Vitantonio Liuzzi, Narain Karthikeyan, HRT, Shanghai, 2011

HRT: Liuzzi beats Karthikeyan despite penalty

2011 Chinese GP team reviewPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

A drive-through penalty failed to stop Vitantonio Liuzzi from beating his team mate again in China.

HRT

Narain Karthikeyan Vitantonio Liuzzi
Qualifying position 24 23
Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’40.445 (+0.233) 1’40.212
Race position 23 22
Laps 54/56 54/56
Pit stops 1 2

HRT drivers’ lap times throughout the race:

http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/charts/2011drivercolours.csv
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56
Narain Karthikeyan 120.121 109.877 109.069 108.639 108.638 108.596 108.047 108.25 108.838 109.748 109.293 108.569 108.619 108.723 108.772 108.578 109.503 108.946 108.357 108.731 108.752 109.323 115.197 134.956 109.188 112.803 107.664 107.11 106.453 108.327 106.237 108.29 108.328 107.302 106.345 106.62 106.447 109.185 106.52 106.248 106.081 107.36 107.699 110.746 106.352 107.085 108.506 108.405 109.98 107.459 106.91 111.519 108.004 107.994
Vitantonio Liuzzi 118.323 110.323 109.582 108.96 108.475 108.562 108.091 108.161 112.878 119.203 108.695 108.311 108.219 108.24 108.035 108.739 112.28 108.795 109.122 109.593 116.182 132.226 109.38 107.243 108.646 106.821 106.727 106.783 106.376 106.782 107.744 106.527 108.048 106.74 107.11 106.709 108.478 106.615 107.104 106.38 107.445 108.138 111.68 108.915 114.743 125.532 105.477 104.677 104.015 104.073 103.906 103.384 103.696 105.248

Narain Karthikeyan

Ran a one-stop strategy, starting on softs and pitting for hards on lap 23.

He had Timo Glock and Liuzzi behind him with six laps to go, but both passed him before the end of the race.

Narain Karthikeyan 2011 form guide

Vitantonio Liuzzi, Narain Karthikeyan, HRT, Shanghai, 2011
Vitantonio Liuzzi, Narain Karthikeyan, HRT, Shanghai, 2011

Vitantonio Liuzzi

Liuzzi’s weekend started badly when he came to a stop in first practice. He missed most of second practice while the team rectified an unusual software problem, which Geoff Willis said was caused by corrupted files getting onto the car.

He passed both Virgins as the race began but was handed a drive-through penalty for jumping the start.

The team switched Liuzzi to a two-stop strategy and he caught back up to his team mate and overtook him before the end of the race.

Liuzzi ended the race 18 seconds behind Glock, although the Virgin driver was delayed by his strategy.

Vitantonio Liuzzi 2011 form guide

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