Tag Archive: Alexander Rossi

Nov 21

Vandoorne flies to fourth consecutive GP2 pole

Belgian closes gap to Nasr to 4 points
GP2 - Stoffel Vandoorne (ART Grand Prix) McLaren reserve driver Stoffel Vandoorne continued his astonishing run of pole positions by claiming the top spot under lights this evening at the Yas Marina, snuffing out his rivals’ best efforts with a stunning lap late in qualifying to take the points ahead of GP2 Series champion Jolyon Palmer and DAMS teammate Stéphane Richelmi.

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Nov 21

Vandoorne on top in GP2 free practice

Belgian leads the way in Abu Dhabi
GP2 - Stoffel Vandoorne (ART Grand Prix) McLaren test driver Stoffel Vandoorne’s push for second in the Series got underway with a strong performance in the heat of the free practice session this morning in Abu Dhabi, setting the pace ahead of his rivals and narrowly leading home Stéphane Richelmi and Arthur Pic.

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Nov 20

GP2 Series round 11 preview

GP2 Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi, UAE preview

GP2 - Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi Don’t think that because this season has found its Champion in the name of Jolyon Palmer, it means that the games are over: there are still some very important things at stake starting with the battle between Felipe Nasr and Stoffel Vandoorne for second place in the Drivers’ standings.

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Oct 14

Emotions still high as Bianchi fights for life

Marussia has been thrown into the spotlight as more information reportedly emerges about Jules Bianchi’s tragic Suzuka crash.

2014-06-05_0125 Germany’s Sport Bild claims an FIA transmission recorded at the time of the Frenchman’s incident said: “Bianchi did not slow down under yellow”. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 13

Marussia set to run two cars in Austin

Marussia looks set to revert to a two-car operation in the wake of the Russian grand prix.

2014-03-16 - Marussia F1 Team - Australia - Jules Bianchi (2) After Sunday at Sochi, where Max Chilton went it alone while the seriously injured Jules Bianchi’s sister car sat dormant, Briton Chilton admitted it had been “an incredibly tough week” for the entire team. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Marco Sorensen sprints to maiden GP2 win

Danish driver takes light-to-flag victory at Sochi Autodrom
GP2 - Marco Sorensen (MP Motorsport) Lotus F1 protégé Marco Sorensen has claimed his and MP Motorsport’s first GP2 win in today’s sprint race at Sochi from pole position. The Dane remained in control throughout an eventful race to cross the finish line 0.6s ahead of McLaren test driver Stoffel Vandoorne. Williams F1 third driver Felipe Nasr charged to third place.

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Oct 11

Jolyon Palmer crowned 2014 GP2 Champion

DAMS ace wins first ever GP2 race in Russia to take the Series crown
GP2 - Jolyon Palmer (DAMS) He did it! Following a stellar 2014 season, Jolyon Palmer has been crowned the tenth GP2 Series Champion after he won today’s dramatic feature race at Sochi Autodrom sustaining pressure from Mitch Evans in the final stages. Raffaele Marciello completed the podium.

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Oct 10

Vandoorne denies Pic of Sochi GP2 pole

Identical laptimes for both drivers, but Belgian ace claims top spot
GP2 - Stoffel Vandoorne (ART Grand Prix)McLaren test driver Stoffel Vandoorne has claimed his third pole position in a row in today’s exciting qualifying session at Sochi Autodrom. With an identical laptime of 1:45.002, Arthur Pic takes P2 ahead of Vandoorne’s teammate Takuya Izawa.

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Oct 10

Marussia F1 Team to race on with a single car in Sochi

2014 Formula 1 Russian Grand PrixMarussia withdraws Bianchi’s car in Russia

10 - Marussia F1 TeamThe Marussia F1 Team will run a single car for the duration of the forthcoming grand prix weekend in Sochi, out of respect for their driver Jules Bianchi, who remains in hospital in Yokkaichi, Japan, in a critical but stable condition.

