Coloni Motorsport is pleased to announce the agreement with the talented Italian driver Vitantonio Liuzzi to race in the F.I.A. F.3000 International Championship, season 2003.
The young Italian star, who tested with BMW WilliamsF1 Team in Valencia (E), is one of the most young talented driver and is expected to begin a FIA F.3000 front runner next season. Liuzzi won the F. Super A World Championship in 2001 and after a good season in the German F.3 Championship enjoyed the Coloni Motorsport team in 4th successful testing sessions in Magione, Imola, Misano and Barcellona. The 21-years old impressed the Team with extremely strong performances and showed a very professional approach.
Liuzzi will be the ace of the "Italian Project", which focus on carry out the best young Italian talented drivers to Formula One.
Enzo Coloni, Coloni Motorsport: "We are extremely happy for the conclusion of this agreement. We are more than proud to have such a talented driver. Liuzzi is one of the most promising and talented Italian driver and showed brilliant performances as in F.3000 testing as in the F.1 testing in Valencia.We will do the best to achieve with him important targets. We are sure that Liuzzi will give us big satisfactions in the 2003 Championship."
Paolo Coloni, Team Principal Coloni Motorsport: "I am very pleased for the agreement between Coloni Motorsport and Tonio Liuzzi. This full Italian partnership, that will take part to the prestigious F.I.A. F.3000 International Championship, it is very important for our team. In the name of Coloni Motorsport, I wish to thank Dr. Helmut Marko and Red Bull for this important project. We will start the Championship with the motivation to win and to continue the winning strip started with Giorgio Pantano!
Name: Vitantonio Liuzzi
Date of Birth: August 6, 1981
Born: Pescara, Italy
Languages: Italian, English, French
Opel Team BSR - (Formula 3)
Carlin Motorsport - (Formula 3)
1991 Commenced karting career aged 11 years
1993 Won the Italian Karting Championship
1994 Recruited to the CRG factory Junior Team - 2nd place Italian Karting Championship
1995 Victory in the prestigous Lonato Winter Cup
2nd place Italian Karting Championship
5th place European Karting Championship
2nd place World Karting Championship
1996 Graduated to Junior International A category with CRG Factory Team
Victory Lonato Winter Cup - Victory Italian Karting Championship
2nd Margutti Trophy, Parma
1997 Entered the Senior Formula A category
Victory Brazilian Karting Prix, Sao Paulo
2nd Italian Karting Championship, 7th Karting World Championship
1998 Formula Super A (Karting's F1 equivalent)
3rd European Karting Championship
7th World Karting Championship ( started 28th due to mechanical problems)
1999 Victory European Karting Championship
Victory Ayrton Senna Memorial Trophy (Suzuka)
Formula Palmer Audi Test Drive - Fastest Lap
2000 6th place World Championship in Braga, 2nd World Cup (Montegi)
3rd place 125cc World Championship (Marienberg)
Formula 3 test drive with the Dutch Team Van Amersfoort
2001 FIA-CIK Karting World Champion
2nd place German Fomula Renault Championship
2002 9th place German Formula 3 Champiosnhip
Victory San Marino International Formul 3 race
Three pole positions