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Liuzzi handed five-place grid penalty 10 Jul 2010

Hulkenberg appears to be blocked by Liuzzi, as he sets the 13th-quickest time

Force India's Vitantonio Liuzzi has dropped five places on the Silverstone grid as a penalty for impeding Williams’s Nico Hulkenberg during qualifying for Sunday’s British Grand Prix. Liuzzi, who had qualified in 15th, will now start the race from 20th.

“We thought that we had to keep Nico behind and I didn't realise he was on a hot lap,” Liuzzi explained. “From there it's not going to be easy but there are overtaking spots here at least, plus the incentive of racing in front of our home crowd.”

As a result of the Italian’s penalty, Renault’s Vitaly Petrov, Toro Rosso team mates Sebastien Buemi and Jaime Alguersuari, Lotus’s Heikki Kovalainen and Virgin’s Timo Glock will all move up a place on the grid.