In a change of regulations in 2014, GP2 Series organisers are pleased to announce that they have extended the free practice session for a further fifteen minutes bringing its total duration to forty-five minutes during race weekends.
British driver leads RUSSIAN TIME 1-2 in Round 4 free practice
Sam Bird set the tone in this morning’s free practice in the streets of Monaco: the Brit’ from RUSSIAN TIME clocked a laptime of 1:21.512 in a trouble free session, five hundredths quicker than teammate Tom Dillmann. Rookie Mitch Evans finished third.
German team given entry for 2013
GP2 Series organisers are pleased to announce that Hilmer Motorsport have been allocated an entry for the 2013 season. The German squad whose Team Principal Franz Hilmer already owns Formtech GmbH – a supplier for several Formula One teams – joins the thirteen team field in replacement of Ocean Racing Technology.
Arden driver dominates opening race of the 2012 season
Luiz Razia is a happy man: a perfect get away from the front row and a flawless drive meant he took a lights to flag win today in the Sepang Feature Race. It was also the first win for the Brazilian’s team Arden International, since Charles Pic in Barcelona Feature Race in 2010. Razia crossed the finish line an impressive 7.8s ahead of Davide Valsecchi. Max Chilton in third pocketed his and Carlin’s first GP2 podium.
Lotus GP driver ends final pre-season test with another fastest laptime
Esteban Gutiérrez set the quickest laptime again in today’s final pre-season test in Barcelona. The young Mexican set a laptime of 1:29.154 in the morning session ahead of last week’s fastest man in Jerez, Davide Valsecchi. In the afternoon session, it was Frenchman Tom Dillmann at Rapax who finished top ahead of Stefano Coletti.
Venezuela GP Lazarus driver quickest on day 1 of second pre-season testing
GP2 Series 2012 pre-season testing resumed this week at Circuit de Catalunya. Four new faces joined the field: Giancarlo Serenelli at Venezuela GP Lazarus, Ricardo Teixeira and Sergio Canamasas at Rapax, and Jon Lancaster at Ocean Racing Technology.
Italian ace remains top in Jerez
Davide Valsecchi confirmed his good form setting the quickest laptime of Day 2 in the 2012 pre-season testing in Jerez. The DAMS driver clocked 1:24.783 in the morning session and left the rest of the field with the task to find the extra pace to try and close the gap with the mighty Italian.
DAMS driver quickest on Day 1 of 2012 pre-season test
The GP2 Series paddock gathered in Jerez de la Frontera this week for the first of two official pre-season test sessions. After the winter break, the thirteen teams were eager to hit the track and get back to action. The field welcomed newcomers Venezuela GP Lazarus as the thirteenth team in 2012 and 2013.
iSport ace set the pace on Day 1 of second post-season test
The final 2011 post-season testing opened today at Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona. For this two-day session the twenty-six drivers are running on 2012 Pirelli P Zero hard compounds and were greeted this morning by sunny skies as the pitlane opened.
GP2 Series™ official partner to offer prize money to best GP3 graduates at Yas Marina Circuit
As announced by the Series organisers on Tuesday, after the 2011 GP2 Series™ current season concludes in Monza on September 10-11, Yas Marina Circuit will host a single event on November 12-13, called the 2011 GP2 Final which will take place alongside the penultimate Formula One™ Grand Prix of the season.
A stronger and longer GP2 Series™season from 2012 onwards
GP2 organisers have announced today the merger of the GP2 Series™ and GP2 Asia Series™ starting from 2012. Launched respectively in 2005 and 2008, both Series have since then successfully become two strong and highly competitive categories, and the place to be when one ambitions to join the Formula One™ grid.
iSport International’s driver goes quickest in Practice Session this morning
The 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.
San Marino track to host final round on March 18, 19 and 20
Imola 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.
The 2011 Calendar for the GP2 series and Team entry list revealed
The GP2 series is proud to unveil its 2011 calendar which consists of nine rounds, all events part of the official Formula One support series. As previously announced, next season will see thirteen teams fight for the crown with newcomers Carlin and Team Air Asia joining the field and ART Grand Prix renamed Lotus ART.
DPR driver sets fastest laptime of post season test in Abu Dhabi
The Yas Marina Circuit hosted the fourth and last post season test day today marking the end of the 2010 campaign, but also the last run of the GP2/08 car after three thrilling seasons that crowned Italian Giorgio Pantano, German Nico Hülkenberg and Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado. In three years, teams and drivers have covered 63.500 kilometres on Bridgestone tyres.
Rapax driver goes quickest again on day 4 of post season testing at Yas Marina Circuit
It was a trouble-free test session today at Yas Marina Circuit for the third day of post season testing which saw eight drivers join ths paddock – Alexander Sims at ART Grand Prix, Brendon Hartley at Racing Engineering, Rio Haryanto at iSport International, Romain Grosjean at Dams, Davide Rigon at Rapax, Alexander Rossi at Arden International, Karun Chandhok at Ocean Racing Technology and Adrian Quaife-Hobbs at Scuderia Coloni.
Rapax driver quickest at Yas Marina Circuit in post season tests
The second day of GP2 Series post-season testing at Yas Marina Circuit saw a few changes in the drivers’ entry list with some racers switching teams and new ones joining, namely Pal Varhaug at Dams, Daniel Macinelli at Rapax, Dani Clos at Ocean Racing and Luca Filippi at Coloni.
Scuderia Coloni driver quickest on Day 1 of GP2 Series post-season test at Yas Marina Circuit
Less than two weeks after the conclusion of the 2010 season, the GP2 Series paddock flew back to Abu Dhabi to conduct four days of post-season testing. A mix of old and new faces were behind the wheels of the twenty four cars today, with six drivers coming from GP3 Series, namely Champion Esteban Gutierrez at ART Grand Prix, Vice Champion Robert Wickens at iSport, Roberto Merhi and Simon Trummer at Arden, James Jakes at Scuderia Coloni and Stefano Coletti at Trident.
Dams racer sets fastest laptime during morning session
History taught us the best window to set the fastest laptime at the Spaniard track is during the morning session. In the second day of the last pre-season tests, this theory was again verified with Jérôme d’Ambrosio claiming the top spot ahead of newcomer Christian Vietoris and Pastor Maldonado in the first half of the day.
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.
Rapax racer tops second testing day at Paul Ricard
Pastor Maldonado was again quickest for the second day of GP2 Series collective tests in le Castellet. On a 2A configuration track, the Venezuelan clocked in a best laptime of 1:09.769, one tenth quicker than Dani Clos who led the field most of the day.
The test session will continue tomorrow at 9am local time
Rapax veteran quickest in opening day of first 2010 collective test session in Le Castellet The sixth season of the GP2 Series kicked off today at Paul Ricard with a three-day official test session on a 3D configuration track. This week, all twenty four cars will be using Bridgestone medium compounds for the first two days and will conclude their tests on soft tyres.