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Facts for the final round of the season
The final round of the 2015 season takes place this week at the Yas Marina Circuit. Just a few days ago, newly crowned Champion Stoffel Vandoorne proved that his motivation was still running high: the Belgian ace qualified on the front row and then dominated the feature race from lights to flag.
ART Grand Prix take team title at Bahrain International Circuit
It was a glorious day for Stoffel Vandoorne and Nobuharu Matsushita as the pair finished first and second in today’s action packed feature race at Sakhir. With this result, the teammates gave ART Grand Prix the 2015 Teams’ title. Mitch Evans completed the podium.
Red Bull protégé quickest in qualifying at Bahrain International Circuit
Pierre Gasly enjoyed his second pole position of the season in a thrilling qualifying session at Bahrain International Circuit. The Frenchman from DAMS set a laptime of 1:39.572, 0.040s better than 2015 GP2 Champion Stoffel Vandoorne. Ferrari academy driver Raffaele Marciello finished P3.
Kiwi wins GP2 race as Belgian claims drivers’ title
Richie Stanaway soaked up race long pressure, and a late attack for the lead, to win this morning’s sprint race in Sochi from Rio Haryanto and Raffaele Marciello, while just off the podium McLaren test driver Stoffel Vandoorne collected the 2015 Drivers’ Championship from fourth position.
Title chaser victorious in Sochi as Vandoorne finishes third
Alexander Rossi came out victorious in today’s eventful and shortened feature race at the Sochi Autodrom: the American whose goal was to finish ahead of Series leader Stoffel Vandoorne in order to keep his title hopes alive put in a skillful drive to win in spite of a red flag period and a tricky race strategy in only 15 laps. Frenchman Pierre Gasly split the fighting pair on the podium to take second place.
Briton denies Vandoorne in Sochi qualifying session
Williams F1 test driver Alex Lynn grabbed his second GP2 pole position in a dramatic qualifying session at a wet/dry Sochi Autodrom: the DAMS racer set the best laptime of 2:01.850 in the dying minutes ahead of Series leader Stoffel Vandoorne and Alexander Rossi.
New Zealander muscles win on last lap
Mitch Evans stole victory from Arthur Pic on the final lap following a race long battle for the win of this morning’s sprint race in Monza: the New Zealander broke his rival’s heart with a clinical move inside at the Rettifilo chicane with the Frenchman having to make do with holding off the Series leader Stoffel Vandoorne at the line.
American passes Vandoorne for win in feature race
Alexander Rossi came to Monza this weekend to peg back Stoffel Vandoorne’s lead in the drivers’ championship, and this afternoon he did just that: the American trailed the McLaren test driver for lap after lap before blasting past on lap 23 en route to a storming victory in today’s feature race from Vandoorne and Mitch Evans.
Red Bull tester claims maiden pole in Italy
Pierre Gasly broke his rivals’ hearts with a stunning lap late in qualifying to claim his first GP2 pole this afternoon in Monza, repeating his efforts from this morning’s free practice to steal the top spot from Mitch Evans and Series leader Stoffel Vandoorne.
Pierre Gasly has opened his Monza weekend in fine style by taking the top spot in this morning’s free practice session at the fabled Italian circuit: the Frenchman stopped the clock at 1:31.669 early in the session for a time which went unanswered by his rivals, with Alexander Rossi and Rio Haryanto the closest to his best lap.
Presentation of the eighth round of the 2015 season
“This is my favourite round of the year because it is my home race. It’s a very fast track with low downforce. It is quite tricky to find grip. You need to be really good in finding the limits of the car, but it’s quite difficult there. There are fast corners and a challenging first chicane. It’s not an easy layout.
Belgian wins in strategic GP2 feature race
Stoffel Vandoorne delighted the local fans by claiming an emotional feature race win today at Spa Francorchamps, leading from pole position despite a red flag for the dramatic crash by Daniel de Jong throwing everyone’s strategies into the air, with Arthur Pic and Artem Markelov joining the McLaren tester on the podium as a result.