Tag Archive: Fabio Leimer

Sep 10

GP2 leader Palmer in ‘struggle’ for F1 debut

GP2 is steadily losing its reputation as the main feeder series to formula one.

GP2 - Jolyon Palmer (DAMS) In 2011, champion Romain Grosjean used the GP2 title as his springboard to returning to the grid after the false-start of his initial Renault career. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 18

Clock ticking on Leimer’s Marussia chance

Fabio Leimer is at F1’s crossroads.

2014-05-27 - Pirelli - Lotus F1 Team - Fabio Leimer 04 The reigning GP2 champion missed out on a race seat on this year’s grid, but Tages-Anzeiger newspaper says he now has a solid offer on the table. Read the rest of this entry »

May 27

Fabio Leimer tests with Pirelli and Lotus F1 Team

Fabio Leimer Q&A : Test with Pirelli and Lotus F1 Team

Swiss driver Fabio Leimer, the winner of the GP2 Series last year, tested a 2012 Lotus F1 Team car as part of his prize for winning the championship from Pirelli. Read the rest of this entry »

May 22

GP2 winner to test Formula One car with Lotus F1 Team and Pirelli

The test has been made possible by Pirelli

Pirelli As part of his prize for winning last year’s GP2 Series, exclusively supplied by Pirelli, Swiss driver Fabio Leimer will test a 2012 Lotus Formula One car at Paul Ricard in the south of France on Tuesday 27 May. Read the rest of this entry »

May 12

Leimer could be Marussia’s Friday driver – report

The reigning GP2 champion is moving to put his formula one ambitions back on track.

GP2 - Fabio Leimer (Racing Engineering) Even with a reported $14 million sponsor offering to Sauber, Swiss Fabio Leimer could not find a debut race seat in 2014, causing him to turn away from F1 and move to sports car racing. Read the rest of this entry »

May 05

Sauber turned down GP2 champion’s $14m – report

Gantenbein offered Sauber almost $14 million

ROC - Fabio Leimer GP2 Series Even with $14 million in his hand, reigning GP2 champion Fabio Leimer could not buy his way into formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 08

GP2 race winner Stefano Coletti is joining Racing Engineering for the upcoming GP2 season

Stefano Coletti completes the 2014 Racing Engineering line-up

GP2 - Racing Engineering - Stefano Coletti The Monegasque driver can look back on a very successful GP2 season in 2013 where he took 3 race wins, 3 podiums, 1 pole position and set the fastest race lap on three occasions.

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Jan 19

GP2 champion’s sponsor says F1 system ‘sick’

Gantenbein confirmed: “The formula one system is sick.”

ROC - Fabio Leimer GP2 Series Champion Even with millions in backing, new GP2 champion Fabio Leimer has been priced out of formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 13

Disappointed Leimer ‘deserves’ F1 seat

Leimer, 24, admits to being disappointed.

GP2 - Racing Engineering - Fabio Leimer The new reigning champion of the F1 support series GP2 will not move up to the pinnacle of motor sport in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 17

A year to remember for Racing Engineering

Now that the season has come to an end, its time to look back and sum-up the year.

GP2 - Fabio Leimer (Racing Engineering) 2013 has been a year to remember for Racing Engineering, finishing third in the Team Championship and getting its driver, Fabio Leimer, to the top of the Drivers Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 27

GP2 Series Champion Fabio Leimer joins ROC line-up

 Race Of Champions will feature one of motor sport’s brightest talents

ROC - Fabio Leimer GP2 Series ChampionNewly-crowned GP2 Series Champion Fabio Leimer will compete at next month’s Race Of Champions in Bangkok, Thailand Read the rest of this entry »

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 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

Fabio Leimer – Thoughts of a Champion

Our newest champion discusses his season

GP2 - Fabio Leimer (Racing Engineering)GP2 Series: Fabio Leimer, 2013 GP2 champion: how does that sound to you?Fabio Leimer: It sounds really nice! I still can’t believe it, it’s just amazing, because GP2 is the strongest category apart from Formula 1, and there are not many people who can say they’ve won this 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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Oct 23

Last GP2 weekend of the season

Alfonso de Orléans-Borbón: “We’ll just treat it like any other race weekend”

Racing Engineering logoThe countdown continues to the final races of the 2013 GP2 Series and it is now just eight days to go until practice gets under way at the Yas Marina circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 16

Racing Engineering : “The first mission is to grab the pole in Abu Dhabi”

Racing Engineering’s race engineer Seb Viger

Racing Engineering logo It is just over two weeks to the final race weekend of the 2013 GP2 Series and Racing Engineering’s driver Fabio Leimer will arrive at the Yas Marina circuit as leader of the Drivers’ Championship.

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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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