“I Did Not Know Jules Bianchi”

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”

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.

New Blood

There are times when the attention of the media and Formula 1 team bosses wander, as their eyes capture a precocious new talent coming into focus. These moments, when a new young hero makes themselves known to the paddock is often the same time an ageing animal begins to fall from view. It is the sport changing its guard.

Interview: Christian Vietoris (GP2 Driver, Racing Engineering)

When Christian Vietoris stormed to victory in only his second GP2 Asia race at Abu Dhabi last November, cautious attention flowed the way of the then 20-year-old German driver. Questions as to whether the young man could bring his natural speed to the tougher main series were inevitably raised, but while the ability has been … Continue reading Interview: Christian Vietoris (GP2 Driver, Racing Engineering)

Sam Bird Corner

A few weeks back, British GP2 driver Sam Bird drove an absolutely startling race in his GP2 Main Series début at Barcelona. In an exciting race that was eventually taken by young Frenchman Charles Pic, Bird drove up from the rear of the field to finish in a credible 9th position - something made even … Continue reading Sam Bird Corner

The Return of GP2 Asia

A short one here - the 2009/10 GP2 Asia series following a three month break between Rounds 1 and 2. Davide Valsecchi leads the series after the first two races in Abu Dhabi near the end of 2009 with a 10 point lead ahead of German youngster Christian Vietoris. To be honest, it is questionable … Continue reading The Return of GP2 Asia