Lotus team principal Eric Boullier expects Kimi Raikkonen will be well enough to drive on the final day of testing tomorrow after missing today’s test.
GP2 champion Davide Valsecchi will be Lotus’s third driver this year, the team have confirmed.
Lotus will run Davide Valsecchi, Edoardo Mortara and Nicolas Prost during the forthcoming Young Drivers’ Test at Abu Dhabi.
Lotus will run two reserve drivers in the first practice session at Shanghai.
Davide Valsecchi will participate in an F1 race weekend for the first time on Friday.
Lotus has confirmed Luiz Razia and Davide Valsecchi will be the team’s test drivers in 2011.
Daivde Valsecchi put himself in a commanding position to win the GP2 Asia championship with his second win of the season at Abu Dhabi. Starting from seventh on the grid Valsecchi reeled in leader Michael Herck in the closing stages. The DPR driver offered little resistance, settling for second place ahead of team mate Giacomo … Continue reading Valsecchi closes on title with win (GP2 Asia)
When I spoke to Oliver Turvey last month he reckoned missing the pre-race test at Abu Dhabi had kept him from doing better in his first two GP2 Asia races. He proved that with a fine win in the third race of the championship at the Yas Island circuit after a gripping and – at … Continue reading Turvey heads iSport 1-2 (GP2 Asia)
The GP2 line-up for 2009 looks very promising with several top drivers retaining their seats and some intriguing new talent entering the championship. Lucas di Grassi is back for a fourth attempt at the series. Di Grassi, runner-up in 2007 and third last year despite only contesting part of the season, must be the title … Continue reading Promising GP2 line-up taking shape for 2009
The second GP2 Asia race at Qatar was largely decided by the hectic dash to the first corner. The Arden duo of Luis Razia and Edoardo Mortara locked out the front row courtesy of their seventh and eighth place finishes in the feature race. But they lost time keeping Davide Valsechi behind, pinching the Durango … Continue reading First corner shuffle opens door for Perez (GP2 Asia)
Nico H?â??lkenberg took an emphatic win from pole position in GP2 Asia’s first ever night race at Losail International Circuit in Qatar. The ART driver started from pole position for his second GP2 Asia feature race – just as he did for his first at Bahrain. Sergio Perez, sprint race winner at Bahrain, joined him … Continue reading H?â??lkenberg wins in style in Qatar night race (GP2 Asia)
Sergio Perez took his first victory in GP2 Asia with a straightforward lights-to-flag drive from pole position at the Bahrain International Circuit. The Campos driver was chased to the flag by Davide Valsecchi, whose second place moves him up to second in the drivers’ standings. Kamui Kobayashi, who won yesterday’s feature race, was sixth and … Continue reading Sergio Perez cruises to Bahrain sprint race win (GP2 Asia)
Fresh from his Formula 1 testing duties in Portugal, Kamui Kobayashi turned up in Bahrain and won the GP2 Asia feature race with ease. Nico H?â??lkenberg, making his GP2 Asia debut, qualified on pole position and kept his lead through the first corner. But Kobayashi was quickly on his tail and while the two pulled … Continue reading Kobayashi stretches title lead with Bahrain win (GP2 Asia)
Davide Valsecchi won the sprint race at Shanghai quite comfortably from Earl Bamber. Javier Villa was third ahead of Chris van der Drift, Jerome D’Amrosio and Roldan Rodriguez. Rodriguez holds the lead in the championship having won yesterday’s race, with Kamui Kobayashi failing to score after retiring with damage. James Jakes impressed with a strong … Continue reading Davide Valsecchi converts pole to win in Shanghai (GP2 Asia)
Roldan Rodriguez lost the lead of the GP2 Asia feature race at Shanghai on the first lap, as Kamui Kobayashi dived past him at the hairpin. But he took the lead back five laps from the flag as Kobayashi ran wide at turn one.
In all the excitement of the F1 title finale I almost forgot that the GP2 Asia series begins its second season this weekend. British fans can catch the action on British Eurosport at 9am on Saturday (feature race live) and 10-11am on Sunday (presumably a re-run of the sprint race, possibly with highlights of the … Continue reading GP2 Asia starts this weekend
Davide Valsecchi won the sprint race at Monza – one week after being hospitalised in a huge crash at Spa-Francorchamps. The Italian passed early leader Roldan Rodriguez to claim the win on home ground. He gambled on a setup geared towards dry weather in a race which started on a damp circuit that dried out. … Continue reading Davide Valsecchi wins last race of season (GP2)
Pastor Maldonado won a thrilling GP2 sprint race with a stunning pass on leader Jerome d’Ambrosio on the final lap at Spa-Francorchamps. But Bruno Senna failed to capitalise on the absense of points leader Giorgio Pantano by crashing out of the race.
Romain Grosjean finished first in a GP2 race for the fourth time this year – although it was only his second win, as he’s had a few brushes with the stewards. Bruno Senna will be ruing his latest run-in with the stewards, and it was a controversial one. Senna was hit with a drive-through penalty … Continue reading Romain Grosjean wins at Spa; Bruno Senna gets penalty (GP2)