Liuzzi to drive for Lotus…at Silverstone

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If you’ve been missing Vitantonio Liuzzi, there is good news on the horizon. Sure, he’s leading the International Superstars Series but he’ll be making his debut for Lotus at Silverstone this weekend. The former formula One driver will be joining Kevin Weeda and James Rossiter in the No. 32 car in the LMP2 class. AUTOSPORT has the quote:

“I am very happy to get the chance to drive at the 6 Hours of Silverstone,” Liuzzi said. “I know the track quite well from Formula 1 races in the past, but driving here in the Lotus LMP2 car will be different, for sure.

“I already got experienced with the car during some test days earlier this season and I can’t wait for my first race in the FIA World Endurance Championship.

“I want to thank Lotus for this great opportunity and I hope to have a good result in Silverstone.”

There are still a lot of Tonio fans who lament his absence from F1 and think he should be back but as Nick Heidfeld, Rubens Barrichello and many others have discovered, there is life beyond F1 and depending on the ride, it can be a terrific opportunity. One look no further than Allan McNish to see what a life byond F1 can be.

Here’s hoping Tonio can fit in naturally with the team and find a role to play in endurance racing. Lotus will run two cars this weekend with the N0. 31 car being driven by Thomas Holzer, Mirco Schultis and Luca Moro.

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