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Why GP2 is the Perfect Entry Series to Formula 1

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by RaceDepartment, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. RaceDepartment

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  2. Chris

    Ted Kravitz Appreciation Society Staff Premium

    Funny how Bottas is the only rookie not from GP2, yet he is far and away the best rookie.

    I've hardly ever watched GP2 because its not televised here, but all I know is that Johnny Cecotto Jr. should never be allowed to race for a Formula 1 team.

    His behavior in Malaysia vs Sam Bird was just disgraceful.
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  3. I disagree with GP2. I think a few years ago GP2 was the natural nr2 but i think today there are far better drivers in World Series by Renault 3.5

    You´ve got three guys already linked to teams in Formula 1,
    Da Costa, Magnussen and Vandoorne all have been taken under the wing of Mclaren and Red Bull.
    Then you have Sirotkin in there too and Sörensen which is impressing a lot now.

    As far as the GP2 tires they are completely different then formula one tires (which btw changes every year)
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  4. the_sigman

    Sim racer, F1 news editor... Racing is in my blood Premium

    I love GP2 and GP3, especially the latter can be enjoyable to watch!!
  5. Scott Tanner

    Scott Tanner
    3vil - Steam

    Torro Rosso have named Cecotto for a test drive

  6. Yes, it looked very much that he was practicing vs the AI in F1 2012 that whole week, and thought there was still no-one in danger when he actually got on track, and that he can take out his frustrations on the others.
  7. Chris

    Ted Kravitz Appreciation Society Staff Premium

    Lol I don't even do that to the AI in F1 2012.

    I still get angry when I see that footage.
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  8. Calum McLure

    Calum McLure
    Did ye, aye?

    He done something similar in Catalunya as well

    Look at around 1.20


  9. Yes very true. When I drive in races, I am so immersed that I drive the way I would in real life. Some kids haven't learnt about respect for others with cars, and Cecotto is a prime example.
  10. Chris

    Ted Kravitz Appreciation Society Staff Premium

    What an absolute idiot.
  11. Kimi came from formula renault 3.5 , and he is a better driver than "Nico Rosberg, Pastor Maldonado, Nico Hulkenberg, Timo Glock and Heikki Kovalainen to name a few."

  12. That's not really correct.

    Before Kimi took part in F1, he competed in the Formula Renault 2000 Eurocup Series which I think is the equivalent of FR2.0 along with the Formula Renault 2000 UK Series. There was a lot of controversy about Kimi's entry into F1 as he had only done 23 professional racing events before entering F1 and many other drivers weren't happy with him being granted a super license.

    Kimi is not a good example as he had such a weird background into Formula 1.
  13. I disagree.

    Mostly because GP2 is a "money-burrying ground", it costs even more than the Renault 3.5 World Series.

    Surprised the teams had trouble filling their seats? Heck, a talent like Frijns didn't even start a season! Partially because guys like him have talent, but no backer/rich grandaddy/patron!

    And just 40 mins ago, it was reported that He has his cockpit to Quaife-Hobbs because of the money. FREAKING BULLSHIT!

    1. Wrong. In GP2, they don't learn how to cope with exploding tyres! They aren't the same...

    2. Well, they're forced to, aren't they? Same weekend, same track... depends if they even have time watching it, they're busy enough on their own.

    5. LOL! The Stewards are retarded at times. Fabio Leimer received a dubious penalty at Barcelona last year that cost him the win! Also, there was some driver(I think his manager is Nicloas Todt, guess that helps) who had a terrible weekend at Monaco(last season IIRC) where he got into trouble with other drivers throughout the weekend! The penalty was ridiculously small!

    This year, someone called Sergio Canamasas after two dreaful accidents a "****ing idiot". He got fined 20'000 Euros IIRC. Well, guess the truth hurts...(*Reading it again* Actually, it was Joylon Palmer, he got fined 12'000 Euros and nearly got a race ban for just that statement. Wow.)

    GG Stewards, good going. Do something useful for once!

    Oh btw: Heikki Kovalainen won the World Series before be went on to finish 2nd in GP2. IMO, that's a bad example as he faired better in WSBR doh.

    No thanks. Not just because I can't watch GP2 as it is on freaking Pay-TV. I'd rather watch WSBR on Eurosport. It's more interesting and has some great talents on the move:D

    Sorry Mr Noble:p
  14. Ole Marius Myrvold

    Ole Marius Myrvold
    JWB 96-13 Staff

    I see your Bottas, and chip in with Bianchi ;)
  15. I might have been posting that with a bit too much feelings, but GP2 is expensive as hell. If there was a trained monkey riding a unicycle and jugling balls with a big sponsor while holding a Superlicense, wanna bet he'd get signed?:p