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GP2 cars faster than some F1 ones

Published by on May 14, 2014 in Motorsport Leave a comment

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Last weekend, during the Formula One Grand Prix that took place in Spain, something interesting happened. As you probably know, the GP2 feeder competition’s purpose is to prepare drivers for Formula One, but I’m sure Bernie Ecclestone and Flavio Briatore, the ones to create this competition, were never anticipating the moment when GP2 cars would become faster than Formula One cars. Because that’s exactly what happened last weekend, when Stephane Richelmi, the Monegasque driving for DAMS, was faster than several Formula One drivers such as Max Chilton, Marcus Ericsson, Jules Bianchi and Kamui Kobayashi. But that’s not all, because the first 13 GP2 drivers were faster than Caterham drivers after qualifying.

This adds to the controversy around this season’s major engine changes in Formula One, which many blame and believe that the sport is slowly dying. Unlike the “hybrid” Formula One, GP2 cars are still powered by the naturally aspirated V8 engines and these engines, besides being quite fast, are also a lot louder than what we can hear now in Formula One (or don’t hear, actually). This was another major complain from Formula One fans and teams, including Bernie Ecclestone, who admitted that F1 cars sound ridiculous now.

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