Giorgio Pantano archive

Buemi: another GP2 prodigy fit for F1? 18th February 2009, 12:00

Sebastien Buemi will become the eighth GP2 driver to enter Formula 1 when he makes his debut for Toro Rosso in the Australian Grand Prix next month. His form in GP2 doesn’t seem as strong as the likes of Nico Rosberg, Lewis Hamilton or Timo Glock’s were. He is the only driver to graduate from […]

Giorgio Pantano wins title despite penalty (GP2) 13th September 2008, 16:50

Giorgio Pantano won the GP2 championship in the feature race at Monza today despite losing his win due to a drive-through penalty. The Italian driver led most of the race on a wet but drying track. However after making his mandatory pit stop he crossed the white line at the pit lane exit and was […]

Giorgio Pantano beats Bruno Senna to the GP2 title – but will he reach F1?

Giorgio Pantano has become the fourth GP2 champion in this afternoon’s feature race. Pantano beat Bruno Senna to win the title which, so far, has been a passport to F1. But while Senna has been linked to several teams, there has been so sign Pantano is about to return to F1, where he raced briefly […]

Pastor Maldonado snatches win from Jerome d’Ambrosio (GP2) 7th September 2008, 10:51

Pastor Maldonado won a thrilling GP2 sprint race with a stunning pass on leader Jerome d’Ambrosio on the final lap at Spa-Francorchamps. But Bruno Senna failed to capitalise on the absense of points leader Giorgio Pantano by crashing out of the race.

Pantano excluded and Zuber disqualified at Spa 6th September 2008, 22:32

Giorgio Pantano has been thrown out of the entire Spa-Francorchamps race weekend, including tomorrow’s sprint race, following breaches of the rules in today’s feature race. The stewards charged Pantano, who led the GP2 championship by 11 points after today’s sprint race, with “reckless driving and unsportsmanlike behaviour” for his collision with Lucas di Grassi. He […]

Romain Grosjean wins at Spa; Bruno Senna gets penalty (GP2)

Romain Grosjean finished first in a GP2 race for the fourth time this year – although it was only his second win, as he’s had a few brushes with the stewards. Bruno Senna will be ruing his latest run-in with the stewards, and it was a controversial one. Senna was hit with a drive-through penalty […]

Sebastien Buemi wins as Senna closes on Pantano (GP2) 3rd August 2008, 10:30

Sebastien Buemi scored his second win in a sprint race this year with a measured drive at the Hungaroring. The Swiss driver capitalised on a mistake by early leader Andy Soucek halfway through the race and smoothly pulled out a commanding lead in the heat at Hungary. Bruno Senna made up vital ground in his […]

Disaster for Pantano breathes life into title battle (GP2) 2nd August 2008, 16:32

A moment’s misjudgement by Giorgio Pantano at the Hungaroring cost him vital points in the championship. And it handed Bruno Senna an opportunity to reduce the gap between the pair in the title race which the iSport driver did not waste. Senna finished third behind winner Lucas di Grassi and Andreas Zuber, the pair nose-to-tail […]

Pantano wins after Grosjean penalised; Chandhok takes sprint win (GP2) 20th July 2008, 11:11

Romain Grosjean drove an excellent race at the Hockenheimring to beat Giorgio Pantano to the chequered flag. Grosjean followed Pantano closesly throughout the race and took advantage of a heavy shower late in the race to overtake the championship leader. But on the following lap he overtook the lapped Marko Asmer under a yellow flag. […]

If Giorgio Pantano wins the GP2 championship should he get an F1 drive? 13th July 2008, 0:03

The GP2 championship has helped several top F1 drivers get into the championship in the three years it’s been running. Every GP2 champion is currently racing in F1: Nico Rosberg (Williams), Lewis Hamilton (McLaren) and Timo Glock (Toyota). Giorgio Pantano is leading the championship at the half-way point. But this year is his seventh in […]