Liuzzi says 2010 a fresh start for him
|By Jonathan Noble||Tuesday, February 9th 2010, 10:09 GMT|
Vitantonio Liuzzi is viewing 2010 as a fresh start for his career, after finally getting a proper opportunity to show what he can do in Formula 1.
The Italian says he has never felt more at home in an F1 team, having had difficult times at Red Bull Racing and Scuderia Toro Rosso in the past few years.
"In Force India I feel really good, the atmosphere is great and the team works well together," he said. "Even when I was in a difficult position last year as a test driver they were very supportive and I've built a good strong relationship with them.
"I feel like I'm in a family and for sure much better environment than I have been in the past. This year is a new start for me. I'm a different person from two years ago and I am approaching it from a different mentality.
"It's a different Tonio and I'm looking forward to what can come. I'm still young and have a lot of time in front of me so I just want to prove what I can do."
Liuzzi is equally upbeat about the potential of the team's new car, which will have its first test at Jerez in Spain on Wednesday.
"I have to say that the team, looking at what we did last year, has done a fantastic job," he said. "They never stopped working on the 2009 car to push right to the end, but have been flat out for 2010 as well.
"I am really confident in the work they have done over the winter and we've built a car that can regularly be in the points. That's also my aim, plus to be more consistent and competitive throughout the whole season."