Tag Archive: GP3

Aug 24

Lynn holds off Stanaway in Spa Race 2 (updated)

Carlin’s Alex Lynn claims GP3 victory in Belgium

GP3 - Lynn, Stanaway, Fontana Series leader and Red Bull Junior Team driver Alex Lynn faced one of his biggest challenges of the season today, resisting the determined efforts of Status Grand Prix’s Richie Stanaway until the chequered flag in an epic battle. The Brit was victorious, extending his advantage in the Series, with his nearest title rival Stanaway second. ART Grand Prix’s Alex Fontana was third. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Stoneman storms to superb win in thrilling GP3 Spa race

Marussia Manor Racing’s Dean Stoneman victorious in action-packed Race 1

GP3 - Dean Stoneman (Marussia Manor Racing) A stunning drive from Dean Stoneman saw him secure his second win of the 2014 GP3 Series season after qualifying from P11 on the grid. A race of strategy saw drivers switching from wet to slicks before the lights went out, but it was Brit’ Stoneman who handled the pressure to drive a mature race to be triumphant in Belgium. ART Grand Prix’s Dino Zamparelli and Status Grand Prix’s Nick Yelloly completed the podium. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Vergne learned of 2015 axe six days late

“It’s pointless to be angry — or if I do have some anger, I will put it behind the wheel and make a show!”

2014-06-07_0929 Max Verstappen learned of his 2015 debut long before Jean-Eric Vergne learned of his impending ousting, it has emerged. Before his Toro Rosso race seat was announced, 16-year-old Verstappen was revealed by Red Bull as the latest member of its junior driver programme on August 12.
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Aug 23

Ghiotto reigns supreme in Spa qualifying

Trident’s Luca Ghiotto storms to first pole position in debut GP3 weekend
GP3 - Luca Ghiotto (Trident) That’s how to make a first impression! Debutant Luca Ghiotto from Trident impressed the field in a wet session to claim a maiden pole position in his first race weekend by three tenths of a second. Carlin’s Emil Bernstorff will join the Italian on the front row, with Koiranen GP’s Jimmy Eriksson in third.

Rain had fallen overnight and again prior to the thirty minute qualifying session. The 26 drivers fed onto the Spa-Francorchamps circuit on wet Pirelli tyres for Round 6 of the 2014 GP3 Series. Carmen Jorda was an early victim to the conditions; the Spaniard ran wide at Turn 14 and was beached in the gravel, a premature end to her session.

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Aug 22

Zamparelli fastest in rain-affected GP3 Free Practice

ART Grand Prix trio on top at Spa-Francorchamps
zGP3 - Dino Zamparelli (ART Grand Prix)Brit Dino Zamparelli set the pace during the forty-five minute Free Practice ahead of his fellow ART Grand Prix teammates Marvin Kirchhöfer and Alex Fontana. The session was red flagged twice with very tricky conditions due to rain.

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Aug 22

John Bryant-Meisner excited to make GP3 Series debut with Trident

The Swede has got to know his new Italian team over the past week

John Bryant-Meisner excited about the future after final Championship race ADD Motorsports driver John Bryant-Meisner is excited about the new challenge ahead as he gets set to make his debut with Trident in the GP3 Series. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 21

GP3 Series Round 6 Preview – Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium

We’re back!

GP3 Series The summer break is officially over and the Series is ready to rock and roll for the final four events of the 2014 GP3 season. This weekend the GP3 paddock sets up camp at the legendary Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium, a true racer’s circuit that wets both the drivers’ and fans’ appetite with challenging high-speed corners that providing thrilling racing. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Pundit says Kvyat F1′s ‘man of the future’

Fresh blood is in no short supply on the F1 grid this year, as Daniel Ricciardo and Valtteri Bottas impress.

2014-06-07_0010 But if you ask Marc Surer, a former driver turned commentator for German television, he doesn’t hesitate for a second when asked who he would sign up if he ran a team. “Kvyat,” he told Speed Week instantly. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 27

Arden International’s Patric Niederhauser victorious in Hungary

Niederhauser dominates Budapest GP3 Race 2

GP3 - Patric Niederhauser (Arden International) He’s back! The smile could not have been bigger for Swiss ace Patric Niederhauser who climbed to the top step of the podium today at the Hungaroring. The Arden International ace made a fantastic start to steal the lead and claimed his third win of his GP3 career, his first rostrum of the 2014 season. ART Grand Prix’s Dino Zamparelli was second, with Niederhauser’s teammate Jann Mardenborough third. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 26

Stanaway and Yelloly secure Status GP 1-2

Richie Stanaway and Nick Yelloly deliver in Budapest GP3 race

GP3 - Richie Stanaway (Status Grand Prix) It was the day Status Grand Prix had wanted: after their one-two finish in Silverstone Race 2, the team and drivers were keen to add the big Race 1 points to their tally and they certainly did that at the Hungaroring.

