Silverstone is the venue for the next round of the 2015 GP2 Series

Silverstone is the venue for the next round of the 2015 GP2 Series

02.07.2015: GP2 Series Round 5 Silverstone Two weeks ago at the Red Bull Ring in Austria, Racing Engineering had

GP2 Series Round 5 Silverstone

Two weeks ago at the Red Bull Ring in Austria, Racing Engineering had, by their high standards, a disappointing weekend. Although they scored points in three of the four race starts, a best finish of sixth was not what they had hoped for.

However, given how competitive they have been in the previous rounds, both Alexander Rossi and Jordan King will be looking to finishing on the podium and adding to their points tally this weekend at Silverstone for round five of the 2015 GP2 Series.

For Jordan this will be his home race and he has raced at the UK circuit several times in Formula Palmer Audi, British and European F3, finishing on the podium on three occasions. Alexander too is no stranger to Silverstone having raced there in GP3 in 2010 where he took a podium place, again in 2011 when he was third in the World Series by Renault and, for the last two seasons in GP2.

Silverstone is not an easy track to overtake on so it will be important that both drivers qualify well and both Alexander and Jordan have a good record in qualifying and, given their very strong race pace, both men will be amongst the favourites in what, so far, has proved to be a very competitive season.


Practice: Fri 03 Jul 2015, 12:00 (GMT+1)
Qualifying Session: Fri 03 Jul 2015, 15:55 (GMT+1)
Race 1: Sat 04 Jul 2015, 14:40 (GMT+1)
Race 2: Sun 05 Jul 2015, 09:35 (GMT+1)

Length of lap:    5.891 km
  2014 best Racing Engineering:    Pole Position – P4 in R1 – P2 in R2 with Fastest Lap
  Tyre Wear:    Medium
  Brake Wear:    Low
  Downforce:    Medium-High
  Throttle Average:    69%
  Fastest turn:    T10
  Hardest Braking Point:    T6
  Gear shifts per lap:    31
  Top Speed:    300 km/h
  Average Speed (Qualifying) 2014:    211.136 km/h
  Average Speed (Race) 2014:    204.797 km/h
  Pole Position Time 2014:    1:40.445

GP2 Facts

1. The track was made by joining the surrounding roads of a former military airport.

2. Silverstone is a high downforce circuit and it’s the car’s efficiency making the difference.

3. On the 13th May, 1950, the first official Formula 1 Grand Prix took place. There were 26 participants and the race was won by Giuseppe Farina.

4. The circuit has a length of 5,901 meters; it is one of the longest of the championship.

5. In 2010, the circuit was redesigned and the “Silverstone Wing” was built on the straight between Club and Abbey.

6. Silverstone is a circuit loved by the drivers for its famous high speed corners like Copse and Stowe.

7. The width of the circuit is between 14.5 to 17 meters and the longest straight, Hangar Straight, measures 770 meters.

8. In 2012 the new podium format was premiered here with a portable structure which has since been used at every Grand Prix.

9. The amount of TV cable laid out around Silverstone for the British Grand Prix would stretch from Dover to Calais and back.

10. Silverstone is the only circuit to stage the Formula 1 British Grand Prix since 1987.

F1 versus GP2

  1. The average speed in F1 is 234km/h in F1 and 210 km/h in GP2.

2. F1 throttle usage is 66% vs 69% of the lap that the engine spends at full throttle in GP2.

3. F1 top speed (including DRS) is 314 km/h – GP2 (including DRS) is 300 km/h.

4. F1 drivers will shift gear 46 times per lap against 31 times that a GP2 driver will have to.

5. Downforce levels are alike but still different: High downforce levels in F1 versus medium-high levels in GP2.

6. Pole position in F1 was set in 2014 at 1:35.766 – Pole position in GP2 was takenk by our driver Raffaele Marciello in 2014 at 1:40.445.
7. Race distance is different: F1 goes around the circuit for 52 laps and GP2 does a total of 50 laps during its two races- 29 laps in Feature Race and 21 in the Sprint Race.

- Ines Koschutnig - photos Allrace


02.07.2015 / MaP

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