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.
Fresh from his GP2 Asia Series success last month, former Renault Formula 1 driver Romain Grosjean topped yesterday's testing at Silverstone.
Although Romain Grosjean sealed his second GP2 Asia Series crown in Imola on Sunday afternoon, it was Racing Engineering's Dani Clos that took the Sprint Race in style.
Romain Grosjean cruised to an easy victory in the opening race of the final round of the 2011 GP2 Asia Series in Imola.
Lotus-ART driver Jules Bianchi nailed the Feature Race victory at Abu Dhabi on Friday afternoon to assure stellar start to the 2011 GP2 Asia Series.
Renault R31 Drivers: (9) Robert Kubica, (10) Vitaly Petrov; (Reserve) Bruno Senna, Romain Grosjean, Fairuz Fauzy, Ho-Pin Tung, Jan Charouz. Team: (Chairman) Gerard Lopez, (Principal) Éric Boullier, (Technical Director) James Allison, (Chief Operating Officer) Patrick Louis, (Chief Designer) Tim Densham. Race Engineers: (Kubica) Simon Rennie, Jonathan Marshall, (Petrov) Ayao Komatsu, Julien Simon-Chautemps. Engine: 90° RS27-2010; … Continue reading Renault R31
In what was a largely quite morning session at the Yas Marina circuit, Sebastian Vettel fired the first shot across the bow of the Championship contenders. The 23-year-old Red Bull driver clocked up a fastest lap of 1:42.760 – a stunning 0.6 of-a-second faster than 2nd fastest Lewis Hamilton.
Free Practice 1 As the green light flickered on at the pitlane exit, the Lotus of Heikki Kovalainen was the first to venture out on to the Marina Bay circuit. Having rained heavily some time prior to practice, intermediate tyres were the order of the early evening; however the track conditions were to change subtly … Continue reading 2010 Singapore Grand Prix (Marina Bay, Round 15, September 24th)
1st Practice A wet and miserable Hockenheim circuit on Friday morning produced a surprising amount of on track running during the first session as teams clambered to pick up as much data as possible during the sodden opening practice. The rain had actually arrived during the week as even the medical and safety cars had … Continue reading 2010 German Grand Prix (Hockenheimring, Round 11, Jul 23rd)
It was hot and it was humid for the first day of the British Grand Prix at the revamped Silverstone circuit. As the 2010 Formula 1 season crosses the halfway point, the battle up front is just as hot, if not more so than the oppressive sun above. Friday As with most sessions this season, … Continue reading 2010 British Grand Prix (Silverstone, Round 10, July 9th – 11th)
Following a run during Friday morning practice at Sepang earlier on this year, Fairuz Fauzy will be taking to the seat of a Lotus at Silverstone during the first session this weekend, replacing Jarno Trulli. The relaunched team have also promised Fauzy three further sessions later on during the year at Hungary, Singapore and Abu … Continue reading Fauzy Rides Again
Of all the circuits designed by Hermann Tilke, Sepang probably stands out as his finest attempt - although there is no stand out corners on the track (the sweeps from turns 5-8 are still very nice), it is a good design as a whole. Malaysia has actually given the Formula 1 community some very good … Continue reading 2010 Malaysian Grand Prix (Sepang, Round 3, April 2nd – 4th)
Well, pre-season testing is completed and all the teams have unveiled their cars and, of course, it has been confirmed that the USF1 squad will not make it to Bahrain for first practice in nine days or for the rest of the season - I cannot wait for that book to be written. The final … Continue reading The 2010 Formula 1 World Championship Grid
For the third week of testing, the biggest news this week was the return of the Lotus team to Formula 1. It may be questionable as to how much (or little) Lotus actually have in common with the original marquee as led by the late Colin Chapman, but with Mike Gascoyne as technical chief, the … Continue reading Formula 1 Testing (Jerez, February 17th-20th)