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.