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GP Week : Issue 201
+1000 pages 624 pages Don’t stay out of the Business ! The only reference books that keep you updated with motor racing Motorsports Formula One Each new edition 100% researched & updated ! In depth information on the major players of the 2014 field. Teams, drivers, engine manufacturers, cars, key people, sponsors & suppliers, media, marketing & PR, organisers, circuits, officials, etc. Companies and key people with positions, contact details, emails, addresses, websites, logo, color portrait pictures and a lot more. Tel: +44 (0) 20 71930 686 - Email: email@example.com Order now on our secure website - www.whoworksin.com Formula 1 is considered to be the pinnacle of automotive performance but, at least at Barcelona, that is not entirely the case. For the first time in many people’s memory, some Grand Prix cars were outperformed by some of those in the main support category, GP2 – a fact seized upon by some of those still not happy with the latest F1 package. Such has been the drop in performance of the new generation F1 cars over what was available in 2013 that some of the tailenders did find themselves setting Qualifying times slower than those in GP2. The DAMS team dominated GP2 Qualifying and Stéphane Richelmi led the times, taking pole with a lap of 1:29.293s. While that would not have been good enough get him into the second Q session for the GP, it was faster than the times set in Q1 by the Marussias of Max Chilton and Jules Bianchi, and the Caterhams of Marcus Ericsson and Kamui Kobayashi. However, in the respective races, the times in both categories were significantly slower, with every driver in the GP besting the Fastest Laps in the two GP2 events. For the record, Mitch Evans set the FL in Race 1 with a 1:34.141s, and in Race 2 Jolyon Palmer was fastest with a 1:34.583s. The slowest FL in the GP was that of Ericsson, with a 1:33.350s. The ‘Tale of the Tape’ underlines just how technical different the two types of cars are. With a 1.6-litre turbocharged V6 engine and multiple Energy Recovery Systems, an F1 car has a minimum of 720hp, with a minimum weight (including driver) of 691kg. A 688kg GP2 car has a 4-litre normally aspirated V8 producing a claimed 612hp. Both run on Pirelli tyres, but of significantly different construction and compound. F1 >>> nEWs GP2 OUTqUAlIFYING SOME F1 cARS? ... 10 GPWEEK.com // 10 GPWEEK.com // PARTNERS: