The Colombian mastered the wet conditions to top the podium
Competing in his second season in discipline, Carlos Huertas (Carlin) secured his first Formula Renault 3.5 Series win in race two at Motorland Aragon.
New Zealander, Mitch Evans, remains with Arden International as he steps up to the GP2 category for 2013.
The 18 year old, won the 2012 GP3 Championship with MW Arden, scoring 3 wins, 4 poles and 6 podiums over the season. Evans entered onto the European circuit in 2010 with MW Arden in the GP3 Series and finished 9th. In 2010 he won the Toyota Racing Series in New Zealand, with 3 wins, 8 poles and 10 podiums at only 16 years old.
MW Arden is delighted to confirm Robert Visoiu to complete their driver line-up for the 2013 GP3 Championship.
The Romanian driver, 16, moved up from Formula Abarth to GP3 in 2012. He finished 14th last year, securing his first podium at his inaugural weekend in Barcelona. The team were very pleased with Robert’s performance in Estoril, where he finished in the top 5 over the two day test.
Arden International is delighted to announce that Johnny Cecotto Jnr will join their GP2 team for the 2013 Season.
The talented young Venezuelan driver (23), with several years’ experience in the GP2 Series, will be working closely with the team to build on his successful 2012 season, which saw him achieve four podiums with two wins and a Young Driver Test in Abu Dhabi with Toro Rosso. His season was topped in particular by a memorable win in the feature race around the streets of Monaco after also dominating qualifying the day before.
“I was handed the win after Kevin Magnussen retired” – Antonio Felix da Costa
Having driven a superb race, Kevin Magnussen (Carlin) seemed on course to claim his second win of the season in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series. However, on the final lap, the Dane was forced to stop his car following a gearbox oil leak.
Carlin’s Antonio Felix Da Costa becomes first driver in GP3 history to claim double victory
This is one weekend Portuguese driver Antonio Felix Da Costa won’t forget in hurry. After winning Race 1 yesterday, the Carlin driver started from eighth on the grid in a race dominated by strategy. He fought his way impressively through the field in the latter stages to produce a magical win, becoming the first driver in GP3 history to achieve a double victory during the race weekend. Patric Niederhauser (Jenzer Motorsport) and Tamas Pal Kiss (Atech CRS GP) finished second and third.
Carlin’s Antonio Felix Da Costa wins in style at the Hungaroring
The smile couldn’t be bigger on Antonio Felix Da Costa’s face. After starting from P2 on the grid, the Portuguese ace made the perfect getaway to claim the lead and set off into the distance to claim a very welcome 25 points, plus a further two for fastest lap. After the nightmare of two non-scores in Hockenheim for the Carlin driver, Hungary has been a happy hunting ground so far for Felix Da Costa. Daniel Abt (Lotus GP) and Mitch Evans (MW Arden) finished second and third.
Lotus GP’s Aaro Vainio dominates Hungary weekend
Finland’s Aaro Vainio is enjoying the Hungaroring this weekend. Fastest yesterday in Free Practice and again today to claim pole in dominant style! The Lotus GP driver broke the circuit record en route to the front of the grid and has clawed back points on Series leader Mitch Evans. Antonio Felix Da Costa and Evans line up second and third.
Carlin record double win on home soil in Round 4
Carlin’s William Buller claimed his maiden victory in GP3 today in a race that was full of drama and excitement until the very end! It concluded a fantastic weekend for Carlin after achieving their first win in the Series on Saturday with Antonio Felix Da Costa and then sealing a double victory at home in front of a massive crowd.
Carlin’s Antonio Felix Da Costa records first win of 2012
Antonio Felix Da Costa is a happy man. The Portuguese driver secured a dominant win and fastest lap after starting from P3 on the grid in a race that was delayed due to weather conditions. After a deluge of rain throughout the day, the GP3 Race started under menacing black clouds with temperatures of around 15 degrees, making it much cooler than previous rounds.
Lotus GP’s Aaro Vainio takes first GP3 win in Monte Carlo
After securing pole yesterday, Finnish ace Aaro Vainio went one step better by winning the prestigious Monaco race, the first in the history of the GP3 Series. It was a debut career win in the Series for the Lotus GP driver to make a perfect start to the weekend.
At 2012 Spanish Grand Prix
In his capacity as Official Test Driver for the Caterham F1 Team, American driver Alexander Rossi will drive in the first Free Practice session of the forthcoming Spanish Grand Prix on Friday; on this occasion replacing the team’s racing driver Heikki Kovalainen. Alexander will be the first American driver since Scott Speed in 2007 to take to an F1 track during an official round of the pinnacle of motorsport, the FIA Formula 1™ World Championship.
Second collective FR3.5 test at the Circuit de Catalunya
Alexander Rossi joined his Arden Caterham Motorsport World Series by Renault team for the second collective FR3.5 test at the Circuit de Catalunya, near Barcelona this week. However torrential rain, mixed conditions, mechanical and electrical car issues meant that the newly formed squad made limited progress into its planned running programme on either day of the test.
This week saw the first pre-season test for the new Formula Renault 3.5 car at Paul Ricard circuit in southern France.
Lotus GP driver ends final pre-season test with another fastest laptime
Esteban Gutiérrez set the quickest laptime again in today’s final pre-season test in Barcelona. The young Mexican set a laptime of 1:29.154 in the morning session ahead of last week’s fastest man in Jerez, Davide Valsecchi. In the afternoon session, it was Frenchman Tom Dillmann at Rapax who finished top ahead of Stefano Coletti.
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