Tonio Liuzzi Joins Fellow Superstars For 2012 Season


Morbidelli, Fittipaldi, Flammini, Liuzzi and Biagi - Photo Credit: Superstars
Superstars: Morbidelli, Fittipaldi, Liuzzi and Biagi flank series organiser Flammini - Photo Credit: Superstars

Vitantonio Liuzzi is among a number of big-name drivers who will race in the International Superstars Series this season.

The Italian, who raced in Formula 1 until the end of last year, will race a Mercedes C63 AMG for CAAL Racing, and tested the car for the first time at Monza yesterday. His participation was confirmed at the official series press conference in Milan today.

It was also announced that former F1 drivers Christian Fittipaldi and Mika Salo will share a Swiss Team Maserati Quattroporte, the car that won the title in the hands of Andrea Bertolini last season. The series also expects Johnny Herbert and Ananda Mikola to be on the grid, in addition to the likes of Gianni Morbidelli and Thomas Biagi.

“I’m persuaded that Superstars is a great choice to open yourself to other categories than F1,” said Liuzzi, “and it really fits for me, considering my adaptable nature. Superstars is a really important championship that lines-up great drivers and teams. I’m sure that this season will be extremely spectacular.”

The season begins at Monza on the weekend of the 31 March-1 April.

  • Franco Mignozzi

    Go Vito Go!! Proud of our nation!!

  • Tonio

     Dear Franco, you are absolutely right!!
    Vito represents Italy abroad, as symbol of integrity and braveness!
    I still have in my mind the great start at Monza last year, no one ever done anything like that, from 24th to 6th in one corner mate!!
    Do you recall that episode? What an awesome driver Vito is.
    BTW have you heard about the Pic&Glock case? Will they be able to keep MdV behind? and if yes, for how long? I bet one finger that one of the two will be replaced soon mate!!

  • Franco Mignozzi

    Dear Tonio, Vito’s start at Monza last year is something I cannot forget, it’s a tatoo on my mind, probably the wildest start from our hero in F1. I’m glad we share the same thought, we simply cannot accept a Formula 1 without Vito!! Regarding Marussia’s case what shall I say… I think Maria de Villota will have her chance this year, at a certain point they will try her but it’s too early in the season now and Pic and Glock deserve to have their chances (well Glock should have blown away his chances already, don’t you think, please explain to me how Glock is a better drive than Vito, please explain me that because I don’t get it…. I hope to hear pretty soon from you my new motor racing friend!

  • Tonio

    Dear Franco,
    What can I say? I can simply agree with you mate.
    I have been looking into the web, to find out if there was anything that Glock has that maybe we didn’t know, but.. hey.. what’s going on with the search.. who added all these guns and weapons? Is it perhaps part of the famous pugliese macumba? or is it just a romantic friendly advice?
    Unbelievable..please have a look your self at the added images just below..I dunno what’s going on, but something is happening mate.
    Looking forward to receiving your reply dear Franco!
    Tonio

  • Franco Mignozzi

    Dear Tonio, I do not know why so many guns appear just typing “Glock”, it doesn’t if you type just “Liuzzi”, Formula 1 fans from everywhere love Vito but no one like Glock (not even Germans, they much prefer Vettel or old school Schumi), so my question is why Marussia did not choose Vito instead of Glock?? Think about the couple Liuzzi-de Villota, but Marussia is a bad car anyway, Vito deserves to drive better packaging! Liuzzi could have found a seat in other teams as well (like Caterham for example) but out of the blue Vitaly Petrov got that job, I probably suspect that it was the influence of the M.I.L.F. she’s well known in the business (wonder why…) and probably she found a way (which one??) to convince the Caterham people to hire Vitaly instead of our man from Puglia, what do you think my fast driving friend?

  • Tonio

    Dear Franco,
    As my old friend Alain P. was always saying: touché..
    the discussion about and around the unrevealed M.I.L.F. extra powers is something which should be better analyzed.. or as Vito says.. anal ized.. eheheh.. sorry for this, pretty vulgar pugliese words game, but which makes really understand what we are talking about.
    VAL absolutely deserves a fast seat, Marussia certainly is not and moreover the incredible charme of the Locorotondo born dude would have probably distracted MdV, don’t you think?
    At Catheram for sure it would have been another thing, with no lads to distract and to spend night with, but VAL would have never taken the place of JT, at least for respect of the Pescara born guy.
    Surely VAL could have instead been stayed at RB, where his F1 career started and where he has shown all his skills, but there appears another big issue.. how handle with Mark ”pinky” Webber histerical reactions when f.i. his hair are ruined by the tight helmet or, as everyone recall, the constant attention that M”pinky”W  reserve to his team mates?
    Vito is a respectful man and can’t be involved with all this. He can’t go back to Apulia and says that his team mate like playing with dolls and secretly wear lipgloss under his helmet, don’t you think?
    This F1 is getting trickier and trickier every day, but I am extremely confident that we are going to see soon the famous #23 not anymore on NK car.. at least I hope.
    Let’s hope mate!
    and as your initial statement was: Go Vito Go!!!!!!
    Tonio

  • Franco Mignozzi

    Dear Tonio, your point is clear as mountain water, also your joke made me laugh (and even fart!) a lot at my desk! But it’s the true my friend of overtakes and pole positions, I always thought that in the last few years we’ve seen a bunch of ‘not very skilled’ drivers in between the Gods of Speed (Not Scott, but I will talk a bit later about him), and if these people are just arrived because the ‘overtime’ work of a M.I.L.F. I am sorry but I am very disappointed! I am not referring to Petrov of course, he’s a great bloke but it’s just an example. Going back to Vito I must say that TR years were important, do you remember the great (and still nowadays solid as a rock) friendship between VAL and Scott Speed?? What a time! But VAL’s best years I must say are the ones in Force India (there he also met his worst enemy AS), with the Indians VAL#23 achieved great results but this was also thanks to the tragic and embarassing F1 experience of Badoer who was a nutcase with his Ferrari, you remember the tale, Ferrari was forced to get another driver and they choose Fisico, this movement allowed Vito (at the time third FI driver) to get promoted within the team, things didn’t go well for Fisico (as you probably pretty well remember) while VAL achieved solid points and international acknowledgments. To close this pleasant and clever discussion let me tell you about Mark, of course he goddamn love pink but he’s not the only one… you don’t know but many others secretly hide this ‘extravagance’, our man VAL#23 of course not, he got more babes than hair! Talk later my fast and roaring friend!