Tag Archive: GP2

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 »

Jul 16

Alexander Rossi joins Campos Racing for the German round of the 2014 GP2 Series

Alexander Rossi will join Campos Racing this weekend for the sixth round of the 2014 GP2 Series Championship.

Campos Racing

Following his decision announced earlier today to part ways with Caterham F1 Team, and subsequent EQ8 Caterham Racing seat, Alexander will take the place of Kimiya Sato and partner the Spanish racing team for one weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

Rossi one of many departures at Caterham

Alexander Rossi is just one of many departures at Caterham this week.

2014-06-07_0069 22-year-old Californian Rossi was a test and occasional Friday driver for the Tony Fernandes-founded team, which has been taken over by investors and is now headed by Colin Kolles and Christijan Albers. Read the rest of this entry »

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