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Sep 23

GP2: Van der Garde surges to Singapore victory

Dutchman on top in final race of the season

GP2 - Van de Garde (Caterham Racing) Singapore Sprint RaceGP2 - Van der Garde, Ericsson & Leimer Singapore PodiumGiedo van der Garde gave his rivals a racing masterclass with a dominant win from lights to flag in this afternoon’s sprint race in Singapore, easily leading home Marcus Ericsson and Fabio Leimer in the last race of the 2012 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 22

Chilton wins as Valsecchi is crowned champion

Briton on top step as Italian celebrates with his team

GP2 - Esteban Gutiérrez (Lotus GP), Max Chilton (Carlin) and Fabio Leimer (Racing Engineering)GP2 - Davide Valsecchi (DAMS) 2012 GP2 Series ChampionMax 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 21

Filippi blazes to Singapore pole (updated)

Italian shines in qualifying session

GP2 SeriesGP2 - Luca Filippi (Scuderia Coloni)Luca Filippi lit up the Singapore circuit with his run to pole in this evening’s qualifying session in Singapore, claiming the top spot in the Series’ first ever night run in a red flag shortened session ahead of Max Chilton and Esteban Gutiérrez. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 21

Gutiérrez tops wet free practice

Mexican leads the way in Singapore

GP2 Series

GP2 - Esteban Gutiérrez (Lotus GP)Esteban Gutiérrez has started his weekend in fine style by taking the top spot in this afternoon’s rain affected free practice session in Singapore, leading the way as the circuit started to dry in the closing minutes ahead of Fabio Leimer and Stefano Coletti. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 20

2012 Season Round 12 Preview – Singapore

Title decider!

GP2 Series

GP2 - Davide Valsecchi (DAMS) and Luiz Razia (Arden International)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. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 09

GP2: Valsecchi back on top in Monza sprint

Second local win for the weekend

GP2 - Fabio Leimer (Racing Engineering), Davide Valsecchi (DAMS), Jolyon Palmer (iSport International)GP2 - Davide Valsecchi (DAMS)David Valsecchi kept his countrymen smiling by claiming the second Italian win of the weekend with a commanding drive in this morning’s sprint race in Monza, controlling the pace and his rivals to ease home ahead of Fabio Leimer and Jolyon Palmer.  Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 08

Filippi back to the top for home victory

Local driver claims feature win in Monza

GP2 Series

GP2 - Luca Filippi (Scuderia Coloni)Luca Filippi has claimed a dominant win on his return to the series with a strong start and some judicious overtaking at his home circuit to take the chequered flag in this afternoon’s feature race in Monza, ahead of Johnny Cecotto and Marcus Ericsson. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 07

Chilton powers to pole in Monza

Briton stays on top in qualifying

GP2 SeriesGP2 - Max Chilton (Carlin)Max Chilton maintained his Free Practice pace to clinch his second pole position of the season with a late surge in this afternoon’s qualifying session in Monza, storming to the top spot ahead of Giedo van der Garde and Johnny Cecotto.

Sep 07

Chilton sets the pace in Monza

Briton on top in free practice

GP2 SeriesGP2 - Max Chilton (Carlin)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.

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Sep 06

GP2 Series round 11 preview: Monza, Italy

The title race is on!

GP2 SeriesGP2 - MonzaLast 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 02

GP2: Kral cruises to Spa sprint victory (updated)

Czech picks up maiden win with dominant drive

GP2 - Felipe Nasr (DAMS), Josef Kral (Barwa Addax Team), James Calado (Lotus GP)GP2 - Josef KRal (Barwa Addax TEam)Josef Kral has claimed his maiden GP2 victory with a storming start and mature drive to claim the win in this morning’s sprint race in Spa Francorchamps, winning by five seconds from Felipe Nasr, who stole second from James Calado at the final corner. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

GP2: Ericsson wins dramatic Spa feature

Swede cruises in incident packed race

GP2 - James Calado (Lotus GP), Marcus Ericsson (iSport International), Davide Valsecchi (DAMS)GP2 - Marcus Ericsson (iSport International)Marcus Ericsson dominated his rivals with a mature display of speed and guile and staying out of trouble in an eventful afternoon on track to roll home 11.5 seconds ahead of James Calado and Davide Valsecchi. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 31

Haryanto sails to pole in Spa

Indonesian on top in wet qualifying 

GP2 SeriesGP2 - Rio Haryanto (Carlin)

Rio Haryanto has grabbed his maiden GP2 pole position in treacherous conditions to top a very wet qualifying session this afternoon in Spa Francorchamps, setting the pace throughout to lead home Lotus teammates James Calado and Esteban Gutiérrez. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 31

Leimer on top in soaking Spa practice

Swiss driver leads the way in the wet

GP2 Series

GP2 - Fabio Leimer (Racing Engineering)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.

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Aug 30

GP2 Series round 10 preview: Spa-Francorchamps

Flat out!

GP2 Series

GP2 - Spa-FrancorchampsFour weeks ago, a man added his name to this year’s winner list in Budapest: Max Chilton dominated the rest of the field from qualifying to Feature Race and savoured his and Carlin’s maiden GP2 win.

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Jul 29

GP2: Gutiérrez rockets to sprint victory

Mexican claims third win of the season

GP2 - Nathanaël Berthon (Racing Engineering), Esteban Gutiérrez (Lotus GP), Luiz Razia (Arden International)GP2 - Esteban Gutiérrez (Lotus GP)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.

