Category Archive: GP2 Series, GP3 Series

Jul 30

Bahrain added to 2015 calendar in November

GP2 and GP3 Series add extra round to the current season
Bahrain added to 2015 calendar in NovemberGP2 Series and GP3 Series organisers confirm that an extra round will be added to the current 2015 calendar. The event will take place at Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir on November 19-20-21 alongside FIA Six Hours Of Bahrain. This event will be back-to-back with the final round of the season which will be held at Yas Marina Circuit.

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Jul 26

Matsushita dominates for sprint win

Japanese driver delights team with first GP2 victory
GP2 - Stoffel Vandoorne (ART Grand Prix), Nobuharu Matsushita (ART Grand Prix), Sergey Sirotkin (Rapax) Nobuharu Matsushita crushed the competition for his first GP2 victory this morning at the Hungaroring, easily claiming the win in a sprint race where everyone else struggled with their tyres in the cooler conditions to lead the first ART 1-2 since Sam Bird and Jules Bianchi in Monza 2010, ahead of teammate Stoffel Vandoorne and Sergey Sirotkin.

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Jul 26

Ceccon holds off Ocon to win in Budapest

Arden International driver records second GP3 win in Hungary
GP3 - Kevin Ceccon (Arden International) Fresh from his maiden victory in Silverstone three weeks ago, Kevin Ceccon is enjoying that winning feeling yet again! This time the Italian driver made a great start from the front row to take the lead and hold off the advances from ART Grand Prix and Mercedes junior Esteban Ocon to clock victory by a mere 0.7s. Koiranen GP’s Jimmy Eriksson completed the rostrum in third.

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Jul 25

Lynn scorches to Budapest GP2 victory (updated)

Briton dominates rival for first feature win
GP2 - Alex Lynn (DAMS) Alex Lynn put on a crushing display of speed and guile to claim his first feature race victory in scorching conditions this afternoon at the Hungaroring, leading for most of the race and picking the right tyre strategy to win ahead of DAMS teammate Pierre Gasly and Sergey Sirotkin.

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Jul 25

Ghiotto rockets to GP3 pole in Budapest (updated)

Trident’s Luca Ghiotto pockets fourth career pole in Hungaroring

GP3 Luca Ghiotto (Trident)Series leader Luca Ghiotto won the battle for pole position today in a sweltering and hotly contested qualifying session in Hungary.

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Jul 24

Ocon leads the way in Budapest GP3 Free Practice

ART Grand Prix’s Esteban Ocon fastest from Luca Ghiotto in Hungary
GP3 - Esteban Ocon (ART Grand Prix) In a sweltering forty-five minute free practice session, Mercedes backed and ART Grand Prix rookie Esteban Ocon topped the timings by a mere 0.038s. Series leader and Trident star Luca Ghiotto gave it his best shot to improve on the Frenchman’s time in the final stages to finish P2, whilst Arden International’s Emil Bernstorff pipped Marvin Kirchhöfer at the chequered flag for third fastest.

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Jul 24

Lynn flies to maiden GP2 pole

DAMS ace denies Vandoorne at the Hungaroring

GP2 - Alex Lynn (DAMS)Reigning GP3 Series Champion Alex Lynn took his first GP2 pole position in today’s qualifying session at Budapest. The Briton set the fastest laptime of the day in a 1:28.022 pipping Series leader Stoffel Vandoorne from the top spot by 0.019s. Arthur Pic completed the top three. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 24

Vandoorne on top in GP2 free practice

Series leader quickest at the Hungaroring

GP2 - Stoffel Vandoorne (ART Grand Prix)Series leader Stoffel Vandoorne was back on top this morning: the Belgian ace set the quickest laptime in today’s free practice session at Budapest in a 1:28.969, a clear four tenths from title rival Rio Haryanto. Alex Lynn completed the top 3. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 23

GP2 Series Round 6 Preview – Budapest, Hungary

Presentation of the sixth round of the 2015 season

2015 GP2 Series Round 6 Preview - Budapest, Hungary

The fifth round of the 2015 season was one to remember as Sergey Sirotkin out-performed the rest of the field in qualifying and the feature race at Silverstone. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 23

Fabio Leimer to take part in FP1 session in Budapest

Stepping up

2015-07-23 - Manor - Fabio LeimerThe Manor Marussia F1 Team is pleased to confirm that Fabio Leimer will take part in the opening Free Practice session of this weekend’s Formula 1 Pirelli Magyar Nagydíj 2015.

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Jul 23

GP3 Series Round 4 Preview – Budapest, Hungary

The stakes

GP3 Series Budapest previewThe GP3 Series returns to track action this weekend for the fourth round of the season. The tight and twisty Hungaroring in Budapest is the next challenge for the grid of talented youngsters. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 22

Canadian single-seater ace Nicholas Latifi signs GP2 deal with MP Motorsport

“I’m really excited to be joining MP Motorsport” – Latifi

Nicholas Latifi portraitSuccessful Formula Renault 3.5 Series front-runner Nicholas Latifi will line-up on the GP2 Series grid with MP Motorsport this weekend, 25th/26th July, after wrapping up a deal with the podium finishing squad to contest the sixth event of the season at the Hungaroring and other selected GP2 races during the second half of the year. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 20

Hungaroring Q & A with Alexander Rossi: “We are working hard every day to improve.”

Alexander looks forward to this weekend in Hungary

GP2 - Alexander Rossi (Racing Engineering)The Hungaroring in Hungary is the venue for the sixth round of the 2015 GP2 Series and Racing Engineering driver Alexander Rossi arrives at the circuit lying in second place in the Drivers’ Championship after taking second and fourth at the Silverstone round  three weeks ago which allowed him to reduce the gap on Championship leader Stoffel Vandoorne. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 20

Qualifying main focus for Seb Morris ahead of Hungaroring debut

Driving for Status Grand Prix, the Serge DeNimes and Shazam ambassador has been working hard with the team

GP3 - Seb MorrisHighly-rated MSA Team UK and FIA Institute Young Driver Excellence Academy racer Seb Morris faces another new challenge this coming weekend, 25th/26th July, when the GP3 Series visits the Hungaroring near Budapest – the 19-year-old’s first visit to the Hungarian venue. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 10

Hulkenberg: Le Mans win will let me shine in F1

Force India driver says he’s been unfazed by the extra attention since winning Le Mans at his first attempt

2015-06-14-The Race-0179Nico Hulkenberg says he’s fighting for his opportunity to shine in Formula 1 and feels his Le Mans 24 Hours victory makes his CV sparkle. Nico Hulkenberg says he’s fighting for his opportunity to shine in Formula 1 and feels his Le Mans 24 Hours victory has made his racing CV sparkle. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 09

Arden International partnership announcement

Arden join forces with Spire Perform

ArdenMotorsport Arden International is delighted to confirm a new partnership with leading sports performance specialists, Perform, part of Spire Healthcare (www.spireperform.com). Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 05

Haryanto flies to GP2 sprint victory

Indonesian dominates in Silverstone
GP2 - Rio Haryanto (Campos Racing) Rio Haryanto crushed the competition in this morning’s sprint race in Silverstone: leading from lights to flag the Indonesian was never troubled as he claimed his third victory of the season, ahead of Raffaele Marciello and Red Bull tester Pierre Gasly.

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Jul 05

Ceccon claims maiden GP3 win at Silverstone

Arden International’s Kevin Ceccon takes victory in GP3 Race 2
GP3 - Kevin Ceccon (Arden International) The smile could not be bigger for Kevin Ceccon: The Italian started today’s race from the front row in second place and made a strong start to sneak into the lead.

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Jul 04

Kirchhöfer blazes to Silverstone GP3 victory

ART Grand Prix’s Marvin Kirchhöfer holds off Bernstorff for Race One win
GP3 - Marvin Kirchhofer (ART Grand Prix) The perfect day for pole-sitter Marvin Kirchhöfer: The German started with a superb qualifying and then converted a great start into a win, withstanding huge pressure from Arden International’s Emil Bernstorff in the closing stages. In his home race, Matthew Parry pocketed his maiden podium to cross the line in third.

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Jul 04

Sirotkin storms to Silverstone GP2 victory

Russian on top in feature race
GP2 - Sergey Sirotkin (Rapax) Sergey Sirotkin has claimed his maiden GP2 victory in emphatic fashion, blowing away his rivals with an impressive display of speed and nerve to reclaim the lead and power his way to the win, six seconds to the good from Alexander Rossi and series leader Stoffel Vandoorne.

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