Jan.5 (GMM) Vitantonio Liuzzi has denied he is discussing a financial settlement amid rumours Force India wants to replace him for the 2011 season.
Media reports this week said the Silverstone based team wants Paul di Resta to race alongside Adrian Sutil this season, despite Italian Liuzzi having an ongoing contract."My situation is clear," the 29-year-old told Italian website 422race.com."Force India hasn't informed me about any change and for me only the words of the team count."Liuzzi denied that settlements, including monetary payments or even a seat with Mercedes in the DTM championship, are being discussed."I wasn't offered anything, as I said I haven't spoken to Force India about anything like that," he insisted.He said his 2011 contract makes him confident, but refused to rule out a scenario where Force India might want to oust him."By now, nothing can surprise me any more in formula one," said the veteran of more than 60 grands prix, also with Red Bull and Toro Rosso."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," insisted Liuzzi."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," he said.