Coloni to leave GP2 at end of 2012
6 July 2012 – Following a large disagreement with championship organisers, it has been announced that Coloni Motorsport will be pulling out of GP2 at the end of the 2012 season.
Both parties have issued statements confirming the split, but the GP2 Series has declined to comment further. On Friday it sent out the following, brief message:
‘As a result of a disagreement between Coloni Motorsport and GP2 Organisation, the following decisions have been agreed between Coloni Motorsport and the Organiser:
- Scuderia Coloni will not participate in the Series from the 2013 season
- Scuderia Coloni forfeits all the points received or to be received by it as a team in the 2012 season’
The Italian outfit has raced in GP2 since 2006. It originally entered as Fisichella Motor Sport, with backing from then Formula 1 driver Giancarlo Fisichella, before switching to respective names of Scuderia Coloni and the current guise of Coloni Motorsport.