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Oct 10

Marussia left to decide on Russia GP participation

The Telegraph claims the decision will depend partly on the views of Bianchi’s parents on site in Japan

2014-03-16 - Marussia F1 Team - AustraliaAs F1 drivers prepare to set out for the first ever practice action in Russia, it is still not clear how Marussia will tackle the weekend mere days after Jules Bianchi’s crash.

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Oct 10

Palmer leads the way at Sochi

Series leader quickest in free practice
GP2 - Jolyon Palmer (DAMS) GP2 Series leader Jolyon Palmer had the perfect start to his weekend setting the best laptime of the free practice session at the Sochi Autodrom in a 1:46.083 – half a second quicker than closest rival Arthur Pic. André Negrao finished third. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 09

Marussia enters Rossi in Bianchi’s place at Sochi

Alexander Rossi looks set to race in injured Jules Bianchi’s place for Marussia this weekend.

2014-07-24 - Marussia f1 Team - Alexander Rossi 03 The news has not yet been announced officially by the team, but the 23-year-old Californian’s name is listed on the official FIA entry list for the Russian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 09

Rossi on standby as fast F1 pauses for Bianchi

Even the fast-paced world of formula one is pausing for thought, mere days after Jules Bianchi crashed at Suzuka.

2014-07-24 - Marussia f1 Team - Alexander Rossi 01 The stricken Frenchman’s colleagues are busily adding ‘Tous avec Jules’ (all with Jules) stickers to their helmets, mindful still that the show must go on. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 09

GP2 Series round 10 preview

GP2 Series Sochi, Russia preview

GP2 Series

The penultimate round of the 2014 GP2 Series season will take place this weekend in uncharted territory at Sochi Autodrom in Russia. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 09

Marussia could field one car in Russia after Bianchi crash

Marussia is yet to declare how it will tackle this weekend’s Russian grand prix, as its race driver Jules Bianchi lies comatose in Japan.

2014-06-08_0639 In the few days since the French driver’s horror crash at Suzuka, the Russian-branded, UK based team has focused almost completely on supporting the seriously injured Bianchi. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 02

Will Stevens joins the Marussia F1 Team as an Official Reserve Driver

New recruit

10 - Marussia F1 TeamThe Marussia F1 Team is pleased to announce that it has signed young British hopeful Will Stevens to its 2014 roster of Official Reserve Drivers, alongside Alexander Rossi. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 15

Bianchi future unclear amid Marussia uncertainty

Jules Bianchi has revealed he is not sure he will still be driving for Marussia beyond 2014.

IMG_4100 The 25-year-old Frenchman, who is the cream of Ferrari’s driver development ‘academy’, has impressed since debuting last year with the backmarker team. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 09

Haas reveals extent of Ferrari tie-up

The extent of new 2016 entrant Haas’ tie-up with Ferrari is becoming clearer.

Haas F1 Team Earlier in 2014, the ‘Haas’ logos of Nascar team owner Gene Haas’ successful machine tool company were added to the race livery of Ferrari’s F14-T car. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 07

Palmer powers to GP2 sprint win (updated)

Briton leads from lights to flag

GP2 - Jolyon Palmer (DAMS) Series leader Jolyon Palmer’s remarkable comeback has been capped by a solid victory in this morning’s sprint race in Monza, an incredible reversal after starting yesterday’s feature race from the back of the grid by leading today from pole to flag ahead of Stefano Coletti and teammate Stéphane Richelmi.

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Sep 06

Vandoorne holds on for third GP2 win

Belgian denies Pic in race long duel
GP2 - Stoffel Vandoorne (ART Grand Prix) Stoffel Vandoorne led from lights to flag, pitstop period excepted, for a strong victory in this afternoon’s feature race in Monza, but the McLaren test driver didn’t have it all his own way: he rebuffed race-long pressure from Arthur Pic for his third win of the season, with Mitch Evans filling out the podium.

