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Jul 20

Coletti gambles for GP2 sprint victory (updated²)

Monegasque bet on slicks at wet start pays for win

GP2 - Felipe Nasr (Carlin), Stefano Coletti (Racing Engineering), Stoffel Vandoorne (ART Grand Prix) Stefano Coletti rolled the dice when a brief but fierce downpour just before this morning’s sprint race threw everyone’s race plans out the window: with the track still wet, the conservative choice was to start on wet tyres, but the Monegasque driver and the Williams tester Felipe Nasr were among the few drivers to take a gamble on slicks, one which paid well when the pair finished 1-2 ahead of McLaren test driver Stoffel Vandoorne. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 19

Evans hangs on to win dramatic 200th GP2 Race

Kiwi on top again with great drive and alternate tyre strategy

GP2 - Mitch Evans (RT RUSSIAN TIME) Mitch Evans has claimed his second feature race victory in successive races with a spectacular drive in furnace-like conditions, putting in an amazing stint on soft tyres and holding on from intense pressure in the closing stages to win from McLaren tester Stoffel Vandoorne and Series leader Jolyon Palmer. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 18

Jolyon Palmer scorches to Hockenheim pole

GP2 Series leader quickest in Germany

GP2 - Jolyon Palmer (DAMS) Series leader Jolyon Palmer has left only crumbs to his rivals in today’s GP2 Series qualifying session. The Briton set a blazing laptime of 1:23.383 in the early stages that would never be bettered. Stoffel Vandoorne and Stefano Coletti completed the top three. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 18

Coletti leads the way at Hockenheim

Racing Engineering driver quickest in GP2 free practice
 
GP2 - Stefano Coletti (Racing Engineering)Stefano Coletti has opened his race weekend in Germany in fine style setting the quickest laptime of the free practice session in a 1:24.771, a tenth quicker than Stoffel Vandoorne. The Monegasque driver’s teammate Raffaele Marciello completed the top three.

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Jul 17

GP2 Series Round 6, Hockenheim, Germany preview

The Stakes

GP2 Series

The Stakes The action picks up in Germany this weekend with the GP2 paddock setting up camp at Hockenheim for the sixth round of the year.

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Jul 13

Formula Renault 3.5 Series: Roberto Merhi back in contention before summer break

On Sunday, Roberto Merhi (Zeta Corse) took his second victory in this year’s Formula Renault 3.5 Series.

Roberto Merhi back in contention before summer breakSix years after his win at the Nürburgring in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0, the Spaniard has won on this same circuit ahead of the Lotus duo of Matthieu Vaxiviere and Marlon Stockinger. In the championship, Roberto Merhi is now second overall, 39 points behind countryman Carlos Sainz (DAMS), who was eliminated in a first corner incident.

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Jul 11

Formula Renault 3.5 Series: Roberto continues on his Merhi way

Sauber F1 Team reserve driver, Sergey Sirotkin (Fortec Motorsports) posted the quickest time in the morning session.

Roberto continues on his Merhi wayWinner two weeks ago in Moscow Roberto Merhi (Zeta Corse) was quickest in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series collective tests. In the return of the World Series by Renault premier class at the Nürburgring, the Spaniard, who was victorious on this same circuit in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 in 2008, set the fastest lap on Friday stopping the clock in 1:42.179 to lead the Red Bull Junior Team drivers, Pierre Gasly (Arden Motorsport) and Carlos Sainz (DAMS).

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Jul 06

Nasr shines in Silverstone GP2 Sprint Race

Brazilian leads from lights to flag

GP2 - Felipe Nasr (Carlin) Felipe Nasr put in a peerless performance to claim victory in this morning’s sprint race at Silverstone: the Brazilian was never headed as he left his rivals in his wake for a dominant win in cold but dry conditions ahead of Stefano Coletti and Johnny Cecotto. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 05

Evans storms to maiden GP2 victory

New Zealander on top in feature race
GP2 - Mitch Evans (RT RUSSIAN TIME) Mitch Evans has claimed his first GP2 win with a strong drive in damp conditions in this afternoon’s feature race in Silverstone, recovering from a slow start with a mature performance to secure the victory from championship leader Jolyon Palmer and Stoffel Vandoorne.

