Filippi confirmed at ART for 2008

Luca Filippi will race for former GP2 champions ART Grand Prix in next year's GP2 Series, the team have announced

Filippi confirmed at ART for 2008

The Italian, who finished fourth in his second year of GP2 in 2007, made his decision after testing with the team at the end of the season.

"I'm really pleased because I tested with different teams this winter and I enjoyed a lot the work we did together with ART," said the 22-year-old.

"I found a very professional team and very motivated people. I think that with my potential and the one of the team our aim has to be the title.

"My personal goal will be to fight for wins in every single race weekend and I think that with my experience and with the help of the team we will be able to achieve that."

Filippi, who took his only win of the 2007 season at the first weekend in Bahrain, will partner series rookie Romain Grosjean at the French team.

Team co-owner Nicolas Todt said: "I'm extremely pleased we reached an agreement with Luca because he's a very talented driver.

"His approach is extremely professional and he has quite a lot of experience in the series, which will be useful in aiming for the top step."

Fellow team boss Fred Vasseur believes that signing Filippi gives the 2005 and 2006 champions an ideal driver line-up.

"The winter test we underwent with Luca convinced us he is the driver we need alongside Romain for the upcoming season when we'll have to get the maximum out of the new car," he said.

"His feedback was impressive and accurate, and his last season in the series shows he has what it takes to fight for the best results."

shares
comments
D'Ambrosio completes Dams line-up

Previous article

D'Ambrosio completes Dams line-up

Next article

Chandhok and Senna sign for iSport

Chandhok and Senna sign for iSport
Load comments
What next for the enigma "too politically incorrect" for F1? Plus

What next for the enigma "too politically incorrect" for F1?

Having by his own admission "blown my chances" of reaching Formula 1, Dan Ticktum is facing an uncertain future. A driver of unquestioned ability who has at times been his own worst enemy, can he apply his lessons and rebuild his career hopes?

FIA F2
Sep 30, 2021
How F2's biggest talent could be forced to spend 2022 on the bench Plus

How F2's biggest talent could be forced to spend 2022 on the bench

Tipped as the next big thing after winning the FIA Formula 3 championship in his rookie season, Oscar Piastri has taken Formula 2 by storm and looks set to clinch that title too. But with no Formula 1 seat available to him for next year, the Alpine junior may have to wait for his time in the spotlight…

FIA F2
Sep 24, 2021
How Campos Racing has bounced back from its devastating loss Plus

How Campos Racing has bounced back from its devastating loss

After the sudden death of its founder in January, Formula 2 stalwart Campos Racing was left facing its hardest season to date. But new team boss Adrian Jr is determined to honour his father’s legacy and has returned the team to its winning ways

FIA F2
Sep 20, 2021
How F2 and F3's flawed format changes could prove shortlived Plus

How F2 and F3's flawed format changes could prove shortlived

After a chaotic 2020, marred by the coronavirus pandemic, the FIA brought in radical changes to Formula 2 and 3. But less than 12 months later, there are talks of them being reversed after all did not go to plan…

FIA F2
Sep 9, 2021
The Red Bull F1 junior aiming to defy geographical odds Plus

The Red Bull F1 junior aiming to defy geographical odds

It's a long way from Pukekohe New Zealand to Milton Keynes, but Red Bull's Kiwi protege Liam Lawson has defied plenty of odds to reach the rung below F1. He's endured disappointment since winning on his F2 debut in Bahrain, but is determined to turn his season around and prove himself worthy of a place in F1

FIA F2
Jul 27, 2021
How Red Bull's next F1 hopeful turned around his season Plus

How Red Bull's next F1 hopeful turned around his season

Having impressed in Formula 3, Juri Vips looked to be next cab off the rank in Red Bull's prestigious Junior Team before his 2020 schedule was dealt a heavy blow by the COVID-19 pandemic. After a tough start to life in Formula 2, Vips is showing signs of a recovery - could he be the first Estonian to reach Formula 1?

FIA F2
Jun 14, 2021
The making of an F1 hopeful re-writing the F2 record books Plus

The making of an F1 hopeful re-writing the F2 record books

He'd marked himself out as a star of the future in last year's FIA Formula 3 championship, but 17-year-old Theo Pourchaire underlined his credentials by winning his first Formula 2 race in the Monaco feature. Sauber junior status gives him a clear route to the top, but with wisdom beyond his years, he's not getting caught up in his own hype

FIA F2
Jun 3, 2021
The 10 greatest F2 races contested by F1 drivers Plus

The 10 greatest F2 races contested by F1 drivers

Formula 2 used to be about more than providing a stepping stone to F1. For three decades it often provided another setting for the world’s best to fight it out. Autosport picks out the very best races

FIA F2
May 16, 2021