Vitantonio Liuzzi

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Vitantonio "Tonio" Liuzzi (born 6 August 1980 ) is an Italian professional racing driver who formerly raced in Formula One for the Red Bull, Toro Rosso, Force India and HRT teams.wikipedia
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Vitantonio "Tonio" Liuzzi (born 6 August 1980 ) is an Italian professional racing driver who formerly raced in Formula One for the Red Bull, Toro Rosso, Force India and HRT teams.
High-profile drivers who have received this backing include Enrique Bernoldi, Christian Klien, Patrick Friesacher, Vitantonio Liuzzi and Scott Speed.

Christian Klien

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Initially it seemed that he might be given the seat along with David Coulthard, but Red Bull chose Christian Klien, leaving Liuzzi as the test driver.
In an unusual arrangement, Klien shared a race seat with Italian Vitantonio Liuzzi.

2004 International Formula 3000 Championship

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He moved to the Arden team for the following F3000 season, where he won seven of the ten races, securing the title with one race left.

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He moved to the Arden team for the following F3000 season, where he won seven of the ten races, securing the title with one race left.
As the years went on, the team began to reap the results and was the best team of Formula 3000 in its last 3 years, showing new talents to motorsport world like Darren Manning, Tomáš Enge, Björn Wirdheim and Vitantonio Liuzzi.

Sébastien Bourdais

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He also faced constant speculation over keeping his seat, as the team openly courted both Sebastian Vettel and Champcar series champion Sébastien Bourdais.
On 10 August 2007 it was announced Bourdais would replace Vitantonio Liuzzi at Red Bull's b-team, Toro Rosso, as team-mate to Sebastian Vettel.

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Liuzzi was confirmed with the team for the season at the launch of the STR2 on 13 February 2007.
It was initially driven by Vitantonio Liuzzi and Scott Speed, until Speed was replaced by Sebastian Vettel at the Hungaroring for the remainder of the season.

Scott Speed

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His teammate Scott Speed claimed Red Bull wanted to replace both himself and Liuzzi.
Following its purchase of Minardi, Red Bull Racing announced the creation of Scuderia Toro Rosso with Speed and Vitantonio Liuzzi as its drivers in.

Michael Schumacher

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He beat Formula One champion Michael Schumacher at Kerpen, Schumacher's 'home' track.
In recovering from the incident Vitantonio Liuzzi's car collided with Schumacher, barely missing his head.

2005 San Marino Grand Prix

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Liuzzi would replace Klien for the San Marino, Spanish and Monaco Grands Prix.
Vitantonio Liuzzi replaced Christian Klien in the second Red Bull car, for this and the next two races; after unanimous agreement between the teams, Klien was allowed to race car #37 for Red Bull in the Friday practice sessions.

Sebastian Vettel

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He also faced constant speculation over keeping his seat, as the team openly courted both Sebastian Vettel and Champcar series champion Sébastien Bourdais.
Vettel pitted and carried on, but then suffered a puncture whilst passing Liuzzi at the same place, completing a whole lap with a puncture.

Giancarlo Fisichella

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Liuzzi stated he hoped to move up to a race seat in as he is contracted until, but the contracts of his teammates Adrian Sutil and Giancarlo Fisichella would not expire until the end of.
He was also linked to a possible return to Force India but the team confirmed former teammate Adrian Sutil and fellow Italian Vitantonio Liuzzi.

Adrian Sutil

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Liuzzi stated he hoped to move up to a race seat in as he is contracted until, but the contracts of his teammates Adrian Sutil and Giancarlo Fisichella would not expire until the end of.
At the Belgian Grand Prix, the strengths of the B-spec car were fully evident with both Sutil and Yamamoto setting competitive times through the three practice sessions culminating in Sutil qualifying only half a second behind 16th placed man Vitantonio Liuzzi.

Paul di Resta

Although he had a valid contract with Force India for, Liuzzi was replaced by Paul di Resta.
However, Force India chose to retain Giancarlo Fisichella and Adrian Sutil, with Vitantonio Liuzzi as reserve driver.

