Tag Archive: GP2 driver

Jun 25

Grosjean back to the top in feature race

Frenchman picks up victory after van der Garde penalty

GP2 - Dams - Romain GrosjeanGP2 - Barwa Addax Team - van der Garde - Dams - Romain Grosjean - Caterham Team AirAsia - Davide ValsecchiRomain Grosjean has claimed his second win of the season after a strong drive, and a drive through for title rival Giedo van der Garde put the Frenchman on top in this afternoon’s eventful feature race in Valencia, sharing the podium with the Dutchman and Davide Valsecchi. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 25

Pic heads Addax 1-2 in qualifying

Spaniards close out front row at home race 

GP2 Series

GP2 - Barwa Addax Team - Charles PicCharles Pic pipped teammate Giedo van der Garde for pole position in tomorrow’s feature race in Valencia, claiming the top spot in the final minute of this afternoon’s qualifying session to complete the front row for Addax at their home circuit just before Romain Grosjean found the wall from P3 and brought the session to an end.  Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 24

Bianchi steals top spot in practice

Frenchman leads the way in Valencia

GP2 Series

GP2 - Lotus ART -  Jules BIanchiJules Bianchi stole an early march on his rivals by claiming the fastest lap on a final dash for the flag on the last lap in this morning’s free practice, pushing countryman Romain Grosjean down the timesheets as Bianchi greeted the chequered flag at the end of the session ahead of Giedo van der Garde and Luca Filippi. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 23

GP2 Series Round 4 Valencia preview

GP2 Series stops at Valencia for more street racing

GP2 Series

GP2 - Valencia previewThe 2011 season has not been lucky so far for the standings’ leader: after taking control of the rest of the field in Turkey, Romain Grosjean left Barcelona point-less, and it was Giedo van der Garde’s turn to shine at the top of the standings. But the Dutchman was then unlucky in Monaco and lost a position to Sam Bird who ever so briefly took the lead after taking pole position in the Principality. Read the rest of this entry »

May 28

Pic powers to Monaco victory

Frenchman on top in sprint race 

GP2 - Barwa Addax Team - Monaco - Charles PicGP2 - Monaco - Josef Kral (Arden International), Charles Pic (Barwa Addax Team), Romain Grosjean (Dams)Charles Pic dominated his rivals from pole position to claim the sprint race win this afternoon in Monaco, leading from lights to flag in a display of cunning and speed to lead home Josef Kral and Romain Grosjean.  Read the rest of this entry »

May 27

Valsecchi dominates Monaco feature race

Italian leads from start for historic win

GP2 - Team AirAsia - Monaco - Davide ValsecchiGP2 - Monaco - Alvaro Parente (Racing Engineering), Davide Valsecchi (Team AirAsia), Luca Filippi (Super Nova Racing)Davide Valsecchi has taken the most momentous victory of his career with a crushing display in this afternoon’s feature race in Monaco, leading from the start to finish apart from his pitstop to capture Team AirAsia’s first race win ahead of Alvaro Parente and Luca Filippi. Read the rest of this entry »

May 26

Van der Garde storms to Monaco pole‏

Dutchman on top in chaotic qualifying

GP2 Series

GP2 - Barwa Addax Team - Monaco - Giedo van der GardeGiedo van der Garde kept calm in the pressure cooker environment of this afternoon’s qualifying session in Monaco, pushing at the perfect time to take advantage of his rival’s errors to claim pole position, finishing the session ahead of Sam Bird and Jules Bianchi. The Dutchman’s best time of 1:21.781, set with just one minute remaining in the eventful session, took pole by less than a tenth. Read the rest of this entry »

May 26

Grosjean leads the way in Monaco

Frenchman on top in free practice

GP2 - Dams - Monaco - Romain GrosjeanGP2 SeriesRomain Grosjean got his weekend under way in fine style by claiming the fastest lap in this morning’s free practice session in Monaco, leading for almost the entire session from Dani Clos and local hero Stefano Coletti. Read the rest of this entry »

May 25

GP2 Monaco preview

What a difference a race weekend makes…

GP2 SeriesMonaco - Monte-Carlo (2)The GP2 field was ruled by Romain Grosjean after Istanbul, but it was Giedo van der Garde who took the lead of the Series after a strong Barcelona round which saw the Dutchman start from pole position and finish second in the feature race. His squad, Barwa Addax, is still the “team to beat” with Charles Pic triumphing at Circuit de Catalunya in the feature race, mastering the tricks of strategy and tyre degradation. Read the rest of this entry »

