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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

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

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 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

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

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

Valtteri Bottas tops the times in Spa

GP3 Series™ leader Valtteri Bottas quickest in rain interrupted practice

GP3 - Lotus ART - Valtteri BottasGP3 SeriesLotus ART driver Valtteri Bottas shot a warning to his rivals during today’s 45-minute long free practice and proved he will be one to watch at Spa-Francorchamps this weekend. The Finn set the pace this morning claiming the top spot with a time of 2:14.546 just 0.280 seconds ahead of MW Arden’s Mitch Evans.

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Aug 25

After a three-week summer break GP3 Series™ is back on track this weekend for the penultimate round of the season at Spa-Franchorchamps in Belgium.

GP3 Series Round 7 – Spa-Francorchamps Preview‏

GP3 SeriesGP3 Series - Spa-FrancorchampsWith just two events remaining the battle to become the 2011 champion is well and truly on. At Round 6 in Budapest Lotus ART’s Valtteri Bottas became the first driver to win more than one race this season, and in doing so marked himself as a true title contender – the Finn also snatched his first GP3 pole position. Rio Haryanto then followed suit winning Sunday’s Race 2. The Marussia Manor Racing driver finished just ahead of the charging Lotus ART pair of Valtteri Bottas and James Calado.

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Jul 31

Rio Haryanto storms to Race 2 victory

Indonesian wins hard fought race in Hungary

GP3 - Hungary - Marussia Manor Racing - Rio HaryantoGP3 SeriesRio Haryanto took his second GP3 victory of the 2011 season in a rain affected race at Hungaroring today. The Marussia Manor Racing driver finished just ahead of the charging Lotus ART pair of Valtteri Bottas and James Calado.

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Jul 30

Valtteri Bottas wins Budapest Race 1

Finn takes lights-to-flag victory at Hungaroring

GP3 - Hungary - Lotus ART - Valtteri BottasGP3 SeriesToday rookie Valtteri Bottas became the first GP3 driver to win more than one race this season, and showed he is ‘in it to win it’ in the battle to become the 2011 GP3 Series™ champion. The Lotus ART driver took a lights-to-flag victory at Hungaroring to finish 0.9 seconds ahead of Michael Christensen.

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Jul 30

Valtteri Bottas takes maiden pole

Lotus ART dominate in Hungary

GP3 - Hungary - Lotus ART - Valtteri BottasGP3 SeriesValtteri Bottas took his first GP3 pole position for Lotus ART after leading the rest of the field for most of the thirty minutes session at Hungaroring today, and confirming he is on fine form following his success last week at Nurburgring. The Series race winner was 0.330 seconds ahead of his teammate James Calado to lock out the front row of the grid for the French team.

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Jul 29

Valtteri Bottas quickest in Hungary

Valtteri Bottas leads Lotus ART one-two in Practice 2 at Hungaroring

GP3 - Hungary - Lotus ART - Valtteri BottasGP3 SeriesAfter his maiden GP3 victory last weekend, the Finnish driver continued with his good form by topping the second of two Friday practice sessions, just 0.064 ahead of his teammate and this morning’s quickest man James Calado.

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Jul 29

James Calado leads the way in Hungary

British driver leads the way for Lotus ART in Practice 1 at Hungaroring

GP3 - Hungary - Lotus ART - James CaladoGP3 SeriesThe sixth round of 2011 GP3 Series kicked off this morning with the first of two Friday practice sessions at the Hungarian circuit, with the British driver topping the times sheets. The session was interrupted by a red flag following a crash involving Luciano Bacheta. The RSC Mücke Motorsport driver was uninjured. The remaining of the session was drama-free and Calado claimed the top spot with a time of 1:39.025 over four tenths quicker than Addax Teams Tom Dillmann in second.

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