26/10/2011

Weekend Preview - part two!

We covered F1 yesterday in a long blog post that can be found here so now it's time to cover other racing series with Indian interest.

Formula Two
F2 heads to Barcelona for the final rounds of the 2011 FIA F2 Championship with one race on Saturday and one race on Sunday.

The weekend which is being build as the "Spanish showdown" is a crucial one for the two Indian drivers; Armaan Ebrahim and Parthiva Sureshwaren.

Drivers Championship (11th-29th)
11) Thiemo Storz (19pts)
12) Mikkel Mac (18pts)
13) Luciano Bacheta (18pts)
14) Jordan King (17pts) 
15) Armaan Ebrahim (16pts)
16) Jon Lancaster (14pts)
17) Max Snegirev (14pts)
18) Banjamin Lariche (14pts)
19) Julian Theobald (8pts)
20) James Cole (6pts)
21) Johannes Theobald (1pt)
22) Jose Luis Abadin (1pt)
23) Plamen Kralev (1pt)
24) Tom Gladdis (1pt) 
25) Parthiva Sureshwaren (0pts)
26) Sunghak Mun (0pts)
27) Natalia Kowalska (0pts)
28) Fabio Gamberini (0pts)
29) Rene Binder (0pts)

Armaan is in a very tight battle with just 5points seperating the drivers between 11th and 18th. Whereas Parthiva has yet to score this season, however points this weekend could shoot him up the order considerably depending on what position he manages.

F2 uses the same scoring system as F1 and as a result there are a maximum of 50pts up for grabs this weekend - so clearly everything is still to play for.

JK Racing Asia Series
The JK Racing Asia Series is a support race to F1 this weekend at the Buddh International Circuit so Indian driver Raj Bharath will be hoping to score well at his home races.

There are six races to go in this series, all at Buddh (two of them this weekend, four of them in November).

Drivers Championship (13th-15th)
13) Andrey Khrapov (15pts) 
14) Raj Bharath (11pts)
15) Dylan Young (9pts)

If Raj can score good points he could jump Andrey Khrapov for 13th place and close the gap to the guys further ahead in the championship.

It is worth noting that Raj's best finish so far this season is 7th place at the last race in Singapore - he needs to try and take that momentum forward into this weekends race and build on that solid performance.

French F4
Similarly to F2, this series has its final rounds of the season this weekend. Indian Parth Ghorpade will be racing with the other French F4 drivers at the Paul Ricard circuit in France.

Drivers Championship (12th-18th)
12) Francisco-Javier Suarez (17pts)
13) Jordan Perroy (13pts)
14) Kevin Balthazar (13pts) 
15) Parth Ghorpade (8pts)
16) Paul Petit (6pts)
17) Josh Fielding (5pts)
18) Tomasz Krzeminski (3pts)

Clearly Parth will be going all out for points in a quest to finish as high as possible in the championship - he could make up many positions with a solid points finish!

Via this article you can tell that this is a major weekend for Indian motorsport, and the first F1 Grand Prix of India is not the only reason! We don't want our other drivers to get overshadowed by the moment - we wish them all the very best of luck this weekend =)

Full championship standings of all the series we follow can be found here.

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