Miki Monras and Christopher Zanella set the pace over the final two-day Formula 2 test of the season in Barcelona, while reigning champion Mirko Bortolotti tested the future car.
Category: 2011 Racing Season
Stories and races from the 2011 Season
Looking Back: 2011 Formula Renault 3.5 Rnd of Monza (Rd 3, TV Notes)
Race One (May 14th) Kevin Korjus took his second Formula Renault 3.5 victory of the season in the opening race at Monza in May. The Estonian held off Carlin’s Jean-Eric Vergne to the flag, although Korjus spent much of the event under pressure from the other Carlin-racer, Robert Wickens. Daniil Move completed the podium with … Continue reading Looking Back: 2011 Formula Renault 3.5 Rnd of Monza (Rd 3, TV Notes)
Looking Back: 2011 Formula Renault 3.5 Rnd of Spa-Francorchamps (Rd 2, TV Notes)
Robert Wickens and Jean-Eric Vergne made it an all-Carlin celebration at Spa-Francorchamps in the second round of the 2011 Formula Renault 3.5 Series.
Looking Back: 2011 Formula Renault 3.5 Rnd of Barcelona (Rd 1, TV Notes)
The 2011 Formula Renault 3.5 got off to a stellar start at Motorsport Aragon, when débutantes Alexander Rossi and Kevin Korjus claimed early victories.
Looking Back: 2011 GP2 Round of Abu Dhabi (Non-Championship, TV Notes)
In GP2's first non-championship event, Fabio Leimer and James Calado took the spoils in Abu Dhabi.
Looking Back: 2011 GP2 Round of Monza (Rd 9, TV Notes)
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.
Looking Back: 2011 GP2 Round of Spa-Francorchamps (Rd 8, TV Notes)
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)
Looking Back: 2011 GP2 Round of Hungary (Rd 7, 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.
Looking Back: 2011 GP2 Round of Nurburgring (Rd 6, TV Notes)
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.
Looking Back: 2011 GP2 Round of Silverstone (Rd 5, TV Notes)
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.
Looking Back: 2011 GP2 Round of Valencia (Rd 4, TV Notes)
As the GP2 Series returned from a month long break, feeder series veteran Romain Grosjean got his title charge back on track, while GP2 rookie Esteban Gutierrez claimed his first honours.
Looking Back: 2011 GP2 Round of Monaco (Rd 3, TV Notes)
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.
Looking Back: 2011 GP2 Round of Barcelona (Rd 2, TV Notes)
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.
Looking Back: 2011 GP2 Round of Istanbul (Rd 1, TV Notes)
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.
Now that the racing season has finally drawn to a close, I’ll be spending the next few weeks checking up on a few championships that missed the “TV Notes” boat first time around.
2011 Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix (Feature Race, Nov 20th, TV Notes)
Prema Powerteam’s Daniel Juncadella powered to a spectacular victory at the 58th Macau Grand Prix on Sunday. Juncadella beat Felipe Nasr and Marco Wittmann to the chequered flag in a race peppered with incident and multiple safety car periods. The result meant Juncadella became the first ever Spaniard to claim the prestigious event in its illustrious history.
2011 Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix (Qualifying Race, Nov 19th, TV Notes)
Marco Wittmann claimed yesterday’s Formula 3 Qualification Race at Macau, putting himself in pole for today’s Feature Race. From his initial pole position, the German pilot ran unthreatened to the chequered flag in a race neutralised by a late safety car period.
Looking to Macau
Whether they appear in the pages of a magazine, on the web or even on television screens, there are places in the world that simply exude romance. Macau is just such a place.
2011 ILMC 6 Hours of Zhuhai (RD 7, Nov 13th, TV Notes)
A dominant Peugeot squad ensured a 1-2 finish for the French marque at the final ILMC round in Zhuhai on Sunday. Led to victory by the #7 Peugeot of Sebastien Bourdais / Anthony Davidson pairing, the Michelin-shod squad eased themselves to the chequered flag first, garnering a 38-second advantage as the clocked ticked down.
2011 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (Rd 18, Qualifying, Nov 12th, TV Notes)
Sebastian Vettel took his fourteenth pole position of the season at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi. The Red Bull driver pulled a sensational effort to set a lap of 1:38.481, pushing one tenth ahead of McLaren's Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button in the final moments.