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Jul 22

Gasly burns to pole in Budapest

Frenchman dominates GP2 qualifying session

GP2 - Pierre Gasly (PREMA Racing)Pierre Gasly crushed his rivals’ hopes with a stunning performance in this afternoon’s Qualifying session at the Hungaroring, keeping cool in scorching conditions to run out of sequence and grab pole position ahead of Sergey Sirotkin and teammate Antonio Giovinazzi. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 22

Gasly sets the GP2 pace in Budapest

Frenchman scorches in hot Free Practice

GP2 - Pierre Gasly (PREMA Racing) Pierre Gasly has set a target for his rivals to match by taking the top spot in this morning’s Free Practice session in Budapest, setting the pace for almost the entire session to come home almost half a second ahead of Alex Lynn and Sergey Sirotkin.
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Jul 21

GP2 Series round 6 preview: Budapest, Hungary

Presentation of the sixth round of the season

2016 GP2 Series Round 6 Preview Budapest, Hungary The fifth round of the 2016 season was one to remember as Pierre Gasly scored his maiden GP2 win whilst PREMA Racing pocketed another 1-2 podium in the Feature Race with Antonio Giovinazzi taking second place. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 10

King holds on for home GP2 Sprint Race win

Briton defies the conditions for emotional victory

GP2 - Jordan King (Racing Engineering), Luca Ghiotto (Trident), Oliver Rowland (MP Motorsport) Jordan King delighted the local fans by winning this morning’s sprint race at Silverstone from pole, looking to initially have the race under control before a brief shower on the last lap meant the Briton had to work hard to hold on for victory from a fast charging Luca Ghiotto and Oliver Rowland. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 09

Gasly glides to maiden GP2 win

Frenchman on top in Silverstone Feature Race

GP2 - Pierre Gasly (PREMA Racing) Pierre Gasly demolished any doubts remaining about his pace and racecraft with a dominant win in this afternoon’s Feature Race in Silverstone, picking the right strategy and pulling out a crushing performance to win by almost ten seconds from teammate Antonio Giovinazzi and Oliver Rowland. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 08

Nato fastest in Silverstone GP2 qualifying

Frenchman on pole alongside countryman Gasly

GP2 - Norman Nato (Racing Engineering) Norman Nato was the fastest man on track in this afternoon’s Qualifying session in Silverstone, handing himself a great birthday present by claiming his first pole position just as the circuit went red and holding the top spot ahead of countryman Pierre Gasly and Nicholas Latifi. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 08

Gasly on top in Free Practice‏

Frenchman leads the way in Silverstone 

 

Gasly on top in Free PracticePierre Gasly has started his Silverstone weekend in fine form after topping the timesheets in this morning’s Free Practice session at the fabled British circuit, leading the way from Sergey Sirotkin and Arthur Pic.

Jul 07

GP2 Series round 5 preview

GP2 Series Silverstone, Great Britain preview

2016 GP2 Series Round 5 Preview Silvertone, Great Britain The busy month of July opened last week in Spielberg: on the twisty Austrian track, the GP2 drivers delivered great battles in both races. While Antonio Giovinazzi was quickest in free practice, it was Sergey Sirotkin who grabbed pole position. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 03

King reigns in wet Spielberg GP2 Sprint Race

Briton claims maiden win as countrymen fill podium

GP2 - Jordan King (Racing Engineering) Jordan King has converted pole position into his maiden win in this morning’s Sprint Race in Spielberg, but he had to work the whole way: denying the soaking conditions which saw the race start behind the safety car, the Manor test driver set a string of fastest laps to dominate the race to win by 6 seconds from Oliver Rowland and Alex Lynn. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 02

Evans on top in rainstruck Spielberg GP2 feature race

New Zealander leads Pertamina Campos Racing 1-2

Gp2 - Mitch Evans (Pertamina Campos Racing) Mitch Evans has come out on top of a dramatic feature race in Spielberg this afternoon, holding on in mixed weather conditions to claim his fifth career win as he led teammate Sean Gelael and Raffaele Marciello across the line for victory from tenth on the grid in a red flag affected race. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 01

