Arden confirm Lapierre and Ammermueller for 2006 GP2 Championship Arden are pleased to announce today at the Autosport Show that Nicolas Lapierre will remain with the team for a 2nd season and will be partnered by impressive young ...
Arden confirm Lapierre and Ammermueller for 2006 GP2 Championship
Arden are pleased to announce today at the Autosport Show that Nicolas Lapierre will remain with the team for a 2nd season and will be partnered by impressive young German, Michael Ammermueller for the 2006 GP2 Championship.
After several promising performances in 2005 alongside Heikki Kovalainen, former Macau GP winner Lapierre (21), will be looking to continue his strong form also demonstrated in the A1GP Championship having won 5 races.
Ammermueller (19), was selected from an extensive evaluation programme during 3 GP2 winter test sessions. He graduates to the team from the Formula Renault Eurocup having won 6 races, coming 2nd overall in the championship. Michael is also a member of the Red Bull Junior Team.
Nicolas Lapierre: "After racing with the Arden team in 2005 and having enjoyed a strong winter testing programme I am delighted to continue with the team in 2006 and hope to go one better than Heikki's 2nd position in 2005. GP2 is an extremely competitive championship but I am confident that we can compete for the title."
Michael Ammermueller: "I am really thrilled to be joining a team as successful as Arden. The GP2 Championship will be an exciting new challenge for me. I really enjoyed driving the car and working with the team during the winter tests and look forward to the season ahead."
Christian Horner: "Having won 5 races and led the championship for the majority of last year the Arden team are determined to improve in 2006 and in Nicolas and Michael, I believe that we have 2 extremely talented drivers. Nicolas knows the team well and with continuity I'm sure he can be very strong this year. Michael has a very impressive track record in Formula Renault and after testing convincingly with the team, during the winter, I look forward to 2006 with high expectations."