Why race GP2 Asia?
October 18, 2009 5 Comments
I know I’m a bit too hard on the whole GP2 Asia concept, but this morning an email from my friend Monegasque made me think… what’s the point of racing GP2 Asia?
For example, picture this scenario.
- If Bianchi/Ericsson/vd Garde, etc win GP2 Asia everyone will say: “of course, he’s the best driver in the best team.”
- But, if (theory, just an example so don’t crucify me!) Mortara/Valsecchi/Villa win with a Piquet/DAMS/Coloni, everyone will say: “he won because the top teams don’t take this championship seriously.”
Is GP2 Asia good training for GP2 Main? Maybe. Is GP2 Asia a high profile international racing series? No. Will GP2 Asia catapult a struggling driver’s career in Europe? Definitely not.
So, back to the question… why race in GP2 Asia?