massa 1’31.172
Ferrari
8. Rubens Barrichello 1’31.175
Williams-Cosworth
Row 5 9. Pedro de la Rosa 1’31.274
Sauber-Ferrari
10. Michael Schumacher 1’31.430
Mercedes
Row 6 11. Adrian Sutil 1’31.399
Force India-Mercedes
12. Kamui Kobayashi 1’31.421
Sauber-Ferrari
Row 7 13. Nico H???lkenberg 1’31.635
Williams-Cosworth
14. Jenson Button 1’31.699
McLaren-Mercedes
Row 8 15. Vitaly Petrov 1’31.796
Renault
16. Sebastien Buemi 1’32.012
Toro Rosso-Ferrari
Row 9 17. Jaime Alguersuari 1’32.430
Toro Rosso-Ferrari
18. Heikki Kovalainen 1’34.405
Lotus-Cosworth
Row 10 19. Timo Glock 1’34.775
Virgin-Cosworth
20. Vitantonio Liuzzi 1’31.708
Force India-Mercedes
Row 11 21. Jarno Trulli 1’34.864
Lotus-Cosworth
22. Lucas di Grassi 1’35.212
Virgin-Cosworth
Row 12 23. Karun Chandhok 1’36.576
HRT-Cosworth
24. Sakon Yamamoto 1’36.968
HRT-Cosworth

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18 comments on Liuzzi demoted to 20th after penalty

  1. James_mc (@james_mc) said on 10th July 2010, 16:46

    Oh the irony! Liuzzi demoted for blocking after repeatedly using “traffic” to explain away his poor qualifying performances at the start of the season!

  2. sato113 (@sato113) said on 10th July 2010, 17:20

    its going to be interesting watching him start between both virgins and lotuses.

  3. geo132 (@geo132) said on 10th July 2010, 17:43

    should be nice to see how he progresses and passes the virgin and louts!

  4. BasCB (@bascb) said on 10th July 2010, 22:05

    So liuzzi will have some overtaking to do for tomorrow. Still the Hülk will be gutted about it, as he might have made Q3 if not for Liuzzi.

    After his bright new day in Montreal he needs a quality fightback from the far end of the grid into the points to impress.

  5. Todfod said on 10th July 2010, 22:46

    Liuzzi deserved it. I honestly cannot wait for him to get replaced. One of the worst drivers this year.

  6. Toby Bushby said on 11th July 2010, 2:23

    So, both HRT’s would be out if the 107% rule was in, and di Grassi not far off…

    I’d like to make a little mention for Yamamoto here, too. He’s been about 1 sec down on his teammate all weekend, but then qualified within 4 tenths of him. That’s not a bad effort, considering his lack of experience in these cars, added to his previous rubbish efforts in F1. Doubtful that he’ll finish the race though, with that neck of his….

    • Mike said on 11th July 2010, 8:36

      Yeah, He has done quite well considering.
      What confuses me though, is that I just read that he “wants to give something back to the team” (or something like that.

      Isn’t he a pay driver?
      Surely he must be, because they also have Klien, Who’s quite a good driver, and has shown to be easily the fastest of the HRT drivers.

    • Actually they were all in 107%, as it’s based on the best Q1 time.

    • bosyber said on 15th July 2010, 15:37

      I noticed that as well. Either the car is difficult enough that one can not judge the drivers on it, or Karun (and by extension Senna too) is not so good either. But maybe Yamamoto is better than we thought, or the team has been able to find a generally “working” set up for this circuit.

  7. Why did that happened? I knew right from the word go that
    Liuzzi is in trouble.

  8. bwells said on 11th July 2010, 4:09

    What about Barrichello???… he destroyed Alonso’s final lap?… I mean I don’t think he would of caught Webber but still… crazy…

    • Monad said on 11th July 2010, 7:33

      He didn’t destroy anything. Is everyone blind. Just watch the on-board video again. There was quite a big cap and he never got close enough to had to decrease his speed. Just Alonso overreacting as usual.
      If Alonso was obstructed by that then so was Massa at Monza a few years back when Alonso found the accusation unfair.

      • Mike said on 11th July 2010, 8:41

        I think Alonso got angry because, like Brundle said, He thought Rubens was going to pit.

        In the end, Rubens, as long as he is on a fast lap, does not have to get out of Alonso’s way, so It’s just thought luck for Mr. Angry.

        As for Ruben’s destroying Alonso’s lap… I don’t think so. And even if he did, It was legal. Liuzzi’s move was in very different circumstances.

  9. Choltz said on 11th July 2010, 13:14

    I can’t believe I just read that Liuzzi didn’t think he did anything wrong… oh no… cut off a car on a hot lap while you are on an out lap and don’t get out of the way around the full lap too.. sure… that’s fine!?! This guy can’t possible be in F1 next year.

  10. bosyber said on 15th July 2010, 15:39

    So the BBC said in pre-race show that it was “miscommunication between team and driver” that caused him to do that. Hum, the earlier traffic problems were also due to that, so I guess it fits, but that move was really bad regardless. And anyway, whatever the reason, the penalty was quite correct.

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