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Johnny Cecotto Jr Q&A
There is a question that is frequently made to those who work in one brand championships like the GP2 Series: if all drivers reach the track with the same one-seater and identical engines, having the same number of tires available, on what front can a team and driver make the difference?
Briton on top step as Italian celebrates with his team
Max Chilton has claimed his second win of the season in hot and humid conditions in this afternoon’s feature race in Singapore, leading home Esteban Gutiérrez and Fabio Leimer, while Davide Valsecchi wrapped up the championship by running home just ahead of his title rival Luiz Razia in fourth and fifth positions.
Two weeks ago, Monza was truly an Italian fest with Luca Filippi winning on his comeback drive and Davide Valsecchi savouring another victory whilst pocketing more valuable points, with his sole title rival Luiz Razia failing to score. The DAMS driver now enjoys a twenty-five point lead over the Brazilian as the paddock flies to its last event of the 2012 season.
Briton on top in free practice
Max Chilton has opened his weekend in fine style by setting the pace in this morning’s free practice session in Monza, leading from the front as he put himself at the top of the timesheets for most of the session and finishing four tenths ahead of Felipe Nasr and Luca Filippi.
The title race is on!
Last week in Spa, the tenth round of the 2012 GP2 Series™ season was not short of action and drama. It was a weekend of firsts: Rio Haryanto surprised the rest of the field and stormed to a maiden pole position. On the Saturday, it was Marcus Ericsson’s turn to shine as he pocketed his first win of the season whilst on the following day Josef Kral finally enjoyed a maiden GP2 victory.
Swiss driver leads the way in the wet
Fabio Leimer has got the season restarted in fine style by claiming the top spot in this morning’s very wet free practice session at Spa Francorchamps, ignoring the miserable conditions to lead home Nigel Melker and Johnny Cecotto by almost a second in a red flag affected session.
Mexican claims third win of the season
Esteban Gutiérrez dominated this morning’s sprint race in Budapest with a storming drive from pole, leading from lights to flag to claim his third victory of the season and put himself on the top step of the podium ahead of Nathanaël Berthon and series leader Luiz Razia.
Briton on top in dramatic qualifying
Max Chilton claimed his and Carlin’s first ever GP2 pole position in the closing seconds of a dramatic wet/dry qualifying at the Hungaroring, stealing the top spot as the flag dropped to end the session just ahead of James Calado, Davide Valsecchi and Jolyon Palmer.
Czech driver on top in free practice
Josef Kral has got his weekend underway in the best way possible, by setting the pace with a lap of 1:29.573 in this morning’s free practice session at the Hungaroring while his rivals pitted for fresh tyres, to pip Fabio Leimer and James Calado for the top spot.
Round and round they go!
Round 8 of the 2012 season was another frantic race weekend as Hockenheim saw more rain and a bold tyre choice from Johnny Cecotto to win the Feature Race and make an impression on the rest of the grid. On the Sunday, James Calado finally got his second win this season after two unlucky attempts in Valencia.
Venezuelan gambles for strategic win
Johnny Cecotto’s gamble to start on slicks when all of his rivals (other than Stéphane Richelmi) started on wet tyres paid off in spades with a dominant victory in this afternoon’s feature race in Hockenheim, allowing the Venezuelan to pick his strategy rather than have it dictated to him to roll out an easy winner ahead of Fabio Leimer and Richelmi.
Brazilian tops Valsecchi for fourth win this season
Luiz Razia has solidified his championship lead by holding off a late challenge from title rival Davide Valsecchi to claim his fourth victory of the season in this morning’s sprint race in Silverstone, fighting his way through the field to lead home the Italian and his teammate Felipe Nasr.