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pic 03/07/14 GP2 Series Round 5, Stefano and Lello are looking to build on the success of Austria at Silverstone.

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Two weeks ago at the Red Bull Ring in Austria,  Racing Engineering had their most successful weekend so far in the 2014 GP2 Series when Stefano Coletti finished second and fourth and Raffaele Marciello took two thirds in the Feature and Sprint Races. This weekend sees the GP2 teams assemble at Silverstone for the fifth round of the year and Racing Engineering are determined to build on this success and ensure that both drivers can continue to finish at the front of the field.

For this weekend Pirelli will be supplying their P Zero Orange hard and P Zero White medium tyres to the GP2 teams as the long fast corners and long straights on the circuit mean that the two harder options are the best choice, the first time that these two compounds have been offered together.

Silverstone is not an easy track to overtake on so it will be important that both drivers qualify well and both Lello and Stefano have a good record at starting on the front few rows of the grid and, given their very strong race pace, both men will be looking to finish on the podium again in both races.


Timetable:


Practice: Fri 04 Jul 2014, 12:00 (GMT+1)
Qualifying Session: Fri 04 Jul 2014, 15:55 (GMT+1)
Race 1: Sat 05 Jul 2014, 14:40 (GMT+1)
Race 2: Sun 06 Jul 2014, 09:20 (GMT+1)
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Round
Length of lap:
5.891 km
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2013 best Racing Engineering: P6 in Qualifying – P4 in R1 – P4 in R2
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Tyre Wear:
Medium
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Brake Wear:
Low
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Downforce:
Medium
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Throttle Average:
69%
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Fastest turn:
Maggotts
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Hardest Braking Point:
Stowe
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Gear shifts per lap:
31
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Top Speed:
300 km/h
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Average Speed (Qualifying) 2013: 210.568 km/h
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Average Speed (Race) 2013: 198.734 km/h
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Pole Position Time 2013: 1:40.716
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Facts
1.      Silverstone, the “Home of British Motor Racing”, hosted the first Formula One race in 1950.

2.      With the four straights over the course of the lap the average speed is high.

3.      Historically the weather can change a lot during the Silverstone weekend, which usually spices things up quite a bit.

4.      The high-speed corners, swift changes of direction and abrasive surface mean that tyres take a beating at Silverstone.

5.      After a short sprint comes the awesome Maggotts-Beckett-Chapel complex, a sweeping, high-speed complex of four connected turns that need          rapid changes of direction and complete responsiveness from the engine.

6.      The circuit features 18 corners - 10 right-hand and 8 left-hand.

7.      The start-finish line was moved to the international pit straight that starts after Club Corner following the recent completion of the new pits and          paddock complex with its impressive jagged-edge roof.

8.       58,000 square metres of asphalt and 56,000 square metres of gravel have gone into the new run-off areas.

9.      The amount of TV cable laid out around Silverstone for the race would stretch from Dover to Calais and back.

10.    If all of the sausages eaten over the weekend were to be lined up, they would measure 1.08 miles, the equivalent of a lap around Silverstone's          Stowe circuit.
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GP2
1.      The average speed in F1 is 234km/h in F1 and 210 km/h in GP2.

2.      F1 throttle usage is 66% vs 69% of the lap that the engine spends at full throttle in GP2.

3.      F1 top speed (including DRS) is 308 km/h – GP2 (without DRS) is 300 km/h.

4.      F1 drivers will shift gear 46 times per lap against 31 times that a GP2 driver will have to do.

5.      Downforce levels are alike but still different: High downforce levels in F1 versus medium levels in GP2.

6.      Pole position in F1 was set in 2013 at 01:29.607 – Pole position in GP2 was set in 2013 at 1:40.716.