Stoffel Vandoorne and Jolyon Palmer - two of the most impressive junior formulae talents of 2014. As a pairing, they took the top two spots in the GP2 Series last year, with Palmer emerging as clear victor, yet as February turns and Formula One testing begins in earnest, both are, to a degree, on the outside looking in.
Following a season long battle with eventual GP2 Series champion Jolyon Palmer, in the end Felipe Nasr couldn’t hold onto the runner-up spot. In his stead, the super impressive and quick Stoffel Vandoorne piped the Brazilian at the last and considering the Belgian’s natural speed and rate of improvement during what was his first GP2 season, this was a deserved position
There is little doubt that Jolyon Palmer was the deserved victor of the GP2 Series this year. Just when the 23-year-old really needed to step up, he did so and in a stylish manner, putting soon-to-be Formula One debutante Felipe Nasr in the shade for much of the season.
There were precious few surprises to be found in the GP2 Series calendar for 2015 - and to be fair, none were expected.
The GP2 Series announced its 2015 season calendar during the week, with the Formula One support class revealing a mostly consistent schedule.
Colombian racer Julián Leal has committed to a fifth season in the GP2 Series and a 2nd with Carlin.
French racer Arthur Pic is to stay with Campos Racing for a 2nd season in the GP2 Series.
Conor Daly is to return to the GP2 Series for next weekend’s season finale at Abu Dhabi.
Earlier this week, Formula Renault 3.5 driver Cameron Twynham contacted me regarding Sunday's post about the new GP2 Series champion, Jolyon Palmer. As part of the operating policy of TheMotorsportArchive.com, this website is open to a 'reply or comment' from those involved in motorsport.
Jolyon Palmer took the GP2 Series title in emphatic style at Sochi Autodrom on Saturday, to the delight of his DAMS team and former F1 racer father Jonathan.
It was emerged today that British racing hopeful Jordan King is set to test GP2 and Formula Renault 3.5 machinery with Arden International.
GP2 Series regular Stéphane Richelmi joined the Belgian Audi Club WRT team for the final rounds of the Blancpain Endurance Series at the Nurburgring this weekend.
One of the major talking points following last weekend’s GP2 Series round at Monza was the on track behaviour of Trident’s Sergio Canamasas. While mixing erratic driving and occasional bouts of pace is nothing new for the Spaniard, Canamasas’ Monza record was impossible to ignore during Sunday’s Sprint Race. As noted in last week’s GP2 … Continue reading “Thoughts about Sergio Canamasas and motorsport discipline”
Despite a tough opening portion of the season, New Zealand’s Mitch Evans claims some good prizes are still possible, but also that the title may be beyond him.
Alexander Rossi will join Campos Racing’s GP2 Series effort this weekend, having announced the decision to split with the Caterham F1 and GP2 teams.
Formula Renault 3.5 stalwart Marco Sørensen has moved across to the GP2 Series with MP Motorsport.
Argentine racer Facu Regalia has split from GP2 Series squad Hilmer Motorsport, following a difficult start to the season.
There is a sideswiping wind crossing the GP2 Series paddock and media centre this weekend. Rather than inside a baking tent, within site of the Formula One circus, when it comes to Monaco, GP2 bases itself on the second floor of a carpark about one kilometre down the road.
There was plenty of talk this week that Rio Haryanto’s day two time in GP2 Series testing was quicker than what Marcus Ericsson achieved in the Caterham F1 car at Bahrain few weeks ago.
GP2 Series veteran Stefano Coletti has moved to Racing Engineering for what will be his fourth full season of competition.