Tag Archive: GP2 driver

Jul 23

Filippi wins to be lord of the Ring

Italian claims popular victory in feature race

GP2 - Nurburgring - Scuderia Coloni - Luca FilippiGP2 - Nurburgring - Charles Pic (Barwa Addax Team), Luca Filippi (Scuderia Coloni), Romain Grosjean (Dams)Luca Filippi gave a perfect display of strength and experience to take victory in this afternoon’s feature race at the Nurburgring, taking advantage of a sharp pitstop from his Coloni team before pulling away for a strong win ahead of Charles Pic and Romain Grosjean.

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Jul 22

Pic powers to pole at the Nurburgring

Frenchman steals top spot in closing minutes

GP2 Series

GP2 - Nurburgring - Barwa Addax Team - Charles PicCharles Pic claimed pole position for tomorrow’s feature race at the Nurburgring with a late surge against the run of play in this afternoon’s qualifying session: the Frenchman found time on his second set of tyres while his rivals struggled to squeeze his Addax car past Luca Filippi and Romain Grosjean for the top spot.

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Jul 22

Grosjean leads the way in free practice

Frenchman on top in Germany

GP2 SeriesGP2 - Nurburgring - Dams - Romain GrosjeanRomain Grosjean has picked up where he left off in Silverstone by claiming the top spot in free practice this morning at the Nurburgring, leading all through the session to finish 0.7 ahead of Dani Clos and Jules Bianchi.

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Jul 21

GP2 Series™ Round 6, Nürburgring preview

Sixth round of the 2011 GP2 Series™

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Two weeks ago, in Silverstone, two Frenchmen conquered the home of British motorsport, with the youngest Jules Bianchi breaking his duck with a first win in GP2 Series™.

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Jul 10

Grosjean sprints to Silverstone victory (updated²)

Frenchman fights for Sunday win

GP2 - Silverstone - Racing Engineering Dani Clos - Dams Romain Grosjean - Racing Engineering Giedo van der GardeGP2 - GP2 - Dams - Romain GrosjeanRomain Grosjean has solidified his lead in the title race after fighting his way to victory in this morning’s sprint race in Silverstone, muscling his way past Dani Clos and Giedo van der Garde before easing away from his rivals for his third win of the season.

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Jul 09

Bianchi storms to Silverstone victory

Frenchman on top in wet-dry race

GP2 - Lotus ART -  Jules BIanchiGP2 - Racing Engineering Christian Vietoris - Lotus ART Jules Bianchi - iSport International Marcus EricssonJules Bianchi has claimed his first GP2 series win in mixed conditions in this afternoon’s feature race at Silverstone, leading almost all the way from pole position to take the victory by four seconds from Christian Vietoris and Marcus Ericsson.

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Jul 08

Bianchi tops rained out qualifying

Frenchman heads washed out session

GP2 - Lotus ART - Jules Bianchi carGP2 - Lotus ART - Jules Bianchi portraitJules Bianchi claimed pole position for tomorrow’s feature race in Silverstone after setting the fastest lap early in this afternoon’s qualifying session before a torrential downpour brought an early end to the fight for the top spot: the Frenchman was just ahead of Alvaro Parente and Romain Grosjean on the timesheets.

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Jul 08

Bird leads the way in home practice

Local driver on top in Silverstone

GP2 Series

GP2 - iSport Inaternational - Sam BirdSam Bird has set the pace in this morning’s free practice session in Silverstone, using his local knowledge to come out on top in changeable conditions to lead an iSport 1-3 ahead of Romain Grosjean and teammate Marcus Ericsson.

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Jul 07

2011 GP2 Series Round 5 – Silverstone Preview

Read all about the fifth round of the 2011 GP2 Series in Silverstone. 

GP2 Series - Silverstone 1GP2 Series - SilverstoneHalf of the season has passed and Romain Grosjean is leading in the drivers’ standings again, but only just. Giedo van der Garde is hot on his tail, one point behind, and had the fighting Dutchman not lost a win in Valencia due to a drive through penalty in the Feature Race, things would probably be a bit different on the eve of the fifth round of the 2011 season.