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Jul 26

Stanaway storms to first GP3 pole in Budapest

Status Grand Prix’s Richie Stanaway holds off Alex Lynn for pole in Hungary
GP3 - Richie Stanaway (Status Grand Prix) Kiwi Richie Stanaway claimed his maiden pole position in GP3 today, narrowly edging out Series leader from Carlin, Alex Lynn by a mere 0.035s. Nick Yelloly also from Status Grand Prix was in third making it an excellent start to proceedings for the green and black outfit.

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Jul 25

Zamparelli sets the GP3 pace in Budapest

ART Grand Prix trio on top in Hungary Free Practice

GP3 - Dino Zamparelli (ART Grand Prix) Briton Dino Zamparelli posted the fastest time of the Free Practice session at the Hungaroring. He led an all ART Grand Prix trio with his teammates Alex Fontana and Marvin Kirchhöfer in second and third. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 24

GP3 Series Budapest, Hungary preview

It’s as if we’ve never been away!

GP3 Series Budapest, Hungary Following Round 4 last week in Germany, the Series have travelled the short journey across to Budapest in Hungary for Round 5 of the 2014 campaign. This is the only back-to-back event on the calendar which is always an extra challenging time for the paddock with limited time to prepare. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 20

Masterful Mardenborough claims maiden GP3 win in Hockenheim (updated)

Arden International’s Jann Mardenborough victorious in Germany Race 2

GP3 - Mardenborough, Zamparelli, Eriksson Rookie Jann Mardenborough enjoyed his first taste of champagne in GP3 after recording his debut win and his first rostrum of the season too. The Brit drove a commanding race from reverse pole to see home Dino Zamparelli (ART Grand Prix) and Jimmy Eriksson (Koiranen GP). Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 19

Home hero Kirchhöfer blazes to maiden GP3 win

ART Grand Prix’s Marvin Kirchhöfer victorious at the Hockenheimring

GP3 - Marvin Kirchhöfer (ART Grand Prix) Perfection for German rookie Marvin Kirchhöfer – the ART Grand Prix driver celebrated his debut pole position early today and followed it up with a fantastic lights to flag victory in GP3 Race 1, holding off the Carlin duo of Alex Lynn and Emil Bernstorff. To top it off, Kirchhöfer produced his career best result at his home race in Germany in front of his fans. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 19

Kirchhöfer blazes to maiden GP3 pole in Hockenheim

ART Grand Prix’s Marvin Kirchhöfer fastest in qualifying on home soil

GP3 - Marvin Kirchhöfer (ART Grand Prix) German rookie Marvin Kirchhöfer enjoyed his first pole position in GP3 and couldn’t have picked a better place to do it than at home in Germany at the Hockenheimring. The impressive ART Grand Prix star edged out Series leader Alex Lynn. Nick Yelloly (Status Grand Prix) completed the top three.

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Jul 18

Stanaway sets the GP3 pace at Hockenheim

Status Grand Prix’s Richie Stanaway fastest in Free Practice in Germany
GP3 - Richie Stanaway (Status Grand Prix)Kiwi Richie Stanaway posted the quickest time in a sweltering Free Practice session at the Hockenheimring today with a best lap of 1:29.473. Local hero Marvin Kirchhöfer from ART Grand Prix was second fastest ahead of Stanaway’s Status Grand Prix teammate Nick Yelloly.

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Jul 17

GP3 Series Hockenheimring, Germany preview

GP3 Series round 4 preview

Hockenheimring The GP3 paddock heads to Hockenheimring in Germany for Round 4 of the 2014 season this weekend. The track is known for its long straights and should provide for another entertaining event as the title race hottens up.

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Jul 16

Ask Alex: Alex Lynn – GP3 Hockenheim preview

“I hope to build on my series lead”

GP3 - Alex Lynn portrait We’re into a really busy part of the GP3 Series season now, and our next stop is this weekend at Hockenheim for the German Grand Prix support races.

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Jul 06

Stanaway leads home Status GP 1-2 in Silverstone

Richie Stanaway and Nick Yelloly deliver in GP3 Race 2
GP3 - Richie Stanaway (Status Grand Prix) It was all smiles from the team in the eye-catching green and black: Status Grand Prix on home soil produced a fantastic one-two result in the hands of Kiwi Richie Stanaway and Brit Nick Yelloly. Carlin’s Emil Bernstorff pocketed the final spot on the rostrum. After making a good start, Stanaway was never headed and achieved his second GP3 win of his career.

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