Klien to be replaced

Although impressive at the Red Bull wheel so far, Christian Klien may lose his racing seat after April's Bahrain GP. The energy drink company's F1 'advisor' Helmut Marko admitted to an Austrian TV program that 'Tonio' Liuzzi will probably be given a chance at Imola, Barcelona and Monte-Carlo. ''The (driver) evaluation will be a thorough affair,'' he vowed to 'Sport Am Sonntag.'

Austria's Klien, 22, may be doing a points-scoring job, but Marko insisted that Red Bull 'do not want to lose' reigning F3000 champion Liuzzi. Liuzzi's promotion would also explain Red Bull wanting to test Scott Speed and Neel Jani, as experienced Klien cannot take the 'third' cockpit.

Klien's racing teammate, though, Scottish veteran David Coulthard, does not see a good enough reason to disturb the current driver lineup. ''So far (Christian) is doing well, pushing me along,'' DC, 33, admitted.

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