Vandoorne claims victory on GP2 debut

Vandoorne claims victory on GP2 debut

Stoffel Vandoorne triumphed on his GP2 debut with a masterful performance during Saturday's Feature Race in Bahrain. The ART driver, who stormed into the lead as the lights went out, executed a perfect tyre strategy over the 32-lap encounter to lead home Carlin's Julián Leal and pole-sitting DAMS rival Jolyon Palmer. Read more…

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  1. Saturday 5 April 2014

  2. Vandoorne claims victory on GP2 debut 12:26

    Vandoorne claims victory on GP2 debut

    Stoffel Vandoorne triumphed on his GP2 debut with a masterful performance during Saturday's Feature Race in Bahrain. The ART driver, who stormed into the lead…

    GP2
  3. Friday 24 January 2014

  4. Vandoorne pleased with 'perfect combination' 11:07

    Vandoorne pleased with 'perfect combination'

    Stoffel Vandoorne has described as "the perfect combination" his 2014 motorsport programme, following the announcement that he is to act as McLaren's reserve…

    F1
  5. Thursday 23 January 2014

  6. Vandoorne confirmed as McLaren reserve 08:21

    Vandoorne confirmed as McLaren reserve

    Stoffel Vandoorne has been confirmed as McLaren's reserve driver for the 2014 season. The Belgian, 21, will combine his Formula 1 duties with a full campaign in…

    F1
  7. Sunday 3 November 2013

  8. Calado wins, Russian Time takes title 10:09

    Calado wins, Russian Time takes title

    James Calado won the season-ending GP2 Sprint Race in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. The ART driver, who bolted into the lead from his second row grid slot, fended off…

    GP2
  9. Friday 1 November 2013

  10. Calado gets five-place grid penalty 10:53

    Calado gets five-place grid penalty

    James Calado has been given a five-place grid penalty for Saturday's Feature Race at the Yas Marina Circuit, mathematically ending the ART driver's championship…

    GP2
  11. Wednesday 1 May 2013

  12. Calado joins forces with Nicolas Todt 03:00

    Calado joins forces with Nicolas Todt

    James Calado's future motorsport endeavours will now be guided by Nicolas Todt and his All Road Management (ARM) brand, with the pair joining forces this…

    GP2
  13. Sunday 24 March 2013

  14. Calado penalised for causing crash 14:19

    Calado penalised for causing crash

    James Calado will lose ten grid places at the next round of the GP2 season in Bahrain, having caused a crash at the start of Sunday's Sprint Race at…

    GP2
  15. Wednesday 19 December 2012

  16. Abt graduates to GP2 with Lotus GP 14:29

    Abt graduates to GP2 with Lotus GP

    Daniel Abt will step up to GP2 with Lotus GP next season, joining James Calado at the outfit. The German, who won two races and scored five further podium…

    GP2
  17. Tuesday 11 December 2012

  18. Lotus GP retains Calado for 2013 campaign 12:54

    Lotus GP retains Calado for 2013 campaign

    Britain's James Calado will remain with Lotus GP for the 2013 GP2 season, signing an extension to his contract with the team. The 23-year-old, who secured two…

    GP2
  19. Monday 22 October 2012

  20. Pirelli awards Gutiérrez with tyre management award 09:30

    Pirelli awards Gutiérrez with tyre management award

    Esteban Gutiérrez, reserve driver for the Sauber Formula 1 team, has won the first Pirelli Tyre Management award for this year’s GP2 season. The prize was…

    GP2
  21. Sunday 29 July 2012

  22. Gutiérrez converts Budapest pole into victory 11:09

    Gutiérrez converts Budapest pole into victory

    Esteban Gutiérrez, the Sauber Formula 1 reserve driver, has won the second and final GP2 race in Hungary. Having started from the reserve grid pole position…

    GP2
  23. Sunday 22 July 2012

  24. Calado enjoys comfortable victory at Hockenheim 11:59

    Calado enjoys comfortable victory at Hockenheim

    Britain’s James Calado has won the second GP2 race of the weekend in Germany, which was staged before the Formula 1 Grand Prix on Sunday morning. The Lotus…

    GP2
  25. Saturday 7 July 2012

  26. Gutierrez wins as Leimer throws away victory 18:26

    Gutierrez wins as Leimer throws away victory

    Esteban Gutiérrez raced to victory at Silverstone in changeable conditions for the British GP2 Series feature race. The Mexican, who is reserve driver for the…

    GP2
  27. Saturday 23 June 2012

  28. Gutiérrez wins as carnage strikes in Valencia 17:15

    Gutiérrez wins as carnage strikes in Valencia

    Esteban Gutiérrez, the Sauber Formula 1 reserve driver, has won Saturday’s GP2 Feature Race on the streets of Valencia. The Mexican led home Marcus Ericsson…