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Jul 04

Marciello flies to Silverstone pole

Italian stays on top in qualifying

GP2 Series

Raffaele Marciello has claimed his maiden GP2 pole position with a stunning lap in tricky conditions in this afternoon’s qualifying session in Silverstone. The Italian ran slightly out of sync with his rivals, finding a bit of space to squeeze ahead of championship leader Jolyon Palmer, Mitch Evans and Julian Leal. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 04

Marciello leads the way in Silverstone

Racing Engineering 1-2 in GP2 free practice

GP2 - Raffaele Marciello (Racing Engineering) Raffaele Marciello has got his Silverstone weekend under way in fine style by claiming the top spot in this morning’s free practice session and heading a 1-2 for Racing Engineering, with teammate Stefano Coletti and Alexander Rossi rounding out the top three positions. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 03

2014 GP2 Series Round 5 Preview – Silverstone, Great Britain

The stakes

2014 GP2 Series Round 5 Preview - Silverstone, Great Britain The fight for the GP2 crown came alive again in Austria two weeks ago: the new venue saw Felipe Nasr and Johnny Cecotto triumph for the second time this season, the two men eager to show Series leader Jolyon Palmer that they were serious rivals.

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Jun 22

Despite a low-key weekend

DAMS and Jolyon Palmer are still in the lead

GP2 - Jolyon Palmer (DAMS) The team from Le Mans’ purple patch has come to an end. On the Austrian track in the foothills of the Styrian mountains DAMS failed to score a podium finish over the two days – a first in 2014! Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 22

Cecotto holds on for dramatic GP2 sprint win (update)

Venezuelan denies rivals after race long fight

Johnny Cecotto (Trident), Stefano Coletti (Racing Engineering) Johnny Cecotto claimed an emotional win this morning in the sprint race at Spielberg, making a blistering start to lead from lights to flag and brushing off attacks from his rivals all race long to take the top spot of the podium for Trident from the Racing Engineering pairing of Stefano Coletti and Ferrari Academy driver Raffaele Marciello. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 21

Nasr charges to Austrian GP2 victory

Brazilian on top in Spielberg

GP2 - Felipe Nasr (Carlin) Felipe Nasr put on a crushing display in the first ever GP2 race in Austria, leading from lights to flag as his rivals floundered in his wake to claim a famous win in the Styrian alps ahead of Stoffel Vandoorne and Raffaele Marciello in today’s feature race in Spielberg. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 20

Johnny Cecotto charges to Spielberg GP2 pole

Venezuelan quickest in close qualifying session

GP2 - Red Bull Ring - Johnny Cecotto (Trident) Johnny Cecotto has given Trident their second ever GP2 pole position thanks to a laptime of 1:15.312 set in this afternoon’s qualifying session at the Red Bull Ring. The Venezuelan came out on top of a close session with Jolyon Palmer and Felipe Nasr a hairsbreadth from him and the twenty-six cars separated by only 1.3s. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 20

Julian Leal leads the way at the Red Bull Ring

Colombian on top in Spielberg

GP2 - Red Bull Ring - Julian Leal (Carlin) Carlin’s Julian Leal has opened the fourth round of the season in fine style: the Colombian set the quickest laptime of this morning’s free practice session in a 1:15.652 ahead of Racing Engineering’s teammates Raffaele Marciello and Stefano Coletti. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 19

2014 GP2 Series round 4 preview

Spielberg, Austria GP2 preview

GP2 Series - Spielberg, Austria The action resumes this weekend for the GP2 Series field. The fourth round of the 2014 season will take place at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria. It is a new venue for the organisers and the teams which should make this week’s results even harder to predict. Read the rest of this entry »

May 30

The Formula Renault 3.5 Series drivers with links to F1 led the way during the collective tests at Spa-Francorchamps

Sainz and Sirotkin, lead the way at Spa

Sainz and Sirotkin, lead the way at SpaChampionship leader and Red Bull Junior Team driver, Carlos Sainz (DAMS) set the fastest lap of the day in 1:59.139, ahead of Sauber F1 Team reserve driver Sergey Sirotkin (Fortec Motorsports).

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May 25

Sparco enjoys GP2 triumphs and Formula One points in exciting Monaco weekend

“What an incredible weekend” – Claudio Pastoris

Sparco logo The illustrious Monaco Grand Prix has once again offered excitement and drama in equal measure with Sparco-supported teams and drivers in the mix in both GP2 and Formula One this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

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