Tag Archive: Rapax

Apr 19

Haryanto storms to first GP2 victory (updated)

Indonesian breaks duck in Bahrain
GP2 - Rio Haryanto (Campos Racing) Rio Haryanto claimed his long overdue maiden win with a mature drive in Bahrain, overtaking early in the race and then cruising off into the distance to win by 3 seconds from McLaren test driver Stoffel Vandoorne and Nathanaël Berthon.

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Apr 18

Vandoorne fights back for crushing GP2 win

Belgian defies the strategies to win against the odds

GP2 - Stoffel Vandoorne (ART Grand Prix) McLaren F1 test driver Stoffel Vandoorne won this afternoon’s feature race in Bahrain from pole position, but the victory came against the odds: an early safety car period gave his soft shod rivals a free pitstop, but the Belgian kept his nerve to drive back into contention and claim the win late in the race ahead of Rio Haryanto and Alexander Rossi.

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Apr 17

Stoffel Vandoorne takes fifth consecutive GP2 pole (updated)

Belgian ace leads ART Grand Prix front row in Bahrain
GP2 - Stoffel Vandoorne (ART Grand Prix) McLaren F1 test driver Stoffel Vandoorne started his 2015 campaign the way he finished his previous one by putting his ART car on pole position in tonight’s qualifying session at Bahrain International Circuit.

Apr 17

Jordan King sets the pace at Bahrain International Circuit

Racing Engineering lead the way with a 1-2 in free practice

GP2 - Jordan King (Racing Engineering) The eleventh season of the GP2 Series kicked off today at Bahrain International Circuit with rookie Jordan King setting the pace with a laptime of 1:42.441, a mere 0.01s seconds quicker than his teammate Alexander Rossi. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 16

GP2 Series Sakhir, Bahrain preview

GP2 Series round 1 preview

GP2 Series 2015 drivers , Sakhir Round 1 - Class of 2015 Ten years ago, the world of motorsport witnessed the birth of the GP2 Series™ with its first ever race taking place at Imola in April 2005 and concluding in Bahrain that year. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 03

Pierre Gasly tops Day 3 (updated²)

DAMS driver sets quickest laptime at Bahrain International Circuit
GP2 - Pierre Gasly (DAMS) The final day of pre-season testing opened under clear blue skies and in hot temperatures at the Bahrain International Circuit. As the pitlane went green, the drivers fed onto the track eager to put their Soft Pirelli tyres to good use as early as possible. Stoffel Vandoorne led the way, but it was Marco Sorensen who set the early pace until his laptime was bettered first by Mitch Evans, then Nathanaël Berthon and Jordan King. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 02

Nobuharu Matsushita tops Day 2

ART Grand Prix driver quickest at Bahrain International Circuit

GP2 - Nobuharu Matsushita (ART Grand Prix) The morning session on the second day of pre-season testing at the Bahrain International Circuit was delayed by one hour: a sandstorm hit the track the night before leaving sands in its wake. The circuit service and the teams were hard at work to clean the pitlane and the rest of the layout.

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Apr 02

Sirotkin leads the way in morning session

Rapax driver fastest in Sakir on day two

Sirotkin leads the way in morning sessionThe morning session on the second day of pre-season testing at the Bahrain International Circuit was delayed by one hour: a sandstorm hit the track the night before leaving sands in its wake.

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Apr 01

Jordan King quickest in Day 1 (updated)

Racing Engineering man tops first pre-season test day at Sakhir

GP2 - Jordan King (Racing Engineering) The second GP2 Series pre-season test session opened today at Bahrain International Circuit on a dusty track and in hot temperatures. This week, the teams and drivers will be busy preparing for the 2015 season which sees the introduction of the DRS. Pirelli have selected the Hard and Soft compounds for the three days. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 11

Richie Stanaway quickest at Yas Marina (updated)

Status Grand Prix driver sets fastest laptime on Day 3

GP2 - Richie Stanaway (Status Grand Prix) The final day of the pre-season testing at Yas Marina opened once again in windy conditions. Alexander Rossi was the first driver to feed onto the track, closely followed by teammate Jordan King, but it was Stoffel Vandoorne who was the early pace setter.

