Tag Archive: Enzo e Dino Ferrari

Oct 08

Enzo Coloni: “It was a staggering season, now our aim is to keep growing”

 Romain Grosjean crowned as the first Auto GP champion

The first Auto GP season got to an end just some days ago and while the Series staff is already working at full speed on the 2011 Championship, it’s also time to look back to this exciting first year of the Series. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 03

Monza, Race 2: Filippi wins Auto GP finale

Luca Filippi ended the season exactly as he started it.

Luca FilippiAfter winning the Auto GP maiden race in Brno, the Italian driver managed to put his seal also on the championship finale, dominating the second race in Monza and giving SuperNova their first win of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 02

Monza, Qualifying: Grosjean beats Tappy to pole (+ results, + photos)

Sam Bird: “Who wins Auto GP can win anywhere else”

Romain GrosjeanRomain Grosjean will start from pole in today’s Auto GP Race 1 in Monza. The Frenchman from DAMS managed to put the whole group behind him with a great lap (1’36”171), closing with an half second gap on the second placed rival. Doing this he also clinched the pole extra point, putting another little brick on his championship lead. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

Monza, Free Practice 2: Grosjean tops the sheets

The fight between the Auto GP title contenders has already started

In the second Free Practice session the three major rivals for the drivers’ crown took three of the four top spots. The best time was posted by Romain Grosjean: the championship leader wasted his last lap with a mistake at the first chicane but despite this he was able to keep the others at bay thanks to a 1’38”078 posted the lap before. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

Monza, Free Practice 1: Pantano quickest in the wet

Giorgio Pantano was the quickest in the first Free Practice session in Monza.

The track was wet due to rain falling from the early morning and the Italian driver, fielded by the debuting Ombra Racing, immediately got the right feeling: he was often the fastest in the first 30 minutes, and he got a good lap also in the final part of the session, when the rain stopped and the track conditions improved. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

Six drivers aim for the title in the Auto GP grand finale, Valsecchi, Leo and Cipriani to race in Monza‏

Auto GP is ready for a thrilling championship finale in Monza.

After five events and ten races the maths are keeping six drivers in contention for the title. With 19 points up for grabs in the Italian weekend, the list of possible winners goes from Romain Grosjean, Series leader with 42 points, to Carlos Iaconelli, in sixth place 18 points adrift. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 26

Navarra, Race 2: Grosjean takes win and Series lead (+ results)

Third Auto GP win for Romain Grosjean

 The frenchman dominated the second race on the Navarra Circuit, winning easily despite starting from P6 on the grid. Today’s comeback allowed him to put an end to his chase for the championship lead: he now stands 1st, with an one point gap on Piscopo. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 25

Navarra, Race 1: first Auto GP win for Leal (+ results)

Great win for Julian Leal in the first Auto GP race on the Navarra circuit.

 The Colombian driver, who started from pole position, was perfect throughout the race, getting a perfect start first and then boasting some very quick laps, building an immediate gap on the competition. Only Edoardo Piscopo was able to follow him closely, around 1” adrift, and from lap 9 the Italian even managed to close the gap, arriving right on Leal’s tail. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 25

Leal on pole after breath-taking qualifying (+ results)

Navarra qualifying report

First Auto GP pole position for Julian Leal, at the end of a very exciting session in which a red flag, caused by Stefano Bizzarri ending in the gravel, did send the drivers back on track with just 3 minutes to improve on a track that was drying quickly after a light rain drizzle. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 24

Navarra, Free Practice 2: Grosjean still fastest (+ results)

Charouz-Gravity Racing on top 

Romain Grosjean was again the fastest driver of the Auto GP field in Navarra, topping the sheets of the afternoon Free Practice: the DAMS driver got under the 1’29 mark with a 1’28”850. Despite a strong wind blowing against the cars on the main straight, everybody managed to improve their laps, lapping about 1” better. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 24

Navarra, Free Practice 1: Grosjean the quickest (+ results)

Thumbs up for the Los Arcos track 

Romain Grosjean was the quickest in the Auto GP first Free Practice session in Navarra. The Frenchman stopped the clocks on 1’29”582, being the only one to get below the 1’30” mark together with Julian Leal, in really good shape with the Trident Racing car. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 22

A street race in Bucharest for Auto GP in 2011

The race, named Bucharest GP, will be held in July

Bucharest GPIn 2011 the 550 bhp Auto GP cars will thunder through the streets of Bucharest, spreading the scream of their V8 engines among the Romanian city buildings. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 21

Ricci to debut in Navarra with RP Motorsport

He will race besides the young Stefano Bizzarri

Even with just two rounds to go, the Auto GP competitiveness keeps growing: in Navarra another new driver will debut in the championship, Giacomo Ricci. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 21

Ombra Racing enters Monza event with Pantano

“I have very good memories of Monza.” – Giorgio Pantano

The Auto GP grand finale, planned for 3 October in Monza, will host one more player: the Italian weekend, that in all probability will decide the series champion, will also see the debut of a new team: Ombra Racing.

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Sep 17

Discovering Navarra with Trident Racing

New Navarra-Los Arcos track

Navarra-Los ArcosIn one week Auto GP will start its engines again after the summer break, ready to race on the new Navarra-Los Arcos track. So, besides the fight for the championship lead now in the hands of Edoardo Piscopo, a lot of interest will be on the new circuit, completed in the first months of 2010 and unveiled last June with a big event gathering more that 30.000 people on the grandstands. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 28

Onidi aiming to overall podium

Fabio showed repeteadly that he is among the field’s most competitive drivers

If Carlos Iaconelli has a very special relationship with Race 2, Fabio Onidi seems to be under a spell that prevents him from seeing the second race’s finish line. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 19

Tappy: “I believe in my title chances”‏

Duncan Tappy definitely is among the Auto GP title contenders.

Auto GP - Duncan TappyWith a very good weekend in Magny-Cours, worth a 2nd place in Race 1 and a 4th place in the second race, he climbed to P3 in the overall standings, 8 points adrift from series leader Piscopo. And with 2 full events to go the gap is far from overwhelming… Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

Auto GP shines in the Castrol Driver Rankings

Auto GP is really shining in the Castrol Driver Rankings 

The renowned classification edited by the British magazine Autosport allots points to every driver week after week considering their results and the level of the championships they are contesting, and the Auto GP drivers revealed to be the best placed among the feeder series below GP2. The best of them even managed to overcome some F.1 drivers. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 11

Magny-Cours, Race 2: third win for Iaconelli (+results & standings)

Call him “Mister Race Two”

Carlos Iaconelli won the Auto GP short race also in Magny-Cours, exactly as he did in Imola and Spa. Starting from pole position, Iaconelli had to keep at bay a charging Jan Charouz in the first laps, and then extended his lead creating a 1”5 gap that he managed to keep until the checkered flag, taking another six points: thanks to this he is now third in the championship, tied on points with Duncan Tappy and Jan Charouz. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 10

Magny-Cours, Race 1: Grosjean new overall leader (+results)

After Tambay’s retirement Grosjean sailed towards his second win in the series

Romain Grosejan really is the man to beat in Auto GP. The French driver clinched his second win and the fastest lap in Magny-Cours Race 1, becoming the new series leader with 30 points, two more than Edoardo Piscopo. Read the rest of this entry »

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