Manager not sure Liuzzi will race in 2011

Vitantonio Liuzzi's manager has admitted he is not sure if the Italian will be on the 2011 grid. Amid strong rumours that Force India has signed Paul di Resta to race alongside Adrian Sutil this year, 29-year-old Liuzzi has been staunchly insisting...

Vitantonio Liuzzi's manager has admitted he is not sure if the Italian will be on the 2011 grid.

Vitantonio Liuzzi on weekend of 2010 finale in Abu Dhabi GP with Force India F1 Team..
Photo by xpb.cc.

Amid strong rumours that Force India has signed Paul di Resta to race alongside Adrian Sutil this year, 29-year-old Liuzzi has been staunchly insisting that he has a watertight contract for the 2011 season.

But the di Resta/Sutil stories have stepped up even more this week, after team boss Vijay Mallya said an imminent announcement is pending only "some legal loose ends".

Liuzzi's manager Peter Collins also hinted that negotiations about the contract are taking place with Force India.

Collins told BBC Sport: "Tonio will be in F1 this year. Will he be racing? I don't know."

A spokesperson for Force India declined to comment, and di Resta and his manager Anthony Hamilton were not available.

Collins continued: "I've no (further) comment to make at this stage and it would be wrong for me to do so.

"The position has been very clear for some time and it is best to let the team make any announcement," Liuzzi's manager added.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Peter Collins , Vitantonio Liuzzi , Paul di Resta , Adrian Sutil , Anthony Hamilton
Teams Force India