GP2 is back after their summer break to resume the championship at the legendary Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps this weekend.
Just four rounds remain in the series, with Briton Jolyon Palmer leading Brazilian Felipe Nasr by 43 points. Palmer’s comfortable lead is the result of his consistent year, where he has scored points in every single race this season with a lowest finishing position of seventh in the Monaco sprint race.
The championship hasn’t been decided yet however, as Nasr has recorded more wins than Palmer this year. Hot on both their heels is McLaren development driver Stoffel Vandoorne, who seems to have found the right balance in his ART. Vandoorne has claimed five podiums – including a win in Budapest – in the last 10 races. He currently sits 39 points behind Nasr.
Arthur Pic is another driver to be cautious of. He claimed his first GP2 series victory in last rounds feature race, after displaying many consistent performances throughout the season. Even though he isn’t a contender for the championship, he could play a part in taking points off championship contenders.
Arden International will be on the lookout for some points going into this weekend, as the last time they were in the top 10 was in Spain when Tom Dillmann finished third in the sprint race.
Their points objective has been made more difficult by Andre Negrao’s grid penalty. Negrao was found guilty of pushing Simon Trummer off the track and causing a collision last round in Hungary. He will receive a five place grid drop for the feature race.
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