Long live the GP2 veterans

Strong showing from GP2 veterans at today’s Spa feature race. Maldonado, Parente, Grosjean and Filippi made a strong case for experience today, placing first, second, third and fifth. D’Ambrosio would have joined them had it not been for a mechanical failure.

Especially notable was Parente’s race, who led the most laps and came within meters of taking an epic comeback win after catching up to an evidently ailing Rapax car of Maldonado. Also solid, the race from both Arden drivers, especially Gonzalez who scored his first GP2 points.

1 – Pastor Maldonado – Rapax
2 – Alvaro Parente – Coloni
3 – Romain Grosjean – Dams
4 – Charles Pic – Arden
5 – Luca Filippi – Super Nova
6 – Oliver Turvey – iSport
7 – Sergio Perez – Addax
8 – Rodolfo Gonzalez – Arden
9 – Giedo Van der Garde – Addax
10 – Johnny Cecotto – Trident
11 – Christian Vietoris – Racing Engineering
12 – Fabio Leimer – Ocean
13 – Marcus Ericsson – Super Nova
14 – Jules Bianchi .- ART
15 – Adrian Zaugg – Trident
16 – Luiz Razia – Rapax
17 – Max Chilton – Ocean
18 – Davide Valsecchi – iSport


4 Responses to Long live the GP2 veterans

  1. Diogo Oliveira says:

    In tracks of men, only men rule! Congratz Álvaro! You are really one of the best!

  2. Fletcher says:

    Best what?

  3. Fletcher says:

    This goes to what I have been saying and that is that this years field is not very good in terms of talent apart from Maldonado and Perez. Perez weak point has been qualifying and Maldonado has been his motivation for the sprint races. There has been a lt of disappointments like Bianchi, van de Garde, Ericsson and it’s probably due to the economy.

    • gp2 insider says:

      I agree with you, Fletcher, and would only add to your list 2 talented drivers: Pic and Ricci, each of which has had their problems with performance and team support, respectively. The other drivers you mention are true disappointments, especially the first 2, of which much was expected in 2010. Both will probably be around next year, so it is likely they will have a good chance to make up for it with a bit of experience, even though the car will be significantly upgraded as we have all seen.

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