May 22

Leimer sprints to Barcelona victory

Swiss driver dominates from pole 

GP2 - Spain - Barcelona Sprint Race start incidentGP2 - Spain - Rapax - Fabio LeimerFabio Leimer has repeated his sterling performance from last year with another strong drive from pole to claim victory in this morning’s sprint race in Barcelona, leading all the way to win by ten seconds from Dani Clos and Marcus Ericsson. Read the rest of this entry »

May 21

Pic leads Addax 1-2

Frenchman jumps teammate in pits for win

GP2 - Spain - Barwa Addax - Charles PicGP2 - Spain - Barwa Addax - Charles Pic 1Charles Pic took advantage of a fast pitstop to leapfrog from third to first in this afternoon’s feature race in Barcelona, holding off a strong challenge in the second half of the race from teammate Giedo van der Garde and Sam Bird to hang on for his first victory of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

May 20

Bianchi bags Barcelona pole‏



Frenchman on top in qualifying

GP2 SeriesGP2 - Spain - Lotus ART - Jules BianchiJules Bianchi put himself back in the hunt with a storming drive to pole position in this afternoon’s qualify session in Barcelona, taking full advantage of the track conditions by being the first man onto the circuit and taking the top spot early in the session, ahead of Giedo van der Garde and Sam Bird. Read the rest of this entry »

May 20

Grosjean quickest in free practice

Frenchman leads the way in Barcelona

GP2 Series - Spain - Dams - Romain GrosjeanGP2 SeriesRomain Grosjean has picked up where he left off in Istanbul after setting the pace in this morning’s free practice session in Barcelona, claiming the top spot by half a second from Davide Valsecchi and Jules Bianchi.

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May 19

GP2 Series Round 2 preview

Barcelona preview from the series and teams point of view

GP2 Series - Barcelona - Circuit de CatalunyaGP2 Series - Barcelona - Circuit de Catalunya - Teams pitsThe 2011 season opened with a bang two weeks ago in Istanbul and saw two men take control of the rest of the field: it started with GP2 Asia Series Champion Romain Grosjean who snatched pole position and stayed ahead of the pack to take the first win of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

May 08

Coletti storms to sprint victory

Monegasque driver takes maiden win in GP2 Series

GP2 SeriesStefano Coletti brought joy to the hearts of the Trident team by putting them back on the top step of the podium for the first time since Monaco 2008 with a stirring and mature drive, controlling his rivals through a late safety car period to claim the win ahead of Giedo van der Garde and Sam Bird. Read the rest of this entry »

May 07

Grosjean powers to Istanbul pole

Frenchman holds off for Sam Bird for season opener win

GP2 - Romain Grosjean - Sam BirdGP2 SeriesRomain Grosjean led the field from lights to flag to claim the season opening feature race in Istanbul Park this afternoon, but had to fight for it the whole way: Sam Bird kept the Frenchman honest as the pair scrapped all race long to cross the line just 0.3 seconds apart, and more than 35 seconds ahead of nearest rival Jules Bianchi. Read the rest of this entry »

May 06

Grosjean powers to Istanbul pole‏

Asia champ continues strong form

GP2 SeriesGP2 - Dams - Romain GrosjeanRomain Grosjean has picked up where he left off in the GP2 Asia Series by claiming the first pole position for this year’s main Series, ahead of Sam Bird and Luca Filippi, this afternoon at the Istanbul Park circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

May 06

Vietoris reigns in wet free practice

German on top in opening session of the 2011 season in Istanbul

GP2 - Racing Engineering - Christian VietorisGP2 SeriesChristian Vietoris laid down a marker in the first session of the 2011 season, claiming the top spot in the last minute of a wet free practice at Istanbul Park ahead of Romain Grosjean and Giedo van der Garde. Read the rest of this entry »

May 05

GP2 Series Round 1 Istanbul preview

Entry list, car specs, rules and all you need to know about the GP2 Series

GP2 Series - 20112011-05-05 - GP2 Series - IstanbulThe GP2 Series enters in its seventh season after six thriving years that established the category as a must-see for those wanting to know who the next big thing in Formula One will be.

