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Fisichella bows out in second qualifying.


Giancarlo Fisichella's switch to Ferrari appeared a little more misguided after second qualifying at Monza, with the Italian veteran failing to progress while his former team got both cars into the top ten shoot-out.

Fisichella had two late attempts to break out of the drop zone, but could only improve to 13th and 14th respectively, leaving him on the outside of row seven for Sunday's Italian Grand Prix. While better than the lacklustre Luca Badoer managed on either of his outings with the Scuderia, the result left Fisico behind both Adrian Sutil and stand-in Tonio Liuzzi, as both qualified for the top ten run-off.

Liuzzi needed his own last-ditch lap to escape the bottom five, but vaulted into fifth spot, one place behind team-mate Sutil, and demoting Jarno Trulli into the relegation zone. The two Italian veterans were joined on the sidelines by BMW Sauber twins Nick Heidfeld and Robert Kubica, who succumbed to identical engine problems, and Romain Grosjean, who looked ragged on his way to twelfth.

Again, P1 changed hands throughout the 15-minute session, with Brawn and McLaren contesting top spot courtesy of Jenson Button, Rubens Barrichello and Lewis Hamilton before the current points leader edged out the reigning world champion.



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XHannahX

September 12, 2009 3:17 PM

Liuzzi has to be driver of the day, amazing performance and something I really didn't expect, especially after Bodoer's adventures. Congrats to him, the team and also Sutil who also put in an INCREDIBLE performance to get 2nd. Well deserved by all! :D

MikaHacked

September 12, 2009 8:00 PM

Monza,s a lot of pressure for a debut,harder still with the test ban,but Liuzzi was impressive, straight away,congrats to Sutil,got my money on either Brawn,it looks ominous, with their fuel loads



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