Tag Archive: Michael Herck

Sep 11

Vietoris victorious in Monza sprint

German claims final win of season

GP2 - Monza - Fabio Leimer (Rapax), Christian Vietoris (Racing Engineering), Jules Bianchi (Lotus ART)GP2 - Monza - Racing Engineering - Christian VietorisChristian Vietoris has held on against race long pressure from Fabio Leimer to claim his second victory of the season this morning in the sprint race at Monza: the German led his Swiss rival and Jules Bianchi from lights to flag in the final race of the 2011 GP2 season.

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Sep 10

Filippi flies to feature race victory

Italian delights home fans with win

GP2 - Monza - Luca Filippi (Scuderia Coloni)GP2 - Monza - Charles Pic (Barwa Addax Team), Luca Filippi (Scuderia Coloni), Romain Grosjean (Dams)Luca Filippi brought delight to the hearts of his countrymen with a lights to flag victory in this afternoon’s feature race at his home circuit of Monza: the Italian blew past poleman Charles Pic to lead home the Frenchman and his compatriot Romain Grosjean by over five seconds.

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Sep 09

Pic powers to Monza pole‏

Frenchman claims top spot in Italy

GP2 Series

GP2 - Monza - Barwa Addax Team - Charles PicCharles Pic has claimed his third pole position of the year, pipping local hero Luca Filippi to the post (and handing the Italian his fourth P2 in a row in qualifying) in this afternoon’s scorching qualifying session in Monza, with Fabio Leimer claiming third with a time which was just one tenth off pole.

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Sep 09

Filippi on top in home practice

Italian leads the way in Monza 

GP2 SeriesMonzaLuca Filippi gave the local fans something to cheer about by setting the pace in this morning’s free practice session in Monza: the Italian was one tenth to the good over Fabio Leimer, with 2011 champion Romain Grosjean a further two tenths back.

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Sep 08

2011 GP3 Series™ Round 9 – Monza Preview‏

Five drivers remain in the fight for the remaining spots on the title podium

2011-09-08 - GP2 - MonzaGP2 SeriesThe GP2 Series™ season concludes this weekend at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza after a season-long battle for the title: Romain Grosjean has been crowned as the seventh champion in series history, but the fight continues for the podium places as well as the teams’ title.

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Aug 28

Luca Filippi sprints to Spa victory

Scuderia Coloni driver ends Belgium weekend on a high

Gp2 - Lotus ART - Jules Bianchi - Scuderia Coloni - Luca Filippi - Arden International - Josef KralGP2 SeriesLuca Filippi snatched a second win in the 2011 season at the wheel of the Scuderia Coloni car in an action packed sprint race at Spa-Francorchamps. The Italian who drove flawlessly from P5 on the starting grid was joined by Jules Bianchi and Josef Kral on the podium.

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Aug 27

Vietoris wins as Grosjean seals the 2011 GP2 SeriesTM title

Racing Engineering driver sails to Spa win. Dams driver crowned Champion

GP2 - Spa - Racing Engineering - Christian VietorisGP2 - Spa - Dams - Romain GrosjeanIt’s a beautiful day in Spa for Christian Vietoris and Romain Grosjean: the German racer drove flawlessly in tricky conditions to take his first win of the season while the Frenchman clinched the seventh GP2 SeriesTM title after he finished third in today’s feature race. Jules Bianchi finished second.

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Aug 26

Christian Vietoris takes Spa Pole‏

Racing Engineering driver quickest in wet qualifying session

GP2 SeriesGP2 - Racing Engineering - Christian VietorisChristian Vietoris has made a strong impression in today’s qualifications at Spa-Francorchamps. The German driver set the quickest laptime on his final lap in a wet session and in difficult track conditions. Scuderia Coloni Luca Filippi finished P2, 1.4s slower than the German.

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Aug 26

Romain Grosjean sets the early pace in Spa

Series leader quickest in wet practice

GP2 Series

GP2 - Dams - Romain GrosjeanRomain Grosjean has started to put pressure on his rivals on what could be his weekend to glory in the eighth round of the 2011 GP2 SeriesTM season. The Dams driver set the quickest laptime of this morning’s free practice in Spa-Francorchamps ahead of local hero Michael Herck and Marcus Ericsson.

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Aug 25

GP2 Series Round 8 – Spa-Francorchamps Preview‏

Could Spa-Francorchamps be the land of glory for GP2 Series™ leader Romain Grosjean?

GP2 Series

GP2 Series - Spa-FrancorchampsThe Dams driver arrived in Belgium with twenty-five points on title rival Giedo van der Garde. The Dutch driver from Barwa Addax Team will have to fight with all his might this weekend at the eighth round of the 2011 season. He will not only be chasing after Grosjean, but also his first win this year to try and keep his title hopes alive.