    GP2
  29. Friday 22 June 2012

  30. Calado claims GP2 pole in Valencia 15:47

    Calado claims GP2 pole in Valencia

    England’s James Calado has sealed a second career GP2 pole position in Valencia on Friday afternoon. The Lotus driver will share the front row of Saturday’s…

    GP2
  31. Friday 11 May 2012

  32. Calado seizes maiden GP2 pole in Spain 16:24

    Calado seizes maiden GP2 pole in Spain

    Britain’s James Calado has collected a career-first pole position ahead of Saturday’s GP2 Feature Race in Barcelona. The Lotus driver will share the front…

    GP2
  33. Sunday 25 March 2012

  34. Calado wins maiden GP2 race at Sepang 08:48

    Calado wins maiden GP2 race at Sepang

    James Calado has picked up a GP2 race victory on only his first weekend in the series, taking the chequered flag in Sunday morning’s Sprint Race. The…

    GP2
  35. Tuesday 10 January 2012

  36. Lotus ART becomes Lotus GP 17:27

    Lotus ART becomes Lotus GP

    The Lotus ART GP2 and GP3 teams will become known as Lotus GP for the 2012 season, it has been confirmed on Tuesday. The change comes as Group Lotus strengthens…

    GP2
  37. Friday 11 November 2011

  38. Gutiérrez tops Abu Dhabi GP2 practice 08:25

    Gutiérrez tops Abu Dhabi GP2 practice

    Sauber reserve driver Esteban Gutiérrez has topped the timesheets in Friday morning’s sole practice session for the maiden GP2 Final event. The Mexican, 2010…

    GP2
  39. Tuesday 25 October 2011

  40. Calado progresses to GP2 with ART 14:32

    Calado progresses to GP2 with ART

    Lotus ART has announced that James Calado will be stepping up to GP2 for the 2012 season. The Englishman, who tested for the French outfit in Barcelona last…

    GP2
  41. Wednesday 28 September 2011

  42. Gutiérrez stays with ART for 2012 00:00

    Gutiérrez stays with ART for 2012

    It has been confirmed that Mexico’s Esteban Gutiérrez, GP3 Champion of last year and Sauber Formula 1 reserve driver, will be remaining with Lotus ART for…

    GP2
  43. Saturday 9 July 2011

  44. Bianchi fends off Vietoris at Silverstone 16:15

    Bianchi fends off Vietoris at Silverstone

    Lotus ART driver Jules Bianchi took an inspired Feature Race win at a wet but drying Silverstone circuit this afternoon, ultimately winning a fierce battle…

    GP2
  45. Friday 8 July 2011

  46. Bianchi seizes pole at wet Silverstone 15:56

    Bianchi seizes pole at wet Silverstone

    France’s Jules Bianchi will start from pole position for Saturday’s GP2 Feature Race at Silverstone. On a soaking July day in England, the Lotus ART driver…

    GP2
  47. Sunday 26 June 2011

  48. Gutiérrez storms to victory in Valencia 11:00

    Gutiérrez storms to victory in Valencia

    Esteban Gutiérrez earned his first GP2 victory at the Valencia Street Circuit on Sunday, taking full advantage of a mistake by Josef Král who started the race…

    GP2
  49. Friday 24 June 2011

  50. Bianchi heads Valencia practice 11:51

    Bianchi heads Valencia practice

    Following the opening Formula 1 practice session in Valencia on Friday, it was the turn of GP2 as conditions continued to improve in Spain. Ferrari Academy…

    GP2
  51. Friday 27 May 2011

  52. Van der Garde furious after second Bianchi collision 15:22

    Van der Garde furious after second Bianchi collision

    Giedo van der Garde was left seething after Friday’s GP2 Feature Race in Monaco, in which the Dutchman was taken out of the running by Jules Bianchi for the…

    GP2
  53. Friday 20 May 2011

  54. Bianchi clinches Spanish GP2 pole 16:21

    Bianchi clinches Spanish GP2 pole

    France’s Jules Bianchi will start from pole position in Saturday’s GP2 Feature Race at Barcelona, having confirmed the top spot in Friday afternoon’s…

    GP2
  55. Thursday 23 December 2010

  56. Bianchi to continue at ART in GP2 14:00

    Bianchi to continue at ART in GP2

    The Lotus ART GP2 team today announced it will continue its partnership with Jules Bianchi for the upcoming season. It will be the Frenchman's fourth season…

    GP2
  57. Thursday 18 November 2010

  58. Palmer confirmed for Abu Dhabi GP2 tests 16:19

    Palmer confirmed for Abu Dhabi GP2 tests

    FIA Formula Two Championship runner up Jolyon Palmer will take part in all four days of the official GP2 tests in Abu Dhabi on November 23/24 and 27/28. The…

