It was not long ago that Stoffel Vandoorne had the world at his feet. He’d crushed a talented field of opposition en-route to the 2015 GP2 title. He moved to Monaco. He was the marketable, good-looking successor to Jenson Button with an impeccable junior CV and the subject of persistent headhunting from rival teams like Renault. Having struggled to extract the best from … [Read more...] about Analysis: The cautionary subplot to Norris’ F1 promotion
About 108 kilometres (or 1hr 40 mins drive time) from Shibuya in Tokyo lies one of the world’s most thrilling stretches of road. It’s called the Hakone Skyline, and if you’re a bona fide car or bike enthusiast who likes to a have a bit of a crack on a twisty road, then drop everything and put this at the top of your bucket list. Do it now and thank me later. … [Read more...] about World’s Greatest Driving Roads: Hakone Skyline, Japan
Luca Filippi c/o GP2 Media Service Yesterday’s news that Michel Jourdain Jr would take the second Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing seat at the Indy 500 confirmed unfortunate rumours that Luca Filippi’s deal to be the team’s second driver for 2012 had hit financially rocky waters. It’s an all too familiar story. Talented Italian lacks budget and … [Read more...] about The Italian Dilemma
Lewis Hamilton © James Moy Photography Silly season is upon us, and that means the F1 rumour mill, as if it needed an excuse, is in full flow. It seems slightly odd to think about it now, but back in Hungary, word on the street was that most teams would likely stick with their current line-ups for 2013. Today, if you believe everything you hear, the roundabout is in full … [Read more...] about Just how silly is the Silly Season?
The first GP2 car is taken for its shake down run by Franck Montagny. 20 July 2004 This weekend saw the motorsport world bid a fond farewell to a car which has formed the bedrock of the careers of half the current F1 grid, as the original GP2 Series car completed its final race. The GP2/05, designed by Dallara, powered by a 4l V8 Renault engine assembled and maintained by … [Read more...] about Saying farewell to an old friend