The GP2 series enters its fifth championship at the Circuit de Catalunya this weekend. All the teams have announced their drivers so far except Trident and DPR – the latter having confirmed Michael Herck but not his team mate. David Price has sold the team to Michael’s father Andre, so it remains to be seen … Continue reading GP2 2009 drivers and teams in pictures
The GP2 line-up for 2009 looks very promising with several top drivers retaining their seats and some intriguing new talent entering the championship. Lucas di Grassi is back for a fourth attempt at the series. Di Grassi, runner-up in 2007 and third last year despite only contesting part of the season, must be the title … Continue reading Promising GP2 line-up taking shape for 2009
Nico Hulkenberg took an emphatic win from pole position in GP2 Asia’s first ever night race at Losail International Circuit in Qatar. The ART driver started from pole position for his second GP2 Asia feature race – just as he did for his first at Bahrain. Sergio Perez, sprint race winner at Bahrain, joined him … Continue reading Hulkenberg wins in style in Qatar night race (GP2 Asia)
Two drivers are side-by-side down a straight at speeds pushing 150mph. Then one driver swerves across and pushes the other straight off the track. Surely he was disqualified? Had his licence ripped up? Massive fine? Not in GP2 Asia, where a worrying lapse in stewarding has taken place.
Sergio Perez took his first victory in GP2 Asia with a straightforward lights-to-flag drive from pole position at the Bahrain International Circuit. The Campos driver was chased to the flag by Davide Valsecchi, whose second place moves him up to second in the drivers’ standings. Kamui Kobayashi, who won yesterday’s feature race, was sixth and … Continue reading Sergio Perez cruises to Bahrain sprint race win (GP2 Asia)
Fresh from his Formula 1 testing duties in Portugal, Kamui Kobayashi turned up in Bahrain and won the GP2 Asia feature race with ease. Nico Hulkenberg, making his GP2 Asia debut, qualified on pole position and kept his lead through the first corner. But Kobayashi was quickly on his tail and while the two pulled … Continue reading Kobayashi stretches title lead with Bahrain win (GP2 Asia)
Davide Valsecchi won the sprint race at Shanghai quite comfortably from Earl Bamber. Javier Villa was third ahead of Chris van der Drift, Jerome D’Amrosio and Roldan Rodriguez. Rodriguez holds the lead in the championship having won yesterday’s race, with Kamui Kobayashi failing to score after retiring with damage. James Jakes impressed with a strong … Continue reading Davide Valsecchi converts pole to win in Shanghai (GP2 Asia)
Roldan Rodriguez lost the lead of the GP2 Asia feature race at Shanghai on the first lap, as Kamui Kobayashi dived past him at the hairpin. But he took the lead back five laps from the flag as Kobayashi ran wide at turn one.
In all the excitement of the F1 title finale I almost forgot that the GP2 Asia series begins its second season this weekend. British fans can catch the action on British Eurosport at 9am on Saturday (feature race live) and 10-11am on Sunday (presumably a re-run of the sprint race, possibly with highlights of the … Continue reading GP2 Asia starts this weekend
Giorgio Pantano won the GP2 championship in the feature race at Monza today despite losing his win due to a drive-through penalty. The Italian driver led most of the race on a wet but drying track. However after making his mandatory pit stop he crossed the white line at the pit lane exit and was … Continue reading Giorgio Pantano wins title despite penalty (GP2)
Sebastien Buemi scored his second win in a sprint race this year with a measured drive at the Hungaroring. The Swiss driver capitalised on a mistake by early leader Andy Soucek halfway through the race and smoothly pulled out a commanding lead in the heat at Hungary. Bruno Senna made up vital ground in his … Continue reading Sebastien Buemi wins as Senna closes on Pantano (GP2)
It’s a shame that Bruno Senna’s every move in motor racing evokes parallels with his uncle. But his victory at a soaking wet Silverstone in today’s GP2 race brought back strong memories of Ayrton Senna’s triumph in similar conditions at the same track 20 years earlier. Luca Filippi started from pole position courtesy of his … Continue reading Bruno Senna masters wet conditions to win at Silverstone (GP2)
Giorgio Pantano took his sixth career win in GP2 with an emphatic victory from pole position in the feature race at Istanbul. He made a perfect start and was never troubled by Romain Grosjean, who spent the race keeping Andreas Zuber at arm’s length. Even a late safety car period failed to shake Pantano’s iron … Continue reading GP2: Giorgio Pantano wins Istanbul feature
Romain Grosjean had victory in the GP2 sprint race at the Circuit de Catalunya in the palm of his hand – until he threw it all away with a mistake behind the safety car folowed by a rash defensive move. Grosjean moved up from fourth to second at the run to the first corner as … Continue reading GP2: Kobayashi triumphs as Grosjean cracks under pressure
Estonian Marko Asmer, who will test for BMW in Jerez this week, won the British Formula Three championship this year by a commanding margin.
The news that Spanish businessman Alejandro Agag is considering investing in Super Aguri could be very timely for young Spanish racing drivers like Javier Villa.