A drive-through penalty failed to stop Vitantonio Liuzzi from beating his team mate again in China.
|Narain Karthikeyan||Vitantonio Liuzzi|
|Qualifying time comparison (Q1)||1’40.445 (+0.233)||1’40.212|
HRT drivers’ lap times throughout the race:
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.
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.
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