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Liuzzi steps up for Force India - Tonio gets another chance, whilst Mercedes splash the cash

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It’s the 7th September 2009 and this is F1Minute.

Force India have confirmed that Tonio Liuzzi will be making the step up from third driver to the second seat to replace Fisichella. Mallya said: “I’m delighted to give Tonio the opportunity to get back into a race seat, which I know he has been itching to do for the past two years. Force India is now in a very competitive position and we need a driver who can continue this momentum.” Meanwhile, Liuzzi is eager, saying: “I can’t wait to get back into the car in race trim, particularly at my home Grand Prix in Monza.”

Elsewhere, speculation is mounting that Mercedes-Benz are going to invest in Brawn GP, taking some equity in the team and becoming even more invested in Formula 1 as a whole. Mercedes won’t comment on the rumours, but McLaren have said they are sure it doesn’t affect their relationship with the engine supplier, as they are entering into their 15th year together.

That’s all for now, I’ll be back tomorrow with another F1Minute.