Tag Archive: GP2 Motorsports Ltd.

Mar 08

Esteban Gutiérrez finishes on top

Lotus GP driver ends final pre-season test with another fastest laptime

GP2 - Rapax - Tom DillmannGP2 - Lotus GP - Esteban GutierrezEsteban 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.  Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 07

Esteban Gutiérrez quickest on Day 2

Lotus GP ace sets best laptime in Barcelona
 
GP2 - Trident Racing - Julian LealGP2 - Lotus GP - Esteban GutiérrezEsteban Gutiérrez finished at the top of the timesheets today after putting in a laptime of 1:28.740, 0.004s ahead of Giedo van der Garde in a very closely fought morning session. Julian Leal topped the afternoon session ahead of Nigel Melker. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 06

Fabrizio Crestani sets the pace in Barcelona

Venezuela GP Lazarus driver quickest on day 1 of second pre-season testing

GP2 - Venezuela GP Lazarus - Fabrizio CrestaniGP2 - Carlin - Max ChiltonGP2 Series 2012 pre-season testing resumed this week at Circuit de Catalunya. Four new faces joined the field: Giancarlo Serenelli at Venezuela GP Lazarus, Ricardo Teixeira and Sergio Canamasas at Rapax, and Jon Lancaster at Ocean Racing Technology. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 01

Valsecchi quickest again

DAMS racer fastest on final test day in Jerez

GP2 - DAMS - Davide ValsecchiGP2 - Scuderia Coloni - Stefano ColettiDavide Valsecchi was quickest again today in Jerez in an eventful test session. The DAMS driver set his best laptime of 1:25.567 early in the day. His closest rival, Stefano Coletti, ended one tenth behind the Italian.

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Sep 11

Vietoris victorious in Monza sprint

German claims final win of season

GP2 - Monza - Fabio Leimer (Rapax), Christian Vietoris (Racing Engineering), Jules Bianchi (Lotus ART)GP2 - Monza - Racing Engineering - Christian VietorisChristian Vietoris has held on against race long pressure from Fabio Leimer to claim his second victory of the season this morning in the sprint race at Monza: the German led his Swiss rival and Jules Bianchi from lights to flag in the final race of the 2011 GP2 season.

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Sep 11

Felix Da Costa wins thrilling season finale

Status Grand Prix driver seals first GP3 Series™ victory at Autodromo Nazionale Monza 

GP3 - Monza - Status Grand Prix - Felix Da CostaGP3 SeriesAntonio Felix Da Costa took his first victory this season in what was a dramatic final race of the 2011 GP3 Series™. The Portuguese driver finished ahead of championship runner-up James Calado, but the Lotus ART driver was handed a 20-second penalty for failing to take a drive-through penalty after causing a collision with Mitch Evans. Marussia Manor Racing’s Rio Haryanto was promoted to second and Nico Müller took the final podium spot. 

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Sep 10

Filippi flies to feature race victory

Italian delights home fans with win

GP2 - Monza - Luca Filippi (Scuderia Coloni)GP2 - Monza - Charles Pic (Barwa Addax Team), Luca Filippi (Scuderia Coloni), Romain Grosjean (Dams)Luca Filippi brought delight to the hearts of his countrymen with a lights to flag victory in this afternoon’s feature race at his home circuit of Monza: the Italian blew past poleman Charles Pic to lead home the Frenchman and his compatriot Romain Grosjean by over five seconds.

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Sep 10

Quaife-Hobbs clinches Monza pole

Marussia Manor Racing on pole at Autodromo Nazionale Monza

GP3 - Monza - Marussia Manor Racing - Adrian Quaife-HobbsGP3 SeriesAdrian Quaife-Hobbs took his second GP3 Series™ pole position for Marussia Manor Racing in the final seconds of qualifying at Autodromo Nazionale Monza today. The British driver finished 0.062 seconds ahead of Nico Müller who was on course to take his maiden pole position of the season for Jenzer Motorsport.

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Sep 09

Trummer tops dramatic practice session

MW Arden’s Simon Trummer quickest in Practice 2 in Italy

GP3 SeriesGp3 - Monza - MW Arden - Simon TrummerThe final round of the GP3 Series™ continued this afternoon with the second practice session at Autodromo Nazionale Monza. Simon Trummer eventually claimed the top spot with a time of 1:45.103 set on his very last lap. The Swiss driver beat out Tom Dillmann who had been top for the majority of the incident filled session. Lotus ART’s championship contenders Valtteri Bottas and James Calado watched the session from the pits choosing to save their tyres for qualifying tomorrow.

