Luca Filippi joins Bobby Rahal's team

Updated: March 6, 2012, 9:28 AM ET
Associated Press

SEBRING, Fla. -- Italian driver Luca Filippi will race for Bobby Rahal's team beginning with the Indianapolis 500.

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing will run a full season with Takuma Sato, and said Tuesday it will field a second car for Filippi in 12 races. The two drivers know each other from when they both tested for Honda in Formula One.

"The IndyCar Series is really popular in Italy and my becoming an Indy car racing driver is a dream come true," said Filippi.

"It's a great ...

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