Tag Archive: GP2 Asia

Jan 17

Ocean Racing Technology will not compete in the 2013 GP2 Championship

Ocean Racing Technology was established in late 2008

Ocean Racing Technology - Carlos Antunes TavaresOcean Racing Technology logoOcean Racing Technology, owned by OCEANATIONAL MOTOR SA and led by Tiago Monteiro and Jose Guedes, will not be taking part in the upcoming 2013 GP2 Championship season. After four seasons in the GP2 Series, three in GP2 Asia and a season in GP3, the Portuguese team made the decision following the lack of financial support that had been agreed upon with the Portuguese State and Parkalgar. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 08

Arden International announce driver line-up for GP2 Finale in Abu Dhabi.

GP2 Finale November 12th-13th

GP2 - Arden International - Josef KralArden International logoArden International is pleased to confirm Josef Kral and Simon Trummer will be competing with the team at the GP2 Finale at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi.

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Oct 20

Fabio Leimer finishes post-season tests on top

Racing Engineering ace quickest on final day

GP2 SeriesGP2 - Barcelona - Racing Engineering - Fabio LeimerThe last 2011 post-season test day took place today at Circuit de Catalunya. The paddock welcomed two new faces for the occasion, namely Pole Kuba Giermaziak at iSport and Spaniard Albert Costa at Super Nova Racing. GP2 race winner Giacomo Ricci returned to the field at Super Nova, GP3 2011 runner-up James Calado rejoined Lotus ART, and Sam Bird tested again with Trident Racing.

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Oct 19

Leimer will be driving at one of the “Young Driver Days”

Fabio Leimer will be driving the Sauber C30-Ferrari at one of the “Young Driver Days” in Abu Dhabi

GP2 - Jerez - Racing Engineering - Fabio LeimerGP2 - Spain - Rapax - Fabio LeimerAt the so called “Young Driver Days”, the test days for up and coming drivers who have competed in no more than two Formula One races, the Sauber C30-Ferrari will not only be driven by Esteban Gutièrrez, but also by Fabio Leimer. Mexican Gutièrrez, the team’s 20-year-old official test and reserve driver, will be at the wheel for two of the three days in Abu Dhabi.

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Sep 29

Renowned GP2 engineer Paul Prados joins Jensen Motorsport

For the Firestone Indy Lights Championship 2012 season

IndyLightsjensen motorsport logoJensen MotorSport is pleased to announce that Raul Prados – one of the top race engineers in the Formula 1 feeder series GP2 – will join our Firestone Indy Lights Championship racing team for the 2012 season.  Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 15

Bruno Michel: “GP2 is pure racing. The best driver always wins”

GP2 SeriesTM CEO reflects on the 2011 season and looks ahead

Bruno Michel - GP2 Series CEOGP2 Series2011 has been another great GP2 season, with Romain Grosjean proving himself worthy to sit with our previous champions: hopefully he will soon join the likes of Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg, Timo Glock and Pastor Maldonado in the F1 paddock. 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 18

Ecclestone hopes race to go ahead in ‘quiet’ Bahrain

“It’s not just about the safety of those involved”

2010-06-12_06192010-06-12_0623Amid widespread sentiment in F1 circles that the 2011 season opener in Bahrain should be cancelled, Bernie Ecclestone on Friday sounded more likely to push ahead with the race. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 18

F1 must axe Bahrain season opener – Lauda

F1 eyes Barcelona to replace Bahrain test

Bahrain International CircuitCircuit de CatalunyaNiki Lauda has urged F1 authorities to call off the 2011 season opener. “This is about democracy in a country,” the triple world champion told Bild newspaper, as anti-government protesters clash with violent police in Bahrain’s capital Manama. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 18

Replacement race for threatened Bahrain opener unlikely

Violent anti-government protests have led to this week’s GP2 Asia race being called off in Bahrain.

Cancellation of the 2011 season opener in Bahrain would likely leave a hole at the start of this year’s 20-race calendar, a team boss has admitted. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 16

Bahrain GP cancellation threat remains

A dark cloud is lingering above the 2011 season opener.

Bahrain International Circuit2009-04-26 - Bahrain GP - Toyota - 02Anti-government protesters in Bahrain are clashing violently with police, with next month’s grand prix specifically targeted by one group and Bernie Ecclestone admitting “danger”. For formula one, the biggest danger is that the race – scheduled to take place a week after pre-race tests at the same Sakhir circuit – will have to be called off. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 16

British Motor Racing ace Sam Bird supports Halow

Halow charity goes full speed ahead

Sam BirdSam BirdSam Bird, one of the most exciting talents in British motor racing, has announced that he will support the halow charity throughout 2011. Sam is regarded as the hottest British prospect in motorsport, with 18 pole positions, 16 wins and 51 podiums to his credit since the age of eighteen. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 01

Scuderia Coloni is ready for season kick-off

Full test scheduled for February 2-3 and other two days on February 6-7

GP2 Scuderia Coloni - James JakeScuderia ColoniIt’s hard work time for Scuderia Coloni in Abu Dhabi, as the team is making the last preparations to get ready for what can be considered the kick-off of GP2’s third era. 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 31

Grosjean announces Renault third driver role for 2011

Romain Grosjean is Renault’s third driver for the 2011 season.

