AUTOSPORT's races of the decade
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AUTOSPORT's races of the decade

By:
, Steven English

AUTOSPORT's staff choose their favourite race attended between 2000 and 2009 and explain why it made such an impression on them

Andrew van de Burgt
AUTOSPORT editor

GP2
Nurburgring, 2005

The GP2 sprint race is almost certainly the best race I've ever seen, although that year's A1GP race at Sepang runs it very close. It was like the 1979 French GP in that the winner was largely forgotten - it should have been Gianmaria Bruni, but his gearbox broke. This handed Clivio Piccione an unlikely win. It was really deserved too - he pulled off a brilliant around the outside move on Neel Jani to take the lead.

But it was Jani's obduracy in second that made the race. As the cars queued up behind him, places changed so frequently that it was impossible to note them all. At the time I wrote that if there was a GP2 season review DVD - which there wasn't - then the whole of the 'Ring race two should be a bonus disc. I stand by that, it was breathlessly brilliant!

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