Tag Archive: Estoril
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.
Sauber’s new reserve driver Robin Frijns could split his formula one role next year with the German touring car series DTM.
MW Arden’s David Fumanelli ends Portuguese test on top
Italian 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.
MW Arden rookie Daniil Kvyat edges out Ellinas on day one
Russian 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.
Change of plans for the Auto GP World Series
The 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.
Lotus GP’s Aaro Vainio quickest in day two of testing in Portugal.
Finnish 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.
“I’m really happy to be in the Championship with Campos Racing” -Max Snegirev
After 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.