Yesterday was a positive day for Formula One rookies Felipe Nasr, Carlos Sainz and Max Verstappen as the Sauber and Toro Rosso debutants made their presence felt in Melbourne.
Formula One rookie Felipe Nasr emerged positive from his first test with Sauber, but urged caution as the second four-day stint approaches.
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.
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.
Despite a tough opening portion of the season, New Zealand’s Mitch Evans claims some good prizes are still possible, but also that the title may be beyond him.
That’s 200! A large number of races indeed. An anniversary suitably celebrated by the GP2 Series on the Saturday at Hockenheim.
If Carlin Motorsport’s Felipe Nasr is to really push for this year’s GP2 Series title, then consistency needs to run parallel to his more obvious speed. Admittedly on this occasion, there was precious little the Brazilian could do about the lost points on Saturday; however one cannot escape the fact that since series leader Jolyon Palmer’s last victory in Monaco in May, Nasr has only outscored the Briton by six points.
Rio Haryanto and Jon Lancaster claimed the top spots in the final two days of GP2 Series testing at Bahrain this week.
Felipe Nasr and Nathanaël Berthon have signed on for their third GP2 Series campaigns with Carlin and Venezuela GP Lazarus respectively.
Jake Dennis and Spike Goddard solidified their seats in this year’s FIA European F3 Championship yesterday.
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One lucky bird had a very lucky escape at Monaco this morning, when Carlin’s Felipe Nasr came within centimetres of wiping it out at the Swimming Pool.
Rapax driver Stefano Coletti claimed the GP2 Sprint Race ahead of the hard charging Robin Frijns and Felipe Nasr.
Robin Frijns drove a pitch perfect race at Barcelona this evening to assume his first GP2 victory of the season.
Marcus Ericsson emphatically grabbed his first GP2 pole and points of the season thanks to a storming effort in the closing minutes of the sole qualifying session.
"Meanwhile, at the Weekend: Vettel wins the Bahrain GP; Leimer and Bird take GP2 glory; Sato takes first IndyCar win; Munoz triumphs at Long Beach”
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