One of Vitantonio Liuzzi's first tasks after crashing heavily during the qualifying rain at Interlagos was snatching back his stolen steering wheel.

One of Vitantonio Liuzzi's first tasks after crashing heavily during the qualifying rain at Interlagos was snatching back his stolen steering wheel.

When the Force India driver finally emerged from his shattered car last Saturday afternoon, he tried to put the steering wheel back in place only to see a cheeky marshal dashing away with it.

Italian Liuzzi, 28, promptly ran down the Sao Paulo marshal and relieved him of his new piece of ultimate memorabilia.

Germany's Auto Motor und Sport said the steering wheels - featuring digital read-outs as numerous buttons, controls and levers - are worth up to 30,000 euros.

"The team has said to me: 'no matter what happens, never let the steering wheel leave your hands'," Liuzzi said.

 

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