Luca Filippi has switched from Super Nova to Coloni in time for this weekend's GP2 round at the Nurburgring. The series veteran, who will make his 100th GP2 start in Germany, replaces Kevin Ceccon, who wants to focus on his Auto GP commitments instead.
"I'm happy that a car that should have been driven by Davide Rigon, and that after his injury passed on to Kevin Ceccon, will be driven again by an Italian driver," said team boss Paolo Coloni. "With Auto GP being in the hottest moment of its season, with two races in three weeks, Kevin decided to focus on his main program for the 2011 season, which makes a lot of sense as he is also fighting for the title there.
"So, for me thinking about Luca to step-in was a pretty natural choice. Pushing the best talents from our country has always been our philosophy, and I feel that Luca perfectly fits this line."
Filippi, who has raced for Super Nova all year, currently lies 13th in the championship standings and scored a podium finish at Monaco.