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Sep 05

Vandoorne storms to second GP2 pole

ART Grand Prix man leads the charge in Monza

GP2 - Stoffel Vandoorne (ART Grand Prix)Stoffel Vandoorne has claimed his second consecutive pole position with a spectacular late run with no reply from his rivals in this afternoon’s qualifying session in Monza: traffic and a yellow flag put the McLaren test driver on the top spot with a time of 1:31.707, ahead of this morning’s fastest driver Arthur Pic and Mitch Evans. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 05

Pic sets the GP2 pace in Monza

Frenchman leads the way in practice
 
GP2 - Arthur Pic (Campos Racing) Arthur Pic has set a benchmark for the rest of the grid after running at the top of the timesheets for most of this morning’s free practice session in Monza to claim the best time in warm but overcast conditions from McLaren test driver Stoffel Vandoorne and Series leader Jolyon Palmer.

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Sep 04

GP2 Series Monza, Italy preview

GP2 Series round 9 preview

GP2 - Monza With only three rounds left in the 2014 GP2 Series season, the race to the crown has intensified between front runners Jolyon Palmer and Felipe Nasr. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 27

Now Frijns set to depart ‘new’ Caterham

Robin Frijns looks set to return to GP2.

2014-03-02 - Caterham F1 Team - Bahrain - Robin Frijns The talented Dutchman was signed up as a reserve driver by Caterham this year, and was even briefly considered for a race seat. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 24

Nasr storms to GP2 sprint victory (updated)

Brazilian crushes rivals with dominant drive

GP2 - Felipe Nasr (Carlin) Williams F1 test driver Felipe Nasr was untouchable on his way to an easy win in this morning’s sprint race at Spa-Francorchamps, easily taking the lead at the start of the race and pulling away at will, claiming his fourth victory of the season from Johnny Cecotto and title rival Jolyon Palmer. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Marciello takes first win in chaotic GP2 feature race

Ferrari man powers to victory in soaking Spa

GP2 - Raffaele Marciello (Racing Engineering) Raffaele Marciello has claimed a long overdue debut win in sodden conditions in today’s feature race at Spa-Francorchamps, with the Ferrari Academy driver surviving the oppressive conditions and overtaking local man Stoffel Vandoorne late in the race for the win, with a distant Johnny Cecotto rounding out the podium. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 22

Stoffel Vandoorne claims maiden GP2 pole at home

ART Grand Prix driver shines in Spa qualifying session

GP2 - Stoffel Vandoorne (ART Grand Prix)McLaren test driver Stoffel Vandoorne has snatched his first GP2 pole position on home soil in today’s qualifying session at Spa-Francorchamps. The Belgian ace denied Series leader Jolyon Palmer from the top spot at the chequered flag. Mitch Evans took third spot. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 22

Julia Leal sets the pace at Spa

Carlin driver quickest in free practice

GP2 - Julian Leal (Carlin) Julian Leal has returned to GP2 after the summer break in fine form: the Colombian driver set the fastest laptime of today’s free practice session at the legendary circuit of Spa-Francorchamps in a 1:57.877 ahead of Johnny Cecotto and Ferrari protégé Raffaele Marciello. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 22

Marussia hits reverse on Chilton seat swap

Marussia F1 Team information

2014-03-16 - Marussia F1 Team - Australia - Max Chilton (1)Following a change in circumstances and with the approval of the Stewards of the Meeting, Max Chilton will be the nominated driver for the duration of the Belgian Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 21

Troubled Marussia ‘sells’ Chilton’s seat to Rossi

Kamui Kobayashi is not the only F1 regular sitting out this weekend’s fabled Belgian grand prix.

2014-07-24 - Marussia F1 Team - Alexander Rossi Joining Caterham stand-in and 32-year-old rookie Andre Lotterer on the Spa-Francorchamps grid will be another F1 newcomer, 22-year-old Californian Alexander Rossi. Read the rest of this entry »

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