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GP2 2014 teams and drivers

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  • #250326
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    wsrgo
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    GP2 does have prize money. In fact, they are the only junior series to pay their drivers.
    But the amount of money required for a seat is huge…it has been estimated to be 2.5 million euros max.

    #250851
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    Adrian Quaife-Hobbs to Rapax:

    http://www.gp2series.com/News-Room/News/2014/03_March/Adrian-Quaife-Hobbs-joins-forces-with-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.

    #250856
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    Does AutoGP? @wsrgo I remember a prize fund of 5, 10 or 20k Euros for the highest scoring drivers each weekend.

    I agree @rjoconnell. Maybe some top 8 finishes? Will we see him in the early season Coletti car or the late season one..

    #250879
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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.

    #251027
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    Keith Collantine
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    Nathanael Berthon stays for a third season, now with Venezuela GP Lazarus:

    #251032
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    wsrgo
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    Back of the grid shuffle time now…I hope the driver alongside Berthon is a pay driver, otherwise Berthon might get the chop in the middle of the year..

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    #251075
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    Wow, Keith, that was quick :)

    On a more serious note, this makes the GP2 grid even better!

    #251076
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    Keith Collantine
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    The line-up continues to take shape (GP2 rookies marked with an *)

    Russian Time

    Mitch Evans
    Artem Markelov*

    Carlin

    Julian Leal
    Felipe Nasr

    Racing Engineering

    Raffaele Marciello*
    TBC

    DAMS

    Jolyon Palmer
    Stephane Richelmi

    ART

    Stoffel Vandoorne*
    Takuya Izawa*

    Hilmer

    Daniel Abt
    Facu Regalia*

    Rapax

    Simon Trummer
    Adrian Quaife-Hobbs

    Arden

    Rene Binder
    Andre Negrao*

    Caterham

    Rio Haryanto
    Alexander Rossi

    MP

    Daniel De Jong
    TBC

    Trident

    Johnny Cecotto Jnr
    TBC

    Venezuela GP Lazarus

    Nathanael Berthon
    TBC

    Campos

    Arthur Pic*
    Kimiya Sato*

    #251078
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    I hope I’m not alone in not being greatly enthusiastic about the GP2 grid as yet…

    #251097
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    Well, it definitely feels like there are ‘number one drivers’ in each team.. but the fight at the top of the grid/reverse grid is where we will see the action in GP2. Nasr, Evans, Palmer, Rossi, Vandoorne, Marciello, and two more could make up that top 8. Maybe Pic or AQH? The other experienced guys should be there or thereabouts, as well.

    #251108
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    I think the championship could be very exciting, the overall quality of the field seems better than in the last few years with the drivers mentioned by @fastiesty, and I would keep an eye on Sato as well, he’s been unexpectedly good in an obviously not as highly rated series last year, but as a rookie. I’m really looking forward to this season, more so than to FR3.5.

    #251112
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    Well, despite my pessimism it seems many people are excited for a decent season. Hopefully this means we get enough interest for me to run the GP2 article’s again this season!

    #251180
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    Go back a few pages in the thread and this was shaping up to be the worst grid in GP2 history. Now you have at least six genuinely good championship contenders and only two of them are past their second year in the series.

    #251219
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    Keith Collantine
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    Following last year’s disappointment at Rapax, Coletti moves to Racing Engineering alongside Marciello:

    http://www.gp2series.com/News-Room/News/2014/03_March/Stefano-Coletti-completes-the-2014-Racing-Engineering-line-up/

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