F1 rookies test: Guide to the drivers

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

The in-season testing ban may have caused some problems but it has given us one thing to look forward to: tomorrow a three-day F1 test session exclusively for rookie drivers begins at Jerez. Already most of the teams have announced their drivers which include a host of champions plus several drivers from nations not currently … Continue reading F1 rookies test: Guide to the drivers

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

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

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

Disaster for Pantano breathes life into title battle (GP2)

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

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 … Continue reading Disaster for Pantano breathes life into title battle (GP2)

Bruno Senna masters wet conditions to win at Silverstone (GP2)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

It’s a shame that Bruno Senna’s every move in motor racing evokes parallels with his uncle. But his victory at a soaking wet Silverstone in today’s GP2 race brought back strong memories of Ayrton Senna’s triumph in similar conditions at the same track 20 years earlier. Luca Filippi started from pole position courtesy of his … Continue reading Bruno Senna masters wet conditions to win at Silverstone (GP2)

2008 French GP qualifying: Raikkonen storms to Ferrari’s 200th pole position

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Ferrari were in crushing form at Magny-Cours and annexed the front row of the grid with little difficulty, Kimi Raikkonen leading Felipe Massa. It was Ferrari’s 200th pole position at a circuit where they’ve enjoyed great success in recent years. Lewis Hamilton, in what is expected to be a lightly-fuelled McLaren, was unable to beat … Continue reading 2008 French GP qualifying: Raikkonen storms to Ferrari’s 200th pole position

Eight cars crash on first lap, Bruno Senna hits a dog, it’s another GP2 sprint race

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A frantic GP2 sprint race saw eight drivers eliminated on the first lap and a safety car period after one car struck and apparently killed a dog. The safety car was summoned before the first lap was completed as Pastor Maldonado, Andreas Zuber, Ho-Pin Tung, Yelmer Buurmanm Andy Soucek, Jerome d’Ambrosio and Adrian Valles all … Continue reading Eight cars crash on first lap, Bruno Senna hits a dog, it’s another GP2 sprint race

2008 Turkish Grand Prix qualifying: Hat-trick of poles for Felipe Massa

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Felipe Massa’s love affair with the Istanbul Park circuit goes on. He took his third pole position in a row at the circuit where he scored his first in 2006. It leaves him perfectly poised to turn the trick again in the race tomorrow. Joining him on the front row is McLaren’s Heikki Kovalainen. He … Continue reading 2008 Turkish Grand Prix qualifying: Hat-trick of poles for Felipe Massa

2009 F1 drivers – early predictions

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

It’s early days, but Luca di Montezemolo’s comments last week about Ferrari not needing Fernando Alonso started me thinking about which drivers might be on the move for 2009. On the face of it Montezemolo doesn’t seem to want to change his pairing of Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa. And after three driver changes in … Continue reading 2009 F1 drivers – early predictions

The four drivers fighting for a 2009 F1 drive

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

These are the four drivers who have landed the most desirable seats in GP2, the top feeder category for Formula 1: Romain Grosjean, Luca Filippi, Karun Chandhok and Bruno Senna. For the past three years the GP2 champion has gone straight into F1: Nico Rosberg, Lewis Hamilton and, in 2008, Timo Glock. So who will … Continue reading The four drivers fighting for a 2009 F1 drive

GP2 Spa-Francorchamps feature: Lapierre’s perfect drive

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Nicolas Lapierre cruised to victory in the GP2 race at Spa-Francorchamps in a manner that made you wonder why he hasn’t been doing it all year. In the fight for the championship Lucas di Grassi finished third but title rival Timo Glock was 17th after yet more reliability problems for iSport. Luca Filippi was second … Continue reading GP2 Spa-Francorchamps feature: Lapierre’s perfect drive