Horner Exonerates Liuzzi after Crash

Red Bull sporting director Christian Horner exonerated Vitantonio Liuzzi after the Italian suffered an accident during the rain-hit second practice session for the Belgian Grand Prix

Horner Exonerates Liuzzi after Crash

Liuzzi, one of only three drivers to venture out to the very wet circuit in the afternoon, lost control of his car right after the Eau Rouge corner, hitting the barriers backwards and forcing the session to be red-flagged.

"Tonio aquaplaned and was just a passenger," said Horner. "The accident was not his fault; he was just very unlucky and a victim of the unpredictable Spa weather. Fortunately Tonio completed a lot of laps for us this morning in both wet and dry conditions in order to evaluate our tyre choice."

Liuzzi was the only Red Bull driver to complete any significant running today, covering 17 laps in the morning. Teammates David Coulthard and Christian Klien did not set a time all day, having covered just one lap in the morning.

"I had a good first run on the slick tyres, the car felt very balanced and I had good pace," said Liuzzi. "I hit a small puddle on one of the later laps, locked the front brakes and got out of shape a little. That was a shame as we'd been strong and had set some quick lap times.

"In the second session, the weather seemed good enough to go back out. Things were okay through Eau Rouge, but then there was this huge pool of water. The car lost contact with the ground and, as I had a lot of speed, I went off into the guardrail."

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