Schilke, GP2 correspondent
New challenge and new faces for the second round of the new season.
Arthur Pic concludes the year with a race victory and five further podiums from two MRF Challenge rounds at Bahrain International Circuit.
Barwa Addax Team all out for the second race of the season.
Alexander Rossi's 2013 GP2 debut with Caterham Racing saw him place third in the feature race.
Stefano claimed 6th starting spot, while Marciello - 9th.
Daniel Abt: "All in all we have a great car and I hope that we can have good results in Barcelona finally.”
Two new drivers, Stefano Coletti and Raffaele Marciello - a new line-up for a new season.
Sam Bird: ""Apparently, in Russia they call a bird, which symbolises good luck "Blue Bird". I wear a blue suit and my name is Bird, so obviously the team are nicknaming me Blue Bird."
The fourth GP2 season for Palmer, this time witw DAMS team.
The speed was there – not the points!
Alongside Jolyon Palmer this season with DAMS , Stéphane Richelmi knows that his ambitious teammate will be for him a source of motivation.
The nomination for GP2 in Bahrain was once more an even more extreme selection than the compounds chosen for Formula One.
High asphalt temperatures has given big problems to the dirvers.
After also taking points for pole position and for setting fastest lap in both races, Jolyon holds a 10 point advantage over nearest rival Julian Leal.
A mixed race for the Racing Engineering team with Stefano taking 4th place which will put him 5th on tomorrow’s reversed grid.
The result of the two races is very positive, especially for Jolyon Palmer.
The first race weekend of the 2014 GP2 Series will take place on this very track in just two weeks’ time.