Category Archive: GP2 Series, GP3 Series

Nov 22

Vandoorne dominates in Yas Marina

Belgian pushes up to P2 in GP2 Series with win
GP2 - Stoffel Vandoorne (ART Grand Prix) McLaren reserve driver Stoffel Vandoorne continued his weekend-long display of speed and guile with a crushing win in this evening’s feature race at Yas Marina, picking the right strategy and executing it to perfection for victory by 12 seconds over GP2 Series champion Jolyon Palmer and Mitch Evans.

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Nov 22

No Force India seat for GP2 champion Palmer

Force India has played down Jolyon Palmer’s hopes of moving into formula one next year.

Jolyon Palmer With Sergio Perez still not confirmed officially for 2015, the Silverstone based team announced last week that Briton Palmer, the new GP2 champion, will drive the 2014 car in the post-race Abu Dhabi test next week. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 22

Stoneman soars to Yas Marina victory

Koiranen GP’s Dean Stoneman records fifth GP3 win of the season
GP3 - Dean Stoneman (Koiranen GP) Brit Dean Stoneman continued his excellent run of form with a superb win in race one at the Yas Marina Circuit. The Koiranen GP ace got the better of pole-man Marvin Kirchhöfer (ART Grand Prix) and held on to secure victory despite pressure from the German. Dino Zamparelli joined the pair on the rostrum in third.

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Nov 21

Vandoorne flies to fourth consecutive GP2 pole

Belgian closes gap to Nasr to 4 points
GP2 - Stoffel Vandoorne (ART Grand Prix) McLaren reserve driver Stoffel Vandoorne continued his astonishing run of pole positions by claiming the top spot under lights this evening at the Yas Marina, snuffing out his rivals’ best efforts with a stunning lap late in qualifying to take the points ahead of GP2 Series champion Jolyon Palmer and DAMS teammate Stéphane Richelmi.

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Nov 21

Alex Lynn: 2014 GP3 Series champion!

Thoughts of a Champion –  Newly crowned Champion reflects on a stellar season

Alex Lynn British driver Alex Lynn wrapped up the 2014 GP3 Series title after the qualifying session in Abu Dhabi, becoming the first-ever British winner of the Formula One feeder series today.

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Nov 21

Mitchell Gilbert testing with two teams in Abu Dhabi to decide his future

“I feel I can have a really good season with the experience of last year and a new team behind me.”

Mitchell Gilbert logo ADD Motorsports driver Mitchell Gilbert’s will be testing for two teams next week as he looks to make a decision about his GP3 Series future. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 21

Kirchhöfer flies to pole as Lynn becomes GP3 Champion

ART Grand Prix’s Marvin Kirchhöfer fastest, Alex Lynn takes title
GP3 - Marvin Kirchhöfer (ART Grand Prix) Success! A memorable qualifying session saw Marvin Kirchhofer blaze to pole, whilst Carlin and Red Bull Junior Team rookie Alex Lynn became the fifth driver to take the elusive GP3 crown.

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Nov 21

Vandoorne on top in GP2 free practice

Belgian leads the way in Abu Dhabi
GP2 - Stoffel Vandoorne (ART Grand Prix) McLaren test driver Stoffel Vandoorne’s push for second in the Series got underway with a strong performance in the heat of the free practice session this morning in Abu Dhabi, setting the pace ahead of his rivals and narrowly leading home Stéphane Richelmi and Arthur Pic.

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Nov 21

Lynn takes first blood at Yas Marina

Carlin’s Alex Lynn fastest in GP3 Free Practice in Abu Dhabi
GP3 - Alex Lynn (Carlin) Red Bull Junior Team’s Alex Lynn has started with maximum attack this weekend. The young Brit could seal the coveted GP3 crown in qualifying later today and he opened the final round of the 2014 season in the best possible style topping the first session. Status Grand Prix’s Nick Yelloly and ART Grand Prix’s Marvin Kirchhöfer completed the top three.

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Nov 20

GP2 Series round 11 preview

GP2 Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi, UAE preview

GP2 - Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi Don’t think that because this season has found its Champion in the name of Jolyon Palmer, it means that the games are over: there are still some very important things at stake starting with the battle between Felipe Nasr and Stoffel Vandoorne for second place in the Drivers’ standings.

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Nov 20

GP3 Series round 9 preview

GP3 Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi, UAE preview

GP2 - Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi The glorious setting of the Yas Marina Circuit hosts the mouth-watering GP3 finale of the 2014 season.

