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Filippi Switches To Coloni As Carroll Is Set For GP2 Return

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Luca Filippi has made the switch to Scuderia Coloni for this weekend's GP2 Series round at the Nurburgring. Adam Carroll is set to replace the Italian driver at Super Nova Racing, according to reports.

Filippi appeared for Coloni at the final round of the GP2 Asia Series at Imola, as a replacement for James Jakes, before returning to the Super Nova outfit for the main season. He will race for Coloni again this weekend, where he replaces Kevin Ceccon.

Ceccon has been filling in for the injured Davide Rigon since the second round of the season, but has chosen to miss the back-to-back rounds in Germany and Hungary to focus on the Auto GP series, where he currently lies in second place behind Filippi. The next round of the Auto GP season takes place at Oschersleben next weekend at the same time as the Hungarian Grand Prix.

“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 Paolo Coloni. “With Auto GP being in the hottest moment of its season, with two races in 3 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.”

According to, Carroll has been signed by Super Nova for this weekend to replace Filippi. Carroll raced in the Coloni-run Auto GP series at Donington last weekend for Campos Racing, scoring a pole position and a podium finish on his debut weekend. The Northern Irishman previously raced in GP2 between 2005 and 2008 for the Super Nova, Racing Engineering and Coloni-run FMS teams.

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