After announcing his retirement from Formula 1 at the British Grand Prix this weekend, David Coulthard heaped praise on up and coming Toro Rosso driver Sebastian Vettel saying he, “has everything a future F1 winner needs.” Vettel has long been tipped to take Coulthard?óÔé¼Ôäós seat at Red Bull. Coulthard?óÔé¼Ôäós words of praise probably were a … Continue reading Sebastian Vettel probably at Red Bull in 2009 ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ so who will be at Toro Rosso?
Read the reports from the GP2 Silverstone races and the Indy Car race at Watkins Glen on Maximum Motorsport: GP2 Feature: Giorgio Pantano wins again in gripping Silverstone race GP2 Sprint: Bruno Senna masters wet conditions to win at Silverstone Indy Car: Ryan Hunter-Reay takes maiden win at Watkins Glen
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)
Another victory for Giorgio Pantano sees the experienced Italian driver stretch his CP2 championship lead even further. He hit the front in an exciting feature race at Silverstone after passing Romain Grosjean and leader Lucas di Grassi. Series returnee di Grassi acquired the lead when pole sitter Bruno Senna went off at Stowe on lap … Continue reading Giorgio Pantano wins again in gripping Silverstone race (GP2)
A damp race track made for a thrilling GP2 sprint race at Magny-Cours. The race came to those who had the courage to start on slick tyres – and the Arden team took best advantage to score a one-two finish. Mike Conway led the early, tentative laps on wet weather tyres while Jerom d’Ambrosio had … Continue reading Sebastien Buemi masters tricky conditions to head Arden 1-2
GP2’s most experiened driver was gifted an easy victory at Magny-Cours after the two drivers in front him – and his two princiapl championship rivals – retired. Bruno Senna converted pole position into the lead at the start while Pantano took advantage of starting on the clean side to pass Romain Grosjean for second. Grosjean … Continue reading GP2: Giorgio Pantano lucks in to win at Senna and Grosjean’s expense
Here’s how Bruno Senna scored pole position for tomorrow’s GP2 feature race: He later insisted the crash was not intentional, although it brought out the red flags and cemented his position at the top of the times sheets. But it was strangely similar to how his uncle Ayrton Senna scored pole position at the same … Continue reading Video: Bruno Senna mimics uncle Ayrton with qualifying crash in France
Wins for Bruno Senna and Mike Conway on the streets of Monaco means GP2 has had six different winners in as many races. The drivers’ championship remains wide open as Senna is tied for the lead with Giorgio Pantano. Senna won the feature race after beating Monaco specialist Pastor Maldonado away at the start. Conway … Continue reading GP2: Senna and Conway win at Monaco
Only a handful of races into the season and already the doom mongers are out for the scalp of Nelson Piquet Jnr The Renault driver?óÔé¼Ôäós erratic start to the year is, in some people?óÔé¼Ôäós view, enough to cost him his seat should he disappoint again at Monaco. Now, though I have never been the greatest … Continue reading The Ben Evans column: Piquet, Moto GP, and the star F1 driver of 2009
A frantic GP2 sprint race saw eight drivers eliminated on the first lap and a safety car period after one car struck and apparently killed a dog. The safety car was summoned before the first lap was completed as Pastor Maldonado, Andreas Zuber, Ho-Pin Tung, Yelmer Buurmanm Andy Soucek, Jerome d’Ambrosio and Adrian Valles all … Continue reading Grosjean wins as eight crash on lap one and Senna hits dog
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
The stewards at the Spanish Grand Prix made a decision this morning that every F1 driver will have to take notice of. In the GP2 sprint race they handed down a drive-through penalty to race leader Romain Grosjean for illegal defensive driving. It’s a topic that’s caused controversy in Formula 1 before and I’d be … Continue reading Important rules clarification in Spain
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
Alavaro Parente won on his first appearance for Super Nova in GP2 in the feature race at the Circuit de Catalunya, withstanding race-long pressure from Bruno Senna. It was a very impressive performance from the Renault World Series champion, who started second on the grid but took an instant lead when pole sitter Pastor Maldonado … Continue reading GP2: Alvaro Parente wins on debut in Barcelona
These are the four drivers who have landed the most desirable seats in GP2, the top feeder category for Formula 1: Romain Grosjean, Luca Filippi, Karun Chandhok and Bruno Senna. For the past three years the GP2 champion has gone straight into F1: Nico Rosberg, Lewis Hamilton and, in 2008, Timo Glock. So who will … Continue reading The four drivers fighting for a 2009 F1 drive
Could Romain Grosjean be the next top French F1 driver? No, because he’s Swiss. But he does race under a French licence, so maybe he’ll get away with it.