    GP2
  59. Friday 12 November 2010

  60. Six grid penalties applied after qualifying 15:42

    Six grid penalties applied after qualifying

    No less than six drivers have been handed ten-place grid drop penalties ahead of Saturday’s GP2 Feature Race in Abu Dhabi. The punished drivers, including…

    GP2
  61. Wednesday 10 November 2010

  62. Gutiérrez steps up to GP2 with Lotus ART 16:30

    Gutiérrez steps up to GP2 with Lotus ART

    First ever GP3 Champion Esteban Gutiérrez will be remaining with the ART Grand Prix team and progressing to GP2 in 2011, it has been confirmed, as the Mexican…

    GP2
  63. Wednesday 22 September 2010

  64. ART and Group Lotus announce technical partnership 11:45

    ART and Group Lotus announce technical partnership

    ART Grand Prix, the front-running outfit in both GP2 and GP3, has announced a technical link-up with Group Lotus ahead of the 2011 season. The partnership will…

    GP2
  65. Saturday 11 September 2010

  66. Maldonado almost Champion as Bird takes first win 15:49

    Maldonado almost Champion as Bird takes first win

    Sam Bird has picked up his first ever GP2 race victory in Monza's Saturday Feature Race although it is Pastor Maldonado who is poised to be crowned the 2010…

    GP2
  67. Friday 10 September 2010

  68. ART cars head front row at Monza 16:23

    ART cars head front row at Monza

    ART Grand Prix pairing Jules Bianchi and Sam Bird have headed the timesheets in GP2 qualifying at Monza and will therefore start Saturday's Feature Race from…

    GP2
  69. Tuesday 10 August 2010

  70. Bianchi hoping to return at Spa-Francorchamps 07:12

    Bianchi hoping to return at Spa-Francorchamps

    ART Grand Prix GP2 driver Jules Bianchi has said he hopes to be back as early as the Belgian Grand Prix following his heavy crash at the Hungaroring just over a…

    GP2
  71. Friday 30 July 2010

  72. Bird takes pole position in Hungary 15:44

    Bird takes pole position in Hungary

    Britain’s Sam Bird and has clinched pole position ahead of Saturday’s GP2 Feature Race in Budapest. The ART Grand Prix driver will start ahead of iSport duo…

    GP2
  73. Wednesday 7 July 2010

  74. ART Grand Prix withdraws F1 application 20:02

    ART Grand Prix withdraws F1 application

    ART Grand Prix, known for its successes in GP2 and Formula 3, has decided to withdraw its application to take part in the 2011 Formula 1 World Championship. Due…

    F1
  75. Saturday 15 May 2010

  76. Bird penalised for sprint race 14:09

    Bird penalised for sprint race

    Sam Bird has picked up a 25 second time penalty after the race stewards declared that the Briton repeatedly cut the chicane during this morning's feature race…

    GP2
  77. Thursday 13 May 2010

  78. ART Grand Prix submits 2011 F1 application 13:19

    ART Grand Prix submits 2011 F1 application

    With the United States' Cypher Group having confirmed its 2011 Formula 1 interests to GPUpdate.net on Wednesday, the French ART Grand Prix squad has now…

    F1
  79. Monday 10 May 2010

  80. Bird pleased with ART package 16:22

    Bird pleased with ART package

    Sam Bird left the Circuit de Catalunya with less points than he had hoped for on Sunday but remains upbeat with the early-season performance of the ART Grand…

    GP2
  81. Friday 7 May 2010

  82. Bianchi grabs pole at Barcelona 18:31

    Bianchi grabs pole at Barcelona

    ART Grand Prix's Jules Bianchi has clinched the first pole position of the 2010 season in Spain. The Frenchman will start from the top end of the grid in Round…

    GP2
  83. Bird fastest in Barcelona practice 13:49

    Bird fastest in Barcelona practice

    Britain's Sam Bird stopped the clocks quickest to lead the first practice session of the 2010 GP2 season on Friday morning. The ART Grand Prix driver led the…

    GP2
  84. Monday 3 May 2010

  85. Bird adopting race-by-race approach 18:11

    Bird adopting race-by-race approach

    Sam Bird has explained that he will be taking each event as it comes in his first GP2 season. The British driver, one of three in the field, experienced mixed…

    GP2
  86. Wednesday 28 April 2010

  87. Bianchi adapting style to GP2 13:57

    Bianchi adapting style to GP2

    Jules Bianchi admits that a complete overhaul of driving style is required as he prepares for his maiden GP2 campaign, set to start in Barcelona next weekend.…

