“Rossi joins Marussia F1 as Reserve”

Alexander Rossi has joined the Marussia F1 team as the official reserve driver of the squad. The California native has switched to the Anglo-Russian squad following his split from the Caterham F1 Driver Development Programme earlier this month. A race winner in both Formula Renault 3.5 and the GP2 Series, Rossi nevertheless struggled this season … Continue reading “Rossi joins Marussia F1 as Reserve”

“Meanwhile, at the Weekend: Rosberg triumphs at Monaco; Kanaan takes Indy; Bird and Coletti grab GP2 spoils; Dempsey steals astonishing Lights victory”

“Meanwhile, at the Weekend: Rosberg triumphs at Monaco; Kanaan takes Indy; Dempsey grabs astonishing Lights victory”

“Gutierrez and Razia grab GP2 spoils from luckless Calado”

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.

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.

2011 GP2 Asia Series Preview

With the first Feature Race of the 2011 GP2 Asia Series only a few of hours away, how timely would it be for a very quick season preview? Of course, when writing "season", I realise that this year's Asia Championship only contains three rounds - once this weekend at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu … Continue reading 2011 GP2 Asia Series Preview

GP2 Asia Pre-Season Testing (Yas Marina, February 7th)

As the final day of GP2 Asia pre-season testing wrapped up at the Yas Marina, Jules Bianchi and Davide Valsecchi once again outlined their potential. Bianchi topped the morning session at a slightly shortened version of the Abu Dhabi circuit with a best of 1:35.940 from his 34 lap run - a mere 0.085 quicker … Continue reading GP2 Asia Pre-Season Testing (Yas Marina, February 7th)

GP2 Asia Pre-Season Testing (Yas Marina, February 3rd)

Yesterday, at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi, the lingering effects of a sandstorm halted running for long periods, before rain showers interfered further with track time. During a period when the new GP2/11 cars needed to be on track to gain valuable information, fog set in.