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Jul 28

Chilton powers to victory in Budapest

Briton claims maiden win in feature race

GP2 SeriesGP2 - Max Chilton (CarlinMax Chilton has claimed his first GP2 win today, leading from pole in this afternoon’s feature race in Budapest with a strong, mature drive and soaking up race long pressure to claim victory from title rivals Davide Valsecchi and Luiz Razia.

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Jul 27

Chilton snatches last minute pole in Hungary

Briton on top in dramatic qualifying 

GP2 SeriesGP2 - Max Chilton (Carlin)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.  Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 27

Kral leads the way in Hungary

Czech driver on top in free practice

GP2 SeriesGP2 - Josef Kral (Barwa Addax Team)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.

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Jul 26

2012 Season Round 9 Preview – Budapest, Hungary

Round and round they go! 

GP2 SeriesGP2 - Hungaroring - Budapest

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.

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Jul 22

GP2: Calado dominates for sprint victory

Briton cruises to emphatic win 

GP2 - Giedo van der Garde (Caterham Racing), James Calado (Lotus GP), Felipe Nasr (DAMS)GP2 - James Calado (Lotus GP)James Calado put on a crushing display of speed and racecraft to lead from lights to flag for a dominant victory in this morning’s sprint race in Hockenheim, easing away lap after lap to roll home eight seconds ahead of Giedo van der Garde and Felipe Nasr.

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Jul 21

GP2: Cecotto storms to feature race victory

Venezuelan gambles for strategic win 

GP2 - Fabio Leimer (Racing Engineering), Johnny Cecotto (Barwa Addax Team), Stéphane Richelmi (Trident Racing)GP2 - Johnny Cecotto (Barwa Addax Team)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.

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Jul 20

Van der Garde sails to Hockenheim pole

Dutchman on top in wet qualifying

GP2 - Giedo van der Garde (Caterham Racing)GP2 SeriesGiedo van der Garde held his nerve in heavy weather to take his second pole position of the season this afternoon in Hockenheim, clinging on as his rivals slid all over the circuit in the wet conditions to take the top spot ahead of James Calado and Fabio Leimer.

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Jul 20

Valsecchi on top in free practice in Hockenheim

Italian leads the way in damp session

GP2 SeriesGP2 - Davide Valsecchi (DAMS)Davide Valsecchi has got his weekend under way in fine style by topping the timesheets in a rain (and red flag) affected free practice session this morning in Hockenheim, claiming the top spot just in time to sneak past Luiz Razia and Esteban Gutiérrez.

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Jul 19

2012 Season Round 8 Preview – Hockenheim, Germany

Back to the precious Ring

GP2 SeriesGP2 - Hockenheim

July is a busy month for the GP2 Series™ drivers. Two weeks ago at a rain-hit Silverstone, Luiz Razia claimed back control of the Series after another strong weekend in Great Britain which saw the mighty Brazilian collect yet another win– that’s four this season.

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Jul 08

GP2: Razia reigns in Silverstone sprint

Brazilian tops Valsecchi for fourth win this season

GP2 - Davide Valsecchi (DAMS), Luiz Razia (Arden International), Felipe Nasr (DAMS)GP2 - Luiz Razia (Arden International) wins Silverstone Sprint RaceLuiz 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.

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Jul 07

GP2: Gutiérrez claims victory in dramatic feature

Mexican inherits win from Leimer

GP2 - Johnny Cecotto (Barwa Addax Team), Esteban Gutiérrez (Lotus GP), Jolyon Palmer (iSport International)GP2 - Esteban Gutiérrez (Lotus GP)Esteban Gutiérrez has taken his second feature race victory in a row with a strong display in changeable conditions this afternoon in Silverstone. The Mexican’s win was aided when race leader Fabio Leimer failed to pit during a safety car period, and he held on to the flag ahead of Johnny Cecotto and Julian Palmer.

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Jul 06

Leimer flies to Silverstone pole

Swiss driver dominates wet qualifying

GP2 Series

GP2 - Fabio Leimer (Racing Engineering)Fabio Leimer has decimated his rivals with an untouchable string of laps in this afternoon’s qualifying session in Silverstone that put him almost a full second ahead of his closest competitors Johnny Cecotto and local driver Jolyon Palmer to claim an easy pole position for tomorrow’s feature race.

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Jul 06

Crestani reigns in wet free practice

Italian leads the way in soggy Silverstone

GP2 SeriesGP2 - Fabrizio Crestani (Venezuela GP Lazarus)Fabrizio Crestani put himself on top of the timesheets in a rain affected free practice this morning, tiptoeing around in treacherous conditions to post the quickest lap between red flags to lead the session ahead of Esteban Gutierrez and Max Chilton.

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Jul 05

GP2 2012 Season Round 7 Preview – Silverstone, Great-Britain

The race is on!

GP2 Series

GP2 - Silverstone, Great-BritainDavide Valsecchi’s impressive lead in the Drivers’ Standings has disappeared like snow in summer in a matter of two rounds. In the past three races, the Italian has failed to score a single point whilst his strongest title rival Luiz Razia has enjoyed a series of strong performances and added another win to his collection in Valencia. The Brazilian is now a point shy of Valsecchi.

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