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LIGHTS TO FLAG: Vitantonio Liuzzi on beating Michael Schumacher, Red Bull politics, and his new role in F1

Staff Writer

Samarth Kanal
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Vitantonio Liuzzi raced in 80 Grands Prix for the likes of Red Bull, Toro Rosso and Force India, and now enforces the rules as a steward with the FIA. The Italian enjoyed a sparkling junior career, even taking on Michael Schumacher, but never did get that victory, nor a podium, in F1. Here’s his story...

Beating Schumacher at home

Growing up in the south of Italy, Liuzzi says he had “nothing related to motorsport” in his family. He wasn’t even following Formula 1 when, at the age of 10, a school friend took him go-karting. That set everything in motion, ultimately led to sponsorships and the hope that he could turn karting into a fully fledged racing career.


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