How GP2 was made a mockery in Monaco
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How GP2 was made a mockery in Monaco

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The GP2 field hardly covered itself in glory during qualifying at Monaco last weekend, with deliberate go-slow tactics and an abundance of dangerous collisions casting a shadow on the series highest-profile event of the year. Glenn Freeman thinks much can be learnt from the experience

"These guys want to be the next Formula 1 drivers?" said one bemused team boss. Others were not so polite with their choice of words after GP2 qualifying at Monaco, where the supposed stars of tomorrow made a mockery of themselves and the championship.

All of the problems, arguments and collisions stemmed from everybody's desire to get a clear lap around Monaco to get that supposedly crucial grid slot towards the front of the field. If they'd known that the drivers finishing third and fourth the next day were going to come from 11th and 26th on the grid, they might not have made such a fuss.

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