Williamson docked ten grid places
9 September 2011 – Lewis Williamson will start ten places lower than he qualifies during tomorrow morning’s 30 minute qualifying session at Monza, with stewards deeming the Briton to have been at fault for a practice crash involving Adrian Quaife-Hobbs at Monza this afternoon.
The MW Arden driver collided with Manor Racing’s Adrian Quaife-Hobbs at the Parabolica during second practice, an accident that was caused by confusion over who held the racing line. Quaife-Hobbs explained that he stayed left to let his rival past, but his front right wheel was clipped when Williamson moved back across the circuit.
Another man to be penalised ahead of qualifying was Mücke Motorsport's Daniel Mancinelli, the Italian accused of blocking Quaife-Hobbs in the same practice session.