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Apr 20

Michael Herck ends on top

Scuderia Coloni’s driver set the best laptime of both test days this morning in Barcelona

GP2 SeriesGP2 SeriesFor the last day of 2011 pre-season testing in Barcelona today, the thirteen teams of the GP2 paddock were greeted by a dry track. As the morning session opened, it was Lotus ART’s Jules Bianchi on new tyres who set the early pace. But the Frenchman would not stay in control of the timing sheet for too long as Team AirAsia’s Luiz Razia bettered Bianchi’s laptime by 0.08s while Charles Pic slipped into P3 for Barwa Addax. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 19

Davide Valseechi leads the way‏

Team AirAsia driver set the pace in day 1 of final 2011 pre-season testing in Barcelona

GP2 - Davide ValsecchiGP2 - Charles PicThe GP2 Series paddock gathered this week at Circuit de Catalunya for the final 2011 pre-season testing. The thirteen teams have two days to prepare before the opening round in Istanbul in three weeks time. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 06

Marcus Ericsson concludes pre-season testing on top‏

iSport International driver sets quickest laptime of the day

GP2 - iSport - International - Marcus EricssonGP2 - iSport - International - Marcus Ericsson actionAfter a cold and wet first day yesterday, the thirteen GP2 Series teams were greeted by a bit of sunshine this morning at Silverstone for the second and final day of the opening 2011 pre-season test. A dry track meant that Pirelli’s wet weather tyres were replaced by slicks, enabling the drivers to push their GP2/11 machines to the limit. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 05

Romain Grosjean quickest in Silverstone‏

2011 GP2 Asia Series Champion starts European Series on top at first pre-season tests

GP2 - Romain GrosjeanSilverstone logo

The first 2011 pre-season testing opened today at Silverstone in cold, wet and windy conditions. While Christian Vietoris rejoined Racing Engineering for the European season, Ocean Racing welcomed a new line up consisting of Johnny Cecotto and rookie Kevin Mirocha. Davide Rigon returned to GP2 at Scuderia Coloni and Oliver Turvey assisted Carlin in the absence of Mikhail Aleshin. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 20

Dani Clos wins sprint race, Romain Grosjean takes title (+ results, standings, photos)

Racing Engineering driver scores GP2 Asia Series win while Dams driver is crowned Champion

GP2 - Racing Engineering - Dani ClosGP2 - Dams - Romain Grosjean- Jean-Paul DriotIn the final race of the 2011 GP2 Asia Series in Imola, Dani Clos recovered from a poor qualifying on Friday by winning today’s event in Imola, while Romain Grosjean sealed a second title with a fourth place finish. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 19

Romain Grosjean dashes to Imola victory (+ results, standing & photos)

Dams driver takes lights to flag win in final 2011 GP2 Asia Series Feature Race

GP2 - Dams - Romain Grosjean 03GP2 - Dams - Romain Grosjean 01Romain Grosjean dominated today’s feature race at Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari. A strong start from pole position and a flawless drive made the Dams driver cross the finish line with a 14.3s gap to closest rival Giedo van der Garde. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 18

Romain Grosjean flies to pole position‏ (+ results & team reports)

Dams driver edges Sam Bird off of top in the dying seconds of qualifying session in Imola

GP2 Dams - Romain Grosjean2GP2 Dams - Romain GrosjeanRomain Grosjean grabbed last-gasp pole position in the final round of the 2011 GP2 Asia Series today at Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari in Imola. With a best laptime of 1:27.067, the Dams driver set the track record on the new configuration. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 18

Sam Bird sets the pace in Imola (+ results)

iSport International’s driver goes quickest in Practice Session this morning

GP2 - iSport International - Sam BirdGP2 - Barwa Addax Team - Giedo van der GardeThe final round of the 2011 GP2 Asia Series opened this morning at Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari in Imola with two practice sessions, giving drivers more track time to learn the new layout. It was Sam Bird at iSport International who set the best laptime of the two sessions in 1:28.312, two tenths faster than Giedo van der Garde at Barwa Addax Team. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 17

2011 GP2 Asia Series Round 2 Preview: Imola‏

Final round of the fourth season takes place this weekend at Autodromo Dino e Enzo Ferrari.

Imola - Autodromo Enzo E Dino FerrariGP2 Asia SeriesThe 2011 GP2 Asia Series resumes this week for Round 2 at Autodromo Dino e Enzo Ferrari in Imola, Italy. In light of the current events happening in Bahrain and the decision from Bahrain Motorsport Federation to cancel the two remaining meetings in this season, GP2 organisers’ priority was to add another venue to the calendar and chose Imola to host the final round of the fourth season. Read the rest of this entry »

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 12

Stefano Coletti dominates sprint race (+ results, + photos)

Trident Racing driver scores maiden GP2 Asia Series win in Abu Dhabi

GP2 Asia SeriesGP3 Series graduate Stefano Coletti led today’s Sprint Race at Yas Marina Circuit from pole position to chequered flag. The Trident Racing driver managed to build up and maintain a gap with his closest rival all through the race and crossed the finish line a winner for the first time in GP2 Asia Series. Read the rest of this entry »

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