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Jun 26

Gutierrez sprints to Valencia victory

Mexican takes maiden GP2 win

GP2 - Lotus ART - Esteban GutierrezGP2 - Caterham Team AirAsia - Luiz Razia - Dams - Esteban Gutierrez - Barwa Addax Team - Giedo van der GardeEsteban Gutierrez has taken his first GP2 victory with an effortless display of raw speed to dominate this morning’s sprint race in Valencia, claiming the win by almost 13 seconds from Luiz Razia and Giedo van der Garde. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 25

Grosjean back to the top in feature race

Frenchman picks up victory after van der Garde penalty

GP2 - Dams - Romain GrosjeanGP2 - Barwa Addax Team - van der Garde - Dams - Romain Grosjean - Caterham Team AirAsia - Davide ValsecchiRomain Grosjean has claimed his second win of the season after a strong drive, and a drive through for title rival Giedo van der Garde put the Frenchman on top in this afternoon’s eventful feature race in Valencia, sharing the podium with the Dutchman and Davide Valsecchi. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 25

Pic heads Addax 1-2 in qualifying

Spaniards close out front row at home race 

GP2 Series

GP2 - Barwa Addax Team - Charles PicCharles Pic pipped teammate Giedo van der Garde for pole position in tomorrow’s feature race in Valencia, claiming the top spot in the final minute of this afternoon’s qualifying session to complete the front row for Addax at their home circuit just before Romain Grosjean found the wall from P3 and brought the session to an end.  Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 24

Bianchi steals top spot in practice

Frenchman leads the way in Valencia

GP2 Series

GP2 - Lotus ART -  Jules BIanchiJules Bianchi stole an early march on his rivals by claiming the fastest lap on a final dash for the flag on the last lap in this morning’s free practice, pushing countryman Romain Grosjean down the timesheets as Bianchi greeted the chequered flag at the end of the session ahead of Giedo van der Garde and Luca Filippi. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 23

GP2 Series Round 4 Valencia preview

GP2 Series stops at Valencia for more street racing

GP2 Series

GP2 - Valencia previewThe 2011 season has not been lucky so far for the standings’ leader: after taking control of the rest of the field in Turkey, Romain Grosjean left Barcelona point-less, and it was Giedo van der Garde’s turn to shine at the top of the standings. But the Dutchman was then unlucky in Monaco and lost a position to Sam Bird who ever so briefly took the lead after taking pole position in the Principality. Read the rest of this entry »

May 28

Pic powers to Monaco victory

Frenchman on top in sprint race 

GP2 - Barwa Addax Team - Monaco - Charles PicGP2 - Monaco - Josef Kral (Arden International), Charles Pic (Barwa Addax Team), Romain Grosjean (Dams)Charles Pic dominated his rivals from pole position to claim the sprint race win this afternoon in Monaco, leading from lights to flag in a display of cunning and speed to lead home Josef Kral and Romain Grosjean.  Read the rest of this entry »

May 27

Valsecchi dominates Monaco feature race

Italian leads from start for historic win

GP2 - Team AirAsia - Monaco - Davide ValsecchiGP2 - Monaco - Alvaro Parente (Racing Engineering), Davide Valsecchi (Team AirAsia), Luca Filippi (Super Nova Racing)Davide Valsecchi has taken the most momentous victory of his career with a crushing display in this afternoon’s feature race in Monaco, leading from the start to finish apart from his pitstop to capture Team AirAsia’s first race win ahead of Alvaro Parente and Luca Filippi. Read the rest of this entry »

May 26

Van der Garde storms to Monaco pole‏

Dutchman on top in chaotic qualifying

GP2 Series

GP2 - Barwa Addax Team - Monaco - Giedo van der GardeGiedo van der Garde kept calm in the pressure cooker environment of this afternoon’s qualifying session in Monaco, pushing at the perfect time to take advantage of his rival’s errors to claim pole position, finishing the session ahead of Sam Bird and Jules Bianchi. The Dutchman’s best time of 1:21.781, set with just one minute remaining in the eventful session, took pole by less than a tenth. Read the rest of this entry »

May 26

Grosjean leads the way in Monaco

Frenchman on top in free practice

GP2 - Dams - Monaco - Romain GrosjeanGP2 SeriesRomain Grosjean got his weekend under way in fine style by claiming the fastest lap in this morning’s free practice session in Monaco, leading for almost the entire session from Dani Clos and local hero Stefano Coletti. Read the rest of this entry »

May 25

GP2 Monaco preview

What a difference a race weekend makes…

GP2 SeriesMonaco - Monte-Carlo (2)The GP2 field was ruled by Romain Grosjean after Istanbul, but it was Giedo van der Garde who took the lead of the Series after a strong Barcelona round which saw the Dutchman start from pole position and finish second in the feature race. His squad, Barwa Addax, is still the “team to beat” with Charles Pic triumphing at Circuit de Catalunya in the feature race, mastering the tricks of strategy and tyre degradation. Read the rest of this entry »

May 22

Leimer sprints to Barcelona victory

Swiss driver dominates from pole 

GP2 - Spain - Barcelona Sprint Race start incidentGP2 - Spain - Rapax - Fabio LeimerFabio Leimer has repeated his sterling performance from last year with another strong drive from pole to claim victory in this morning’s sprint race in Barcelona, leading all the way to win by ten seconds from Dani Clos and Marcus Ericsson. Read the rest of this entry »

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