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Reintroducing Luca Filippi
He’s from Italy, was runner-up in the 2011 GP2 Series championship, has been a Sky Sport analyst for INDYCAR and Formula One races, is a Pirelli test driver, will be a father for the first time in July, and turns 30 on Aug. 9 – a week after the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio, where he made his Verizon IndyCar Series debut in August 2013.
Ed Carpenter, the only owner/driver in the series, will continue to contest the No. 20 car at the oval events
Luca Filippi, who has made eight Verizon IndyCar Series starts over the past two seasons, will drive the No. 20 Fuzzy’s Award Winning Vodka car in Verizon IndyCar Series road/street course events this season, the team announced.
The car is already traveling towards Spain after being completed at the Auto GP Italian headquarters in Passignano sul Trasimeno.
In addition to the high-quality team and driver roster making it on-track at Barcelona, the Catalan track will also host the debut of the brand-new Auto GP car for 2013, featuring an highly-revamped package.
Auto GP racers impress in GP2 test
Five drivers in the test’s roster were coming from the Auto GP championship, started and promoted by Enzo Coloni. Daniel De Jong was probably the most surprising man in the pack. The Dutchman, who raced for the MP team and scored 5th place this season, drove for Scuderia Coloni. The team welcomed him warmly and was eager to provide him with a chance to express his full potential. He clocked the second fastest lap of the first day before rounding out the top-5 in Day 2 at his first time driving a GP2 Dallara with wet weather tires.
Caterham Racing driver quickest in rain affected session
Day two of the first post-season test session opened this morning at Circuit de Catalunya on a very wet track with rain pouring down incessantly. It took a while before the first drivers braved the tricky conditions in order to do their installation laps. Kevin Ceccon at Ocean was the first one to feed on to the track, but it was Sergio Canamasas at Lotus GP who set a first laptime albeit a pretty slow one compared to yesterday’s best time.
Scuderia Coloni and Luca Filippi will race together also in the last round of the GP2 season, scheduled for 21-23 September in Singapore.
After experiencing an amazing weekend in Monza, where Luca and the team clinched a dominant win in Race 1, Scuderia Coloni will again boast an all-italian line-up with Filippi and Onidi for the Asian round, an event that will see GP2 race on the Singapore street circuit for the first time.
Scuderia Coloni and Luca Filippi will be back together for the Monza GP2 round.
The pair that dominated the second part of 2011, with three wins out of four events that paved the way for a 2nd place in the drivers’ championship, will hence reunite for their home race, the same event that last year saw Luca and the team clinch a great win in the Feature Race.
“Helping driving talents in climbing the steps of the motorsport ladder is one of our main aims” – Enzo Coloni
After bringing Romain Grosjean under the spotlight again in 2010, giving a crucial contribution to his momentum towards GP2 and, ultimately, Formula 1, Auto GP World Series is ready to see his graduates from the 2011 season start their climb to the higher steps of the motorsport ladder.
Jules Bianchi’s personal sponsor has signed up with the Force India team for 2012.
The French rookie, also with the strong backing of Ferrari’s development programme, will be Force India’s reserve and ‘Friday’ driver this season. Without mentioning 22-year-old Bianchi’s name, the Silverstone based team announced this week that Brazilian car parts maker Aethra is a new sponsor.
Euronova Racing is proud to confirm that this season will see the team managed by Vincenzo Sospiri
Day after day, teams keep committing to the third Auto GP season: the latest announcement comes from Euronova Racing, the team founded and managed by former racer Vincenzo Sospiri. The Italian outfit made his entry official today, and is expected to announce its driver line-up very soon.
18 drivers are on track today in Magione for the first day of the Auto GP promotional test.
It’s a really varied line-up for both what concerns experience and nationality, given that the Italian tarmac hosted drivers from seven different countries, with three Champions among them. Campos Racing went on track with the Italian Superstars Champion Alberto Cerqui and Facundo Regalia, F3 racer from Argentina.