Liuzzi wins Massa’s karting event in Brazil

Winner Vitantonio Liuzzi with Sebastien Buemi and  Felipe Massa on the podium

Winner Vitantonio Liuzzi with Sebastien Buemi and Felipe Massa on the podium

Former F1 driver Vitantonio Liuzzi was the winner of Felipe Massa’s ‘Desafio das Estrelas‘ charity karting event in Brazil this past weekend

Desafio das Estrelas – translates to the Challenge of the Stars – took place at Beto Carrero World in Santa Catarina and included the likes of Rubens Barrichello, Nelson Piquet Jr and Sebastien Buemi and of course Massa himself.

It was Liuzzi who dominated from the first session, topping the timing sheets in all practice sessions and taking pole position in qualifying.

The Italian won the final race by six seconds, from Red Bull reserve Sebastien Buemi, with host Massa taking third.

Desafio das Estrelas Results:

1. Vitantonio Liuzzi, 29 laps
2. Sebastien Buemi, -6.021
3. Felipe Massa, -10.601
4. Julio Campos, -11.484
5. Antonio Pizonia, -11.584
6. Daniel Serra, -11.829
7. Nelsinho Piquet, -13.733
8. Felipe Nasr, -19.970
9. Valdeno Brito, -30.533
10. Pietro Fittipaldi, -31.465
11. Beto Monteiro, -31.548
12. Luciano Burti, -32.081
13. JP Oliveira, -32.237
14. Luiz Razia, -32.366
15. Bruno Senna, -32.541
16. Popó Bueno, -37.213
17. Ricardo Zonta, -38.601
18. Felipe Giaffone, -1 lap
19. Rubens Barrichello, -3 laps
20. Lucas di Grassi, -8 laps

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  • O’Ferrari

    Vettel not there? Scared of equal machinery?

    Sorry, I couldn’t help it :)

  • daniel

    O’Ferrari you lame person … did you ever at least hear of Race of Champions ?

    Sorry i couldn`t help if … i am no vettel fan but this is just silly

  • SteveisGreat

    Lol, vettel would have smoked that field… Massa should be embarassed to take P3 too.

    Then again, no one cares.

  • Hawk

    What about Rubens? And Nasr?

  • O’Ferrari

    Hahahah…. I just had to

    Race of champions, Daniel? Vettel has never even finished runner-up!

    Thank goodness that schumacher tagged along so Germany could at least win the nations cup.

    Grosjean won outright at the last IROC.

  • SteveisGreat

    Hilarious… remember Heikki beating Schumi and everyone? How many WDCs does he and Grosjean have again? Oh right…

  • O’Ferrari

    I once beat vettel in an egg and spoon race. He is sooo lucky someone with my speed and coordination isn’t his team mate.

  • MAD EEVE

    Hmm William’s where is Massa’s racing overalls!

  • the fan

    well of course, those idiots think that if one racer cant win or finished way down in ONE SINGLE race, he’s no longer a good racer.

  • O’Ferrari

    I’ve won 3 (THREE!!!) egg and spoon races. It’s no wonder they don’t invite me to these races. They fear the competition.

  • matthew

    It’s not a serious race, it’s for charity. Heres how it went down….

    liuzzi thought it was a serious race and spent hundreds of hours preparing.

    massa forgot to set his alarm and almost slept through the race.

    rubens was drunk.

    senna was too busy looking at his reflection to put in a good time.

    …im pretty sure I’m right.

  • haha

    O ferrari and daniel, you win today’s golden globes of comedy. Tnx for making my day. Btw O ferrari often make my day with his comments, he’s the bomb. Forza Ferrari!

  • O’Ferrari

    @ haha

    Thank you, thank you.

    I live to give.

  • LOL

    @haha

    ive gotta disagree with you and give that award to @matthew. He always seems to give unbiased funny commentary. I’m not stalking him, but check out some of his maldonodo posts, pure gold!