Liuzzi on his second chance

Liuzzi on his second chance

Revitalised by a change of chassis, Tonio Liuzzi has turned his form around in recent races. Edd Straw talked to the Italian about his renaissance with Force India

If you're going to play the chassis blame card, you've got to make damned sure that you perform with your new monocoque.

That's exactly what Vitantonio Liuzzi did in Montreal two weeks ago, qualifying a career-best sixth (which became fifth after Mark Webber's gearbox change) and recovering from a first-corner clash with Felipe Massa that kept going until the second corner to take a point for 10th place after a robust last-lap pass on Michael Schumacher. It was the kind of outstanding performance that last-chance saloon resident Liuzzi desperately needed with the prevailing opinion in the paddock reckoning that it was only a matter of time before highly-rated test driver Paul di Resta was promoted to a race seat.

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