Felipe Massa

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On 3 September 2009, Force India released Fisichella so he could replace Luca Badoer at Ferrari, who had filled in for two races for injured driver Felipe Massa.
Massa collided with Vitantonio Liuzzi on the first lap of the Japanese Grand Prix but finished third in Korea.

David Coulthard

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Initially it seemed that he might be given the seat along with David Coulthard, but Red Bull chose Christian Klien, leaving Liuzzi as the test driver.
Before the San Marino Grand Prix, Klien was replaced by Red Bull test driver Vitantonio Liuzzi who partnered Coulthard for the next four races.

Karting World Championship

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He won the Karting World Championship in 2001.

Narain Karthikeyan

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Subsequently, Liuzzi was announced that he would be testing for Hispania Racing at Circuit de Catalunya, as the Spanish team evaluated him for their second race seat alongside Narain Karthikeyan. For the, he was replaced by Narain Karthikeyan, who took a race seat in front of his home fans alongside Daniel Ricciardo.
The first occurrence was during the Chinese Grand Prix where the single retirement of Jaime Alguersuari meant Karthikeyan finished in 23rd place, after he was overtaken by teammate Vitantonio Liuzzi on the final lap.

2009 Formula One World Championship

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On 7 September 2009, Force India announced that Liuzzi would drive for them in the remaining five races of the 2009 Formula One season.
Vitantonio Liuzzi in turn took the vacant Force India drive.

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Vitantonio "Tonio" Liuzzi (born 6 August 1980 ) is an Italian professional racing driver who formerly raced in Formula One for the Red Bull, Toro Rosso, Force India and HRT teams. Although he had a valid contract with Force India for, Liuzzi was replaced by Paul di Resta.
It was announced four days later that test driver Vitantonio Liuzzi would replace Fisichella for the remaining races.

2013 Superstars Series

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Audi Sport Italia driver Gianni Morbidelli won both the Italian and International championships, with Mercedes-AMG Romeo Ferraris driver Vitantonio Liuzzi resulting runner-up.

2011 Singapore Grand Prix

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He finished as the final classified finisher in Singapore (20th), Japan (23rd) and Korea (21st).
Vitantonio Liuzzi was handed a five-place grid penalty for the race for causing an accident on the first lap of the.

Daniel Ricciardo

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For the, he was replaced by Narain Karthikeyan, who took a race seat in front of his home fans alongside Daniel Ricciardo.
However, on 22 October 2011, a few days before the inaugural Indian Grand Prix, the race where Karthikeyan was due to gain back his seat for his home race, HRT F1 announced that Vitantonio Liuzzi made way for Karthikeyan, allowing Ricciardo to race in India and extend his learning curve that Red Bull Racing paid the struggling Spanish team to do, as well as allowing Karthikeyan to race in front of his home fans.

2009 Italian Grand Prix

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He made his race debut for Force India at the 2009 Italian Grand Prix and qualified an impressive seventh, given the fact he started the race with a heavier fuel load than his younger teammate Sutil.
Jarno Trulli, Vitantonio Liuzzi and Giancarlo Fisichella were the only current Italians in the field this year, with Luca Badoer replaced as Ferrari's stand-in by Fisichella.

2011 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

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Liuzzi returned to his race seat in Abu Dhabi however, and again finished as the final classified finisher, in twentieth place.
Vitantonio Liuzzi returned to Hispania for the race, having been replaced by Narain Karthikeyan for the Indian Grand Prix to make way for him to drive in front of his home crowd.

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Vitantonio "Tonio" Liuzzi (born 6 August 1980 ) is an Italian professional racing driver who formerly raced in Formula One for the Red Bull, Toro Rosso, Force India and HRT teams.
Some drivers, such as Vitantonio Liuzzi, Narain Karthikeyan and Jos Verstappen went on to race in the A1 Grand Prix series.