    GP2
  88. Thursday 25 February 2010

  89. Bianchi enjoys maiden pole in GP2 17:10

    Bianchi enjoys maiden pole in GP2

    ART Grand Prix driver Jules Bianchi scored his first pole position in the GP2 series in what has been only his second Grand Prix weekend in the series. The…

    GP2
  90. Bianchi grabs first GP2 pole position 14:45

    Bianchi grabs first GP2 pole position

    Reigning Formula 3 Euroseries Champion Jules Bianchi has claimed his first ever GP2 pole position, having been second fastest in practice at Sakhir on Thursday.…

    GP2
  91. Monday 30 November 2009

  92. Bird joins ART for Main Series 14:46

    Bird joins ART for Main Series

    Reigning GP2 Champions ART Grand Prix have completed their 2010 driver line-up by signing Britain's Sam Bird to partner Jules Bianchi. Following some impressive…

    GP2
  93. Saturday 17 October 2009

  94. Bird joins ART for GP2 Asia Series 07:44

    Bird joins ART for GP2 Asia Series

    F3 Euroseries driver Sam Bird has taken another important step in his career by joining the ART Grand Prix team for the upcoming GP2 Asia Series. Bird's first…

    GP2
  95. Tuesday 13 October 2009

  96. Bianchi joins GP2 with ART 16:36

    Bianchi joins GP2 with ART

    In the wake of their 2009 F3 Euro Series Championship, ART Grand Prix and Jules Bianchi will continue their joint adventure in the GP2 Series for 2010. Jules…

    GP2
  97. Thursday 8 October 2009

  98. Jerez Day 3: Ericsson fastest 19:49

    Jerez Day 3: Ericsson fastest

    Marcus Ericsson became the third man in as many days to be the quickest driver as Jerez's testing concluded. The Swede, driving for ART Grand Prix, led the way…

    GP2
  99. Saturday 19 September 2009

  100. Hülkenberg wins first race at Portimao 19:03

    Hülkenberg wins first race at Portimao

    Nico Hülkenberg has continued his winning ways with a strong victory in today's feature race in Portimao, shadowing race leader Vitaly Petrov before jumping to…

    GP2
  101. Friday 18 September 2009

  102. Hülkenberg fastest in wet Algarve practice 12:56

    Hülkenberg fastest in wet Algarve practice

    Champion Nick Hülkenberg began the final weekend to his title year in strong fashion by claiming the fastest time in first practice in Portugal. The German…

    GP2
  103. Sunday 13 September 2009

  104. Hulkenberg claims 2009 GP2 championship title 12:06

    Hulkenberg claims 2009 GP2 championship title

    With a third place finish at Monza on Sunday morning Nico Hulkenberg has claimed the 2009 GP2 main series title. The German had to finish ahead of Vitaly Petrov…

    GP2
  105. Friday 28 August 2009

  106. Maldonado on top of Belgian practice 14:03

    Maldonado on top of Belgian practice

    Venezuela's Pastor Maldonado finished quickest in Belgium on Friday as the ART Grand Prix driver mastered the slippery conditions in the half-hour practice…

    GP2
  107. Sunday 23 August 2009

  108. Hülkenberg claims another win 12:34

    Hülkenberg claims another win

    ART Grand Prix driver Nico Hülkenberg has won Sunday's sprint race in Valencia after losing out on Saturday to Vitaly Petrov. The German dominated the…

    GP2
  109. Friday 21 August 2009

  110. Hülkenberg on Valencia pole 18:24

    Hülkenberg on Valencia pole

    ART Grand Prix's Nico Hülkenberg has converted the fastest practice time into pole position for Saturday's first race of the weekend on the streets of…

    GP2
  111. Hülkenberg on top in Valencia practice 14:13

    Hülkenberg on top in Valencia practice

    Germany's Nico Hülkenberg set the best time to lead in practice on the streets of Valencia on Friday morning. The ART Grand Prix driver's best effort beat…

    GP2
  112. Saturday 25 July 2009

  113. Hülkenberg wins Hungaroring feature race 18:13

    Hülkenberg wins Hungaroring feature race

    After his successful double victory at the Nürburgring a fortnight ago Nico Hülkenberg has claimed his third victory of the season on Saturday at the…

    GP2
  114. Wednesday 22 July 2009

  115. Hülkenberg: We have closed the gap 13:45

    Hülkenberg: We have closed the gap

    A dominant weekend, with pole position in qualifying and both race victories, saw Germany's Nico Hülkenberg shoot to the top of the championship standings at…

    GP2
  116. Sunday 12 July 2009

  117. Hülkenberg handed victory at Nürburgring 12:27

    Hülkenberg handed victory at Nürburgring

    Nico Hülkenberg was handed victory in the second race at the Nürburgring as race leader Petrov was penalised for controversial drivers by the German race…

    GP2
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