Tag Archive: GP2

Nov 27

Pierre Gasly tops GP2 Day 1 at Yas Marina

Frenchman quickest on first day of post-season testing in Abu Dhabi

GP2 - Pierre Gasly (DAMS) The 2014 GP2 Series post-season testing opened today at Yas Marina Circuit for three days with many new faces joining some more familiar ones. Each team have been provided with seven sets of Medium Pirelli tyres for the three days.

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Nov 27

Status Grand Prix GP2 & GP3 post season test line-up

Committed to developing talented young drivers

Status Grand Prix Status Grand Prix is pleased to announce their full driver line-up for the official GP2 and GP3 post-season test in Abu Dhabi. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 26

Palmer eyes Force India reserve role

New GP2 champion Jolyon Palmer is hoping for “a role” with Force India in 2015.

Jolyon Palmer The Silverstone based team has now confirmed an unchanged race lineup for next year, but Force India gave Briton Palmer his F1 test debut in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 23

Magnussen can be Danish ‘sporting legend’ – Dennis

A new name “might” have leapt into contention to become Fernando Alonso’s teammate at McLaren-Honda next year.

2014-06-07_1055 Former team driver Martin Brundle on Saturday told McLaren supremo Ron Dennis that everyone in the paddock knows Alonso has now inked a deal for 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 21

Vandoorne flies to fourth consecutive GP2 pole

Belgian closes gap to Nasr to 4 points
GP2 - Stoffel Vandoorne (ART Grand Prix) McLaren reserve driver Stoffel Vandoorne continued his astonishing run of pole positions by claiming the top spot under lights this evening at the Yas Marina, snuffing out his rivals’ best efforts with a stunning lap late in qualifying to take the points ahead of GP2 Series champion Jolyon Palmer and DAMS teammate Stéphane Richelmi.

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Nov 13

Q&A with Thomas Couyotopoulo, Sporting Director of Racing Engineering

The 2014 GP2 season is almost at an end with all the teams heading to Abu Dhabi for the final race weekend of the year

GP2 - Racing Engineering - Hockenheimring The Racing Engineering team has had a mixed year in terms of results with race wins and podium finishes but without the success of 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 11

Arden International – Junior Team announcement

Arden launch Junior Team

Arden Motorsport logo Top British single-seater team Arden International will field a multiple car entry in next season’s inaugural MSA Formula championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 07

Rookie bursts into F1 amid Sauber ‘crisis’

Felipe Nasr, a low-profile F1 presence until now, has burst into a storm in the Interlagos paddock.

2014-06-07_0218 Earlier, Sauber shocked the entire paddock with the news that Brazilian Nasr, Williams’ 22-year-old reserve, and his sponsor Banco do Brasil will be Marcus Ericsson’s teammate at the Swiss team in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 20

Marko yet to tell Sainz of plans for 2015

Even now crowned the new Formula Renault 3.5 champion, Carlos Sainz jr is still in the dark about his F1 future.

Carlos Sainz - Spa 2014 Clearly the cream of Red Bull’s hopeful clan of young development drivers, the 20-year-old is in the running to replace Daniil Kvyat at Toro Rosso in 2015. But with the 17-year-old Max Verstappen already signed up, it is clear that team boss Franz Tost and owner Dietrich Mateschitz think keeping the experienced Jean-Eric Vergne on board might be the smarter play. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 18

Fernandes sells Caterham GP2 team

Fernandes has completed his exit from top open-wheeler racing by selling his Caterham-branded GP2 team.

EQ8 Caterham Racing logo The Malaysian entrepreneur sold his Leafield-based F1 team to a mysterious group of Swiss-Middle Eastern investors, led by Colin Kolles, earlier this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 11

Thoughts of a Champion – Jolyon Palmer

Newly crowned Champion reflects on a stellar season
GP2 - Jolyon Palmer (DAMS) GP2 Series: Jolyon Palmer, tenth GP2 Series Champion. How does that sound? Jolyon Palmer: It sounds incredible. It was obviously what we were aiming for from the start of this year and I think we’ve just done a really good job, myself and the DAMS team. We fought for every pole and every feature race win. We barely made any mistake. It’s been an absolute dream season and to be Champion at the earliest opportunity for me is the icing on the cake.

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Oct 09

Vergne arranges helmet stickers to honour Bianchi

F1 drivers will wear helmet stickers to show their support for injured colleague Jules Bianchi this weekend in Russia.

2014-03-20 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Australia - Jean-Eric Vergne (2) Morgan Caron, an official for the French motor sport federation FFSA, said the initiative to show the F1 drivers’ support was championed by Bianchi’s fellow Frenchman Jean-Eric Vergne. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 17

DRS to be introduced on GP2 cars in 2015

New technical development for next season

GP2 Series

GP2 Series organisers have announced today that a DRS device will be introduced in the Series next season. CEO Bruno Michel talks about the decision.

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Sep 17

Giacomo Ricci: from driver to team manager

Trident Motorsport GP2 and GP3

Giacomo Ricci Even if not having crossed the finish line of the 30 year old milestone, Giacomo Ricci already has a rich story to tell with regards to his story in the car racing world.

