Tag Archive: Estoril

Mar 28

Alex Lynn quickest on Day 2 of testing

Carlin’s Alex Lynn on top in both test sessions in Estoril
GP3 - Carlin - Alex Lynn action GP3 rookie and new signing for Carlin topped both the morning and afternoon test session in Portugal today with a best laptime of 1:28.552.

Mar 26

GP3 Series returns to action in Estoril

First of three pre-season tests takes place in Portugal

Circuito Estoril The 2014 GP3 Series gets underway tomorrow with the first official two day test session at the Circuito Estoril in Portugal. GP3 enters its fifth season of existence with racing kicking off in Barcelona in May. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 25

Alex Lynn gets his wings as a Red Bull Junior at Estoril test

The Red Bull Junior Team is well-known for bringing on the talent of the future

Alex Lynn portrait Alex Lynn makes his debut appearance as a Red Bull Junior driver and in GP3 at the first pre-season official test this week, in Estoril from March 27-28. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 21

F1 beckons #MadeMyMark

I made my F1 debut in 2000 when I tested for Benetton at Estoril.

Mark Webber - Benetton gym Fisi (Fisichella) was my benchmark and Ralf Schumacher was also there in the Williams. I was obviously very nervous but wasn’t intimidated by the cars.

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Nov 13

$600m Morocco GP deal ‘likely’ – reports

Morocco last hosted a grand prix near Casablanca

MoroccoMorocco has emerged as the latest strong contender to join the ever-expanding formula one calendar. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 09

MW Arden driver annoucement

Red Bull Junior drivers sign with MW Arden for GP3 Championship

Carlos SainzDaniil KvyatMW Arden is delighted to announce that two drivers from the Red Bull Junior programme, Carlos Sainz and Daniil Kvyat, will be joining the team to contend the 2013 GP3 Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 19

2013 GP3 Series™ calendar revealed

Abu Dhabi to host GP3 season finale in 2013 

GP3 SeriesGP3 - Kevin Ceccon (MW Arden) Jerez TestGP3 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.  Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 12

Frijns could split F1 with DTM in 2013

Sauber’s new reserve driver Robin Frijns could split his formula one role next year with the German touring car series DTM.

2012-011-23 - Sauber F1 Team - Robin Frijns2012-011-23 - Sauber F1 Team - Robin Frijns - Sauber C31-FerrariDutch newspaper De Telegraaf reports that the reigning Formula Renault 3.5 champion, who is now replacing Esteban Gutierrez as Sauber’s 2013 reserve, recently tested a DTM car. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 05

Zanardi, Alguersuari, Senna linked with DTM move

Three well-known F1 names are being linked with the premier German touring car championship DTM.

Alessandro Zanardi 2019-09-202012-11-04 - Williams F1 - Abu Dhabi - Bruno Senna 01When former F1 and Champ Car driver Alex Zanardi recently tested a modified hand-controlled BMW, the 46-year-old played down suggestions his next project could be a DTM race seat. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 07

Fumanelli fastest in Estoril post season test

MW Arden’s David Fumanelli ends Portuguese test on top

GP3 - David Fumanelli (MW Arden) Estoril November 2012GP3 SeriesItalian David Fumanelli finished as fastest overall on day two in a rain affected test at Estoril, Portugal. The MW Arden driver’s best lap achieved in the morning was a 1:30.261 which set a new GP3 circuit record as he also went on to claim top spot in the wet afternoon session. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 06

Kvyat quickest at Estoril post season test

MW Arden rookie Daniil Kvyat edges out Ellinas on day one

GP3 SeriesGP3 - Daniil Kvyat (MW Arden) Estoril NovemberRussian rookie Daniil Kvyat set the pace on day one after posting the quickest laptime overall with a 1:30.902. Marussia Manor Racing’s Tio Ellinas was fastest in the morning session and second in the afternoon, a tenth behind the MW Arden driver.  Read the rest of this entry »

May 08

Estoril MotoGP™ debrief with Shinji Aoki

Round 3: Portuguese MotoGP™ – Post-race debrief

MotoGP - Jorge Lorenzo chasing race winner Casey StonerMotoGP - Ducati Team mechanic fitting Bridgestone rear tyre to Nicky Haydens GP12Portugal’s Circuito do Estoril hosted round three of the 2012 MotoGP™ championship with Sunday’s race seeing defending champion Casey Stoner steer his Repsol Honda RC213V to a first ever victory at the circuit.

