Category Archive: GP2 Series, GP3 Series

May 23

Stanaway storms to maiden GP2 win (updated)

Status Grand Prix ace victorious in Monte Carlo Sprint Race

GP2 - Richie Stanaway (Status Grand Prix) It’s a happy day for Richie Stanaway: the rookie has claimed his and his team’s maiden GP2 win controlling the race from start to finish with a display of maturity and calm driving. Behind him, Raffaele Marciello and rookie Sergey Sirotkin completed the podium.

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May 23

Pirelli open to future concepts with 18-inch demonstration

The new GP2 18-inch tyre was designed as a showcase for Pirelli’s technology

Pirelli open to future concepts with 18-inch demonstration Pirelli has taken to the track with a race-ready 18-inch GP2 tyre fitted to the Series development car, driven for two demonstration laps by former grand prix ace Martin Brundle. Read the rest of this entry »

May 23

Monte Carlo post feature race penalty

Matsushita receives grid penalty

Monte Carlo post feature race penaltyDuring feature race at Monte Carlo, Nobuharu Matsushita collided with Daniel de Jong at Turn 10. It was found that the Japanese driver had missed the breaking point and caused the collision.

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May 22

Vandoorne soars to Monaco GP2 victory

Belgian on top of the world after prestigious win

GP2 - Stoffel Vandoorne (ART Grand Prix) McLaren tester Stoffel Vandoorne has claimed his third victory of the season in the most glamourous of surroundings, implementing the perfect strategy to win the feature race this morning in Monaco ahead of Alexander Rossi and Sergio Canamasas. Read the rest of this entry »

May 22

Rio Haryanto receives grid penalty

Monte Carlo GP2 post qualifying quotes

Monte Carlo post qualifying quotes

Thoughts from Rossi, Marciello and Pic. Following  GP2 Series qualifying session at Monte Carlo, Rio Haryanto was handed a drop of 3 grid positions.

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May 21

Rossi claims Monte Carlo GP2 pole

American driver on top in wet qualifying session

GP2 - Alexander Rossi (Racing Engineering) Alexander Rossi has claimed pole position – the second of his GP2 career – in the streets of Monte Carlo in wet conditions. The American driver set a laptime of 1:37.019, half a second clear of his closest rival Arthur Pic in Group B. Quickest in Group A, Raffaele Marciello will start from the front row in tomorrow’s feature race. Read the rest of this entry »

May 21

Pic tops GP2 free practice

Campos Racing driver quickest in Monte Carlo

GP2 - Arthur Pic (Campos Racing) Frenchman Arthur Pic set the fastest laptime of this morning’s free practice session. He lapped the narrow streets of Monte Carlo in a 1:20.556 in the closing stages, two tenths quicker than Alexander Rossi and Pierre Gasly. Read the rest of this entry »

May 20

GP2 Series teams Grand Prix report

Presentation of the third round of the season

GP2 - Monaco - Monte-Carlo After two rounds, Stoffel Vandoorne is leading the drivers’ standings by 37 points over his closest rival Rio Haryanto. With two wins, fours podiums, two pole positions and two fastest laps, the Belgian ace looks mighty strong. Read the rest of this entry »

May 18

Monaco Q&A with Alexander Rossi

“How special a place Monaco is”

Racing Engineering - Alexander Rossi - Jordan King 2 The first two race weekends in the 2015 GP2 Series has shown that both of the Racing Engineering drivers, Alexander Rossi and Jordan King, are amongst the fastest drivers competing which is shown that, in four races, they have scored two third and two fourth places with Alexander lying third in the Drivers’ Championship and Racing Engineering second in the team standings.

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May 12

Ocon called up to test for Force India F1 team

Second F1 test for GP3 Series leader

GP3 - Esteban Ocon (ART Grand Prix) GP3 Series leader Esteban Ocon has been called up to test for the Force India Formula One team this week in Barcelona.

