Test driver Soucek leaves Virgin

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Virgin test driver Andy Soucek has officially left the team. The Spanish driver cited a lack of opportunities to drive the VR-01 as being part of the reason for him leaving the outfit. Soucek’s departure leaves GP2 racer Luiz Razia as the team’s only reserve driver. A statement released by Soucek’s management said: Andy and … Continue reading Test driver Soucek leaves Virgin

Virgin replace Parente with Soucek

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Andy Soucek has taken Alvaro Parente’s place as third driver at Virgin. Soucek, who won the Formula Two championship last year, drove for Williams in the young drivers’ test at Jerez at the end of 2009. Parente lost his place as the team’s third driver after planned sponsorship from the Portuguese tourism institute failed to … Continue reading Virgin replace Parente with Soucek

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)

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

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

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

GP2 Spa-Francorchamps feature: Lapierre’s perfect drive

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

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