Mondini Back at the World Series

Giorgio Mondini will step back down to the World Series by Renault for this weekend's finale at Monza, taking Will Power's vacant seat at Carlin Motorsport

Mondini Back at the World Series

Mondini left Eurointernational mid-season to take Ryan Sharp's GP2 seat at DPR when Sharp joined the World Series by Renault.

Carlin Motorsport had a vacant seat with double race winner Will Power moving to Champ Car, which team boss Trevor Carlin thought would be vacant this weekend. However, with the GP2 season over, Carlin and Mondini have agreed an eleventh-hour deal for the Italian to drive in home race.

Mondini's best result in the World Series this season was sixth place in Valencia's feature race.

Trevor Carlin told Autosport-Atlas: "It all happened at the last minute. We're honoured to have the outgoing Formula Renault V6 champion with us. We've tested him a while ago at Valencia but he opted to go with his current team.

"Being in a Carlin car will give him a chance to show us his worth this season. I expect him to be right up there with Andreas Zuber in his home race."

The Mondini deal is one of a whole host of driver changes for this weekend's final two races.

Former Durango and Coloni GP2 driver Ferdinando Monfardini has recovered from his groin operation in Bahrain and will race for DAMS.

Experienced F3 racer Richard Antinucci will replace Tomas Kostka at Victory Engineering, after the Czech driver left the team following radiator failures at the last round in Estoril.

Davide Rignon, who scored a point on his debut in Estoril, will again race for the Italian team.

Eric Salignon is returning to Cram Competition but will have to take his ten-place grid penalty earned after his accident on the first lap of Donington Park's feature race.

British F3 race-winner Danny Watts is driving for Eurointernational in place of Fabio Carbone, who has Euro F3 commitments.

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