Force India failed to score for the fourth time in six races for reason not entirely within their control at Suzuka.
That allowed Williams to move within two points of them in the constructors’ championship.
|Adrian Sutil||Vitantonio Liuzzi|
|Qualifying time comparison (Q2)||1’32.659 (-0.495)||1’33.154|
|Average race lap||1’45.423|
Force India’s qualifying troubles remained in Suzuka and Sutil could only manage 15th on the grid.
He was on course for a points finish and on the tail of Rubens Barrichello before an oil leak caused a high-speed spin at 130R. He retired in the pits.
Liuzzi didn’t run the new floor in first practice, unlike Sutil, but even when they both had it in second practice he was still 1.5 seconds slower than his team mate. Lined up 17th on the grid, two places behind Sutil.
He made a good start but was taken out at the first corner by Felipe Massa. Liuzzi has completed just one racing lap in the last two Grands Prix.
2010 Japanese Grand Prix
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- Technical review: Japanese Grand Prix
- Massa pleased by di Montezemolo’s support
- Hamilton takes heart from McLaren pace
- Mercedes admit missed opportunity to keep Schumacher in front of Rosberg
- Alonso says five drivers can still win title
- 2010 Japanese Grand Prix: the complete F1 Fanatic race weekend review
- Who was the best driver of the Japanese Grand Prix weekend? (Poll)
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- Disaster for Massa (Ferrari race review)