Hungaroring - Budapest
Scuderia Coloni Confirms Filippi For Budapest
Scuderia Coloni and Luca Filippi will keep running together: after the stunning weekend in Nurburgring, where the all-italian pairing clinched an amazing win in Race 1 and a third-place finish in Race 2, the team confirmed the Italian driver for the Budapest round of the GP2 Main Series, to be contested the coming weekend. So at Hungaroring Luca will race again alongside Michael Herck, taking the wheel of the #19 car, and will give the best together with the staff to boast again the same high-competitiveness level shown in Germany. The team has high expectations also because looking to recent history, the Italian outfit clinched a great win in Hungary in 2007.
Paolo Coloni: “After the great weekend we had together in Nurburgring, splitting from Luca would have been a real pity, so when we saw that having him with us also in Hungary was possible, we went for it. Pushing Italian talents has always been our philosophy, and looking to what Luca did in Germany we thought that he deserved the chance to shine again in Budapest, also because we believe that having an all-italian pairing at high level can be good for all the Italian motorsport scenario”.
Luca Filippi: “I’m really happy to be on the GP2 grid also in Budapest, and I have high expectations for the races because in Germany the car was very quick and I like Hungaroring a lot. I want to say thanks to Scuderia Coloni for giving me this opportunity, they know that I will give one hundred percent to make the most of it. On the other side I’m a bit sorry because I will lose the clashing Auto GP round in Oschersleben, and I have to say thanks also to SuperNova, because they understood how important this chance can be for my career. From Valencia I’ll be back in Auto GP to fight for the title, that is still a very important target for my 2011 season. As I have an 18 points gap on my closest rival there, I’m sure that I will still be in contention after this weekend”.
by: Scuderia Coloni