Liuzzi given five-spot grid penalty

Sat, 23 Jul 11:05:00 2011

Vitantonio Liuzzi has been handed a five-place grid penalty for the German Grand Prix after his HRT team changed the gearbox on his car.

- Liuzzi given grid penalty

The Italian completed the last race at Silverstone and so was supposed to use the same gearbox for this weekend's race at the Nurburgring.

However, ahead of final free practice, HRT decided to make a change. And, with the Italian having already had his free gearbox change earlier this year, the switch means that he will be given a five-place penalty.

With HRT likely to qualify near the back of the grid, the penalty means that Liuzzi will almost certainly start from the last spot.

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