Tag Archive: GP2 Asia Series

Jan 16

Fabio Leimer and Julián Leal to drive for Racing Engineering in the 2013 GP2 Series

Racing Engineering is pleased to announce that their drivers for the 2013 GP2 Series will be Fabio Leimer and Julián Leal.

Fabio LeimerJulian LealThe 23 year-old Swiss Fabio Leimer has come up through Formula BMW, Formula Renault and International Formula Master racing and he already has plenty of GP2 experience having made his debut in the 2009–10 GP2 Asia Series.

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Sep 21

Harald Schlegelmilch joins F2 grid for season finale

Latvian racer adds name to Monza entry list

F2 - Harald SchlegelmilchF2 - FIA Formula Two ChampionshipLatvian driver Harald Schlegelmilch will make his FIA Formula Two Championship debut this weekend (28/30 September) when he joins the grid for rounds 15 and 16 at Italy’s famous Monza circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 13

Superstars, GTSprint International Series announce dates for the last two rounds of 2012

Rounds at Pergusa, Sentul to highlight 2012 finale alongside Vallelunga

Superstars International SeriesSuperstars logoThe series’ debut at an additional Italian venue, located in Sicily, has been postponed after being originally scheduled for mid September. As a consequence, the 2012 finale at Sentul has been pushed forward to the November 25 weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 05

Nathanaël Berthon to join Racing Engineering for the 2012 GP2 Series.

“I am happy to have Nat back in the team with us for the 2012 season” – Alfonso de Orléans-Borbón

GP2 - Racing Engineering - Nathanaël BerthonRacing Engineering logoRacing Engineering is pleased to announce that Nathanaël Berthon will be joining them to compete in the 2012 GP2 Series alongside Fabio Leimer. 22 year old Berthon began his racing career in karts before moving to single-seaters in 2008 when he competed in the Formula Renault 2.0 Series. In 2009 the young Frenchman graduated to the Formula Renault 3.5 Series taking his first win in the category at Magny Cours. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 27

Caterham Racing announce 2012 driver line-up

“I am genuinely very pleased about our line up for 2012″ – Nino Judge

Caterham Racing logo GP2 Series MediaCaterham Racing is pleased to announce Giedo van der Garde and Rodolfo Gonzalez will join forces with the team this year for the much anticipated 2012 GP2 championship. Giedo Van der Garde, who tested for Caterham F1 Team in Jerez earlier this month, had his first taste of Formula One in 2007 when he was test driver for Spyker F1. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 24

GP2 Series completes Marussia F1 Team Young Driver Programme

The full picture 

Marussia F1 Team logoThe Marussia F1 Team has strengthened its Young Driver Programme with the announcement today that it will contend the GP2 Series in 2012 with Carlin. The team will be entered as the Marussia Carlin GP2 Team. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 09

Romain Grosjean to race alongside Kimi Räikkönen in 2012

Lotus confirms Grosjean as Raikkonen’s teammate

2011-12-09 - Lotus Renault GP - Romain Grosjean 032011-12-09 - Lotus Renault GP - Romain Grosjean 02Lotus Renault GP and TOTAL are delighted to announce that Romain Grosjean will race alongside 2007 world champion Kimi Räikkönen next season. The two companies are also pleased to confirm that they have renewed their sponsorship agreement for another year.

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Oct 18

GP2 Series teams Barcelona test preview

Barcelona GP2 Series test preview

GP2 SeriesGP2 SeriesToday’s report from GP2 Series teams & drivers at Jerez de la Frontera.

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Sep 24

Racing Engineering to test three drivers at Jerez next week.

Two days of test in Jerez

GP2 - Racing Engineering - Christian VietorisRacing EngineeringAlthough the 2011 Series finished two weeks ago at Monza, the GP2 teams are not resting and they will all be meeting again at the Spanish track of Jerez on the 28th and 29th of this month for an official test session to give the teams an opportunity to test new and up-and-coming drivers.

