Adrian Sutil says his Force India team will speak to team-mate Vitantonio Liuzzi after the two drivers held each other up during their qualifying runs at Interlagos on Saturday. They swapped positions a number of times in Q1, with both drivers claiming it destroyed laps they were on.
"I feel the team should have a word with him," said Sutil after the session. "I don't have to ask them, they are already going to have a word. I think the whole team should sit together because it is unnecessary and just creates a problem. We need to concentrate on our performance and get the most out of it, but today we didn't."
Liuzzi spun toward the end of one of his laps and held up Sutil when he rejoined the circuit. Sutil claimed Liuzzi held him up on two other laps as well.
"I passed him because he was just cruising around the last corner and I was on my flying lap," said Sutil. "I had to pass him there, and then I had a bad exit so he passed me again in the next corner and destroyed my second lap. After I let him by, he came off the circuit and came back on in front of me on my next flying lap."
Liuzzi is adamant that he was not at fault: "I was backing off, but then he tried to pass me and destroyed one of my laps. When I came back onto the circuit, I looked in the mirror and nobody was there - and I knew he was quite far behind.
"I don't see any problems, I had to pass him in the track a few laps before so he could have done the same if he was so close."
The Italian agrees that the matter needs to be discussed within the team: "I think after this race, there will be a lot of explanation."