During the English Grand Prix, disputed in Silverstone at the beginning of the summer, the legendary Jackie Stewart held the stage with a group of journalists.
Carlin’s Alex Lynn claims GP3 victory in Belgium
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.
Marussia Manor Racing’s Dean Stoneman victorious in action-packed Race 1
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.
“It’s pointless to be angry — or if I do have some anger, I will put it behind the wheel and make a show!”
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.
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.
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.
Fresh blood is in no short supply on the F1 grid this year, as Daniel Ricciardo and Valtteri Bottas impress.
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.
Niederhauser dominates Budapest GP3 Race 2
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.
It’s as if we’ve never been away!
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.
Arden International’s Jann Mardenborough victorious in Germany Race 2
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).
ART Grand Prix’s Marvin Kirchhöfer victorious at the Hockenheimring
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.
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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