The related Durango and AEZ Engineering teams have opted to change their driver line-ups for this weekend's FIA F3000 round in Belgium, with the experienced Yannick Schroeder and Raffaele Giammaria making way for the relatively untested Matteo Meneghello and Matteo Grassotto.

Although neither team has officially confirmed the switch, the Italian motorsport media reports that both Schroeder and Giammaria have parted company with their respective squads for the remainder of the season. While reports that Giammaria is actively looking to return for his home event at Monza with another team, Schroeder's personal website confirms that sponsorship problems have sidelined him for the final two rounds.

"It's very sad," the Frenchman admitted, "My results this season have not been consistent although, in many races, I was unlucky and still did good things. Now, another outside event is taking away two opportunities for good results."

Schroeder's replacement, Meneghello, has contested this year's Formula Renault V6 Championship with AFC Motorsport, earning his only points finish in Monaco. Grassotto, meanwhile, has done little in the way of racing in 2004, but has prior F3000 experience from outings in the Euro series in 2002-03.


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