European Formula 3 team EuroInternational plans Indy Lights entry

Italian single-seater team EuroInternational plans to contest the Indy Lights series in 2016

European Formula 3 team EuroInternational plans Indy Lights entry

Team boss Antonio Ferrari has reopened EuroInternational's US base in Indianapolis, from where it ran numerous North American programmes in the past.

The team competed in Indycars through the 1990s - initially as Euromotorsport - and latterly raced in the continent's Formula BMW and Atlantic series up to the late 2000s.

"The economy in America is starting to be very good again," Ferrari told AUTOSPORT.

"When I stopped in 2011, Formula BMW was finished, Atlantic was finished, and Indy Lights was running with nine-year-old cars, so I decided to reopen my Formula 3 team in Europe.

"With the new Indy Lights car it can be a good opportunity. I am hiring people in America and by summer we hope to have our first testing to be ready for 2016."

Ferrari is also open to a return to the IndyCar Series, and will act as an advisor to his former driver, GP2 race winner Stefano Coletti, for his prospective rookie campaign this season.

Coletti is understood to be close to finding the budget for 2015, and is believed to be in negotiation with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports and KV Racing Technology.

Ferrari said: "We did 101 Indycar races and I want to look around and see what happens as a consultant to Stefano."

FULL STEAM AHEAD ON F3

EuroInternational has ramped up the technical structure on its Formula 3 European Championship team, and Ferrari says he will run at least two drivers, possibly three, this season.

The team will also continue in Germany's national F3 series, in which it will run Dane Nicolas Beer, a graduate of ADAC Formel Masters and BRDC Formula 4.

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