Auto GP - Romain Grosjean - DAMSFrench reports said the appointment is despite the Proton-linked Malaysian Fairuz Fauzy being recently signed as the Lotus-sponsored team’s reserve driver. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 26

Super Nova Racing’s driver line up for GP2 Asia 2011 is complete after securing the signature of Venezuelan talent Johnny Cecotto Jr.

Cecotto completes Super Nova Line-up for GP2 Asia

Having finished third in the 2008 ATS Formel 3 Cup, Johnny had his first taste of GP2 machinery in 2009 where he impressed at his first race weekend in Monza. Last year Johnny again showed his ability at GP2 level, whilst enduring a troubled season. Super Nova is confident that his talent can be realised in GP2 Asia and hope that this relationship can be carried  on into the Main Series. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 25

Kral and Palmer join Arden for 2011 GP2 season (updated)

“We are delighted to have Josef and Jolyon join our team for GP2 Asia and Main Series in 2011″ – Horner 
Jolyon Palmer graduates to GP2 with Arden

Josef KrálF2 - Jack Clarke - Jonathan PalmerThe Arden International GP2 Team is delighted to announce that semi-sophomore and Formula Master frontrunner Josef Kral along with F2 Vice-Champion Jolyon Palmer will be joining the team for the GP2 Asia and GP2 Main Series in 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 24

Fauzy signs for Super Nova

Fairuz will combine his GP2 program with reserve driver duties for Lotus Renault Formula One team.

2010-04-03 - Lotus F1 Racing - Fairuz Fauzy 00Super Nova Racing is delighted to announce that Fairuz Fauzy has signed to compete in the 2011 GP2 Asia and GP2 Main Series championships for the team. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 14

James Jake completes Scuderia Coloni line-up

A 23 years-old from Leeds

Scuderia ColoniGP2 Scuderia Coloni - James JakeScuderia Coloni are eager to announce that James Jakes will drive for the team starting with the GP2 Asia first event on February 11-12 in Abu Dhabi. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 18

Filippi: “Auto GP is in my 2011 plans”

Luca Filippi was a key player in the maiden Auto GP season

Luca FilippiAuto GPHe was 5th in the Championship despite missing the Magny-Cours round due to a clashing commitment in GP2, clinching two wins and always being among the quickest drivers on track. Now he’s making plans for 2011, and he has some very clear ideas on what he’s going to do. 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 26

Racing Engineering to test four new hopefuls in Yas Marina

Sunday November 28th, Alexander Rossi and Alexander Sims will put their talent on display

2010-11-13 - Renault F1 Team - Abu Dhabi Yas MarinaAfter the first two days of testing, Racing Engineering will resume the action in Abu Dhabi this weekend, with the last two days of testing of 2010 taking place this Saturday and Sunday. The evaluation of young hopefuls continues, this time with Roberto Merhi and Brendon Hartley behind the wheel of the Spanish team’s Dallara GP2 car on day 1. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 15

Hispania Racing’s line-up for the 2010 Young Drivers Test in Abu Dhabi

On Tuesday, GP2 champion Pastor Maldonado will be in the cockpit of the HRT F110

Pastor MaldonadoDavide ValsecchiHispania Racing is going to give three talented drivers the opportunity to drive during the Young Drivers Test in Abu Dhabi: Pastor Maldonado, Josef Král and Davide Valsecchi. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 28

Piscopo: “I learned a lot in Auto GP”

Edoardo Piscopo was undoubtedly among the protagonists of the first Auto GP season.

Auto GP - Romain Grosjean - DAMSAuto GP - Edoardo PiscopoThanks to a slingshot season start he led the standings until the penultimate event, fighting Romain Grosjean until the last race in Monza. The final 2nd place overall is anyway a brilliant result, embellished by five podium finishes that identified him as one of the quickest and more consistent driver in the whole field. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 08

Enzo Coloni: “It was a staggering season, now our aim is to keep growing”

 Romain Grosjean crowned as the first Auto GP champion

The first Auto GP season got to an end just some days ago and while the Series staff is already working at full speed on the 2011 Championship, it’s also time to look back to this exciting first year of the Series. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 04

Sauber Motorsport sign Sergio Perez as race driver and announce partnership with Telmex

Sauber Motorsport have signed a contract with Sergio Perez.

The 20-year old Mexican driver will line up alongside Kamui Kobayashi for Peter Sauber’s team in the 2011 Formula One World Championship. 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 »

Apr 21

Adrian Zaugg with Trident Racing in Auto GP

Trident Racing has completed its Auto GP line-up.

The italian team will field Adrian Zaugg, who will race besides the already confirmed Julian Leal. The two, despite being very young (19 years old Leal, 23 years-old Zaugg) will make a strong and experienced duo. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 19

Luca Filippi in Auto GP with Euronova

Filippi rejoins Euronova for Brno Auto GP race

Luca FilippiThe Auto GP grid quality keeps raising: the latest addition to the series entry list is Luca Filippi, who will race with the Italian team Euronova from the maiden event of the series, planned for April 25 in Brno. Read the rest of this entry »

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