GP2

Series Paul Ricard afternoon test notes 2008-02-28

Hanley tops 2008 GP2 Main Series first test session The British driver ended up at the top of the time sheet at Paul Ricard in a 1:12.652. In the wake of a new area in the GP2 history, the new car has shown excellent reliability. Today saw the...

Hanley tops 2008 GP2 Main Series first test session

The British driver ended up at the top of the time sheet at Paul Ricard in a 1:12.652. In the wake of a new area in the GP2 history, the new car has shown excellent reliability.

Today saw the first test session of the 2008 GP2 Main Series in Le Castellet, France. All 13 teams set up the new GP2 car for its first spin. Despite some few minor incidents, the new car proved to be both competitive and reliable from the start.

Ben Hanley at the wheel of his Barwa International Campos Team set the pace. Though credited with the fastest lap time, Pastor Maldonado's times were deleted due to an illegal rear wing configuration.

Bruno Michel, GP2 Organiser, commented: "This has been a great first test session for the 2008 GP2 new car today. Its reliability is the achievement of exceptional work from our partners Renault and Bridgestone as well as our official suppliers Dallara and Mecachrome. Seeing the r6 cars perform so well today gives us high hopes for the season to come. We're really looking forward to the first races."

Tomorrow's session will start at 9:00am local time.

-credit: gp2series.com

Be part of something big

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series GP2
Drivers Pastor Maldonado , Bruno Michel , Ben Hanley