Esteban Gutierrez and Luiz Razia proved that is just as important as guile during the sixth round of the GP2 Series at Valencia last weekend. Both bolstered their championships with decisive late wins when fortune fell away from Calado – a victim of ill-timed safety cars and disintegrating tyres.
Johnny Cecotto Jr and Jolyon Palmer continued Monaco's occasional form for surprise winners, with the pairing taking victories in the principality last weekend.
Giedo van der Garde and Luiz Razia made the most of GP2's first European adventure of 2012, with each taking a win respectively, yet it was still DAMS racer Davide Valsecchi who came out smiling thanks to some hard fought points.
When the GP2 Series stayed in Bahrain for an extra round last weekend, one could be forgiven for thinking there might be a repeat of the original meeting. There was – nearly.
Davide Valsecchi claimed two race wins, a pole position and a fastest lap at the second round of the 2012 GP2 Series in Bahrain.
The 2012 GP2 (Main) Series ventured to Malaysia for the first time last weekend, with series veteran Luiz Razia and rookie James Calado taking impressive wins.
In GP2's first non-championship event, Fabio Leimer and James Calado took the spoils in Abu Dhabi.
After nine rounds and eighteen races, the 2011 GP2 season had come to a close with Romain Grosjean a clear an emphatic champion ahead of Luca Filippi, but Filippi - on home turf - was made to work for it.
Feature Race (Aug 27th) Christian Vietoris took an utterly chaotic race win at Spa-Francorchamps ahead of Jules Bianchi, but it was Romain Grosjean who claimed the title with his 3rd place. Having also secured pole position, Vietoris led from the off, building a three-second gap to Bianchi by the halfway point. However, as rain began … Continue reading Looking Back: 2011 GP2 Round of Spa-Francorchamps (Rd 8, TV Notes)
Another win and a podium for Romain Grosjean went a very long way to sealing the title for the DAMS pilot. With two rounds remaining, the French / Swiss pilot led the field by 25 points; however his DAMS squad still lingered behind Barwa Addax in the Teams’ Championship. Stefano Coletti opened his victory account thanks to a stunning drive in the Sprint Race.
A stunning victory for Luca Filippi in his 100th GP2 event may have grabbed the headlines, but it was Romain Grosjean's Sprint Race with that proved the more decisive.
In one corner Jules Bianchi secured a stunning victory at a wet Silverstone, while a dry Sprint Race helped Romain Grosjean to success, but as the title battle hots up, who has the long term advantage.
MGP2 at Monaco in 2011 will be remembered for Davide Valsecchi and Charles Pic taking the honour, but others will remember it as the weekend Romain Grosjean's championship push really came together.
Charles Pic and Fabio Leimer made the most of the conditions at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya to claim the honours in the second GP2 round of the 2011 season.
It was a good opening weekend for Romain Grosjean and Stefano Coletti in Istanbul, as they took a win each amidst some frantic GP2 action.