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.
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.
@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.
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..
And Williams tester Felipe Nasr stays at Carlin:
Wow, Keith, that was quick :)
On a more serious note, this makes the GP2 grid even better!
The line-up continues to take shape (GP2 rookies marked with an *)
Daniel De Jong
Johnny Cecotto Jnr
Venezuela GP Lazarus
I hope I’m not alone in not being greatly enthusiastic about the GP2 grid as yet…
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.
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.
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!
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.
Following last year’s disappointment at Rapax, Coletti moves to Racing Engineering alongside Marciello:
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