Filippi replaces Buurman at Arden

Luca Filippi has announced that he will race for Team Arden in the remaining part of the 2008 GP2 season

Filippi replaces Buurman at Arden

The Honda Racing test driver lost his seat at the ART team last week, after the squad announced Sakon Yamamoto in his place.

But Filippi will continue to race in GP2 this weekend in Germany, having joined Arden, for whom he tested during the winter.

Filippi will join Sebastien Buemi at the team, replacing Dutch Yelmer Buurman.

"I have been wanting to make this move for a while and I'm really, really happy to be joining Arden now: anyone who has looked at their history knows just how much success they have had over the years, and I am looking forward to helping them find more success in the future," said Filippi.

"You only have to look at how well my new teammate Sebastien Buemi has gone so far this year compared to his time in GP2 last year to see what is possible with Arden: he has made exactly the same move as I am making now, and it has worked out really well for him so far.

"For me, I don't want to spend any time thinking about what might have been: I am spending all of my time concentrating on what we can build together with Arden.

"I already know most of the team after testing with them during the winter tests, and I think we had a good feeling already between us back then: I am sure that we will build on that relationship very quickly in Hockenheim and can be on the pace straight away."

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