GP Too (Penultimate)
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GP Too (Penultimate)

By:
, David Cameron

With only one event left before the first GP2 season comes to an end, the battle for the drivers' title is tighter than ever, and tensions are rising. David Cameron reports on the atmosphere in the 'other' paddock over the past month

July bled into August as everyone in the GP2 paddock was given a rare week away from the action, a chance to rest and rebuild themselves before the heat of Istanbul scurried around the corner to greet them, to introduce them to a circuit they had never seen, a track which until they arrived was nothing but data and numbers on a computer screen.

The reality of the place only made them more eager to begin their work. A long, undulating circuit, a fresh strip of asphalt winding up and down and around hills of orangey brown dirt, a collection of blind corners and fast sweeping bends connected by long straights stretching up and over the rises in the terrain sat still beneath them, waiting for what was to come.

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