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Series under fire for driving standards

"They must learn that they cannot rely on their cars or the racetracks to save them. Only their own actions, and the actions of their racing brothers and sisters on track can do that," summed up Buxton. "But until they learn, until they show the world that they can be trusted with their own safety, and the safety of those around them, they should be punished. And punished severely."

So far there's been no official response to the criticisms from the GP2 and GP3 Series officials, led by chief executive Bruno Michel who has been intent on making the series the best possible route by which young drivers can prepare themselves for a possible Grand Prix career in F1.




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Josh - Unregistered

September 14, 2012 11:30 AM

Hamilton, Rosberg, Kovalainen, Glock, Hulkenberg, Kobayashi, Perez, d'Ambrosio, Pic, Senna - all former GP2 drivers and for the most part, respectable racers... Blame Grosjean for causing the accident. After all he was the one strapped into the car and trying to drive over the top of people. There are some lads currently in GP2 who are fantastic, clean, respectable drivers. Some with less funding are a little more desperate to make their mark and sometimes it goes wrong. Some of them are just plain stupid. This is racing, there are good and bad drivers everywhere, in GP2, and in F1.



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