Tag Archive: Sam Bird

Nov 11

GP2 struggling to make mark as F1 feeder

“It (GP2) is far too expensive”

Dani Clos - GP2 Series, Abu DhabiRed Bull’s Dr Helmut Marko has joined his McLaren counterpart in criticising the official F1 feeder series, GP2. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 07

Stoffel Vandoorne dominates GP2 test Day 3

Belgium driver quickest of post-season testing in 1:48.657 at Yas Marina Circuit

GP2 - Stoffel Vandoorne (DAMS) actionThe final day of post season testing took place today at Yas Marina Circuit with a slightly changed field, some drivers who have been testing on the previous days moving to new teams whilst new drivers joined the action. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 06

Rio Haryanto quickest on GP2 test Day 2

Indonesian driver tops second day of post season testing in Abu Dhabi

GP2 - Rio Haryanto (EQ8 Caterham Racing)Rio Haryanto topped the second day of post season testing at the Yas Marina Circuit. The Indonesian who switched to EQ8 Caterham Racing today set a laptime of 1:49.203 this evening. In the morning session, it was FIA Formula 3 European Champion Raffaele Marciello who led the way. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 05

Stoneman quickest on Day 1 of GP3 post-season testing

Koiranen GP’s Dean Stoneman tops both sessions in Abu Dhabi

GP3 - Dean Stoneman (Koiranen GP)The 2013 GP3 race season may be over but the action resumed in Abu Dhabi with three days of post-season testing. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 03

Calado scorches to GP2 sprint victory

Briton on top as RUSSIAN TIME win championship 

GP2 - James Calado (ART Grand Prix)James Calado dominated his rivals with a crushing display of speed and guile in sauna- like conditions to claim the final win of the season at today’s sprint race in Abu Dhabi ahead of Dani Clos and champion Fabio Leimer, while Sam Bird’s fourth place secured victory for his RUSSIAN TIME squad in the teams’ championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 02

Rossi on top as Leimer crowned champion

American on top step, Swiss driver on top of world 

GP2 - Alexander Rossi (EQ8 Caterham Racing)Alexander Rossi converted yesterday’s pole to today’s win, but not without a fight: the American had to scrap his way back past Jolyon Palmer to take his maiden Series victory, but most eyes were trained on the fight behind them where Fabio Leimer lost a podium finish to Marcus Ericsson but had enough points in the bag to grab the 2013 GP2 Series title.  Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 01

Rossi lights up Abu Dhabi qualifying

American grabs top spot in dramatic session

GP2 - Alexander Rossi (EQ8 Caterham Racing)Alexander Rossi has dominated this evening’s qualifying session in Abu Dhabi with an educational display of driving under lights to claim pole position from Sam Bird and Jolyon Palmer, leading for most of the session to annex the front of tomorrow afternoon’s feature race grid. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 01

Leimer leads the way in GP2 free practice

Series leader fastest in Abu Dhabi

GP2 - Fabio Leimer (Racing Engineering)Fabio Leimer has started the final weekend of the 2013 GP2 Series in fine style after claiming the top spot in this morning’s free practice session at Yas Marina Circuit, stealing the spot in his final lap to head title rival Sam Bird and Dani Clos. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 31

2013 GP2 Series season – Round 11 preview: Abu Dhabi, UAE

Don’t stop me now

GP2 - Sam Bird (RUSSIAN TIME), Stefano Coletti (Rapax), James Calado (ART Grand Prix), Felipe Nasr (Carlin), Fabio Leimer (RacinThis is the most crucial race weekend of the year for three drivers: after a stellar season, Series leader Fabio Leimer and title rivals Sam Bird and Felipe Nasr have three days left to prove their worth and give again their absolute best at the Yas Marina Circuit where the final round of the season will take place.

