Liuzzi handed five-place grid penalty for Singapore 11 Sep 2011
HRTs Vitantonio Liuzzi has been penalised by the Italian race stewards following his accident at the start of Sundays Monza race. Liuzzi receives a five-place grid penalty for the next round in Singapore.
He lost control of his car going into Turn One, before sliding on the grass and back on to the track at the chicane. Nico Rosbergs Mercedes, Vitaly Petrovs Renault and Liuzzis own HRT all had to retire on the spot. After a post-race investigation, the stewards decided the Italian driver was at fault for the accident.
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 its over but we are fighters and we have to look ahead to the next race.
The Singapore race takes place in two weeks time from September 23-25.