Sauber Petronas have invited Vitantonio Liuzzi for a test drive. The 22-year old Red Bull Junior Team pilot, who has won this year's Formula 3000 Championship far ahead of the competition, will be driving the Sauber Petronas C23 at Jerez on 16 September.

Team Principal Peter Sauber had been watching the career of the Italian for quite some time: "While there have been several indications in the past showing that Vitantonio has a lot of talent, what has impressed me most is the way in which he has been dominating Formula 3000 this year. During this test we want to get a feeling for how he is able to apply his skills to a Formula 1 car."

In addition to Vitantonio Liuzzi, Sauber Petronas are planning to invite one or two other young drivers for tests at a later time yet to be determined.