We ask Xandi the important questions about racing, music and, of course, about girls. GP2 Series: When did you know you wanted to be a racing driver, and why?
Xandi Negrao: I started really young, well not so young really, I was ten and my father was a racing driv weiter >>
1. Nelson A. Piquet Piquet Sport 27 2. Lewis Hamilton ART Grand Prix 26 3. Nicolas Lapierre Arden International 25 4. Gianmaria Bruni Trident Racing 19 5. Ernesto Viso Isport International 19 6. Michael Ammermuller Arden International 17 7. Alex Premat ART Grand Prix 13 8. Jose Maria Lopez Super Nova Int'l 13 weiter >>
We talk to Hiroki Yoshimoto who finished fourth in today's race for BCN Competicion. GP2 Series:Do you feel that your first GP2 win got away from you today?
Hiroki Yoshimoto: The first one or two laps when he caught me I thought I could weiter >>
ROUND 3 – NURBURGRING, GERMANY – 07TH MAY 2006 RACE TWO
Several cars stalled at the beginning of the warm up lap this morning, altering the grid line up for today’s sprint race here in Germany. iSport’s Ernesto Viso, one of whom had to start from the pit lane left a weiter >>
We talk to Jose Maria Lopez, third in today's race for Super Nova International GP2 Series:
After the heartache of yesterday you must be very happy with a podium today.
Jose Maria Lopez: After yesterday I was a little bit disappointed to lose th weiter >>
We talk to Nicolas Lapierre, second in today's race for Arden International GP2 Series:
Nicolas, it looked like a tough race but you got another podium and you’re third in the championship. You must be delighted.
We talk to Adam Carroll who scored a double points finish at the Nurburgring for Racing Engineering. GP2 Series:
So how was your race today?
Adam Carroll: Today wasn't bad: I got a good start and moved up to third, and the race panned out from there weiter >>
We catch up with Lewis Hamilton after his astonishing double win at the Nurburgring GP2 Series:
Lewis, congratulations. I’m not sure if you’re aware but the first and only driver in 2005 to have scored two wins in the same weekend in the GP2 series was Nico Rosberg. This weeken weiter >>
Lewis Hamilton has taken victory in today’s race at the Nürburgring after a sensational display which saw him overcome a drive-through penalty to win by almost 20 seconds. The ART Grand Prix driver was joined on the podium by his team-mate Alex Prémat in second an weiter >>
2006 INTERNATIONAL GP2 SERIES- RACE ONE
The 35 lap race got off to a great start for Super Nova driver Jose Maria Lopez here in sunny Nurburgring today, seeing him move up from 5th to 2nd behind Lewis Hamilton. Fairuz Fauzy who started from the back of the grid weiter >>
Lewis Hamilton has won today's race for ART Grand Prix after a masterful drive at the Nurburgring. The potential Lewis Hamilton has shown in the first two rounds finally came to the fore in race one at the Nurburgring, where he dominated the field to win by almost twenty seconds. The amiable weiter >>
1. N. Piquet Jnr Piquet Sports 1:40.799
2. F. Perera DAMS 1:41.241
3. L. Hamilton ART Grand Prix 1:41.325
4. H. YOSHIMOTO BCN Competicion 1:41.406
5. J. LOPEZ Super Nova International 1:41.471
6. A. PREMAT ART Grand Prix 1:41.478
7. A. CARROLL Racing Engine weiter >>
Super Nova driver Jose Maria Lopez, who was quickest in the practice session this morning, began this afternoon’s qualifying determined to be up at the top. He set the pace from the beginning, driving consistently& finally qualifying in 5th position for tomorrow’s ra weiter >>
We catch up with Franck Perera, second on tomorrow's starting grid for Dams. GP2 Series: Franck, your first front row start in GP2 – how does it feel?
Franck Perera: I'm really happy and satisfied because we had a really difficult and bad start to the season after a really good winter weiter >>
We talk to Nelson Piquet Jr, pole sitter for tomorrow's GP2 race at the Nurburgring. GP2 Series: Pole position again for you, Nelson – how was qualifying?
Nelson Piquet Jr: It was very good after the bad practice we had this morning because of an weiter >>
We talk to Hiroki Yoshimoto - fourth on tomorrow's grid for BCN Competicion GP2 Series: Fourth place, you must be pretty happy with that.
Hiroki Yoshimoto: Yeah. My aim was to be in the first or second row at least. I was really confident because we had a small problem on the set-up in pra weiter >>
We talk to Lewis Hamilton, third on tomorrow's grid (for a third weekend in a row) for ART Grand PrixGP2 Series: Third again today – are you happy with your job today?
Lewis Hamilton: Yeah, I think today was not too bad. Third again: at least we're consistent! We need to have pole weiter >>
Championship leader grabs pole position for tomorrow's race in Germany. Championship leader Nelson Piquet Jr has put his weekend back on track by claiming a strong pole at the Nurburgring, stopping the clock with a lap of 1:40.799, set just minutes before the end of qualifying.
