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Feb 13

New sporting rules for the 2014 season

An extended free practice session and a new tyre regulation

GP2 Series

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. Read the rest of this entry »

May 23

Sam Bird sets the pace in Monte Carlo

British driver leads RUSSIAN TIME 1-2 in Round 4 free practice

GP2 - Sam Bird (RUSSIAN TIME)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. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 22

Coletti flies to Malaysia maiden pole

GP2 Series qualifying report

GP2 - Stefano Coletti (Rapax)The Monegasque driver puts Rapax on top in closely fought qualifying session. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 16

Hilmer Motorsport joins GP2 Series field

German team given entry for 2013

Hilmer Motorsport logoGP2 SeriesGP2 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 20

Davide Valsecchi leads the way

DAMS racer sets the pace in Free Practice at Bahrain International Circuit

GP2 Series

GP2 - Davide Valsecchi (DAMS)Davide Valsecchi showed he will be the man to beat for pole position today. The Italian set the best laptime in this morning’s thirty minutes free practice session in Bahrain, a clear 0.6s ahead of Carlin’s Max Chilton Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 24

Sticky: Luiz Razia flies to Sepang win (+ results, + photos)

Arden driver dominates opening race of the 2012 season

GP2 - Sepang - Davide Valsecchi (DAMS), Luiz Razia (Arden International), Max Chilton (Carlin)GP2 - Sepang - Arden International - Luiz RaziaLuiz 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 08

Esteban Gutiérrez finishes on top

Lotus GP driver ends final pre-season test with another fastest laptime

GP2 - Rapax - Tom DillmannGP2 - Lotus GP - Esteban GutierrezEsteban 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.  Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 07

Esteban Gutiérrez quickest on Day 2

Lotus GP ace sets best laptime in Barcelona
 
GP2 - Trident Racing - Julian LealGP2 - Lotus GP - Esteban GutiérrezEsteban Gutiérrez finished at the top of the timesheets today after putting in a laptime of 1:28.740, 0.004s ahead of Giedo van der Garde in a very closely fought morning session. Julian Leal topped the afternoon session ahead of Nigel Melker. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 06

Fabrizio Crestani sets the pace in Barcelona

Venezuela GP Lazarus driver quickest on day 1 of second pre-season testing

GP2 - Venezuela GP Lazarus - Fabrizio CrestaniGP2 - Carlin - Max ChiltonGP2 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 01

Valsecchi quickest again

DAMS racer fastest on final test day in Jerez

GP2 - DAMS - Davide ValsecchiGP2 - Scuderia Coloni - Stefano ColettiDavide Valsecchi was quickest again today in Jerez in an eventful test session. The DAMS driver set his best laptime of 1:25.567 early in the day. His closest rival, Stefano Coletti, ended one tenth behind the Italian.

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Feb 29

Davide Valsecchi quickest on Day 2

Italian ace remains top in Jerez
 
GP2 - DAMS - Davide ValsecchiGP2 - Caterham Racing - Giedo van der GardeDavide 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 28

Davide Valsecchi leads the way in Jerez

DAMS driver quickest on Day 1 of 2012 pre-season test 

GP2 - iSport International - Marcus EricssonGP2 - DAMS - Davide ValsecchiThe 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 20

GP2 Series™ graduates constitute half of the 2012 Formula One™ grid

To this day, fifty-one drivers have been given the opportunity to drive an F1 car

GP2 Series

2011-07-25 - Pirelli GP2With last week’s announcement of Vitaly Petrov joining the Caterham F1 Team, the number of GP2 graduates racing in Formula One for the 2012 season comes up to 12, representing half of the current grid. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 19

Marcus Ericsson leads the way in Barcelona‏

iSport ace set the pace on Day 1 of second post-season test

GP2 - Barcelona - iSport International - Marcus EricssonGP2 - Barcelona  - iSport International- Tom DillmannThe 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.

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Jul 15

Pirelli to reward best GP3 graduates racing in 2011 GP2 Final‏

GP2 Series™ official partner to offer prize money to best GP3 graduates at Yas Marina Circuit

 GP2 SeriesAs 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 12

GP2 Series™ and GP2 Asia Series™ to be merged

A stronger and longer GP2 Series™season from 2012 onwards

GP2 SeriesGP2 Asia SeriesGP2 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.

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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 01

Imola added to GP2 Asia Series calendar‏

San Marino track to host final round on March 18, 19 and 20

GP2 ImolaImola 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 22

GP2 cars back at Yas Marina Circuit next November

Abu Dhabi will be hosting two rounds of the GP2 Asia Series in 2011.

GP2 SeriesFollowing yesterday’s GP2 Series 2011 calendar release, we would like to add that the GP2 Asia Series will be back in Abu Dhabi next November as part of the official Formula One support series. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 22

GP2 Series 2011 season Calendar

The 2011 Calendar for the GP2 series and Team entry list revealed

GP2 Series MediaGP2 SeriesThe 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 28

Michael Herck ends on top (+ results, + photos, updated)

DPR driver sets fastest laptime of post season test in Abu Dhabi

GP2 Series2010-11-13 - Renault F1 Team - Abu Dhabi Yas MarinaThe 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 27

Fabio Leimer stays top in Abu Dhabi (+ results, + photos)

Rapax driver goes quickest again on day 4 of post season testing at Yas Marina Circuit

GP2 Series2010-11-13 - Renault F1 Team - Abu Dhabi Yas MarinaIt 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 24

Fabio Leimer leads Day 2 (+ results, + photos)

Rapax driver quickest at Yas Marina Circuit in post season tests

GP2 Series2010-11-13 - Renault F1 Team - Abu Dhabi Yas Marina

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. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 23

James Jakes sets the pace in Abu Dhabi (+ results)

Scuderia Coloni driver quickest on Day 1 of GP2 Series post-season test at Yas Marina Circuit

GP2 Series2010-11-13 - Renault F1 Team - Abu Dhabi Yas MarinaLess 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. 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 08

Jérôme d’Ambrosio tops second day at Barcelona (+results, +team reports, updated)

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. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 25

Pastor Maldonado strikes again‏ (+results, +team reports, +photos, updated)

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. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 24

Pastor Maldonado still leads the way‏ (+results, +team reports)

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. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 23

Pastor Maldonado sets the pace‏ (+results, +team reports)

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. Read the rest of this entry »

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