Sept.12 – Hispania Racing driver Tonio Liuzzi say sorry Sunday race incident at Monza, Liuzzi tried to make up place, overtaking some of cars and lost control sliding along the grass previous to returning to the track in the middle of the curve 1 and crashed with Vitaly Petrov, Nico Rosberg, causing a traffic jam that delayed many other drivers. Kamui Kobayashi, Sebastien Buemi and Rubens Barrichello all suffered damage.
“I was really looking forward to my home race and, although I knew it was going to be tough, it all ended prematurely,” Liuzzi said. I had a good start getting past both Virgins, Lotuses and Daniel 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.”
Liuzzi was judged to blame and given a five-place grid penalty for the next race in Singapore Grand Prix.
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