Piquet, who had only two weiter >>
Jose Maria Lopez has put his Super Nova International at the top of the timesheets in this morning's practice session. Jose Maria Lopez has set the pace in the opening session at the Nurburgring, claiming the top spot on the time sheets in free practice with a time of 1:41.885.
The Argentine set his fa weiter >>
Read today's press release from Germany. The GP2 series makes a welcome return to the Nürburgring this weekend for races five and six of the 2006 season. With four races and four different winners so far this season, the GP2 series is looking set for another ultra-competitive year, and with many pre-season favourites ye weiter >>
Did you win Lucas di grassi's Imola rear-wing endplate? Last week we gave readers of www.gp2series.com the opportunity to win Lucas di Grassi's Durango rear wing endplate, personally signed by the Brazilian in Imola.
The response was incredible and we'd like to thank every one of you who took the time to email us with your answers.
Of course, the answer to the f weiter >>
Read today's press release from Imola, Race 2. Ernesto Viso has won today’s GP2 series race at Imola, taking the first victory for iSport International in the GP2 series ahead of Nelson Piquet Jr (Piquet Sports) and Hiroki Yoshimoto (BCN Competicion.)
The race began with Hiroki making a fantastic start from pole weiter >>
After a tough and very long Saturday for Super Nova, the team were hoping for better results today. A disrupted start saw Valles stall the Campos car on the grid & was hit with force by the Durango driver Di Grassi, issuing a safety car. Jose however began very well & as the race restarted he was up 10 places weiter >>
1 E. VISO iSport International 45:17.116 1:34.431 24
2 N. PIQUET Jr. Piquet Sports 45:17.712 1:34.662 22
3 H. YOSHIMOTO BCN Competicion 45:42.117 1:35.920 22
4 T. GLOCK BCN Competicion 45:46.017 1:36.359 16
5 L. FILIPPI FMS International 45:46.394 1:36.003 20
6 F. PORTEIRO weiter >>
1 G. BRUNI Trident Racing 1:01:13.88 1:35.395 14
2 M. AMMERMUELLER Arden International 1:01:24.796 1:35.680 26
3 N. LAPIERRE Arden International 1:01:28.403 1:35.674 6
4 A. PREMAT ART Grand Prix 1:01:29.602 1:35.981 24
Imola Grand Prix, Italy – Race One – 22nd April
Following on from the F1 qualifying, the first GP2 race this weekend saw plenty of action! Unfortunately for Super Nova it just wasn’t meant to be. Positioned well in second, Jose was set for a win. However difficulties from the very beginning, cau weiter >>
1 G. BRUNI Trident Racing 1:32.691 13
2 J. LOPEZ Super Nova International 1:32.941 12
3 L. HAMILTON ART Grand Prix 1:32.990 11
4 A PREMATART Grand Prix 1:33.138 9
5 H. YOSHIMOTOBCN Competicion 1:33.342 14
6 N. PIQUET Jr. Piquet Sports 1:33.402 12
7 A CARROLL Raci weiter >>
Imola Grand Prix, Italy - Qualifying session – 21st April
Super Nova and the rest of the GP2 teams returned to Imola for the second year racing here, with high hopes! Forecasted rain was nowhere to be seen during the qualifying session today, only blue skies and hot temperatures. Jose Maria Lopez weiter >>
1. Ammermuller Arden International 38:44.0662. Viso iSport International + 9.7563. Lapierre Arden International + 10.2134. Piquet Jr. Piquet Sports + 10.9755. Bruni Trident Racing + 16.5376. Hamilton ART Grand Prix + 18.5107. Negrao Piquet Sports + 32.7468. Glock BCN Competicion + 37.391 weiter >>
GP2 SERIES - ROUND 1 - VALENCIA, SPAIN - 09TH APRIL 2006- SPRINT RACE
Sunny conditions continued throughout the 20 minute warm up session this morning where Super Nova’s No.5 driver Jose Maria Lopez clocked some of the fastest sector times of the session. A disruptive start to the race resulted i weiter >>
Ein Jahr ist seit dem Saisonauftakt 2005 in Imola vergangen,aber in technischer Hinsicht scheint sich im GP2-Bereich nicht viel verbessert zu haben. Noch immer sind die Achillesfersen der Motor,das Getriebe und die Bremsen. Das belegen die vielen Ausfälle im zweiten Rennen. „ Es muss endlich etwas geschehen. Wir werd weiter >>
Nelson Piquet jr. und der deutsche Newcomer Michael Ammermüller sind die ersten beiden Gewinner des diesjährigen GP2-Saisonauftakts im spanischen Valencia.
Der Brasilianer deutete schon nach dem Qualifying an,dass er das Pech aus dem Vorjahr endlich abschütteln möchte als er die beste Rundenzeit weiter >>
Extended quotes from Erneston Viso, second in today's race for iSport International. GP2 series: Quite an eventful race for you – how was it from your seat?
Ernesto Viso: It was quite good – unfortunately I didn’t have such a good start, but during the race I just tried to do my best to keep Lapierre be weiter >>
We talk to today's race winner, Arden International's Michael Ammermuller GP2 series: Your first ever race weekend and you’ve already got a win – how does it feel?
