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Ecclestone suggests a super GP2 might be the way forward

Ecclestone suggests a super GP2 might be the way forward

Reports of  a possible GP1 concept to go head to head with Formula 1 are mounting. It has been reported that all the bleating about Formula 1′s controversial 2014 rules is because Bernie Ecclestone and Dietrich Mateschitz are trying to devalue the sport so that they can buy it “on the cheap”. Formula 1 supremo […]

GP2 Bahrain: Palmer sprints to Sakhir victory

GP2 Bahrain: Palmer sprints to Sakhir victory

Jolyon Palmer has topped a dominant weekend in Bahrain with victory in this morning’s sprint race: the win, along with pole position, a podium and fastest lap yesterday allowed the Briton to head home with the lead in the 2014 GP2 Series championship after standing on the top step between Simon Trummer and Julian Leal. […]

GP2 Bahrain: McLaren protege Vandoorne wins in series debut

GP2 Bahrain: McLaren protege Vandoorne wins in series debut

  McLaren protégé Stoffel Vandoorne made a stellar GP2 debut today at Bahrain International Circuit: he led the majority of his first race from lights to flag in a display of mature and calm driving. He crossed the finish line 1.5 s ahead of Julian Leal who disposed of poleman Jolyon Palmer in the closing […]

GP2 Bahrain: Feature Race top three press conference

GP2 Bahrain: Feature Race top three press conference

Bahrain GP2 Series Feature Race winner Stoffel Vandoorne, second placed Julian Leal and third placed Jolyon Palmer reflect on their respective times in the cockpit at Sakhir. Stoffel Vandoorne, GP2 race winner. How does that sound? Stoffel Vandoorne: It sounds pretty good! It was a very good race for us starting from P2. I had […]

GP2 Bahrain: Felipe Nasr penalised

GP2 Bahrain: Felipe Nasr penalised

Following the Qualifying session in Sakhir, the stewards have handed Carlin’s Felipe Nasr a grid penalty after it was found that he had made an abnormal change of direction alongside another driver whilst negotiating Turn 4. As a consequence, the Brazilian has been handed a 3 place grid penalty in tomorrow’s feature race. Thus he […]

GP2 Bahrain: Palmer flies to Sakhir pole

GP2 Bahrain: Palmer flies to Sakhir pole

Jolyon Palmer has started his 2014 GP2 Series campaign in the best possible way: the Briton snatched this season’s first pole position in a blazing 1:38.865 in a tricky session that saw a red flag period. Behind him, rookie Stoffel Vandoorne did not fail to impress the rest of the field: the Belgian racer clocked […]

GP2 Bahrain: Qualifying top three interviews

GP2 Bahrain: Qualifying top three interviews

Top three in GP2 Series qualifying in Bahrain report on their day at Sakhir. Pole winner Jolyon Palmer, second Stoffel Vandoorne and third Daniel Abt. Jolyon Palmer – DAMS GP2 Series: Jolyon, pole position today. Congratulations! How did you manage such a blazing laptime here tonight? Jolyon Palmer: It was a matter of putting all […]

Bahrain GP2: Evans leads the way in first Free Practice

Bahrain GP2: Evans leads the way in first Free Practice

The tenth season of the GP2 Series opened today at Bahrain International Circuit in windy conditions on a dirty track. It was Mitch Evans who ended the forty-five minute Free Practice session on top with a laptime of 1:42.062, a mere 0.06 s quicker than rookie Stoffel Vandoorne. As the pitlane opened, the DAMS duo […]

Bahrain: 2014 GP2 Series Round 1 preview

Bahrain: 2014 GP2 Series Round 1 preview

Season ten is a go! The GP2 Series gears up for its tenth season which starts this weekend at Bahrain International Circuit alongside Formula One. It was on April 23rd 2005 in Imola that the world met with GP2, a new category with the ambition to become the strongest feeder Series to F1. And it delivered […]

