Tag Archive: Rapax

May 28

Matsushita powers to GP2 victory in Monaco (updated)

Japanese driver fourth winner of 2016

GP2 - Nobuharu Matsushita (ART Grand Prix) Nobuharu Matsushita has claimed his first win of the season with a stunning display of power and precision to dominate his rivals in this afternoon’s sprint race in Monaco, leading from lights to flag ahead of Marvin Kirchhöfer and Raffaele Marciello. Read the rest of this entry »

May 28

GP2 Series round 2 post feature race penalties

Giovinazzi and Malja receive time penalties

Round 2 post feature race penaltiesFollowing today’s feature race at Monte Carlo, it was found that PREMA Racing’s Antonio Giovinazzi had left the track at Turn 10 and gained an advantage during the event. Therefore, the Italian was handed a 5 second time penalty which has been added to his elapsed race time.

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May 27

Artem Markelov soars to maiden GP2 win

Russian ace victorious in the streets of Monte Carlo

GP2 - Artem Markelov (RUSSIAN TIME), Norman Nato (Racing Engineering), Oliver Rowland (MP Motorsport) RUSSIAN TIME’s Artem Markelov has come out victorious from a dramatic feature race in Monaco after having started P15 on the grid. The Russian who was last to pit on lap 38 sustained huge pressure from Norman Nato in the final laps to take his first GP2 win ahead of the Frenchman. Oliver Rowland completed the podium.

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May 26

Sirotkin flies to Monte Carlo pole

ART Grand Prix driver claims second GP2 pole position

GP2 - Sergey Sirotkin (ART Grand Prix) Sergey Sirotkin was not to be denied today: quickest in free practice, the Russian ace kept the pressure on his rivals during the qualifying session at Monte Carlo by setting a blazing laptime of 1:19.186 in Group B and claiming pole position. Although Norman Nato had been fastest in Group A earlier, his personal best was bettered by seven tenths by Sirotkin. The Frenchman will start from the front row in tomorrow’s feature race. Read the rest of this entry »

May 26

Sirotkin tops free practice in Monte Carlo

ART Grand Prix ace quickest in incident-filled session

GP2 - Sergey Sirotkin (ART Grand Prix) Russian ace Sergey Sirotkin set the best laptime in today’s free practice at Monte Carlo with a 1:20.361 in an eventful session. Barcelona race winners Norman Nato and Alex Lynn completed the top three – one tenth slower than Sirotkin. Read the rest of this entry »

May 25

GP2 Series Monte Carlo, Monaco preview

GP2 Series round 2 preview

2016 GP2 Series Round 2 Preview: Monte Carlo, MonacoThe opening round of the 2016 GP2 season, which took place at Barcelona two weeks ago, went off with a flying start. The Feature race was won by Racing Engineering driver Norman Nato: the Frenchman took the lead from fellow countryman Pierre Gasly in the final stages Read the rest of this entry »

May 15

Lynn soars to GP2 victory in Barcelona (updated)

Englishman controls sprint race for win

GP2 - Alex Lynn Alex Lynn has opened his win account for 2016 with a dominant victory in this morning’s sprint race in Barcelona: the Briton made use of a quick getaway and some early overtakes for a lead he was never to relinquish, controlling the pace for victory ahead of Pierre Gasly and Jordan King.

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May 14

Nato blasts to maiden GP2 win

Frenchman powers to victory in feature

GP2 - Round 1, Barcelona - Feature race top 3 Norman Nato has claimed his first GP2 victory in style, overtaking poleman Pierre Gasly late on in a dramatic season opener in Barcelona and holding on in a feature race which saw three safety car periods before the Frenchman was greeted by the chequered flag ahead of Nicholas Latifi and Gasly. 

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May 13

Gasly grabs GP2 pole in Barcelona (updated)

PREMA Racing claim top spot on debut

GP2 - Pierre Gasly (PREMA Racing) Pierre Gasly emerged on top in a dramatic qualifying session this afternoon at the Circuit de Catalunya, grabbing his fourth GP2 pole (and third in a row) and the first for PREMA Racing on their series debut in the closing minutes to deny Norman Nato and Alex Lynn as the clock ticked down to zero. Read the rest of this entry »

May 13

Pierre Gasly on top in GP2 free practice

Frenchman leads the way in Barcelona

GP2 - Pierre Gasly (PREMA Racing) Pierre Gasly claimed first blood in today’s free practice session in sunny Barcelona, leading the timesheets throughout most of the 45 minute session to take the honours in the first live session of the 2016 GP2 Series season ahead of Alex Lynn and Artem Markelov. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

Norman Nato ends GP2 Day 3 on top

Racing Engineering ace quickest in final day at Jerez de la Frontera

GP2 - Norman Nato (Racing Engineering) Frenchman Norman Nato concluded this week’s second pre-season testing at the top of the timesheets: he lapped the Spanish track in a 1:24.518 ahead of Arthur Pic and Nobuharu Matsushita. Rapax driver Pic was quickest in the afternoon session.

