Category Archive: GP2 Series, GP3 Series

Aug 27

Mitchell Gilbert delighted to be picked for Australian elite driver development programme

He was one of 17 drivers invited to the CAMS Academy camp in Melbourne

Mitchell Gilbert delighted to be picked for Australian elite driver development programme ADD Motorsports driver Mitchell Gilbert was delighted to be given the opportunity to be part of a unique training camp for some of Australia’s most promising young drivers. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 27

Now Frijns set to depart ‘new’ Caterham

Robin Frijns looks set to return to GP2.

2014-03-02 - Caterham F1 Team - Bahrain - Robin Frijns The talented Dutchman was signed up as a reserve driver by Caterham this year, and was even briefly considered for a race seat. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 24

Nasr storms to GP2 sprint victory (updated)

Brazilian crushes rivals with dominant drive

GP2 - Felipe Nasr (Carlin) Williams F1 test driver Felipe Nasr was untouchable on his way to an easy win in this morning’s sprint race at Spa-Francorchamps, easily taking the lead at the start of the race and pulling away at will, claiming his fourth victory of the season from Johnny Cecotto and title rival Jolyon Palmer. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 24

Lynn holds off Stanaway in Spa Race 2 (updated)

Carlin’s Alex Lynn claims GP3 victory in Belgium

GP3 - Lynn, Stanaway, Fontana Series leader and Red Bull Junior Team driver Alex Lynn faced one of his biggest challenges of the season today, resisting the determined efforts of Status Grand Prix’s Richie Stanaway until the chequered flag in an epic battle. The Brit was victorious, extending his advantage in the Series, with his nearest title rival Stanaway second. ART Grand Prix’s Alex Fontana was third. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Stoneman storms to superb win in thrilling GP3 Spa race

Marussia Manor Racing’s Dean Stoneman victorious in action-packed Race 1

GP3 - Dean Stoneman (Marussia Manor Racing) A stunning drive from Dean Stoneman saw him secure his second win of the 2014 GP3 Series season after qualifying from P11 on the grid. A race of strategy saw drivers switching from wet to slicks before the lights went out, but it was Brit’ Stoneman who handled the pressure to drive a mature race to be triumphant in Belgium. ART Grand Prix’s Dino Zamparelli and Status Grand Prix’s Nick Yelloly completed the podium. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Marciello takes first win in chaotic GP2 feature race

Ferrari man powers to victory in soaking Spa

GP2 - Raffaele Marciello (Racing Engineering) Raffaele Marciello has claimed a long overdue debut win in sodden conditions in today’s feature race at Spa-Francorchamps, with the Ferrari Academy driver surviving the oppressive conditions and overtaking local man Stoffel Vandoorne late in the race for the win, with a distant Johnny Cecotto rounding out the podium. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Ghiotto reigns supreme in Spa qualifying

Trident’s Luca Ghiotto storms to first pole position in debut GP3 weekend
GP3 - Luca Ghiotto (Trident) That’s how to make a first impression! Debutant Luca Ghiotto from Trident impressed the field in a wet session to claim a maiden pole position in his first race weekend by three tenths of a second. Carlin’s Emil Bernstorff will join the Italian on the front row, with Koiranen GP’s Jimmy Eriksson in third.

Rain had fallen overnight and again prior to the thirty minute qualifying session. The 26 drivers fed onto the Spa-Francorchamps circuit on wet Pirelli tyres for Round 6 of the 2014 GP3 Series. Carmen Jorda was an early victim to the conditions; the Spaniard ran wide at Turn 14 and was beached in the gravel, a premature end to her session.

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Aug 22

Stoffel Vandoorne claims maiden GP2 pole at home

ART Grand Prix driver shines in Spa qualifying session

GP2 - Stoffel Vandoorne (ART Grand Prix)McLaren test driver Stoffel Vandoorne has snatched his first GP2 pole position on home soil in today’s qualifying session at Spa-Francorchamps. The Belgian ace denied Series leader Jolyon Palmer from the top spot at the chequered flag. Mitch Evans took third spot. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 22

Zamparelli fastest in rain-affected GP3 Free Practice

ART Grand Prix trio on top at Spa-Francorchamps
zGP3 - Dino Zamparelli (ART Grand Prix)Brit Dino Zamparelli set the pace during the forty-five minute Free Practice ahead of his fellow ART Grand Prix teammates Marvin Kirchhöfer and Alex Fontana. The session was red flagged twice with very tricky conditions due to rain.