Sirotkin snatches Spielberg GP2 pole position

ART Grand Prix driver denies Antonio Giovinazzi

GP2 - Sergey Sirotkin (ART Grand Prix) Sergey Sirotkin took his second pole position of the season in today’s qualifying session at the Red Bull Ring. The Russian driver set the fastest laptime in a 1:13.663 denying Antonio Giovinazzi by six thousandths. Pierre Gasly completed the top three. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 01

Giovinazzi on top in GP2 Free Practice

Italian driver quickest at the Red Bull Ring

News-FP- Antonio Giovinazzi’s top form continues: the PREMA Racing ace set the quickest laptime in today’s Free Practice at Spielberg in a 1:13.922, two tenths faster than teammate Pierre Gasly. Jordan King completed the top 3. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 30

GP2 Series round 4 preview: Spielberg, Austria

Presentation of the fourth round of the season

GP2 Series Round 4 Preview Spielberg, Austria The Baku City Circuit delivered more than expected: the new venue saw rookie Antonio Giovinazzi not only grab pole position, but also triumph in both eventful races and pocket his first GP2 points in the process. With this remarkable achievement, the Italian ace currently lies in third in the drivers’ standings.

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Jun 19

Giovinazzi doubles up in Baku

Italian wins again in GP2 to lead PREMA Racing 1-2

GP2 - Antonio Giovinazzi (PREMA Racing), Pierre Gasly (PREMA Racing), Sergey Sirotkin (ART Grand Prix) Antonio Giovinazzi has stunned his rivals with an incredible fightback drive in today’s sprint race in Baku to win despite dropping to P22 at the start, claiming the first double win weekend since Davide Valsecchi at Bahrain in 2012 to lead a PREMA Racing 1-2 from Pierre Gasly and Sergey Sirotkin. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 18

Giovinazzi wins dramatic Baku feature race

Italian keeps cool in chaotic Azerbaijan opener

GP2 - Antonio Giovinazzi (PREMA Racing) Antonio Giovinazzi claimed debut victories for himself and PREMA Racing in the first ever race at the new Baku circuit in today’s feature race, losing the lead when the lights went out before keeping calm and fighting back as so many of his rivals struggled to win ahead of Sergey Sirotkin, who claimed second on the line from Raffaele Marciello. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 17

Antonio Giovinazzi takes maiden GP2 pole in Baku

PREMA Racing rookie denies Nobuharu Matsushita

GP2 - Antonio Giovinazzi (PREMA Racing) Rookie Antonio Giovinazzi has adapted quickly to the Baku City Circuit: P2 in the free practice session this morning, he emerged on top in a dramatic qualifying session this afternoon. The Italian set a blazing laptime of 1:51.752 denying Nobuharu Matsushita by 0.08s in the dying minutes. Sergey Sirotkin took P3. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 17

Nato leads the way at Baku

Frenchman quickest in GP2 Free Practice 

GP2 - Baku - Norman Nato (Racing Engineering) GP2 Series leader Norman Nato had the perfect start to his race weekend today as he topped the timesheet in the free practice session at the Baku city circuit in a 1:55.394 ahead of rookie Antonio Giovinazzi and Sergey Sirotkin.

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Jun 16

GP2 Series round 3 preview: Baku, Azerbaijan

Presentation of the third round of the season

GP2 Series Round 3 Preview Baku The GP2 paddock set up camp this week in Baku, Azerbaijan for the third round of the 2016 season. It is the first trip to this venue for the Series which will be racing alongside Formula One once again.

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May 28

Matsushita powers to GP2 victory in Monaco (updated)

Japanese driver fourth winner of 2016

GP2 - Nobuharu Matsushita (ART Grand Prix) Nobuharu Matsushita has claimed his first win of the season with a stunning display of power and precision to dominate his rivals in this afternoon’s sprint race in Monaco, leading from lights to flag ahead of Marvin Kirchhöfer and Raffaele Marciello. Read the rest of this entry »

May 27

Artem Markelov soars to maiden GP2 win

Russian ace victorious in the streets of Monte Carlo

GP2 - Artem Markelov (RUSSIAN TIME), Norman Nato (Racing Engineering), Oliver Rowland (MP Motorsport) RUSSIAN TIME’s Artem Markelov has come out victorious from a dramatic feature race in Monaco after having started P15 on the grid. The Russian who was last to pit on lap 38 sustained huge pressure from Norman Nato in the final laps to take his first GP2 win ahead of the Frenchman. Oliver Rowland completed the podium.

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