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Apr 15

“I hope to be in GP2 in 2012″ – Nathanaël Berthon

Nathanaël Berthon participated in the GP2 Asia Series with Racing Engineering in 2011

GP2 - Racing EngineeringHe is about to start his World Series campaign. However, before the championship kicks off this weekend, the young French driver is looking back on to his participation in GP2 with the Spanish Racing Engineering team. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 01

Imola added to GP2 Asia Series calendar‏

San Marino track to host final round on March 18, 19 and 20

GP2 ImolaImola will host the final round of the 2011 GP2 Asia Series on March 18, 19 and 20. This will mark the return of the Series to the San Marino track since 2006 where Gianmaria Bruni and Ernesto Viso respectively triumphed for Trident Racing and Racing Engineering. This is also where the GP2 Series held its first ever race weekend on April 23-24 2005 with Heikki Kovalainen winning the feature race for Arden International and Adam Carroll snatching victory in the sprint race for Super Nova Racing. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 19

The consequences of the GP2 Asia cancellation in Bahrain

GP2 Asia series calendar problem

Bahrain International CircuitIt was announced Thursday that the GP2 Asia round 2 in Bahrain has been cancelled due to the current political situation in the small island state. This will give the GP2 Asia series a serious problem since the calendar only contain 3 rounds (6 races) and since the final round is also in Bahrain the organizers has to come up with a solution rather quickly. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 17

2011 GP2 Asia Series Round 2 cancelled

Meeting in Bahrain called off 
Bahrain withdraw from 2011 GP2 Asia Series calendar

GP2 Asia SeriesFollowing the current events in Bahrain, at the request of the Bahrain Motorsport Federation, it has been decided that the remainder of the meeting which was supposed to take place this week at Bahrain International Circuit is cancelled due to force majeure. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 17

2011 GP2 Asia Series Round 2 rescheduled

Today’s track activity has been postponed until tomorrow

GP2 Asia SeriesThe second round of the 2011 GP2 Asia Series was to open today at Bahrain International Circuit with practice session starting at 11am local time. However, due to the current local events, the medical staff normally stationed at the circuit has been temporary called to the city’s hospitals in case of an emergency. 

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Feb 16

2011 GP2 Asia Series Round 2 Preview: Bahrain

No rest for the wicked: action is already back to the track this week.

2011-02-16 - GP2 Asia Series 022011-02-16 - GP2 Asia Series 01Following an eventful opener in Abu Dhabi last weekend, the 2011 GP2 Asia Series resumes this week for Round 2 at Bahrain International Circuit on the 5.412 km layout. The teams packed up quickly after the second race at Yas Marina Circuit to be ready for more action in Sakhir, with the practice session starting this Thursday at 11am. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 11

Renault not yet ruling out de la Rosa, Liuzzi

Unlikely Grosjean ‘ready’ to race Kubica’s car

GP2 Asia Series - Dams - Jules Bianchi - Romain Grosjean - Davide Valsecchi05 - Renault F1 TeamEric Boullier has for the first time named Pedro de la Rosa as a potential replacement for Renault’s injured regular Robert Kubica. Another 2010 Sauber driver Nick Heidfeld, however, is in pole position for the R31 seat and will test the black and gold car this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 06

Michael Herck tops Day 3 (+ results)

Scuderia Coloni driver quickest in Abu Dhabi in GP2 Asia Series pre-season tests

GP2 - Scuderia Coloni - Michael HerckGP2 - Arden International - Josef KralA second two-day testing session began this Sunday at the Yas Marina Circuit but on a shortened track configuration of 4.730 kms that will also be the configuration for the fourth GP2 Asia Series season’s opening round next Thursday. And with the opening round just around the corner, today’s focus for most of the field was on race simulations and finding the right set up for this new layout. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 02

Romain Grosjean sets the pace in Abu Dhabi (+ results)

Dams driver set the quickest laptime of Day 1 GP2 Asia Series pre-season test
Pirelli kicks off GP2 campaign in Asia

GP2 Asia Series2011-02-02 - GP2 SeriesToday marked the beginning of GP2 Asia Series pre-season testing at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi with all thirteen teams – including newcomers Carlin and Team AirAsia. The twenty-six drivers had their first taste of the new GP2/11 car – the third generation machine since the Series’ inception- and of the Pirelli tires. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 01

Ocean bets on Oliver Turvey and Andrea Caldarelli for GP2 Asia 2011

Portuguese team looking for results from the upcoming race weekends

Ocean Racing TechnologyGP2 - Ocean Racing Technology 02Ocean Racing Technology is betting on a pair of highly talented drivers to dispute the GP2 Asia Series 2011 championship. Oliver Turvey and Andrea Caldarelli will be two key elements of the Portuguese challenge and will be tasked with developing the new car before the GP2 Main Series. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 27

