Antonio Giovinazzi’s late call-up for Sauber for this weekend’s Australian Grand Prix was certainly a surprise, particularly given the reasons for which Pascal Wehrlein was withdrawn. But had one told the Italian about his Formula One less than two years ago, it is doubtful whether he would have believed it. During the early stages of … Continue reading “A Brief Story About Antonio Giovinazzi”
I did not know Jules Bianchi. In acknowledging that, it is the case that I had met him on a few occasions, but at no stage did I ever know him – there is quite a difference. Over the years, there was plenty of stumbling along as I shadowed a few steps behind the young … Continue reading “I Did Not Know Jules Bianchi”
A laptop, charger, EU plug converter, two pairs of trousers, five pairs of socks, five pairs of underwear, four T-shirts, a shirt and jumper, notepads, hard drive, Dictaphone, pens, pass and season media pass. It was, in a nutshell, my life stuffed inside a bag. To a degree.
New Single Seater Commission President, Stefano Domenicali, has reaffirmed the FIA’s position that Formula 2 should be the next logical step between Formula 3 and Formula 1. Domenicali took over the position from Gerhard Berger at the end of last year and had made initial moves to the reformation of the F2 category when the new Superlicence points table was unveiled in January.
DAMS duo Pierre Gasly and Alex Lynn headed days one and two of the first GP2 Series pre-season test in Abu Dhabi, with Status GP’s Richie Stanaway quickest on day three.
Formula One rookie Felipe Nasr emerged positive from his first test with Sauber, but urged caution as the second four-day stint approaches.
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.
Stoffel Vandoorne took his fourth GP2 Series victory in superb style at the Yas Marina circuit today.
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.
Leading Spanish squad Campos Racing have announced a collaboration with the Formula Gulf 1000 Series, due to begin this coming season.
One of the more undersold elements of the Auto GP World Series has been the manner in which the category offers prize money to successful drivers.
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”
Formula One backmarkers Marussia announced a very late driver change earlier today, when Alexander Rossi was brought in in place of Max Chilton.
Former Auto GP champion Kevin Ceccon is to rejoin the GP3 Series with Jenzer Motorsport this weekend and will remain with the Swiss squad for the rest of the season.