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Who is your GP2 Driver of the Year?

CLICK HERE to rate 20 of the GP2 Series drivers out of ten for their 2011 performances...
GP2 has always taken great pride in being F1's 'feeder series', the place where you get to see tomorrow's Grand Prix stars today.

It's the place that launched drivers including Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg, Timo Glock and Vitaly Petrov into the top flight of motor racing: so, who's next?

The GP2 year began in Abu Dhabi in February before being blown off course amidst the turmoil of political unrest in Bahrain, but then went on to deliver another year of great racing alongside the European F1 Grand Prix events before returning to where it all began, with the GP2 Final celebration at the Yas Marina Circuit.

In between were 26 races on some of the best race tracks in the world, from Monaco to Silverstone, Spa to Monza - and even a one-off return to the old F1 track at Imola. And during the course of those dozen race weekends we got to know a whole new generation of potential motor racing stars-in-waiting.

We needed no introduction to one of them, however: Romain Grosjean has already been in F1, but now he was back to take care of unfinished business from 2009 in the feeder series. And he did exactly that, sweeping both the GP2 Asia and GP2 Europe championships so completely that there was even talk that he might be snatched up by F1 again before the end of the season.

But while Grosjean romped away with it, the battle for second place couldn't have been fiercer: Luca Filippi, Jules Bianchi, Charles Pic, Sam Bird, Marcus Ericsson, Christian Vietoris and more all vied to be the best of the rest, and along the way many of them got noticed by F1 teams for the Young Drivers Test for their first taste in a Grand Prix car.

So how did the GP2 Class of 2011 fare in your eyes? Who was the best? Was it really Grosjean, or do you have your eyes on someone else as a future F1 world champion? This is your chance to tell us, as we give you the opportunity to have your say on 20 of the drivers who have competed across GP2, GP2 Asia and the GP2 Final events this season.

Simply rate each one out of ten and we'll provide your definitive countdown in the coming weeks based on the average scores.

To submit your ratings, all you have to do is CLICK HERE.


Tagged as: vote , Romain Grosjean , Monaco , Monza , Spa , Asia

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Esteban Gutierrez (MEX, Lotus ART) leads Romain Grosjean (FRA, Dams) over the finish line for second place at the sprint race at the Hungaroring, Hungary in July 2011. [Photo: Andrew Ferraro/GP2 Media Service.]
Romain Grosjean (FRA, Dams) at the Nurburgring on Frday, July 22 2011. [Picture credit: Drew Gibson/GP2 Media Service.]
Romain Grosjean (FRA, Dams) celebrates his victory. Nurburgring sprint race - July 2011. [Photo credit: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service.]
The accident at turn 2 sees Romain Grosjean (the #11 yellow car third from the right) squeezed between the #9 iSport of Sam Bird (left) and the #27 AirAsia of Davide Valsecchi, while ahead of them is eventual race winner Esteban Gutierrez in the Lotus ART #6. Valencia, June 2011. [Photo credit: Charles Coates/GP2 Media Service.]
GP3 and GP2 logos [Photo credit: Drew Gibson/GP3 Media Service.]
Julian Leal (COL, Carlin) in action at Monaco in qualifying. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stephane Richelmi (MON, DAMS) after winning race 2 at Monte Carlo, Monaco on Saturday 24 May 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stephane Richelmi (MON, DAMS) after winning race 2 at Monte Carlo, Monaco on Saturday 24 May 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stephane Richelmi (MON, DAMS), Sergio Canamasas (CAN, Trident) & Rio Haryanto (INA, EQ8 Caterham Racing) after race 2 at Monte Carlo, Monaco on Saturday 24 May 2014. (Photo: Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stephane Richelmi (MON, DAMS) after winning race 2 at Monte Carlo, Monaco on Saturday 24 May 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stephane Richelmi (MON, DAMS) after winning race 2 at Monte Carlo, Monaco on Saturday 24 May 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stephane Richelmi (MON, DAMS) during Race 1 Monte Carlo, Monaco. Friday 23 May 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stephane Richelmi (MON, DAMS) during Race 1 Monte Carlo, Monaco. Friday 23 May 2014. (Photo: Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stephane Richelmi (MON, DAMS) before Race 1 Monte Carlo, Monaco. Friday 23 May 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stephane Richelmi (MON, DAMS) during practice at  Monte Carlo, Monaco on Thursday 22 May 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) after the feature race 1 at Monte Carlo, Monaco on Friday 23 May 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) after the feature race 1 at Monte Carlo, Monaco on Friday 23 May 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS), Mitch Evans (NZL, Russian Time) & Felipe Nasr (BRA, Carlin) on the podium after the feature race 1 at Monte Carlo, Monaco on Friday 23 May 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)

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turnip - Unregistered

November 19, 2011 6:49 PM

Is there any way you can stop the Chilton family butlers voting and making him number 1? Actually I suppose Palmer Snr will get all his employees to vote for Josh the Boss. Wow what a top two lead foots that will make. Giovanni Lavaggi in at 3...

Andrew - Unregistered

November 18, 2011 5:41 PM

Sorry, that was unclearly written: we were accumulating points across the whole of the GP2 year, and because Charles Pic had a dreadful non-scoring GP2 Asia campaign he ended up with fewer points than Giedo van der Garde as a whole in 2011. Should have been better expressed, though - sorry for the confusion, and thanks for standing up for Charles.



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