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Mar 30

Jordan King ends on top on GP2 Day 2

Racing Engineering driver quickest in morning session at Jerez de la Frontera

 
GP2 - Jordan King (Racing Engineering)It has been a fruitful day for Briton Jordan King who set the best laptime in a 1:24.449 in the morning session – one tenth quicker than rookie Antonio Giovinazzi and Nobuharu Matsushita. In the afternoon, Rapax Gustav Malja was quickest.

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Mar 29

Norman Nato tops Day 1 session at Jerez

Racing Engineering man leads the way in second GP2 pre-season test
GP2 - Norman Nato (Racing Engineering) The GP2 Series field is back on track this week for the second 2016 pre-season test session at Circuito de Jerez, Spain. The paddock was greeted by blue skies but cold temperatures. When the pitlane turned green, it was Alex Lynn who fed onto the track first but he was closely followed by his teammate Nicholas Latifi and the rest of the pack.

Mar 11

GP2: Pierre Gasly ends on top on Day 3

PREMA Racing’s driver quickest in morning session

GP2 - Pierre Gasly (PREMA Racing) Red Bull protégé Pierre Gasly concluded this week’s pre-season testing on top of the timesheets: he lapped the Spanish track in an impressive laptime of 1:27.386 during this morning’s session ahead of Norman Nato and Antonio Giovinazzi. Rapax driver Gustav Malja was quickest in the afternoon session.

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Mar 10

GP2: Pierre Gasly quickest on Day 2

PREMA Racing’s ace tops session at Barcelona

GP2 - Pierre Gasly (PREMA Racing) Cold temperatures and sunny conditions graced the paddock this morning on Day 2 of pre-season testing at Circuit de Catalunya. When the pitlane turned green, Pierre Gasly and Status Grand Prix’s Meindert van Buuren were the first to feed onto the track, quickly followed by the rest of the drivers. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 09

GP2: Sergey Sirotkin tops Day 1 session at Barcelona

ART Grand Prix man quickest in opening pre-season test day

GP2 - Sergey Sirotkin (ART Grand Prix) Russian driver Sergey Sirotkin made a good start to his 2016 season by setting the best laptime in today’s pre-season test. The ART ace lapped the Spanish track in a 1:29.141 during the morning session ahead of Pierre Gasly and Alex Lynn. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 08

GP2 Series back in action at Barcelona

First three-day pre-season test session opens tomorrow in Spain

GP2 - Barcelona The 2016 GP2 Series officially kicks off tomorrow with the first test session of the year at the Circuit de Catalunya in Spain. Teams and drivers have gathered for three days, from Wednesday 9th to Friday 11th, in order to prepare for the twelfth season in the category which will open on May 13th in Barcelona, alongside the Formula One Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 28

Pic joins Rapax Team for 2016 GP2 Series title tilt

Ambitious objectives for Arthur and his new team, Frenchman already feeling perfectly at home

Arthur Pic logo Arthur Pic will compete with title-winning outfit Rapax Team for their assault on the 2016 GP2 Series championship. The 24-year-old, now contesting his third season in the FIA’s official Formula 1 feeder series, will be looking to gain even more podiums and victories in his new venture with the competitive Italian entry, which has claimed two championships and numerous race wins since its inception in 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 04

GP2: Matsushita ends on top

Japanese driver quickest on Day 3

GP2 - Nobuharu Matsushita (ART Grand Prix) Nobuharu Matsushita concluded his 2015 GP2 season top: the Japanese driver from ART Grand Prix set the fastest laptime overall on Day 3 of post-season testing with a laptime of 1:48.313. Nicholas Latifi (DAMS) and Sergey Sirotkin (PREMA Racing) completed the top three at Yas Marina Circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 04

GP2: Evans sets the morning pace

Kiwi quickest on Day 3 morning session

Evans sets the morning paceMitch Evans set the fastest laptime in today’s morning session at Yas Marina Circuit. With a laptime of 1:48.922, the Kiwi put his Campos car at the top of the timings – 0.004s ahead of DAMS’ Oliver Rowland. GP3 Series 2015 Vice Champion Luca Ghiotto completed the top three at the wheel of the Rapax car.

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