Archive for the ‘GP2’ Category
1 Aug 2011: GP2: Focusing on the future with Sam Bird
Brits on Pole’s roving correspondent Scott McCarthy last spoke to Sam Bird about a year ago at the Turkish Grand Prix. Since then, the GP2 front-runner has shown impressive speed and overtaking – followed by an overdose of bad luck in more recent races. They met again at the Hungaroring to catch up and to discuss the future.
24 Jul 2011: GP2 and GP3: The next generation
They’re the rising stars of British single-seater racing, each ambitious to take their place on the F1 grid, and in the run-up to the British Grand Prix weekend they put aside their rivalries to pose for this Pirelli publicity photo.
Pre-season title favourite Romain Grosjean came away from Turkey as the GP2 championship leader – but only by the narrowest of margins as Sam Bird fought him all the way.
iSport International’s Sam Bird will go into the new GP2 season as one of the title favourites – and he’s demonstrated his intention to be in the thick of the action by qualifying on the front row for the opening race of the campaign in Turkey.
6 May 2011: Max Chilton: “I want to be the fastest Brit”
BritsOnPole caught up with Carlin GP2 driver Max Chilton at the pre-season Silverstone test and asked him about his prospects for this year, his rookie season last year, and what it was like to drive for a brand-new squad that hadn’t settled on a definite team-mate for him.
Testing for this year’s GP2 main series began yesterday at a rainy Silverstone, as the next generation of F1 hopefuls struggled to come to grips with the twin challenges of the new Pirelli wet-weather tyres and pre-season favourite Romain Grosjean.
20 Mar 2011: GP2 Asia, Imola: Oliver Turvey saves best for last
Oliver Turvey’s Ocean Racing team ended the disrupted GP2 Asia season without scoring a point, but by finishing in eighth in the Imola sprint race the Englishman was able to post the team’s best result.
20 Mar 2011: GP2 Asia, Imola: Tough weekend for Max Chilton
Traffic and mechanical gremlins both contributed to a disappointing weekend in Imola for Carlin’s Max Chilton, who threatened to crack the top six in qualifying but was unable to mount a challenge in the races.
20 Mar 2011: GP2 Asia, Imola: double retirement for Sam Bird
Fastest in practice and only pipped to pole position in the dying seconds of qualifying, it looked like Imola was shaping up to be a good weekend for iSport’s Sam Bird. But that was before the racing began.
An encouraging eighth-place qualifying performance by Arden’s Jolyon Palmer saw him challenge for points in the feature race at Imola, until disaster struck in his pitstop.