Liuzzi penalized for causing a collision in Italian GP

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The dramatic Italian Grand Prix saw an opening lap mayhem as Vitantonio Liuzzi driving a HRT went onto the grass losing control of his HRT just at the pit lane exit and went straight back on to the chicane to hit Vitaly Petrov in the mid field, who in turn hit Nico Rosberg to take him out along with him.

Rubens Barrichello was stuck behind the two stopped cars. Force India Adrian Sutil take a way through grass and teammate Daniel Ricciardo also caught in the miss fire. However Rubens Barrichello managed to get perfectly out of the collision. But Sutil race was over within few laps due to the collision. So it was for Daniel Ricciardo. Jerome D'Ambrosio also retired during that incident.

Safety car was deployed for 3laps to clear all the debries from the track.

After a post race analysis, the stewards at the Italian Grand Prix found him at fault for causing the collision at the start of the race and penalized Liuzzi by giving him a five-place grid penalty for the next round in Singapore that will take place in two weeks time from September 23-25.

“I was really looking forward to my home race and, although I knew it was going to be tough, it all ended prematurely,” he said after the race. “I had a good start getting past both Virgins, Lotuses and Daniel Ricciardo but then I went for another overtaking manoeuvre and got closed out.

"That put me into the grass and once I was there I tried to slow down but completely lost control of the car and unfortunately hit other cars. I am really sorry for Petrov, Rosberg and the other drivers who were forced to retire because of this. Now it’s over but we are fighters and we have to look ahead to the next race.”

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