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Jul 31

Stefano Coletti sprints to Budapest win

Trident driver triumphed today on a wet/dry/wet sprint race at Hungaroring

GP2 - Hungary - Trident Racing - Stefano ColettiGP2 - Hungary - Trident Racing - PodiumStefano Coletti overcame a difficult start of a Hungarian weekend by stunning the rest of the field from P21 on the grid to victory in changing track conditions and two safety car periods. The Monegasque driver finished 7.2s ahead of Esteban Gutierrez and Romain Grosjean.

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Jul 30

Romain Grosjean wins in Budapest

Series leader pockets fifth win after Marcus Ericsson gets a drive through 

GP2 - Hungary - Dams - Romain GrosjeanGP2 - Hungary - Dams - podiumDams driver Romain Grosjean has claimed a fifth victory this season in today’s feature race at Hungaroring. The Frenchman took the lead after race-long leader Marcus Ericsson was handed a drive through penalty in the closing stages. Charles Pic and Luiz Razia complete the podium.

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Jul 29

Luiz Razia powers to maiden pole in Budapest

Brazilian driver takes maiden pole for Caterham Team AirAsia

GP2 - Hungary -  Caterham Team AirAsia - Luiz RaziaGP2 SeriesLuiz Razia snatched his first ever GP2 pole position for Caterham Team AirAsia – also a first for the Malaysian squad, today at Hungaroring in a closely fought qualifying session that saw the young Brazilian go top in the dying minutes ahead of Luca Filippi and Marcus Ericsson.

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Jul 29

Romain Grosjean sets the pace

Series leader quickest in free practice in Budapest

GP2 SeriesGP2 - Hungary - Dams - Romain GrosjeanA week after his sprint race success at Nurburgring, Series leader Romain Grosjean has once again picked up where he left off. He set the pace in this morning’s practice session at Hugaroring with a best laptime of 1:31.173 just ten minutes into the session.

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Jul 28

GP2 Series Round 7, Budapest preview

No rest for the wicked!

GP2 - BudapestGP2 SeriesLast week, the Nurburgring hosted some of the wildest and hottest GP2 action this season. In tricky track conditions, the twenty-six drivers had no other choice but to bring their A-Game and three men stood out, starting with Charles Pic.

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Jul 24

Sticky: Grosjean wins dramatic wet sprint race

Frenchman on top in changing conditions

GP2 - Nurburgring - Dams - Romain GrosjeanGP2 - Nurburgring - Jules Bianchi (Lotus ART), Romain Grosjean (Dams), Luca FIlippi (Scuderia Coloni)Romain Grosjean improved on yesterday’s podium with a thrilling battle for victory in changing weather conditions in this morning’s sprint race at the Nurburgring, keeping calm and taking advantage of other people’s misfortunes to win from Jules Bianchi and Luca Filippi.

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Jul 23

Filippi wins to be lord of the Ring

Italian claims popular victory in feature race

GP2 - Nurburgring - Scuderia Coloni - Luca FilippiGP2 - Nurburgring - Charles Pic (Barwa Addax Team), Luca Filippi (Scuderia Coloni), Romain Grosjean (Dams)Luca Filippi gave a perfect display of strength and experience to take victory in this afternoon’s feature race at the Nurburgring, taking advantage of a sharp pitstop from his Coloni team before pulling away for a strong win ahead of Charles Pic and Romain Grosjean.

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Jul 22

Pic powers to pole at the Nurburgring

Frenchman steals top spot in closing minutes

GP2 Series

GP2 - Nurburgring - Barwa Addax Team - Charles PicCharles Pic claimed pole position for tomorrow’s feature race at the Nurburgring with a late surge against the run of play in this afternoon’s qualifying session: the Frenchman found time on his second set of tyres while his rivals struggled to squeeze his Addax car past Luca Filippi and Romain Grosjean for the top spot.

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Jul 22

Grosjean leads the way in free practice

Frenchman on top in Germany

GP2 SeriesGP2 - Nurburgring - Dams - Romain GrosjeanRomain Grosjean has picked up where he left off in Silverstone by claiming the top spot in free practice this morning at the Nurburgring, leading all through the session to finish 0.7 ahead of Dani Clos and Jules Bianchi.

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Jul 21

GP2 Series™ Round 6, Nürburgring preview

Sixth round of the 2011 GP2 Series™

GP3 - NürburgringGP2 Series

Two weeks ago, in Silverstone, two Frenchmen conquered the home of British motorsport, with the youngest Jules Bianchi breaking his duck with a first win in GP2 Series™.