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Aug 22

Julia Leal sets the pace at Spa

Carlin driver quickest in free practice

GP2 - Julian Leal (Carlin) Julian Leal has returned to GP2 after the summer break in fine form: the Colombian driver set the fastest laptime of today’s free practice session at the legendary circuit of Spa-Francorchamps in a 1:57.877 ahead of Johnny Cecotto and Ferrari protégé Raffaele Marciello. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 22

John Bryant-Meisner excited to make GP3 Series debut with Trident

The Swede has got to know his new Italian team over the past week

John Bryant-Meisner excited about the future after final Championship race ADD Motorsports driver John Bryant-Meisner is excited about the new challenge ahead as he gets set to make his debut with Trident in the GP3 Series. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 21

GP3 Series Round 6 Preview – Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium

We’re back!

GP3 Series The summer break is officially over and the Series is ready to rock and roll for the final four events of the 2014 GP3 season. This weekend the GP3 paddock sets up camp at the legendary Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium, a true racer’s circuit that wets both the drivers’ and fans’ appetite with challenging high-speed corners that providing thrilling racing. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 21

GP2 Series Round 8 preview: Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium (updated)

The GP2 Series™ is back in action this week at Spa- Francorchamps after a month’s break.

GP2 Series With four rounds left in the 2014 season, DAMS’ Jolyon Palmer enjoys a 43 point lead over Carlin’s Felipe Nasr although the Brazilian has pocketed more wins. But Palmer’s impressive consistency and faultless drives have meant that he’s scored in every single race so far – he is the only driver on the grid to have accomplished this.

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Aug 14

Nasr says Sauber seat ‘possible’ for 2015

Felipe Nasr has set his sights on a 2015 race debut in formula one.

GP2 - Felipe Nasr (Carlin) The Brazilian, whose name rhymes with that of his countryman and Williams stablemate Felipe Massa, is the Grove squad’s official reserve driver in 2014 and a frontrunner in the GP2 series. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 27

Vandoorne flies to GP2 victory in Budapest (updated)

Belgian dominates sprint race ahead of title rivals

GP2 - Stoffel Vandoorne (ART Grand Prix) McLaren test driver Stoffel Vandoorne delighted both ART and his F1 supporters with a crushing display of dominance in this morning’s sprint race in Budapest, taking the lead at the start and pulling away over the next 28 laps to easily lead home title rivals Jolyon Palmer and Williams tester Felipe Nasr to put himself third in the drivers’ standings. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 27

Arden International’s Patric Niederhauser victorious in Hungary

Niederhauser dominates Budapest GP3 Race 2

GP3 - Patric Niederhauser (Arden International) He’s back! The smile could not have been bigger for Swiss ace Patric Niederhauser who climbed to the top step of the podium today at the Hungaroring. The Arden International ace made a fantastic start to steal the lead and claimed his third win of his GP3 career, his first rostrum of the 2014 season. ART Grand Prix’s Dino Zamparelli was second, with Niederhauser’s teammate Jann Mardenborough third. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 26

Stanaway and Yelloly secure Status GP 1-2

Richie Stanaway and Nick Yelloly deliver in Budapest GP3 race

GP3 - Richie Stanaway (Status Grand Prix) It was the day Status Grand Prix had wanted: after their one-two finish in Silverstone Race 2, the team and drivers were keen to add the big Race 1 points to their tally and they certainly did that at the Hungaroring.

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Jul 26

Pic keeps cool in Budapest GP2 scorcher

Frenchman on top in topsy turvy feature race

GP2 - Arthur Pic (Campos Racing) Arthur Pic has claimed his maiden GP2 win with a remarkable drive in difficult conditions, keeping cool as two safety car periods threw everyone’s strategies out the window and pushing when needed to pick up the victory in today’s feature race in Budapest ahead of Stefano Coletti and Adrian Quaife-Hobbs. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 26

Stanaway storms to first GP3 pole in Budapest

Status Grand Prix’s Richie Stanaway holds off Alex Lynn for pole in Hungary
GP3 - Richie Stanaway (Status Grand Prix) Kiwi Richie Stanaway claimed his maiden pole position in GP3 today, narrowly edging out Series leader from Carlin, Alex Lynn by a mere 0.035s. Nick Yelloly also from Status Grand Prix was in third making it an excellent start to proceedings for the green and black outfit.

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Jul 25

Zamparelli sets the GP3 pace in Budapest

ART Grand Prix trio on top in Hungary Free Practice

GP3 - Dino Zamparelli (ART Grand Prix) Briton Dino Zamparelli posted the fastest time of the Free Practice session at the Hungaroring. He led an all ART Grand Prix trio with his teammates Alex Fontana and Marvin Kirchhöfer in second and third. Read the rest of this entry »

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