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Posted on Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Ecclestone 'working' to help Massa stay in F1

Bernie Ecclestone has admitted he is working hard to ensure the last Brazilian driver does not drop out of F1. Currently, Felipe Massa is the only Brazilian on the grid, but he has lost his Ferrari seat. Manager Nicolas Todt is working hard to tap into the Brazilian sponsor market to ensure Massa is in contention for the rides at Lotus, Williams, Force India and Sauber. It is rumoured the Brazilian broadcaster Globo could also play a vital role. Brazil and South America are important […]

Posted on Sunday, September 22, 2013

Leimer, Bird set up Abu Dhabi showdown

Fabio Leimer and Sam Bird will head to November's GP2 final event in Abu Dhabi separated by just seven points in the championship. Leimer finished in fifth place in the feature race and followed it up with third place in the sprint race. Bird dropped down the order in the feature race, but battled back to secure eighth place and the reversed grid pole. From there, he controlled proceedings and was never troubled as he collected his fifth win of the season. The results mean […]

Posted on Sunday, September 8, 2013

GP2: Leimer takes hold of title fight

Racing Engineering driver Fabio Leimer has moved into the lead of the GP2 championship after the series' races at Monza. Leimer took advantage of a slow pit stop for Sam Bird in the feature race to claim his third victory of the season. Bird was able to hang on to second, with the podium completed by his Russian Time team-mate Tom Dillmann. It was a bad race for several other front runners. Jolyon Palmer's wheel detached following his pit stop, while team-mate Felipe Nasr suffered […]

Posted on Sunday, August 25, 2013

British pair share GP2 wins

British drivers shared the success across the GP2 races at Spa-Francorchamps. Sam Bird claimed his fourth win of the year for Russian Time during the feature race while James Calado ended his win drought by controlling the sprint race. Bird utterly dominated the feature race from pole position, finishing seven seconds clear of Marcus Ericsson. Alexander Rossi hounded Ericsson for second place but ultimately settled for the third step of the podium, his second rostrum finish of 2013. Fabio Leimer was fourth, with Tom Dillmann […]

Posted on Saturday, August 17, 2013

GP2/3 set for exciting showdown

It's not just Formula 1 that kicks back into life next weekend: both GP2 and GP3 resume with their respective championships finely poised

Posted on Sunday, July 28, 2013

Berthon controls GP2 sprint race

Nathaniel Berthon has claimed victory in the GP2 sprint race in Hungary. Berthon started the race from pole position having finished in eighth place in the feature race. Reigning GP3 champion Mitch Evans finished in second, with Fabio Leimer third. Marcus Ericsson was fourth, ahead of Felipe Nasr and James Calado. Feature race winner Jolyon Palmer finished in twelfth place, having started on the option tyres after not using them en route to his aforementioned victory. The safety car was briefly deployed following a large […]

Posted on Saturday, July 27, 2013

Palmer takes emphatic GP2 win

Jolyon Palmer scored his first GP2 win of the season after an emphatic performance in the Hungarian feature race. Palmer started from seventh on the grid on the medium tyres and was able to stop later than his option-shod rivals. After making his pit stop for fresh medium tyres, Palmer emerged narrowly behind Marcus Ericsson. Palmer hounded Ericsson for several laps before finally making his move stick after a stunning battle through the first few corners. Palmer romped away to win by 15 seconds. Ericsson […]

Posted on Sunday, June 30, 2013

Lancaster claims maiden GP2 win

British driver Jon Lancaster claimed his maiden GP2 victory after dominating the Sprint race on Sunday. Julian Leal made a slow getaway from pole position and it was fourth placed Lancaster who rocketed into the lead at Abbey. Behind him, Stephane Richelmi made contact with Jolyon Palmer while Johnny Cecotto pitted for repairs. Contact also allowed several others to make progress. James Calado surged from ninth to third on the first lap, while Stefano Coletti, Alexander Rossi and Felipe Nasr also profited from the misfortune […]

Posted on Sunday, June 30, 2013

GP2/3: Brits rule on afternoon of chaos

British drivers claimed victory in both GP2 and GP3 support races at the British Grand Prix. The GP2 Feature race began with Swede Marcus Ericsson on pole position but a fast start from Felipe Nasr resulted in the duo battling for the lead approaching Village. Ericsson forced Nasr off of the circuit and when the Brazilian returned to the track, a gap opened up for fourth placed Sam Bird to sneak through from fourth place and snatch the lead. Bird retained his lead but had […]

Posted on Monday, June 24, 2013

Nasr eyeing 2014 F1 debut

Felipe Nasr is likely to make his F1 debut in 2014, according to Livio Oricchio, the respected correspondent for O Estado de S.Paulo newspaper. The 20-year-old from Brazil is currently second in this year's GP2 championship, but in an interview with Oricchio he was cautious when talking about moving to F1. "Of course we're not far from it, and there will be a time to start thinking about Formula One, but at the moment my concern is to finish this season well," he said. "Because […]

Posted on Saturday, May 25, 2013

Coletti secures home win

Stefano Coletti secured victory in the GP2 sprint race around the streets of Monte Carlo. Coletti's win was the first home win for a Monegasque driver in either Formula 1 or its main support series since 1931. Championship leader Coletti jumped up from third on the grid to slot in behind pole sitter Adrian Quaife Hobbs on the run up Beau Rivage. The Rapax driver pulled off a bold move into the Nouvelle Chicane on lap three to take the lead, one which he never […]

Posted on Friday, May 24, 2013

Bird flies to Monaco win after chaotic start

Sam Bird claimed a dominant victory in the GP2 feature race in Monaco after the race was red flagged for 40 minutes. After a 20 minute delay due to accident damage in a preceding race, a pile up at Ste Devote blocked the circuit and forced several cars out of the race. Pole man Johnny Cecotto made a poor start, allowing team mate Mitch Evans to lead off the line. As Evans set about extending his lead, Cecotto approached Ste Devote too quickly and hit […]