No points from Abu Dhabi, Force India finishes 7th

Adrian Sutil finished 13th while team-mate Vitantonio Liuzzi retired after his car crashed with Michael Schumacher`s mercedes as Force India failed to collect a single point from season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Last Updated: Nov 14, 2010, 21:56 PM IST

Abu Dhabi :Adrian Sutil finished 13th while team-mate Vitantonio Liuzzi retired after his car crashed with Michael Schumacher`s mercedes as Force India failed to collect a single point from season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and end the Formula One championships at seventh here on Sunday.

Sutil, who started 14th at the grid, finished one-place above as he ended the eventful race 58.3 seconds adrift of the winner and 2010 F1 champion Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull, who collected 256 points, four more than Spaniard Fernando Alonso of Ferrari.

Liuzzi, on the other hand, had to retire after his car crashed into Schumacher`s after the former seven-time champion German`s mercedes came into his way.

Schumacher`s car was spun around by his teammate Nico Rosberg and while he was trying to maneuver it back around, Liuzzi crashed over the top of him, spreading debris across the Yas Marina Circuit track. Liuzzi`s Force India car landed inches away from Schumacher`s head.
Both Liuzzi and Schumacher appeared to be unhurt in the collision.

Force India finished the season at seventh in the constructors standings with 68 points. Red Bull finished on top with 498 points.
With no point from the race today, Sutil failed to realise his aim of finishing in top 10 as he ended the championships at 11th on 47 points.

Liuzzi, on the other hand, finished 15th in the drivers overall position with 21 points.

PTI