Talk:GP2 Series

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A couple of comments: the introductory paragraph has a bit of a 'cheerleader' feel to it, and maybe isn't wholly accurate (the series is more expensive than Inter.F3000). Also, the 2005 Season section feels gramatically akward for some reason. I fixed up the Luizzi information (until Europe starts it's unconfirmed if he will actually rotate with Klein, or maybe move to Sauber) to be at-this-time accurate, but it still needs help I think. Kurohone 15:06, 19 Mar 2005 (UTC)

  • I agree, but it is designed to be affordable for teams, and I couldn't think is any better way to word it without completely omitting that point. Hedley 15:38, 19 Mar 2005 (UTC)
    • I know, that's why I didn't try it myself! Kurohone 18:31, 19 Mar 2005 (UTC)
  • Well I don't think the opening is "too cheerleader", but I do think it should compare GP2 to Champ Car as well as F1. The article states that GP2 cars can run within 5 seconds of F1 cars, but Champ Cars run within 3 seconds of F1 cars (with the old engine rules mind you). Mustang6172

Category: GP2[edit]

As I've stated on the 'speedy deletion' box for that category, it seems strange to have a category for a single series of cars when a) there's only one article in it so far and b) 'Auto Racing' would be sufficient. --Psyk0 19:35, 16 July 2005 (UTC)

General Updates[edit]

This page is horribly outdated, some of it written before the start of the '05 season. I'll update some, but I don't know enough about it to go over it fully. The 2005 season paragraph needs to be removed or changed for the current season.

EDIT: Actually, screw that: I propose this is merged with both the 2005 GP2 Series season and the 2006 GP2 Series season articles, as they are all highly similar and serve pretty much the same purpose.

Thoughts?--Helmetlad 14:51, 13 June 2006 (UTC)

It ought to be feasible to build this article and its related championship season articles up to at least the standard of the DTM articles. I'll bring the subject to the attention of other members of WikiProject Motorsport Adrian M. H. 17:58, 19 December 2006 (UTC)

Infobox details[edit]

I have provisionally opted to list the number of drivers and teams in terms of the total number of competitors in the 2006 season - 30 and 13 - but it might be better to list them only in terms of entries at the start of the season - ie, the official entry list, without replacements/changes. That approach may be better as it will reflect the maximum number of entries. Please contribute to the relevant discussion at WP:MOTOR. Once the 2007 season entry list has been confirmed, these figures should be updated accordingly and in line with the prevailing consensus. - Adrian M. H. 18:18, 13 January 2007 (UTC)

TV coverage[edit]

Is there a reason why it's important to note that coverage is NOT on NBC Sports? (As far as I recall, it never was on there to begin with - always Speed Channel in the USA/Canada.) Duncan1800 (talk) 07:02, 9 June 2008 (UTC)

Have updated section to reflect change from ITV4 to Setanta Sports. davepusey (talk) 12:52, 3 May 2009 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 88.105.240.185 (talk)

American equilant?[edit]

would this be considered like the Nationwide series to the Sprint Cup? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.129.155.87 (talk) 19:47, 7 July 2008 (UTC)

More like Indy Lights to Indycar, or previously, Atlantics to Champcar. No drivers race GP2 Series and F1 simultaneously, unlike in NASCAR. BleuDXXXIV (talk) 07:24, 4 August 2008 (UTC)

New template[edit]

I created this template on the line of F1 Team template Template:GP2_team. it works good. Can be used for GP2 Main, GP2 Asia and Other series of these teams

Bye Giagi —Preceding unsigned comment added by Giagi (talkcontribs) 20:29, 4 April 2009 (UTC)

Driver Restrictions[edit]

After listening to the BBC Red Button/Radio 5 commentary during practice sessions this year, Ian Phillips (Force India director of business affairs) has mentioned a few times they wanted to put their test driver (in this case, Luizzi) in a GP2 car, but were unable to do so because (something like) 'he's raced in F1 too much/too recently' - or something along those lines. This would lead me to believe there is a defined amount of F1 running a driver can do before being not allowed to race GP2. However, despite searching through the official GP2 site and other similar sites, I cannot find mention of this! If anyone knows of anywhere where this information is, could they perhaps post a link? I think it would be a useful piece of information to add to the article if we can find a suitable (and correct!) source! Oli.meggitt (talk) 10:45, 9 September 2009 (UTC)

GP2 Car technical specifications[edit]

I'd like to propose moving the technical specifications about the GP2 car to its own article. Right at the moment it is a large list-like clutter, and worryingly for the article's readability it is right up the top of the article where the first section after the lede should be the description of what GP2 is and represents. Technical specifications of the race car is basically appendix style data, and if not under its own article then at the very least it should be pushed to the bottom. Intend to perform similar operation with the GP3 article. Thoughts? --Falcadore (talk) 00:04, 16 December 2010 (UTC)

I'd suggest putting it at the very bottom of this article. For a spec series like this, it does seem appropriate to have a set of specs in the article, and I wouldn't think it was notable enough to have its own article. Who would search WP for the specs alone? I assume we would use the specifications of the latest incarnation? 4u1e (talk) 00:34, 16 December 2010 (UTC)
OK then - how about a re-organisation that looks like this?
1. GP2 Series & Role (new section)
1.1 Progression to Formula One - Prose version of the table to highlight the succesful graduates and a prominent link to List of GP2 drivers. The List article could much more successfully highlight those drivers who graduate to F1.
2. Race weekend
2.1 Points system
3. Seasons - re-write as History and make season links less intrusive - those season links are in the champions table and the template at the bottom
4. Televsion rights
5. Series Champions
6. Drivers graduated to F1
7. See also
8. References
9. External links
Thoughts? --Falcadore (talk) 01:00, 16 December 2010 (UTC)

Drivers graduated to GP2[edit]

Just wondering why Sakon Yamamoto isn't included in the table. Much like Timo Glock, he was in F1 before GP2 but then went back so surly that would put him in there? Unless of course i'm missing something here, I know theres a footnote and everything but still. BosleyTree (talk) 21:13, 26 July 2012 (UTC)

I take it there's no one against this so i'll add him to the table. BosleyTree (talk) 20:06, 31 July 2012 (UTC)
I personally think you haven't graduated to F1 if you've raced there before. This just emphasises that this should be a paragraph describing circumstances rather than a table of data. --Falcadore (talk) 20:14, 31 July 2012 (UTC)
If you really think so, mind you i saw this after i made the update, so it can be reverted. BosleyTree (talk) 20:21, 31 July 2012 (UTC)
The point should be about how GP2 creates Grand Prix drivers rather than serving as a remedial series. --Falcadore (talk) 20:32, 31 July 2012 (UTC)