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Mar 09

Portimão replaces Estoril in the Auto GP World Series calendar

Change of plans for the Auto GP World Series

Auto GP World SeriesAutodroma Internacional Algarve - PortimaoThe fifth round of the Series has been moved from Estoril to Portimão, without any change concerning the date of the event, that remains scheduled for the 2-3 June weekend. The decision, that involves the whole WTCC package, is supported by logistical reasons and has already been approved by the FIA World Council. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 22

Vainio dominates day two of GP3 test in Estoril

Lotus GP’s Aaro Vainio quickest in day two of testing in Portugal.

GP3 Series GP3 - Lotus GP- Aaro VainioFinnish driver Aaro Vainio ended the first official GP3 Series pre-season Test as fastest man on day two in Estoril. His best laptime was one second quicker than the benchmark set by Nico Muller yesterday. Vainio had been within the top four quickest drivers on day one and continued his good form into the second day. After heading the morning timesheets, Vanio remained unchallenged for the rest of the day. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 22

Campos confirms Snegirev, Regalia and Cipriani

“I’m really happy to be in the Championship with Campos Racing” -Max Snegirev

Auto GP World Series AutoGP - Adrian Campos JrAfter a fruitful day of testing in Estoril last Sunday, with all their three cars on track, Campos Racing confirmed their complete line-up for the 2012 Auto GP World Series. The team managed by former F1 driver Adrian Campos confirmed that Facundo Regalia, announced back in December, will be joined by Russian Max Snegirev and Italian Giuseppe Cipriani. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 21

Tests in Estoril and Monza for the Auto GP teams

With the start of the Championship getting closer and closer the teams keep working hard to get ready for the 2012 Auto GP World Series.

Auto GP World Series Auto GP - Estoril - Facu RegaliaWhile waiting for the first day of collective testing, scheduled for 2 March in Monza, some teams have decided to organize their own private sessions, a valuable help to arrive at the season opener in the best possible shape. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 20

GP3 SeriesTM returns to on track action with first test in Estoril

Portugal hosts first official GP3 test session of 2012

GP3 Series GP3 Series - Spain - Lotus ART - Valtteri BottasThe long wait is finally over! GP3 seriesTM is back on track in 2012 with the first official test session in Portugal. Testing takes place over two days – 21-22 February at the Estoril circuit and gives teams and drivers their first opportunity to get a feel with the car – the GP3 10 and to integrate within their squad.

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Feb 19

Trident Racing to line-up four drivers in Estoril GP3 test

Trident Racing will be on-track with a massive 4-driver line-up.

GP3 - Trident Racing - Vicky Piria Trident Racing logoThe GP3 Series will finally be back on-track at the Portuguese Estoril venue next Tuesday and Wednesday, as the championship is already on-course for a long 2012 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 17

Auto GP becomes Auto GP World Series

2012 intercontinental calendar is confirmed

AutoGP World Series AutoGP - PaddockAuto GP keeps growing steadily: entering its third year, the Championship has changed its name to become Auto GP World Series. Not a big change in terms of wording, but an important update that reflects the intercontinental evolution that the Series undertook for 2012, as the Organization confirmed the expansion plan announced last September.

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Feb 14

Monza to host the first Auto GP Official test on March 2

Auto GP will hold the first Official Test of its 2012 season in Monza, on the 2nd of March.

Auto GP logo MonzaAfter that some of the Series teams made the most of the winter time to organize some private sessions, going from the warm temperatures of Valencia and Estoril to the cold ones of Misano, the Italian track will host the first collective session of the year.

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