SEPTEMBER 19, 2007
Luca Filippi signs for Ferrari?
Our spies in Italy and telling us that 22-year-old Luca Filippi has been signed up as a Ferrari test driver for 2008. It is expected that he will also compete in the GP2 Series with Nicolas Todt's ART Grand Prix team and be managed by Todt Jr. It is anticipated that Luca Badoer will remain as the team's number one test driver.
Filippi's career to date has included victory in 2005 in the Italian Formula 3000 series, which led to his first F1 test with Minardi. He then went into GP2 with Fisichella Motor Sport but moved on quickly to join BCN have way through the 2006 season. His best result was still only a fourth place.
This year he has continued in GP2 with Super Nova Racing and he started the year well, winning the feature race in Bahrain. Although he has not won since he has placed well consistently and is now third behind the title contenders Timo Glock and Lucas de Grassi.