Lauda: 20 drivers can win
This year's GP2 series could become one of the most toughly contested racing categories with up to 20 drivers in contention for race wins - claims one of its newly signed stars.

Mathias Lauda, the son of former world champion Niki, has agreed to race for Coloni Motorsport in the category and, despite his confidence about the machinery he has at his disposal, he is under no illusion about the level of competition out there.

"The Coloni team I know well from Formula 3000,"said Lauda. "I know how seriously they are taking this first year of GP2, and so I really don't think there is a better team to be with right now.

"That said, this is a new series with a very strong line-up of drivers. I think that out of the 22 confirmed drivers so far, there are probably 20 who would hope to be consistently going for race wins, so it's going to be a very competitive and exciting season.”

Lauda is due to take part in GP2's second official test next week, with series organisers confident that technical problems which marred its opening try-out at Paul Ricard last week have been resolved.
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