Pirelli preview GP2 Series opener in Bahrain

Pirelli preview GP2 Series opener in Bahrain

This year’s GP2 Series becomes even more closely aligned to Formula One, with a new rule that both nominated compounds must be used during the race. However, the tyre allocation for GP2 is a lot lower: three sets of the Prime compound and two of the Option per car, per race weekend. With two races […]

GP2 Bahrain Test Day 3: Lancaster tops on final day

GP2 Bahrain Test Day 3: Lancaster tops on final day

The final day of pre-season test session opened today at Bahrain International Circuit once again in overcast conditions. Jon Lancaster seemed eager to put his new set of soft Pirelli tyres to good use as he fed onto the track before the rest of the field, but it was rookie Stoffel Vandoorne – also on […]

GP2 Bahrain Test Day 2: Rio Haryanto quickest

GP2 Bahrain Test Day 2: Rio Haryanto quickest

The second day of testing at Bahrain International Circuit opened this morning under overcast skies and in cooler temperatures. Jolyon Palmer, Takuya Izawa and Stoffel Vandoorne were quick to take to the track, but it was Conor Daly who topped the timesheets on soft Pirelli tyres early in the session. Countryman Alexander Rossi became the […]

GP2 Bahrain Test Day 1: Rossi leads the way

GP2 Bahrain Test Day 1: Rossi leads the way

The final GP2 Series pre-season test session opened today at Bahrain International Circuit on a dirty track. There was one change in the drivers’ entry list compared to last week as Vittorio Ghirelli joined Trident in car 22. Pirelli provided every driver with five sets of Hard compounds and two sets of Soft compounds for […]

GP2 Yas Test Day 3: Lancaster fastest on final day

GP2 Yas Test Day 3: Lancaster fastest on final day

The final day of pre-season testing at Yas Marina Circuit was delayed by twenty minutes for gantry repairs at Turn 13. When the pitlane turned green, cars fed onto a sandy track in windy conditions. Stoffel Vandoorne set the early morning pace before a first short red flag period after Facu Regalia stopped at Turn […]

GP2 Yas Test Day 2: Palmer fastest again

GP2 Yas Test Day 2: Palmer fastest again

The second day of GP2 Series pre-season testing opened at Yas Marina Circuit this morning with Rio Haryanto setting the early pace just before a first red flag period after Stoffel Vandoorne clipped the barrier at Turn 19 and stopped on track. The proceedings resumed and Haryanto kept the top spot. A second red flag […]

Photos: GP2 Test Day 1 at Yas Marina

Photos: GP2 Test Day 1 at Yas Marina

Full report here>>> Photos courtesy GP2 Media Service

GP2 Yas Test Day 1: Palmer fastest on opening day

GP2 Yas Test Day 1: Palmer fastest on opening day

The 2014 GP2 Series officially started today at Yas Marina Circuit with the opening of the first of two three-day test sessions. All twenty-six drivers were eager to take to the track and it was rookie Stoffel Vandoorne who was the first man in action in his ART machine. The rest of the field followed […]

GP2: Yas Marina hosts first pre-season testing

GP2: Yas Marina hosts first pre-season testing

The first GP2 three-day pre-season test session opens tomorrow (Tuesday) in Abu Dhabi The 2014 GP2 Series officially kicks off tomorrow with the first test session of the year at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. Teams and drivers have gathered for three days in order to prepare for the tenth season of the […]

GP2: Coletti completes the 2014 Racing Engineering line-up

GP2: Coletti completes the 2014 Racing Engineering line-up

  GP2 race winner Stefano Coletti is joining Racing Engineering for the upcoming season. The Monegasque driver can look back on a very successful GP2 season in 2013 where he took 3 race wins, 3 podiums, 1 pole position and set the fastest race lap on three occasions. Stefano and Racing Engineering’s driver Fabio Leimer […]

GP2: Williams tester Nasr continues with Carlin

GP2: Williams tester Nasr continues with Carlin

Brazilian racer Felipe Nasr will continue for a second season with race winning team Carlin in the 2014 GP2 Series. Nasr’s strong showing in 2013 helped Carlin secure second position in the championship. Nasr, who was recently announced as the Williams Formula One team’s Reserve and Test Driver, will be in action with Carlin next […]

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