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Mar 11

Richie Stanaway quickest in morning session

Status Grand Prix driver sets Day 3 pace at Yas Marina

Richie Stanaway quickest in morning sessionThe final day of the pre-season testing at Yas Marina opened once again in windy conditions. Alexander Rossi was the first driver to feed onto the track, closely followed by teammate Jordan King, but it was Stoffel Vandoorne who was the early pace setter.

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Mar 10

Alex Lynn quickest on Day 2

DAMS driver set fastest laptime of second pre-season testing day Yas Marina Circuit
Click to DownloadThe second day of pre-season testing at Yas Marina circuit opened in windy conditions. Stoffel Vandoorne set the early pace ahead of Alexander Rossi and Arthur Pic as most drivers focused on long runs and race simulations this morning.

Mar 10

Alex Lynn sets morning pace

DAMS driver quickest in Day 2 morning session at Yas Marina Circuit

Alex Lynn sets morning paceThe second day of pre-season testing at Yas Marina circuit opened in windy conditions. Stoffel Vandoorne set the early pace ahead of Alexander Rossi and Arthur Pic as most drivers focused on long runs and race simulations this morning.

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Mar 09

Pierre Gasly tops Day 1 at Yas Marina

DAMS quickest in opening pre-season test day

GP2 - Pierre Gasly (DAMS) The 2015 GP2 Series pre-season tests got underway today at the Yas Marina Circuit. Day one of the three day test saw all twenty-six drivers eager to try out the brand new DRS on their cars. When the pitlane went green, Alexander Rossi was the first man out soon followed by the rest of the field for their installation laps on a dirty track and in windy conditions. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 08

The 2015 pre-season GP2 tests start at Yas Marina

First three-day test session opens tomorrow in Abu Dhabi
GP2 Series Media The opening GP2 Series pre-season test session of the year kicks off tomorrow at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. For three days, teams and drivers will work on the eleventh season of the category which will open on April 17-19 at Sakhir, Bahrain, alongside Formula One.

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Feb 18

Sergey Sirotkin and Rapax together for the 2015 season

Russian ace joins the GP2 field

Sirotkin and Rapax together for the 2015 seasonTeam Rapax is delighted to announce the agreement reached with Sergey Sirotkin for the 2015 GP2 Series season. The 19-year-old Russian will be in his maiden season in the Series, but despite the young age, he already has an impressive resume including the test-driver role covered last year in Formula 1 for Sauber.

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Nov 28

Pierre Gasly still on top

Frenchman quickest in Day 2 of GP2 testing at Yas Marina
GP2 - Pierre Gasly (DAMS) The second day of post season testing at Yas Marina Circuit saw a slightly different entry list than the previous day: first, Norman Nato moved to RT RUSSIAN TIME whilst 2014 GP3 Series Champion Alex Lynn had his first taste of GP2 at the wheel of the Carlin car.

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Nov 23

Coletti soars to GP2 victory in season closer

Vandoorne claims vice champion position
GP2 - Stefano Coletti (Racing Engineering Stefano Coletti stormed off the front row to lead from lights to flag for a dominant win in the final race of the 2014 season, easily holding off newly signed Sauber driver Felipe Nasr and top rookie Arthur Pic, while behind them McLaren reserve driver Stoffel Vandoorne did enough to deny Nasr the vice champion position.

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Nov 22

Vandoorne dominates in Yas Marina

Belgian pushes up to P2 in GP2 Series with win
GP2 - Stoffel Vandoorne (ART Grand Prix) McLaren reserve driver Stoffel Vandoorne continued his weekend-long display of speed and guile with a crushing win in this evening’s feature race at Yas Marina, picking the right strategy and executing it to perfection for victory by 12 seconds over GP2 Series champion Jolyon Palmer and Mitch Evans.

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Nov 21

Vandoorne flies to fourth consecutive GP2 pole

Belgian closes gap to Nasr to 4 points
GP2 - Stoffel Vandoorne (ART Grand Prix) McLaren reserve driver Stoffel Vandoorne continued his astonishing run of pole positions by claiming the top spot under lights this evening at the Yas Marina, snuffing out his rivals’ best efforts with a stunning lap late in qualifying to take the points ahead of GP2 Series champion Jolyon Palmer and DAMS teammate Stéphane Richelmi.

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