Liuzzi's future remains unclear

By on Sunday, January 23, 2011

Liuzzi was outscored by Sutil in 2010 and crashed several times.

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 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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