DC hits out at Pizzonia

David Coulthard accused Antonio Pizzonia of 'silly driving' after the Brazilian Williams driver made contact with the McLaren at the first chicane towards the end of the Italian Grand Prix

DC hits out at Pizzonia

Coulthard had been defending sixth from Pizzonia for several laps when on lap 52 the Brazilian tried to pass the McLaren down the inside of the first chicane. The two cars made heavy contact and were lucky to continue to the end in sixth and seventh positions.

"That was inevitable," said Coulthard afterwards. "From ten laps out I knew he was going to try something silly at some point. These cars have got one line under braking and unless you slipstream by someone in a straight line you can't outbrake them.

"I saw when I came out of Parabolica he was relatively close and I thought he was bound to have a go. Obviously you can't drive a corner while watching your mirrors. When the impact came to be honest I was ready for it. He was just trying to make something out of nothing."

Pizzonia's version was unsurprisingly different: "We were very close and I hoped that I could overtake him but he had more speed than me on the straight and I just couldn't pass him.

"I had a good opportunity with a couple of laps to go when David made a mistake in the last corner and I got very close to him coming out of the Parabolica, but we both locked our wheels and hit each other going in to the first chicane, luckily with no consequence for either of us."

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