Force India driver Vitantonio Liuzzi laughed off speculations that he runs the risk of losing his job to reserve driver Paul di Resta, saying there is a mutual respect between him and the team management.
“...there has been speculation that Force India’s reserve driver Paul di Resta is in competition for my seat. I am not worried about these rumours; speculation is always at the door and all over the papers,” Liuzzi wrote in his column for www.espnf1.com.
The Italian, who has scored points in three of the six races this season, said he held a two-year contract and enjoyed a perfect relation with the management of the Vijay Mallya-owned team.
“I have a contract for two years with Force India and they believe in me and I believe in them, so our relationship is very good.
“They know exactly the problems I was having in China and Spain and they know that it was not due to anything else. Also I scored points at the first two races and again in Monaco, so they can see that I’m very much fighting for the team to meet its targets,” said the Italian.
“It really doesn’t worry me that this sort of stuff is printed and it’s quite normal that you get this kind of speculation when you are competing at the highest level,” added Liuzzi who is bracing for the Turkey Grand Prix on May 30.