Racing Engineering confirm their 2011 GP2 driver line-up

Dani Clos, Christian Vietoris and Nathanaël Berthon

Racing EngineeringGP2 - Racing Engineering - Dani ClosGP2 Asia SeriesRacing Engineering are pleased to confirm that their drivers for the 2011 GP2 Series will continue to be the very strong pairing of Spaniard Dani Clos and the German Christian Vietoris whilst for the upcoming GP2 Asia Series Dani Clos will be partnered by promising Frenchman Nathanaël Berthon. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 22

GP2 cars back at Yas Marina Circuit next November

Abu Dhabi will be hosting two rounds of the GP2 Asia Series in 2011.

GP2 SeriesFollowing yesterday’s GP2 Series 2011 calendar release, we would like to add that the GP2 Asia Series will be back in Abu Dhabi next November as part of the official Formula One support series. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 02

Leal has not yet confirmed as Trident’s driver for GP2 Asia

“We consider Julian as a part of our family” – Luca Zerbini

GP2 - Trident Racing - Julian LealGP2 - Trident Racing - Julian Leal 2Following the news reported by some racing websites regarding an agreement with Julian Leal for the upcoming GP2 Asia Series, Trident Racing can anticipate that there is a real interest from both sides, though evaluations are still in place. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 29

Campos Racing to join Auto GP field in 2011

“The teams quality has been one of the keys to the Auto GP success” – Coloni

Adrian CamposAuto GP and Campos Racing are eager to announce the signing of an agreement that will see the team enter the Series in 2011. Managed by former F1 driver Adrian Campos, the Spanish outfit will line-up two cars on next season’s grid, adding even more quality to an already outstanding Auto GP field. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 22

Successful shakedown for the GP2/11 (updated)

All GP2 Series teams fruitfully ran one of their new cars at Paul Ricard
+ GP2 Series test in Abu Dhabi

GP2 Series MediaGP2 SeriesToday was an important milestone in GP2 Series history: for the first time the twelve teams entered in the category for 2011-2013 ran their brand new GP2/11 cars at circuit Paul Ricard under clear blue skies and on a 3D configuration track. Only one car per team was used for this shakedown during which fast times were not the priority. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 12

Abu Dhabi Young Driver Test – Lotus Racing Driver Line-Up

Lotus Racing has today confirmed its driver line-up for the forthcoming Young Driver Test in Abu Dhabi.

2010-11-06 - Lotus F1 Racing - Heikki Kovalainen 32010-10-24 - Lotus F1 Racing - Jarno Trulli 2The two drivers are Vladimir Arabadzhiev (Bulgaria) and Rodolfo González (Venezuela). Both drivers will be on track in chassis T127-02. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 21

GP2 Series announce teams for 2011-2013

Thirteen teams will compete in GP2 Asia Series and GP2 Series

GP2 Series MediaGP2 Series organisers are proud to reveal the name of the thirteen teams signed for the next three years. While eleven outfits of the last three-year cycle have been reselected, two new teams have been chosen to compete in both Series for 2011, 2012 and 2013: Carlin and Team Air Asia. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 05

Filippi to fill spare Super Nova seat‏

Josef Kral will be in hospital for another couple of weeks

Super Nova has appointed one of their past drivers, Luca Filippi to drive for the team this weekend at their home race in Silverstone. He will fill in for Josef Kral who must take a back seat and recover, following the accident in Valencia which fractured two of his vertebrae. Read the rest of this entry »

May 07

GP2 Series teams Spanish Grand Prix qualifying report

Spanish GP2 Series qualifying report

Today’s report from GP2 Series teams & drivers in Barcelona.

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May 07

Bird on top in first session (+results)

Briton takes top spot as season opens

Sam Bird has started his season with a shot across the bows of his rivals by putting himself at the top of the timesheets in today’s season opening free practice session here in Barcelona, finishing narrowly ahead of Charles Pic and Sergio Perez. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 25

Pastor Maldonado strikes again‏ (+results, +team reports, +photos, updated)

Young guns dominate last testing day at Paul Ricard, but Maldonado ends on top spot

Pastor Maldonado ended both three testing days at the top of the timing sheet in Le Castellet. He clocked in a best laptime of 1:09.784 this afternoon. This last day was also marked by rookies’ strong performances starting with Jules Bianchi who claimed this morning’s top spot. Read the rest of this entry »

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