It has been confirmed that Force India outcast Vitantonio Liuzzi is to fill the vacant Hispania Racing seat for the 2011 campaign.
The Italian driver previously stated that he did not want to pay for a drive, although Hispania suggested separately that the seat was available at a price.
Liuzzi received a pay-off from Force India, as they wanted to promote test driver Paul di Resta to replace him, although Liuzzi was still under contract.
It is not currently clear whether these funds were used to help secure the drive.
Liuzzi will drive alongside returning driver Narain Kartikeyan. The 2011 car is likely to appear at the Barcelona test for the first time later in the week.
Unfortunately, this announcement has rather ruined our first ever poll "Who Will Be Hispania Racing's Second Driver", but the good news is that all vacant race seats have now been filled, and predictions can now commence!