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A profile of HRT F1 driver Vitantonio Liuzzi

Vitantonio Liuzzi
Liuzzi has raced for Red Bull, Toro Rosso, Force India and HRT


"Tonio Liuzzi continues on with a sunny demeanour as he tries to coax speed and reliability from the HRT.

"I'm still of the opinion it wasn't the right career move for him and, with Pedro de la Rosa signed up for two years and presumably a pay driver in the second car, he may well be off the grid next year.

"It's a shame because Liuzzi didn't show his full potential 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 Three. 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

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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see also
Daniel Ricciardo profile
26 Nov 11 |  Drivers & Teams
Narain Karthikeyan profile
10 Feb 12 |  Drivers & Teams

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