Not so good for GP2 to have its champion not racing.
That seems to be a trend, both with Italian GP2 champions and any winner or a feeder series without huge sponsors backing him, sadly.
In Dutch news, Robin Frijns has said he hopes to get some clarification on his exact role as Sauber test driver this month, traveling to Winhill. He said it looks like he won’t do any running until the Young Drivers’ Test and Sauber doesn’t have a simulator for him to work with either.
You have to understand the Dutch media; they’re essentially Italians, but without the harsh words. We still think we’re the greatest when there’s a Dutch success in a sport, but Verstappen has been written off countless times since 1995, but they would also herald him as a future world champion when he tested with Honda in 1999. Ever since, Honda ‘owed’ him something, much like they talk about FI ‘owing’ Giedo something. But, they’re already panning Frijns as well; he made a mistake, should have stayed in WSR, signed at Red Bull, etc, etc.
We collectively don’t talk about Albers anymore, either. He used to dominate TV broadcasting with odd English slogans (he got paid by his sponsors to say ‘Maximum Attack’ as often as possible) and arrogant statements about deserving a better drive.