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Turvey heads iSport 1-2 (GP2 Asia) 5th February 2010, 15:46

When I spoke to Oliver Turvey last month he reckoned missing the pre-race test at Abu Dhabi had kept him from doing better in his first two GP2 Asia races. He proved that with a fine win in the third race of the championship at the Yas Island circuit after a gripping and – at […]

Promising GP2 line-up taking shape for 2009 27th February 2009, 14:41

The GP2 line-up for 2009 looks very promising with several top drivers retaining their seats and some intriguing new talent entering the championship. Lucas di Grassi is back for a fourth attempt at the series. Di Grassi, runner-up in 2007 and third last year despite only contesting part of the season, must be the title […]

GP2 Asia starts this weekend 15th October 2008, 0:03

In all the excitement of the F1 title finale I almost forgot that the GP2 Asia series begins its second season this weekend. British fans can catch the action on British Eurosport at 9am on Saturday (feature race live) and 10-11am on Sunday (presumably a re-run of the sprint race, possibly with highlights of the […]

Di Grassi lucks in to win as Pantano extends title lead (GP2) 24th August 2008, 10:40

The Campos team won the second race at Valencia as well and once again fortune smiled on them. Lucas di Grassi collected the win. The GP2 sprint race once again provided more talking points than the feature race after a controversial crash between two former team mates and another twist in the championship battle between […]

Title rivals Pantano and Senna stop on final lap at Valencia (GP2) 23rd August 2008, 16:41

The GP2 feature race at the Circuito Urbano Valencia came to a surprising end as title rivals Giorgio Pantano and Bruno Senna both ran out of fuel on the final lap. Pantano had run away with the race from pole position and was poised to win when his car rolled to a halt on the […]

Luca Filippi and Sakon Yamamoto ride the GP2 merry-go-round 17th July 2008, 20:03

Luca Filippi has lost his ART seat to ex-Formula 1 driver Sakon Yamamoto. In the latest GP2 driver market move Filippi has switched to Arden taking Yelmer Buurman?s place, leaving the Dutchman without a drive. Rumours suggest a falling-out between Filippi and ART, allegedly because the team neglected the Italian while favouring Romain Grosjean, who […]

Sebastien Buemi masters tricky conditions to head Arden 1-2 22nd June 2008, 10:53

A damp race track made for a thrilling GP2 sprint race at Magny-Cours. The race came to those who had the courage to start on slick tyres – and the Arden team took best advantage to score a one-two finish. Mike Conway led the early, tentative laps on wet weather tyres while Jerom d’Ambrosio had […]

GP2: Giorgio Pantano wins Istanbul feature 10th May 2008, 15:16

Giorgio Pantano took his sixth career win in GP2 with an emphatic victory from pole position in the feature race at Istanbul. He made a perfect start and was never troubled by Romain Grosjean, who spent the race keeping Andreas Zuber at arm’s length. Even a late safety car period failed to shake Pantano’s iron […]

Buemi handed Sentul trophy by stewards 16th February 2008, 15:14

I expected the stewards to get involved after today’s GP2 Asia race, and they did, but not for the reasons I was expecting! As I suspected Luca Filippi lost his win but it was for having his team mate’s tyres fitted to his car, not for completing an extra lap at the end. Sebastien Buemi […]

Luca Filippi wins bizarre Sentul GP2 Asia race

Just watched the first GP2 Asia race from Sentul – it verged on farce at times but the closing stages were pure drama. Luca Filippi won from Sebastien Buemi, but they were so absorbed on their battle they completed an extra lap, which leaves me wondering if they might be disqualified. The GP2 Asia cars […]