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Sep 09

Pic powers to Monza pole‏

Frenchman claims top spot in Italy

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GP2 - Monza - Barwa Addax Team - Charles PicCharles Pic has claimed his third pole position of the year, pipping local hero Luca Filippi to the post (and handing the Italian his fourth P2 in a row in qualifying) in this afternoon’s scorching qualifying session in Monza, with Fabio Leimer claiming third with a time which was just one tenth off pole.

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Sep 09

Filippi on top in home practice

Italian leads the way in Monza 

GP2 SeriesMonzaLuca Filippi gave the local fans something to cheer about by setting the pace in this morning’s free practice session in Monza: the Italian was one tenth to the good over Fabio Leimer, with 2011 champion Romain Grosjean a further two tenths back.

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Sep 09

Muller sets the pace in Italy

Swiss driver leads the way for Jenzer Motorsport in Practice 1 at season finale

GP3 - Monza - Jenzer Motorsport - Nico MullerGP3 SeriesThe eighth and final round of the 2011 GP3 Series™ kicked off this morning with the first of two Friday practice sessions at Autodromo Nazionale Monza, with Nico Müller topping the times sheets.

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Sep 08

2011 GP3 Series™ Round 9 – Monza Preview‏

Five drivers remain in the fight for the remaining spots on the title podium

2011-09-08 - GP2 - MonzaGP2 SeriesThe GP2 Series™ season concludes this weekend at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza after a season-long battle for the title: Romain Grosjean has been crowned as the seventh champion in series history, but the fight continues for the podium places as well as the teams’ title.

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Sep 08

2011 GP3 Series™ Round 8 – Monza Preview‏

GP3 Series champion to be crowned

GP3 Series2011-09-08 - GP3 - MonzaThe GP3 Series™ season has once again exceeded all expectations, and after five months of exciting and dramatic racing it all comes down to this weekend – the final round at Autodromo Nazionale di Monza. And it is set to be epic.

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Aug 28

Luca Filippi sprints to Spa victory

Scuderia Coloni driver ends Belgium weekend on a high

Gp2 - Lotus ART - Jules Bianchi - Scuderia Coloni - Luca Filippi - Arden International - Josef KralGP2 SeriesLuca Filippi snatched a second win in the 2011 season at the wheel of the Scuderia Coloni car in an action packed sprint race at Spa-Francorchamps. The Italian who drove flawlessly from P5 on the starting grid was joined by Jules Bianchi and Josef Kral on the podium.

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Aug 28

Richie Stanaway wins on GP3 debut

Stunning drive from the young New Zealander as Lotus ART take teams crown

GP3 - Lotus ART - Richie StanawayGP3 SeriesPole sitter Richie Stanaway drove a brilliant race today to win on his GP3 Series debut weekend. The New Zealander finished 4.007 seconds ahead of his teammate James Calado to lead the second Lotus ART 1-2 of the weekend. The result ensured that Lotus ART sealed the teams’ title for the second season in a row with one round remaining.

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Aug 27

Vietoris wins as Grosjean seals the 2011 GP2 SeriesTM title

Racing Engineering driver sails to Spa win. Dams driver crowned Champion

GP2 - Spa - Racing Engineering - Christian VietorisGP2 - Spa - Dams - Romain GrosjeanIt’s a beautiful day in Spa for Christian Vietoris and Romain Grosjean: the German racer drove flawlessly in tricky conditions to take his first win of the season while the Frenchman clinched the seventh GP2 SeriesTM title after he finished third in today’s feature race. Jules Bianchi finished second.

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Aug 27

Bottas takes commanding victory in Spa

Finn takes lights-to-flag victory at Spa-Francorchamps to extend Series lead

GP3 - Spa - Lotus ART - Valtteri BottasGP3 SeriesValtteri Bottas stamped his authority on the 2011 GP3 Series once again this afternoon with a commanding win in Race 1. The Finn finished 6.495 seconds ahead of his teammate and pole sitter James Calado to lead a Lotus ART 1-2. 

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Aug 27

James Calado takes maiden pole

Lotus ART dominate in Belgium 

GP3 SeriesGP3 - Lotus ART - James CaladoJames Calado took his first GP3 pole position for Lotus ART after an epic battle for pole position at Spa-Francorchamps today. The British driver finished just 0.088 seconds ahead of his teammate and Series leader Valtteri Bottas proving that the reigning champions are still the team to beat this season.

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Aug 26

Christian Vietoris takes Spa Pole‏

Racing Engineering driver quickest in wet qualifying session

GP2 SeriesGP2 - Racing Engineering - Christian VietorisChristian Vietoris has made a strong impression in today’s qualifications at Spa-Francorchamps. The German driver set the quickest laptime on his final lap in a wet session and in difficult track conditions. Scuderia Coloni Luca Filippi finished P2, 1.4s slower than the German.

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