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@fastiesty Yes, that prize fund had been suspended for 2013, but will be reinstated in 2014, according to series boss Enzo Coloni.
As for AQH, it will be tough for him to shine in a field containing Vandoorne, Marciello, Evans, Rossi, Palmer and possibly Nasr.
Adrian Quaife-Hobbs to Rapax:
AQH really improved after switching from lowly MP Motorsport to Hilmer. I’d expect him to get the better of Simon Trummer throughout the season.
As do the majority of drivers in European feeder series. The teams simply don’t have that much sponsorship and prize money is uncommon. The usual exception is the top F1 teams’ junior programs (notable proteges include Alex Lynn, Raffaele Marciello, Stoffel Vandoorne and Marco Sorensen).
Here’s the line-up so far (series rookies marked with an *)
Johnny Cecotto Jnr returns to Trident for a fifth season in GP2:
Races Wins Win % Races before win
ART 191 34
Russian Time (iSport) 191 24
Campos (Addax) 191 21
Rapax (Piquet) 191 18
Racing Engineering 191 17
DAMS 191 15
Arden 191 15
MP (Coloni/Fisichella) 191 12
Trident 168 8
Carlin (David Price) 191 7
Caterham (Durango) 159 7
Lazarus (Super Nova) 191 7
Hilmer (Ocean) 191 6
The feature race mandatory stop rule is primarily to even up the competition – last year, Sam Bird and then Jolyon Palmer were going Hard-Hard to win the feature, bagging the most points available each weekend, and sacrificing the sprint race on Softs. If anything, mandatory stops should be in GP2 and not F1.
I really don’t like these mandatory pit-stop rules (other than a rule saying that at least 1 pit stop should be made). I don’t recall very well, but most races are short enough that a mandatory change like this is somewhat silly; I think we’d have had more variety if teams were left to their own strategies and could do a quick stop to change only…[Read more]
There’s a new tyre rule in the feature race for 2014:
New sporting rules for the 2014 season – GP2 series
Drivers must use two different sets of tyres in the feature race (if it’s dry) – this makes it like the tyre rule in F1, and so there may be more cars running at different speeds in the race because they’re on different tyres. I guess it…[Read more]
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