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Jul 10

Grosjean sprints to Silverstone victory (updated²)

Frenchman fights for Sunday win

GP2 - Silverstone - Racing Engineering Dani Clos - Dams Romain Grosjean - Racing Engineering Giedo van der GardeGP2 - GP2 - Dams - Romain GrosjeanRomain Grosjean has solidified his lead in the title race after fighting his way to victory in this morning’s sprint race in Silverstone, muscling his way past Dani Clos and Giedo van der Garde before easing away from his rivals for his third win of the season.

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Jul 09

Bianchi storms to Silverstone victory

Frenchman on top in wet-dry race

GP2 - Lotus ART -  Jules BIanchiGP2 - Racing Engineering Christian Vietoris - Lotus ART Jules Bianchi - iSport International Marcus EricssonJules Bianchi has claimed his first GP2 series win in mixed conditions in this afternoon’s feature race at Silverstone, leading almost all the way from pole position to take the victory by four seconds from Christian Vietoris and Marcus Ericsson.

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Jul 08

Bianchi tops rained out qualifying

Frenchman heads washed out session

GP2 - Lotus ART - Jules Bianchi carGP2 - Lotus ART - Jules Bianchi portraitJules Bianchi claimed pole position for tomorrow’s feature race in Silverstone after setting the fastest lap early in this afternoon’s qualifying session before a torrential downpour brought an early end to the fight for the top spot: the Frenchman was just ahead of Alvaro Parente and Romain Grosjean on the timesheets.

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Jul 08

Bird leads the way in home practice

Local driver on top in Silverstone

GP2 Series

GP2 - iSport Inaternational - Sam BirdSam Bird has set the pace in this morning’s free practice session in Silverstone, using his local knowledge to come out on top in changeable conditions to lead an iSport 1-3 ahead of Romain Grosjean and teammate Marcus Ericsson.

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Jul 07

2011 GP2 Series Round 5 – Silverstone Preview

Read all about the fifth round of the 2011 GP2 Series in Silverstone. 

GP2 Series - Silverstone 1GP2 Series - SilverstoneHalf of the season has passed and Romain Grosjean is leading in the drivers’ standings again, but only just. Giedo van der Garde is hot on his tail, one point behind, and had the fighting Dutchman not lost a win in Valencia due to a drive through penalty in the Feature Race, things would probably be a bit different on the eve of the fifth round of the 2011 season.

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Jun 26

Gutierrez sprints to Valencia victory

Mexican takes maiden GP2 win

GP2 - Lotus ART - Esteban GutierrezGP2 - Caterham Team AirAsia - Luiz Razia - Dams - Esteban Gutierrez - Barwa Addax Team - Giedo van der GardeEsteban Gutierrez has taken his first GP2 victory with an effortless display of raw speed to dominate this morning’s sprint race in Valencia, claiming the win by almost 13 seconds from Luiz Razia and Giedo van der Garde. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 25

Grosjean back to the top in feature race

Frenchman picks up victory after van der Garde penalty

GP2 - Dams - Romain GrosjeanGP2 - Barwa Addax Team - van der Garde - Dams - Romain Grosjean - Caterham Team AirAsia - Davide ValsecchiRomain Grosjean has claimed his second win of the season after a strong drive, and a drive through for title rival Giedo van der Garde put the Frenchman on top in this afternoon’s eventful feature race in Valencia, sharing the podium with the Dutchman and Davide Valsecchi. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 25

Pic heads Addax 1-2 in qualifying

Spaniards close out front row at home race 

GP2 Series

GP2 - Barwa Addax Team - Charles PicCharles Pic pipped teammate Giedo van der Garde for pole position in tomorrow’s feature race in Valencia, claiming the top spot in the final minute of this afternoon’s qualifying session to complete the front row for Addax at their home circuit just before Romain Grosjean found the wall from P3 and brought the session to an end.  Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 24

Bianchi steals top spot in practice

Frenchman leads the way in Valencia

GP2 Series

GP2 - Lotus ART -  Jules BIanchiJules Bianchi stole an early march on his rivals by claiming the fastest lap on a final dash for the flag on the last lap in this morning’s free practice, pushing countryman Romain Grosjean down the timesheets as Bianchi greeted the chequered flag at the end of the session ahead of Giedo van der Garde and Luca Filippi. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 23

GP2 Series Round 4 Valencia preview

GP2 Series stops at Valencia for more street racing

GP2 Series

GP2 - Valencia previewThe 2011 season has not been lucky so far for the standings’ leader: after taking control of the rest of the field in Turkey, Romain Grosjean left Barcelona point-less, and it was Giedo van der Garde’s turn to shine at the top of the standings. But the Dutchman was then unlucky in Monaco and lost a position to Sam Bird who ever so briefly took the lead after taking pole position in the Principality. Read the rest of this entry »

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