Test driver Soucek leaves Virgin

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Virgin test driver Andy Soucek has officially left the team. The Spanish driver cited a lack of opportunities to drive the VR-01 as being part of the reason for him leaving the outfit. Soucek’s departure leaves GP2 racer Luiz Razia as the team’s only reserve driver. A statement released by Soucek’s management said: Andy and … Continue reading Test driver Soucek leaves Virgin

Virgin replace Parente with Soucek

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Andy Soucek has taken Alvaro Parente’s place as third driver at Virgin. Soucek, who won the Formula Two championship last year, drove for Williams in the young drivers’ test at Jerez at the end of 2009. Parente lost his place as the team’s third driver after planned sponsorship from the Portuguese tourism institute failed to … Continue reading Virgin replace Parente with Soucek

F1 rookies test: Guide to the drivers

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The in-season testing ban may have caused some problems but it has given us one thing to look forward to: tomorrow a three-day F1 test session exclusively for rookie drivers begins at Jerez. Already most of the teams have announced their drivers which include a host of champions plus several drivers from nations not currently … Continue reading F1 rookies test: Guide to the drivers

Romain Grosjean wins at Spa; Bruno Senna gets penalty (GP2)

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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)

Di Grassi lucks in to win as Pantano extends title lead (GP2)

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The Campos team won the second race at Valencia as well and once again fortune smiled on them. Lucas di Grassi collected the win. The GP2 sprint race once again provided more talking points than the feature race after a controversial crash between two former team mates and another twist in the championship battle between … Continue reading Di Grassi lucks in to win as Pantano extends title lead (GP2)

Pantano wins after Grosjean penalised; Chandhok takes sprint win (GP2)

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Romain Grosjean drove an excellent race at the Hockenheimring to beat Giorgio Pantano to the chequered flag. Grosjean followed Pantano closesly throughout the race and took advantage of a heavy shower late in the race to overtake the championship leader. But on the following lap he overtook the lapped Marko Asmer under a yellow flag. … Continue reading Pantano wins after Grosjean penalised; Chandhok takes sprint win (GP2)

Bruno Senna masters wet conditions to win at Silverstone (GP2)

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It’s a shame that Bruno Senna’s every move in motor racing evokes parallels with his uncle. But his victory at a soaking wet Silverstone in today’s GP2 race brought back strong memories of Ayrton Senna’s triumph in similar conditions at the same track 20 years earlier. Luca Filippi started from pole position courtesy of his … Continue reading Bruno Senna masters wet conditions to win at Silverstone (GP2)

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