2008 F1 testing round-up 12: Paul Ricard

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The ten remaining Formula 1 teams spent Wednesday to Friday testing at Paul Ricard, former home of the French Grand Prix. It was very much a test in two parts, with the teams testing high-downforce configurations for the Monaco Grand Prix, the next round of the championship, and low-downforce settings for the Canadian Grand Prix … Continue reading 2008 F1 testing round-up 12: Paul Ricard

Grosjean wins as eight crash on lap one and Senna hits dog

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A frantic GP2 sprint race saw eight drivers eliminated on the first lap and a safety car period after one car struck and apparently killed a dog. The safety car was summoned before the first lap was completed as Pastor Maldonado, Andreas Zuber, Ho-Pin Tung, Yelmer Buurmanm Andy Soucek, Jerome d’Ambrosio and Adrian Valles all … Continue reading Grosjean wins as eight crash on lap one and Senna hits dog

GP2: Alvaro Parente wins on debut in Barcelona

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Alavaro Parente won on his first appearance for Super Nova in GP2 in the feature race at the Circuit de Catalunya, withstanding race-long pressure from Bruno Senna. It was a very impressive performance from the Renault World Series champion, who started second on the grid but took an instant lead when pole sitter Pastor Maldonado … Continue reading GP2: Alvaro Parente wins on debut in Barcelona

Fauzy wins another shambolic race at Sentul

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Fairuz Fauzy converted pole position into victory in the wet sprint race at Sentul. But he was helped by the fact that so few laps were completed at race speed. Little had apparently been done to correct the numerous embarrassing organisational problems evident in yesterday’s race – cars were left in gravel traps for laps … Continue reading Fauzy wins another shambolic race at Sentul

Buemi handed Sentul trophy by stewards

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Luca Filippi has been stripped of his victory in today’s GP2 Asia race, meaning Sebastien Buemi has been crowned the victor. The stewards excluded Filippi from the results after it was discovered his team mate’s tyres had been fitted to his car. His disqualification also raises Ben Hanley to third giving him a well-deserved podium … Continue reading Buemi handed Sentul trophy by stewards

This week’s F1 alternative: BTCC Thruxton

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There’s plenty of good racing on this weekend while F1 has its last weekend off before the championship decider. Top of the bill has to be the thrillingly close title duel between Jason Plato and Fabrizio Giovanardi in British Touring Cars that’s been raging all year. But if you like your racing with a fat … Continue reading This week’s F1 alternative: BTCC Thruxton

F3 Euro Barcelona 2: Van der Zande’s first win

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Renger van der Zande took his first Formula Three victory after a pile-up at the start of the second race at Barcelona eliminated several competitors. Race one winner Edoardo Mortara was taken out in the crash along with Edoardo Piscopo, Tim Sandtler, Marco Holzer, Cyndie Allemann, Jonathan Summerton, Michael Patrizi, Basil Shaaban and Jean-Karl Vernay. … Continue reading F3 Euro Barcelona 2: Van der Zande’s first win

GP2 Spa-Francorchamps sprint: Chandhok wins for Durango

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Karun Chandhok scored his first GP2 win in the sprint race after an excellent pass on Andy Soucek. But the dramatic development in the championship saw Timo Glock fail to even start the race after his was hit by Ricardo Risatti’s car on the way to the dummy grid. With rival Lucas di Grassi finishing … Continue reading GP2 Spa-Francorchamps sprint: Chandhok wins for Durango

GP2 Spa-Francorchamps feature: Lapierre’s perfect drive

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Nicolas Lapierre cruised to victory in the GP2 race at Spa-Francorchamps in a manner that made you wonder why he hasn’t been doing it all year. In the fight for the championship Lucas di Grassi finished third but title rival Timo Glock was 17th after yet more reliability problems for iSport. Luca Filippi was second … Continue reading GP2 Spa-Francorchamps feature: Lapierre’s perfect drive