GP2 series unveils full 2006 line-up As the GP2 series makes its way out to the South of France for the first test of the 2006 season, it is with great pride that we unveil the official list of drivers who will compete for glory in this season's...
GP2 series unveils full 2006 line-up
As the GP2 series makes its way out to the South of France for the first test of the 2006 season, it is with great pride that we unveil the official list of drivers who will compete for glory in this season's championship. With all seats now filled, our line-up will make their collective 2006 debut at this week's test at Circuit Paul Ricard, on February 22-23.
Bruno Michel GP2 series organiser.
"As we embark on our first test of the 2006 season, I am very happy to be able to announce a full grid of 26 of the most talented and exciting young drivers around. After the great line-up we had in 2005, I am happy to see another incredibly strong field of drivers lining up to compete in the GP2 series this year. With five of last year's drivers graduating to Formula One, the GP2 series has established itself as the only true stepping stone to the world's premiere racing series. The intensity of competition we have seen for this year's seats, and the resulting level of talent we will have on display in the GP2 series in 2006 is evidence of this. I am sure that this season will pick up where 2005 left off with the cream of young driver talent fighting it out to be GP2 series champion on their way to bright futures in Formula One."
<pre> Car # Driver Country Team 1 Alexandre Premat FRA ART Grand Prix 2 Lewis Hamilton GBR ART Grand Prix 3 Michael Ammermuller GER Arden International 4 Nicolas Lapierre FRA Arden International 5 Jose Maria Lopez ARG Super Nova International 6 Fairuz Fauzy MAL Super Nova International 7 Ernesto Viso VEN iSport International 8 Tristan Gommendy FRA iSport International 9 Adam Carroll GBR Racing Engineering 10 Javier Villa ESP Racing Engineering 11 Nelson Piquet Jr BRA Piquet Sports 12 Alexandre Negrão BRA Piquet Sports 14 Ferdinando Monfardini ITA DAMS 15 Franck Perera FRA DAMS 16 Luca Filippi ITA Petrol Ofisi FMS International 17 Jason Tahinci TUR Petrol Ofisi FMS International 18 Hiroki Yoshimoto JPN BCN Competicion 19 Timo Glock GER BCN Competicion 20 Olivier Pla FRA DPR 21 Clivio Piccione MC DPR 22 Lucas di Grassi BRA Durango 23 Sergio Hernandez ESP Durango 24 Adrian Valles ESP Campos Racing 25 Felix Porteiro ESP Campos Racing 26 Gianmaria Bruni ITA Trident Racing 27 Andreas Zuber AUT Trident Racing