Thrilling vitory for Sato at Budapest
Vittorio Ghirelli was once again the fastest man on-track at Budapest.
In the first practice session for the Hungarian round of the 2013 Auto GP, the Roman-based racer, fielded by Super Nova International, repeated yesterday’s testing performance and clocked a personal best lap of 1:32.662, 0.7s clear of local hero Tamas Pal Kiss.
Eleven rounds make 2013 season. Abu Dhabi hosts final round
The GP2 Series™ organisers have revealed their 2013 calendar today which will consist of eleven rounds in total, all support events of the official Formula OneTM World Championship. Seven rounds will be held in Europe whilst four overseas events have been added, making it once again an international Series.
Abu Dhabi to host GP3 season finale in 2013
GP3 Series™ organisers have today unveiled the provisional 2013 calendar which will be made of eight rounds in total. Seven rounds have been confirmed for the season which will run alongside the Formula 1™ World Championship, with an eighth standalone race weekend mid-June (venue to be announced at a later date). The calendar features an exciting new venue for GP3 with Abu Dhabi hosting the final race of the season.
Superstars enjoys International flavour
Superstars has grown more and more International lately, and with three rounds still to go this season, the championship is entering an exciting season finale with a world-level flavour. A fascinating calendar, involving the most demanding racetracks of five countries and two continents (the 2012 grand finale will be at Sentul), is one of the top features of the championship as well and highly competitive field of drivers from all over the world.
After skipping last weekend’s German grand prix, Bernie Ecclestone was back in the formula one paddock on Friday.
German news agency SID said F1′s 81-year-old chief executive, who earlier denied he skipped Hockenheim for fear of arrest by German police, was seen in the Hungaroring paddock in Budapest early on Friday.
Points he earned have been added to his championship tally
Following Euronova Racing’s appeal against the disqualification of Antonio Spavone from the Budapest round of the Auto GP Championship, the Hungarian Federation confirmed last week that the driver would be re-instated. Spavone has therefore been re-instated in the race results from the weekend and the points he earned have been added to his championship tally.
Mercedes, BMW men to share front row in Budapest followed by Audi’s Gianni Morbidelli and Schöffler
Andrea Palma (Ferrari 458 Italia) dominates in GTSprint
The Mercedes C63 AMG driven by Vitantonio Liuzzi, and wearing the manufacturer’s colors of Mercedes-AMG, will take off from the Pole Position tomorrow in Race 1 of the Superstars International Series weekend at the Hungaroring. The Italian former F.1 racer clocked a sensational laptime of 1:52.513 and was followed by the crowd’s home favorite, Norbert Michelisz, who raced the Scuderia Giudici-prepared BMW M3 to an outstanding front row position.
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