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Liuzzi to start Monaco GP 10th, Sutil 12th

May 15, 2010 20:43 IST

Force India driver Vitantonio Liuzzi came out of team-mate Adrian Sutil's shadow and will start Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix 10th on the grid while Hispania driver Karun Chandhok will have Ferrari's Fernando Alonso giving him company in the last row.

Liuzzi gate-crashed into the third qualifying session (Q3), having aced Sutil and a host of other drivers both in Q1 and Q2. Sutil will start the race 12th on the grid.

Hispania driver Karun Chandhok had a rather poor outing with the Indian struggling with grip problem that put him behind teammate Bruno Senna in the 23rd place.

"That was very frustrating, we are a second behind where we think we should be, which is bad even by our standards. We lost grip. It's a bit like the problem Bruno had on Thursday, a mysterious lack of grip, and it's not good," Karun said.

Alonso could not take part in the qualifying sessions after badly damamging his car in the third practice session earlier.

Force India owner and Team Principal Vijay Mallya said despite not so impressive grid position they will look to add to their points tally.

"Both the cars had the pace and should have been in Q3. Adrian was held up by (Rubens) Barrichello on his flying lap. Anyway from start positions 10 and 12, we will aim for points tomorrow," Mallya said.

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