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22nd July 2014, 18:07 at 6:07 pm #267818
That depends on how much the price of grandstand tickets goes up.19th July 2014, 15:59 at 3:59 pm #267068
That was a sensational race. Evans wins from 15th holding off Vandoorne and Palmer on old tyres. Action everywhere in the closing laps. WOW.18th July 2014, 15:26 at 3:26 pm #266937
1. Jolyon Palmer (championship leader)
2. Stoffel Vandoorne
3. Stefano Coletti
4. Tom Dillmann (first appearance since Barcelona)
5. Felipe Nasr (2nd in points)
6. Arthur Pic
7. Johnny Cecotto (defending feature race winner at Hockenheim)
8. Raffaele Marciello (impeded on two flying laps)
9. Alexander Rossi (first appearance at Campos)
10. Simon Trummer
14. Daniel Abt
15. Mitch Evans18th July 2014, 6:41 at 6:41 am #266886
Prize money AND a second qualifying session for race 2 instead of the feature/sprint with reverse grid top 8s would do wonders.
What also would help is if they can develop a new car based around the Dallara SF14 being used in Japan and their 2-liter turbo 4-cyl engine formula that would be closer in line to the 2014-spec F1 cars.
The talent level isn’t the problem.16th July 2014, 15:59 at 3:59 pm #266721
I certainly wasn’t expecting this news in the morning, but wow! Hopefully Rossi can turn it around at Campos, Arthur Pic has been a consistent scorer for them and with a driver like Rossi, they can start challenging for wins and podiums. And he’ll be fired up to prove that he’s still F1 material after an awful first 10 races to the season with a team that, despite being quicker than their F1 overlords at some circuits, has little to nothing to show for it in GP2.
As for Sato…he’s shown shades of his manager in GP2. Which is to say, it’s not been a good 10 races. I’m hoping that next year some team signs Ryo Hirakawa to a GP2 race seat – he has to be *the* most promising young open-wheel racer from Japan – 20 years old, now a title contender in an extremely difficult Super Formula category, and he already has an F3 title, a Porsche Carrera Cup title, two Super GT starts, and an IndyCar test to his credit as well.15th July 2014, 22:25 at 10:25 pm #266658
11th and 15th are not where the series’ most popular young drivers should be sitting in the points, but there it is.
I’m not gonna lie – nothing would please me more than Montoya bouncing back from Iowa with two good finishes and putting himself right back on the verge of title contention. Then again, I think the top 2 are well overdue for a series championship, and it would also finally establish Pagenaud as a top driver if he were to win it.15th July 2014, 15:45 at 3:45 pm #266646
The pain of seeing JPM get chopped out of the race was wiped out when Newgarden surged to 2nd. If they had better luck for most of the season you’d be talking about him and SFHR as a winning team in 2014, on at least one, maybe two occasions.8th July 2014, 17:19 at 5:19 pm #266142
If I wanted to watch a race where the qualifying results are the same as the race results, week in and week out – I’d just flip on some F1 races from 10 years ago and call it a night.7th July 2014, 15:46 at 3:46 pm #266012
Marciello has been extremely unlucky this year. It happens. He’s a rookie in a feeder series with a steep learning curve. He’ll be a feature race winner sometime this year and a solid cold leadpipe lock for an F1 seat in 2016 with Haas.4th July 2014, 20:03 at 8:03 pm #265472
And Sorensen isn’t even doing that well in FR3.5! Was hoping for a much better qualifying performance from Rossi. And Markelov may have jumped to GP2 well too early.4th July 2014, 16:47 at 4:47 pm #265407
Marciello on pole! :D3rd July 2014, 18:47 at 6:47 pm #265245
With a grand total of 3 points in as many seasons, the closest De Jong will get to F1 will be if he picks up 2014 for his Xbox or Playstation.3rd July 2014, 16:19 at 4:19 pm #265239
Funny that you mention Jon Lancaster:
Guess who's back…
— Jon Lancaster (@JonLracing) July 3, 20142nd July 2014, 19:03 at 7:03 pm #265165
The full list of drivers as of July 2nd:
Amlin Aguri (Super Aguri): Katherine Legge / Antonio Felix da Costa
Andretti Autosport: Franck Montagny / TBD
Audi Sport Abt Racing: Lucas di Grassi / Daniel Abt
China Racing: TBD / TBD
Dragon Racing: Mike Conway / TBD
e.DAMS Renault: Nicolas Prost / Sebastian Buemi
Mahindra Racing: Karun Chandhok / Bruno Senna
TrulliGP (formerly Drayson Racing): Jarno Trulli / Michela Cerruti
Venturi Formula E Team: Nick Heidfeld / Stephane Sarrazin
Virgin Racing: Sam Bird / Jaime Alguersuari2nd July 2014, 18:20 at 6:20 pm #265162
Sorensen for Ellinas is interesting – Marco did well enough last year to earn a reserve role at Lotus, but he hasn’t been up to snuff this year and I really think Ellinas deserves to stay in GP2 on merit.
Regalia quitting Hilmer is a curious move. The team is underperforming compared to last year, when Frijns, Lancaster, and Quaife-Hobbs all won races for them. Maybe this is where Ellinas ends up, or maybe Conor Daly will move up from the black hole of Lazarus. Nikolay Martsenko is also an option since he is also a former FR3.5 driver, but if he didn’t have the funds to continue there, well.