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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 »

Sep 08

Mercedes would have given Verstappen GP2 debut

Prior to Max Verstappen’s signing by Red Bull, the teen Dutchman came close to being snapped up by Mercedes.

F3 - Max Verstappen - Van Amersfoort Racing At the height of the Verstappen-Mercedes rumours, sources said the German marque intended to place the talented 16-year-old in GP2 next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 05

Sparco presents inaugural GP2 Award to Jolyon Palmer at special event in Monza

The Award is the culmination of a season-long campaign

Sparco CEO Claudio Pastoris presents the Sparco GP2 Award to Jolyon Palmer Italian race wear specialists Sparco have begun their home event, the Italian Grand Prix, with a special presentation at the annual Confartigianato Motori event in Monza. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

GP2 Series Monza, Italy preview

GP2 Series round 9 preview

GP2 - Monza With only three rounds left in the 2014 GP2 Series season, the race to the crown has intensified between front runners Jolyon Palmer and Felipe Nasr. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 02

Maurizio Salvadori reviews the season so far

Trident Racing

Trident Racing

During the English Grand Prix, disputed in Silverstone at the beginning of the summer, the legendary Jackie Stewart held the stage with a group of journalists.

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Sep 02

Gasly to join Caterham Racing GP2 team

Red Bull Junior Team driver Pierre Gasly will contest the final three rounds of the 2014 GP2 Series with Caterham Racing.

Gasly will team up with full time Caterham Racing driver Rio Haryanto and at just 18 years of age, he is the youngest competitor on the GP2 Series grid. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 02

Sparco prepares for GP2 award presentation in home Grand Prix at Monza

Jolyon Palmer will receive the Sparco GP2 Award for 2014 in Monza

Sparco logo Italian race wear specialists Sparco are looking forward to a very special celebration on home soil as the company prepares to formally present its inaugural Sparco GP2 Award this Thursday. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 27

Now Frijns set to depart ‘new’ Caterham

Robin Frijns looks set to return to GP2.

2014-03-02 - Caterham F1 Team - Bahrain - Robin Frijns The talented Dutchman was signed up as a reserve driver by Caterham this year, and was even briefly considered for a race seat. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Villeneuve slams Verstappen debut

Jacques Villeneuve has slammed Max Verstappen’s 2015 debut as “the worst thing ever for formula one”.

2014-08-10_0225 1997 world champion Villeneuve, who raced in F1 against Dutch youngster Verstappen’s father Jos, thinks Red Bull’s decision to promote a 16-year-old who hasn’t “paid his dues” will render the value of a race seat at the pinnacle of motor sport “meaningless”. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 21

Nelson Piquet Jr joins Formula E with Team China Racing (+photos)

He now joins Nick Heidfeld, Sebastian Buemi and Jarno Trulli on the Formula E grid

2014-08-19- 0051Team China Racing has announced the signing of Red Bull Global Rallycross championship leader Nelson Piquet Jr as one of its drivers for the inaugural FIA Formula E Championship.

Aug 14

Nasr says Sauber seat ‘possible’ for 2015

Felipe Nasr has set his sights on a 2015 race debut in formula one.

GP2 - Felipe Nasr (Carlin) The Brazilian, whose name rhymes with that of his countryman and Williams stablemate Felipe Massa, is the Grove squad’s official reserve driver in 2014 and a frontrunner in the GP2 series. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 04

Marko eyes F1 debut for rookie Verstappen

Red Bull may not be giving up on hot talent Max Verstappen.

F3 - Max Verstappen The talented 16-year-old son of former F1 driver Jos Verstappen, in the midst of a meteoric switch from karting to junior single seaters, recently visited the paddock on the invitation of several formula one teams. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 24

Verstappen chooses Mercedes over Red Bull – report

The report said Verstappen jr hopes to make the move to the F1 feeder category GP2 for 2015

F3 - Max Verstappen Max Verstappen has turned down an offer from reigning world champions Red Bull as he turns onto the road to formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 24

School’s out for summer

Mark Webber news update

Mark Webber - ActionCutting down from 20 to eight races in a season sounds like gaining a lot of downtime – and it would, if you weren’t a competitive, driven, outdoor loving Aussie who can’t quite sit still. Mark has a thirteen-week gap until the next race in Austin in September and he talks about the racing break, Wimbledon, the Football World Cup, mountain biking and why you should be careful of Kodak moments.

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Jul 22

Hungary, Question and Answer with Thomas Couyotopoulo

“We will work hard to collect more trophies.” – Thomas Couyotopoulo

GP2 - Racing Engineering - Hockenheimring The seventh round of the 2014 GP2 Series will take place this weekend just seven days  after the races in Germany. The recent race weekends have shown that the Racing Engineering pairing of Stefano Coletti and Raffaele Marciello are potential victors at every circuit and both men will be looking to add to their points tally at the Hungaroring. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 17

Haas paid ‘$20m deposit’ for F1 team entry

Gene Haas proved his seriousness about entering formula one by paying a $20 million deposit.

Gene Haas - photo Getty Images That is the claim of F1 business journalist Christian Sylt, who told us the “more than $20m” deposit was paid at F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone’s request. Read the rest of this entry »

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