Liuzzi: No talks to end Force India contract

Tonio Liuzzi has spoken out against recent media reports, which claimed Force India wanted to replace the Italian driver with the young British rookie Paul di Resta for the 2011 season. Liuzzi, who has an ongoing contract with the team had said he has not been in talks with Force India about terminating his 2011 race contract early. Speaking with 422race.com the 29-year old Italian driver said: "My situation is clear. Force India hasn't informed me about any change and for me only the words of the team count." The delay of an official announcement from the team about their driver line-up for 2011 has led to much speculation that Force India are trying to come to an agreement with Liuzzi, but Liuzzi remains adamant that there have been no talks with Force India to end his contract early. The Italian also denied that settlements, including monetary payments or even a seat with engine supplier Mercedes in the DTM championship were being discussed: "I wasn't offered anything, as I said I haven't spoken to Force India about anything like that," However, he did add that although his 2011 contract gives him confidence for his seat next season, he couldn't fully rule out the possibility of Force India trying to replace him. "By now, nothing can surprise me any more in Formula One. But so far I wasn't offered anything - neither money nor a seat in DTM, as I read elsewhere. They didn't tell me such things, for sure. I'm pretty calm, because I have a very clear deal with the team for the 2011 season and if they should decide to take other routes, they know what they are facing."

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