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Vitantonio Liuzzi

Force India

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"Vitantonio Liuzzi had an unexpected chance to convince doubters of his potential following his promotion to the Force India race seat in the wake of Giancarlo Fisichella's move to Ferrari for the final five races of 2009.

"Liuzzi developed a big reputation through his formative years, but he was inconsistent throughout his Formula 1 career at Red Bull and then their junior team Toro Rosso.

"The Italian has shown good pace since his arrival on the grid at Monza but he has not really delivered on it, failing to score a point.

"Liuzzi does have the potential but there is a question mark over whether he can translate that into results."


Vitantonio Liuzzi
Vitantonio Liuzzi gets a second chance to prove his worth in F1

What three words would you use to describe what it's like to be a Formula 1 driver?

Adrenalin, adrenalin, adrenalin.

What is the biggest perk of the job?

That you drive very fast without getting any fines!

How would you like to be remembered as an F1 driver?

Let's just say every driver wants to be remembered as the greatest driver in the history of F1!

What is your most embarrassing sporting moment?

Not really embarrassing but my worst year in motorsport was probably in Formula 3. I had a difficult year. I was racing with a team that didn't really understand me. It was my first year in the championship and I really wanted to push hard and go for results, giving 100% but they wanted me to prepare for the next year. I had potential but they had a different approach.

Who is the worst dressed Formula 1 driver?

I think everyone has their own sense of style. Somehow!

Ayrton Senna or Alain Prost?


Spa or Monaco?


Vitantonio Liuzzi's helmet
Previous teams: Red Bull, Toro Rosso
Car number: 21
Nationality: Italian
Born: 6/08/1981, Locorotondo
Grand Prix debut: San Marino 2005
Grands Prix entered: 44
Best result: 6th (China, 2007)
Pole positions: -
Podiums: -
Points: 5

If you weren't an F1 driver what would you be?

Soccer player or a skier.

Who is the greatest sportsman of all time?

For me, it would be Senna.

What would be your perfect day off?

Seeing my friends and family, perhaps on holiday.

Where is your favourite place to go on holiday?

Pescara, Italy, or Mykonos, Greece.

Apart from a house what is the most expensive thing that you own?

Probably my clothes.

What is your favourite item of clothing?

I like Moncler clothes so anything from that range.

What is your favourite music to drive to?

I like R 'n' B.

Which famous person - dead or alive - would you like to have dinner with and why?

Ayrton Senna - when you read the history he was such an intense person and to get to know him would be a privilege.

Tell us something about yourself that most F1 fans might not know.

Difficult to say: I started skiing competitively when I was younger - I learnt to ski at three years old.

Steve McQueen or Paul Newman?

Paul Newman.

Boxers or briefs?


Angelina Jolie or Keira Knightley?

Angelina Jolie.

James Bond or Austin Powers?

James Bond.

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