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Sep 22

Bird cruises to Singapore GP2 sprint race win (updated)

RUSSIAN TIME driver takes fifth victory of the season

GP2 - Sam Bird (RUSSIAN TIME) Singapore R2Sam Bird kept the pressure on Series leader Fabio Leimer scoring another win through a display of mature driving to take a lights to flag victory in today’s sprint race at the Marina Bay circuit. The Briton headed Marcus Ericsson and Leimer.  Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 21

Palmer triumphs in Singapore feature race

Briton denies teammate Nasr victory

GP2 - Jolyon Palmer (Carlin) Singapore R1Jolyon Palmer did not make his life easy today at Marina Bay: a slow start from pole position meant he had to fight his way back to the lead, and fight he did!

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Sep 20

Palmer grabs maiden GP2 pole

Briton leads Carlin front row in Singapore

GP2 - Jolyon Palmer (Carlin)Jolyon Palmer picked up where he left off earlier today: the Brit dominated an eventful and tricky qualifying session at Marina Bay with a blazing laptime of 1:53.600.

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Sep 20

Palmer tops GP2 free practice

Carlin driver quickest at Marina Bay in opening session

GP2 - Jolyon Palmer (Carlin)Jolyon Palmer wasted no time to put pressure on his rivals: the Brit set the best laptime in today’s free practice in Singapore in 1:55.912, two tenths faster than Series leader Fabio Leimer. Marcus Ericsson finished third. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 19

2013 GP2 Series Round 10 Preview – Marina Bay, Singapore

The title heat is on!

GP2 - Marina Bay - Singapore

The GP2 paddock has said its farewell to Europe in style: two weeks ago, in Monza, Fabio Leimer grabbed a third feature race win this season which combined his stellar consistency throughout the year and propelled him to the top spot of the standings, six points ahead of Sam Bird.

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Sep 09

Quaife-Hobbs reigns in Monza (updated)

Brit storms to GP2 sprint win

GP2 - Adrian Quaife-Hobbs (Hilmer Motorsprot)Adrian Quaife-Hobbs gave his rivals a driving lesson with a mature, aggressive drive to lead from lights to flag in changing conditions at this morning’s sprint race in Monza, dictating terms all race long to win by almost two seconds from Alexander Rossi and Julian Leal. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 07

Leimer scorches to feature GP2 win

Swiss driver claims championship lead

GP2 - Fabio Leimer (Racing Engineering)Fabio Leimer has grabbed his third feature race win of the season with a storming drive in scorching conditions this afternoon in Monza, stealing a march at the start to lead his rivals all race long, apart from the pitstop window, for victory ahead of Sam Bird and Tom Dillmann and, with it, the championship lead.  Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 06

Bird blasts to Monza GP2 pole

Briton bags second top spot of season

GP2 - Sam Bird (RUSSIAN TIME)Sam Bird has picked up in Monza where he left off in Spa, claiming his second consecutive pole position in a dramatic qualifying session this afternoon where all of the championship contenders were in the mix right up to the end, as the Briton grabbed the top spot by just 0.034 seconds from Fabio Leimer and Jolyon Palmer. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 06

Palmer leads the way in Monza

Briton fastest in free practice

GP2 - Jolyon Palmer (Carlin)Jolyon Palmer set a benchmark for his rivals with a scorching late lap to claim the top spot in this morning’s free practice session in Monza, although it was tight at the top: the Briton’s best lap of 1:32.120 was just 0.003 ahead of Fabio Leimer and two tenths to the good over Sam Bird. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 05

GP2 Series Round 9 Preview – Monza, Italy

The edge of glory

GP2 Series

With only three rounds left in the season, the title race has become a frenzied fight between five hungry men: Series leader Stefano Coletti who has enjoyed a perfect start of the year leaving almost nothing but crumbs to the rest of the field has had a very challenging second half of the season.

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Aug 25

Calado hangs on for GP2 sprint win (updated)

Briton holds off Leal for first win of 2013

GP2 - James Calado (ART Grand Prix)James Calado claimed his first win of the season from pole position in this morning’s sprint race at Spa-Francorchamps, but he didn’t have it all his own way: the Englishman built up an early lead before Julian Leal came back at his rival, pushing him all the way to the flag with Adrian Quaife-Hobbs right behind the pair. Read the rest of this entry »

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