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May 10

Alex Lynn storms to maiden GP2 victory (updated²)

Williams F1 development driver holds off Vandoorne for first win
GP2 - Stoffel Vandoorne (ART Grand Prix), Alex Lynn (DAMS), Pierre Gasly (DAMS) DAMS Alex Lynn powered to victory with a strong drive in this morning’s sprint race in Barcelona, claiming his first win with a mixture of aggression and maturity to claim the lead in the opening laps and then staying there despite the best efforts of Series leader Stoffel Vandoorne and Pierre Gasly. Read the rest of this entry »

May 10

Kirchhöfer victorious in Barcelona GP3 race 2 (updated²)

ART Grand Prix’s Marvin Kirchhöfer converts great start into win in Spain
Gp3 - Marvin Kirchhofer (ART Grand Prix) A lightning getaway was pivotal for Marvin Kirchhöfer today. The German ace shot away from fourth on the grid into P2 and was ready to pounce when pole-sitter Antonio Fuoco (Carlin and Ferrari Academy driver) ran wide after just a few corners.

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May 09

Vandoorne holds on to GP2 Feature win

McLaren tester denies pressure for victory
GP2 - Stoffel Vandoorne (ART Grand Prix) Stoffel Vandoorne held off late pressure to win a tactical feature race in Barcelona this afternoon, having just enough to deny Mitch Evans and Alexander Rossi at the end despite their softer tyres to claim the top step on the podium and extend his lead in the championship.

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May 09

Ocon blazes to maiden GP3 win in Barcelona

ART Grand Prix’s Esteban Ocon victorious on debut in Spain
GP3 - Esteban Ocon (ART Grand Prix) Frenchman Esteban Ocon claimed a dominant maiden victory at the Circuit de Catalunya. The ART Grand Prix rookie made a dream start and stole P1 away from pole-man Luca Ghiotto from Trident.

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May 09

Arden International Special Effect support

On Friday 1 May, Arden International Motorsport launched a long term commitment to SpecialEffect, the gamers’ charity.

Arden International Motorsport SpecialEffect is a charity that puts fun and inclusion back into the lives of people with physical disabilities by helping them to play video games. Read the rest of this entry »

May 09

Barcelona GP3 post-qualifying penalty

Bosak to start Race 1 from the pit lane

GP3 Series Following GP3 qualifying in Barcelona, Aleksander Bosak from Arden International was penalised by the stewards for failing to stop at the FIA weighbridge.

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May 09

Ghiotto guns to GP3 pole in Barcelona

Trident’s Luca Ghiotto takes first blood in Spain
GP3 - Luca Ghiotto (Trident) Italian Luca Ghiotto pocketed the first pole of the 2015 GP3 Series season after clocking the quickest time of 1:35.469 on his Pirelli hard tyres. ART Grand Prix’s Esteban Ocon was second with Arden International’s Emil Bernstorff in third.

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May 08

Ghiotto leads the way in Barcelona GP3 Free Practice

Trident’s Luca Ghiotto fastest in opening session of the season in Spain

GP3 - Luca Ghiotto (Trident) Italian Luca Ghiotto set the pace in Free Practice at the Circuit de Catalunya for Round 1 of the 2015 GP3 Series. His best laptime of 1:36.238 was set in the final minute of the session. His Trident teammate Oscar Tunjo was second with Jenzer Motorsport’s Matheo Tuscher third. Read the rest of this entry »

May 08

Vandoorne scorches to GP2 pole in Barcelona

McLaren tester on top again

GP2 - Stoffel Vandoorne (ART Grand Prix) Stoffel Vandoorne has continued his crushing form, dominating his rivals to steal a record sixth pole in a row in scorching conditions this afternoon in Barcelona, leading almost all session long to take the top spot from Williams test driver Alex Lynn and Pierre Gasly. Read the rest of this entry »

May 08

Vandoorne leads the way in free practice

McLaren tester continues his good form in Barcelona

GP2 - Stoffel Vandoorne (ART Grand Prix) Stoffel Vandoorne has carried over his front running form from Bahrain by topping the times in this morning’s free practice session in Barcelona, leading the way by half a second over rivals Mitch Evans and Alexander Rossi. Read the rest of this entry »

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