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di Grassi crashes on out lap at Suzuka

Lucas di Grassi is out of the Japanese GP before it even starts, following shunt at 130R.
Lucas di Grassi's chances of retaining his seat at Virgin Racing took a major hit - quite literally - as he piled into the barriers on the way to the grid at Suzuka.

Although the Brazilian rookie was able to walk away from the shattered VR-01, the impact was sufficient to rule him out of any further participation in an already unusual weekend. di Grassi was due to have started from 21st on the grid, one spot ahead of Virgin team-mate Timo Glock.

It is unclear exactly why di Grassi went off where he did, for the Suzuka track was largely dry following Saturday's downpour. Morning qualifying had passed off without incident, but it appeared that the former GP2 frontrunner caught a patch of moisture, possibly on the outside kerb, which caused him to lose control exiting the 130R.


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FreeJack - Unregistered

October 10, 2010 11:52 PM

After not yielding as a backmarker to Webber and creating the scenario for the Hamilton/Webber collision last race, and now this, I really wonder where this guy's head is at.



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