Michael Ammermueller: It feels great! I didn’t expect to be on the podium in the first weekend, and now I have already won a race, and you can’ weiter >>
2006 INTERNATIONAL GP2 SERIESROUND 1 - VALENCIA, SPAIN - 08TH APRIL 2006
The first round of the GP2 2006 race season commenced today at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit in Valencia. After two days of testing here this week, a new venue for GP2, the drivers had familiarized themselves weiter >>
Extended quotes from Adrian Valles, third in Race 1 for Campos Racing.
GP2 series: Your first GP2 race and you’re on the podium – how was it for you?
Adrian Valles: It was really good for me, having Nelson and Hamilton in front of me and thinking what a good race it was. They stopped reall weiter >>
We catch up with Racing Engineering's Adam Carroll who finished 14th in today's race.
GP2 series: It looked like a tough day at the day at the office today…
Adam Carroll: It was, yeah – I think it was the toughest race I've ever driven, physically and just everything about it weiter >>
Nelson Piquet Jr has made the perfect start to his season by storming to victory from pole position in the first race of the GP2 series, finishing 16.6 seconds ahead of Lewis Hamilton and Adrian Valles. The Brazilian controlled the race masterfully from the front after a strong start ahead of a slow star weiter >>
Pole position holder Nelson Piquet Jr talks to www.gp2series.com before this afternoon's big race. GP2 series:
Nelson, pole for you and the team first time out – was this the perfect start you were looking for?
Nelson Piquet Jr: Yes. As I said yesterday I'm aiming for a per weiter >>
Nelson Piquet Jr has given his championship aspirations the best possible start by taking pole position for the opening round of the GP2 series in Valencia. Nelson Piquet Jr will start the first race of the 2006 GP2 series campaign from pole position. The Brazilian, who has put in a number of strong perfo weiter >>
We talk to Lewis Hamilton, third on the grid for this afternoon's race for ART Grand Prix. GP2 series: Lewis, your first time in GP2 qualifying and you're in P3 – how does it feel?
Lewis Hamilton: It feels great – for my debut in GP2 I think the team and I have done a fantastic job weiter >>
Am Wochenende fällt in Valencia der Startschuß zur neuen GP2-Meisterschaft. Dies bedeutet für den Deutschen Michael Ammermüller den Riesensprung in eine Topliga des Motorsports.
Jetzt wird der Junge erwachsen: Im letzten Jahr fuhr er noch höchst erfolgreich mit 190 PS in der Formel Renault 2.0, in diesem Jahr gibt er gleich mit knapp 600 PS in der GP2 Gas: 11 Rennwochenenden, fast alle weiter >>
Nelson Piquet Jr has set the fastest time in the final afternoon of testing at Circuit Ricardo Tormo. Nelson Piquet Jr has finished the final session of pre-season GP2 series testing on top of the timesheets. The Brazilian took his Piquet Sports entry to a top time of 1:19.445 on an afternoon in which the teams and drivers weiter >>
Lewis Hamilton has set the pace once again in the morning session at Valencia, setting a new fasest GP2 series lap in the process. Lewis Hamilton took his ART Grand Prix car to the top of the standings in this morning's test session at Circuit Ricardo Tormo Valencia with a best time of 1:18.62 weiter >>
1 Lewis Hamilton ART GRAND PRIX 1'23.510 28
2 Nelson Piquet Jr. PIQUET SPORTS 1'23.611 25
3 Tristan Gommendy ISPORT INTERNATIONAL 1'23.732 28
4 Clivio Piccione DPR DIREXIV 1'23.882 49
5 Felix Porteiro CAMPOS RACING 1'24.016 32
6 Sergio Hernandez DURANGO 1'24.281 27
Lewis Hamilton finished this afternoon's session at the top of the timesheets, but nobody could get close to Franck Perera's stunning morning time.
ART Grand Prix's Lewis Hamilton finished this afternoon's final testing session at the Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, as the quickest driver with a lap of 1: weiter >>
Nelson Piquet Jr has topped this afternoon's final session, but was not able to beat Jose Maria Lopez's new lap record at Circuit Paul Ricard. Nelson Piquet Jr has once again shown he will be a force to be reckoned with this season by topping the final session of the latest GP2 series test at Circuit Pau weiter >>
Jose Maria Lopez has set a new benchmark for the GP2 series at Circuit Paul Ricard - times updated. Super Nova International's Jose Maria Lopez finished this morning's test session as the quickest driver in the GP2 series. His lap of 1:12.547 has set the new standard for 2006-spec GP2 series cars at the track, beating t weiter >>
Nelson Piquet Jr has set the quickest lap of the second and final day of GP2 series testing at Circuit Paul Ricard. Nelson Piquet Jr finished on top of the timesheets at the end of the final day of GP2 series testing at Circuit Paul Ricard this afternoon. the Brazilian's time of 1:13.068 was the third fastest of the tes weiter >>