Britain's next Formula 1 hopefuls
Sam Bird and Oliver Turvey, the two leading British drivers in GP2 this year, talk to Mark Glendenning about their seasons so far; missed opportunities and high hopes for the remainder of the year
Great Britain and GP2 have always been pretty good mates. There have been British drivers on the grid in every season but 2009, and Britain stands third on the all-time list of participants (Brazil and Italy share the lead; France and Spain sit equal in second).
Of the eight British drivers to have lined up on the GP2 grid, three - Lewis Hamilton, Adam Carroll and Mike Conway – have won races, and Hamilton has taken things a few steps further by winning the title in 2006. With no less than three drivers racing under the Union Jack this season, you'd have expected at least one more to have climbed to the top of the podium. But, so far, a fourth British GP2 winner has yet to materialise.
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