Coloni Close to Team Italia Launch

Sources close to the Coloni Motorsport team have said that the team are hoping to announce the launch of their A1 GP Team Italia franchise this weekend, Autosport-Atlas can exclusively reveal

Coloni Close to Team Italia Launch

Coloni currently run a GP2 team, a Formula Three team and organise the Italian Formula 3000 championship, are a former Formula One outfit, and will now add the A1 GP series to their workload.

The source noted: "Coloni are likely to announce the entry into the series this weekend - everything is in place, and they are just waiting for the okay to publicise it from the series organisers.

"With their background, they are the obvious candidates to enter the series."

Coloni are likely to be the franchise holders for Team Italia, and will join current GP2 teams Dams, Super Nova, Arden and ART and iSport as team entrants in the series.

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