Vitantonio Liuzzi

 
Tonio made his F1 debut in 2005 at the San Marino Grand Prix with Red Bull Racing. He scored a point on this debut although competed in just three more races that year before making a permanent switch to Toro Rosso in 2006, where he remained for the 2007 season |  Tonio holds the joint record for the most F3000 wins in one season; seven out of a possible ten in 2004, his championship-winning year. The Italian holds the record with Juan Pablo Montoya and Nick Heidfeld |  Tonio has also held the FIA-CIK World Karting Championship title, which he won in 2001

FACTFILE

Name: Vitantonio Liuzzi
DOB: Aug 6 1981
Place Of Birth: Locorotondo
Nationality: Italian
Most Races For: Toro Rosso - 35
No. Of Races: 80
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Vitantonio Liuzzi

Ousted from Force India, HRT announced Vitantonio Liuzzi to take part in the 2011 championship as its second driver. With this appointment, the Spanish team’s line-up was completed for the new season with the Italian driver joining Narain Karthikeyan behind the wheel of the F111.

Liuzzi had started making a name for himself in the late nineties, emerging as one of the brightest talents in karting and single-seater racing. In 2004, Liuzzi stepped up to F3000 where he stormed to the championship in a season that included seven wins out of ten races.

This impressed Red Bull who signed him up as its test and reserve driver for the 2005 season. He got his first taste of competitive Formula 1 that same year when he replaced Christian Klien for the San Marino, Spanish and Monaco GPs. He showed his potential by scoring his maiden point (8th place) on his debut at San Marino.

In 2006 and 2007, the Italian raced for Toro Rosso achieving his highest ever placing: 6th at the 2007 Chinese Grand Prix. Liuzzi moved on to Force India where he stayed from 2008 to 2010. With the team, Liuzzi equalled his best finish of sixth at the 2010 Korean GP and ended 2010 in 15th scoring 21 points, a career best.

After testing for HRT in Barcelona in February, Liuzzi is at the helm of the F111 for 2011 trying to build a team with frugal resources.


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STATISTICS
YEARS
YearTeamClaGPs WinsPolesPods FLsPts
2005Red Bull24th400001
2006Toro Rosso19th1800001
2007Toro Rosso18th1700003
2009Force India22nd500000
2010Force India15th19000021
2011HRT23rd1700000
Total 80000026

Vitantonio Liuzzi - HEAD TO HEAD (TEAM-MATES)

Vitantonio Liuzzi - Season Performance

According to stats...

  • Tonio made his F1 debut in 2005 at the San Marino Grand Prix with Red Bull Racing. He scored a point on this debut although competed in just three more races that year before making a permanent switch to Toro Rosso in 2006, where he remained for the 2007 season
  • Tonio holds the joint record for the most F3000 wins in one season; seven out of a possible ten in 2004, his championship-winning year. The Italian holds the record with Juan Pablo Montoya and Nick Heidfeld
  • Tonio has also held the FIA-CIK World Karting Championship title, which he won in 2001

QUOTES ON VITANTONIO LIUZZI

He understood that I was much, much faster, we had a little contact but at the end of the day it worked
- Liuzzi on overtaking Michael Schumacher in the 2010 Canadian GP



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