Auto GP Race 2 Silverstone
Luis Sa Silva, coming from Angola, won the second race of the Auto GP in Silverstone as the series lined-up alongside the Blancpain Endurance Series.
For the first Auto GP Event Pizzonia (Zele) conquered the pole position at the Hungaroring.
The 34 yr old Brazilian was the quickest during Q2 with a pole time of 1’33”375. The ex Bmw – Williams F1 driver’s time was nearly half a second ahead of Facundo Regalia in P2, after the argentinian from FMS Racing had beaten the Brazilian in Q1.
Free Practice 1: Regalia (FMS) takes top spot ahead of Cecotto (Virtuosi) and Pizzonia (Zele)
Facu Regalia, the Argentinian proved to be the quickest again during Auto GP Free Practice 2 at the Hungaroring. Series returnee Facu Regalia, 23 yrs old from Argentina, was the quickest on track during the first Auto GP Free Practice session at the Hungaroring – The South american (FMS Racing) stopped the clock at 1’36”121 getting ahead of second placed driver Johnny Cecotto jr.
The Auto GP roster is growing as two new names will be lining-up next weekend at Budapest.
Driving for Virtuosi UK at the Hungaroring venue will be Johnny Cecotto Jr. The 25-year-old, Venezuelan, will be partnering Russian Nikita Zlobin. Another fresh new talent will be a 16-year-old Italian rookie, Leonardo Pulcini.
Pizzonia (Zele Racing), Von Grünigen (Paolo Coloni Racing) join 2015 Auto GP ranks
Manaus-born Brazilian Antonio Pizzonia will be back in the series thanks to a deal with Austrian squad Zele Racing. The 34-year-old ace had already raced with the same squad last year, and led the pack in the 2015 preseason test held at Vallelunga. Pizzonia won the 2000 British F.3 Championship before moving to F1 with Jaguar and BMW-Williams. He will form an all-South American duo with Colombian.