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2nd September 2014, 23:32 at 11:32 pm #273177
Meanwhile Daly is also out at Venezuela GP Lazarus according to an email from his management (emphasis added):
American Conor Daly learned early on Tuesday morning that Venezuela GP Lazarus had replaced him for the upcoming weekend in Monza, Italy. It was not a total surprise as the team had informed him after Spa that they were in need of additional funding.
“I’m naturally disappointed but thankful for the opportunity that Venezuela GP Lazarus provided me this season,” said Daly. “Lazarus is a great team of people who race because of their love of the sport and I wish them every success in the future.”
Daly was not in a position to provide additional funding to the team and therefore had to step aside.
2014 marks the fourth season of European racing for Daly who spent three years racing in GP3, and this season in GP2. Daly won two races and stood on the podium eleven times and scored one pole in the past two years racing in GP3. He finished third in the GP3 Championship in 2013.
“Europe for the past four years has been a an invaluable experience for me,” said Daly. “It was a sacrifice well worth making because I know today that I am a better driver because of it. I’m ready for my future, whatever it may be.”
Daly attended the recent Fontana IndyCar weekend as he pursues all options for the 2015 season. “I want to be a professional race car driver and be in a position to take advantage of any opportunity that might come my way,” commented Daly.
And Dennis Olsen, who’s been very impressive in Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup this year, is tipped to get a seat:
I have good reason to believe that Norwegian driver Dennis Olsen will be racing at Monza this weekend in #GP2. Watch this space and my blog.
— Callum Rowe (@CallumRowe_) September 2, 20141st September 2014, 22:36 at 10:36 pm #273027
For me it’s mainly the grand old names of the sport: Brabham, Tyrrell, real Lotus.31st August 2014, 23:18 at 11:18 pm #272729
Power drove an excellent, controlled race from the back and deserved to finally pick up the title. Castroneves’ penalty put the lock on it but Power had already done enough. Here’s the highlights from the race:29th August 2014, 0:12 at 12:12 am #272575
He’s racing in Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup. He started the year well – three thirds and a win, was tied with Nyck de Vries for the lead of the championship – but hasn’t scored since then.27th August 2014, 21:44 at 9:44 pm #272474
Good to see a new venue and location on the calendar which isn’t another street circuit. I wonder which of the many possible configurations they’ll use?26th August 2014, 9:36 at 9:36 am #272280
Some really great videos this weekend @andae23, thanks very much. I’ve used pretty much all of these!
Are there any changes you would like to see on the video search page which might make this easier?24th August 2014, 20:46 at 8:46 pm #271907
@andae23 Thanks for the tip on the Lotterer one – that’s the problem with that Spa pit entrance!21st August 2014, 9:01 at 9:01 am #270871
Piquet Jnr’s seat confirmed:
Team China Racing has announced the signing of Red Bull Global Rallycross championship leader Nelson Piquet Jr as one of its drivers for the inaugural FIA Formula E Championship.
Piquet Jr’s career has seen him compete in a wide variety of disciplines, including NASCAR, Formula 1, GP2 and British Formula 3. He now joins other former Formula 1 drivers Nick Heidfeld, Sebastian Buemi and Jarno Trulli on the Formula E grid.
Formula E is the world’s first fully electric racing series and will see drivers compete in the heart of ten of the world’s leading cities including London, Miami and Berlin.
Nelson Piquet Jr: “I have always enjoyed the challenge of racing in a variety of formulas, so I’m delighted to be able to drive in Formula E. To be a driver in the very first Formula E championship is a great honour as it’s a very interesting new concept in motorsport. I’m delighted to be participating with Team China Racing who are looking to establish themselves in the sport.”
Steven Lu, CEO, Team China Racing: “Nelson has proven time and again his ability to perform at the highest level across a range of different racing formats and this was a key factor in our decision to sign him to Team China Racing. In his tests at Donington Nelson was very quick and we believe the team has signed one of the most talented drivers on the grid.”
Steve Hewett, Head of Motorsports at The KINC, is handling all sponsorship enquiries for Nelson Piquet Jr and Team China Racing.20th August 2014, 22:30 at 10:30 pm #27085520th August 2014, 18:37 at 6:37 pm #27084018th August 2014, 18:52 at 6:52 pm #270609
Here are the race highlights. Rotten luck for Hunter-Reay who was making a great recovery:18th August 2014, 18:51 at 6:51 pm #270608
Classy win for Power. He surely has the championship in the bag.
I’ve heard that a few times before!
But with both the remaining rounds (Infineon and Fontana) being on tracks where he won last year, it’s looking good for him.17th August 2014, 10:41 at 10:41 am #270551
Looking forward to it – we’ll be on F1 Fanatic Live from 8:30pm BST tonight.15th August 2014, 8:44 at 8:44 am #27049714th August 2014, 9:00 at 9:00 am #270471
Silverstone will be properly miffed about this given it’s only four years since they reconfigured their circuit to make it more bike-friendly (though when they planned that they were at risk of losing the British Grand Prix to Donington Park).