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Nov 20

Jolyon Palmer and Spike Goddard to test for Sahara Force India in Abu Dhabi

Jolyon’s opportunity at the wheel of the VJM07 comes after a triumphant campaign in GP2
06 - Sahara Force India F1 TeamSahara Force India is pleased to announce GP2 Series Champion Jolyon Palmer and 22-year-old Australian Spike Goddard as the team’s line-up for next week’s test in Abu Dhabi.

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Nov 19

GP2 champion Palmer gets Force India test

Force India is giving new GP2 champion Jolyon Palmer his F1 break

GP2 - Jolyon Palmer (DAMS) We reported this week that although the 23-year-old won the sport’s feeder category this year, he is unlikely to make his F1 debut next year or even complete returning Caterham’s lineup for the Abu Dhabi finale this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 18

High hopes for Caterham Racing

In GP2 season Finale at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi

Caterham GP2-on-track-LAT The final round of the 2014 GP2 season takes place at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 17

Small teams want new talks at Abu Dhabi finale

Disgruntled small teams Force India, Lotus and Sauber have written a letter to express alarm that F1 appears headed in the direction of ‘Super GP2′

 

150x80-flagworldf1After backmarkers Caterham and Marussia entered administration, and the grid threatened to dwindle yet further amid financial pressures, it became clear that one plan to boost numbers in future is three-car teams.

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Nov 14

Pic to remain at Campos Racing in 2015 for GP2 title assault

Frenchman aims to end current season on a high in Abu Dhabi

Arthur Pic - Campos Racing Arthur Pic is targeting an assault on the 2015 GP2 Series title after agreeing to remain with Campos Racing for his second season in the official Formula One feeder category.

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Nov 13

Q&A with Thomas Couyotopoulo, Sporting Director of Racing Engineering

The 2014 GP2 season is almost at an end with all the teams heading to Abu Dhabi for the final race weekend of the year

GP2 - Racing Engineering - Hockenheimring The Racing Engineering team has had a mixed year in terms of results with race wins and podium finishes but without the success of 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 07

Rookie bursts into F1 amid Sauber ‘crisis’

Felipe Nasr, a low-profile F1 presence until now, has burst into a storm in the Interlagos paddock.

2014-06-07_0218 Earlier, Sauber shocked the entire paddock with the news that Brazilian Nasr, Williams’ 22-year-old reserve, and his sponsor Banco do Brasil will be Marcus Ericsson’s teammate at the Swiss team in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 18

Fernandes sells Caterham GP2 team

Fernandes has completed his exit from top open-wheeler racing by selling his Caterham-branded GP2 team.

EQ8 Caterham Racing logo The Malaysian entrepreneur sold his Leafield-based F1 team to a mysterious group of Swiss-Middle Eastern investors, led by Colin Kolles, earlier this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 17

Status Grand Prix takeover Caterham Racing and joins GP2 Series

GP2 organisers confirm that UK based GP3 team Status Grand Prix have signed an agreement to acquire Caterham Racing.
GP2 Series Media The GP2 team will compete as Caterham Racing for the remainder of the 2014 season, and will become Status Grand Prix in 2015. The current driver line up is unaffected by the takeover for the final round at Yas Marina Circuit.

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Oct 12

Marco Sorensen sprints to maiden GP2 win

Danish driver takes light-to-flag victory at Sochi Autodrom
GP2 - Marco Sorensen (MP Motorsport) Lotus F1 protégé Marco Sorensen has claimed his and MP Motorsport’s first GP2 win in today’s sprint race at Sochi from pole position. The Dane remained in control throughout an eventful race to cross the finish line 0.6s ahead of McLaren test driver Stoffel Vandoorne. Williams F1 third driver Felipe Nasr charged to third place.

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Oct 12

Niederhauser victorious in Sochi

Arden Motorsport’s Niederhauser wins last lap GP3 thriller in Russia
GP3 - Patric Niederhauser (Arden International) What a race and what a last lap! Swiss star Patric Niederhauser was triumphant in Race 2 at the Sochi Autodrom at Round 8 of the 2014 GP3 Series, holding off Koiranen GP’s Dean Stoneman and ART Grand Prix’s Marvin Kirchhöfer in a stunning three-way fight. Series leader Alex Lynn was fifth with the battle for the GP3 title going to the final round in Abu Dhabi.

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Oct 11

Thoughts of a Champion – Jolyon Palmer

Newly crowned Champion reflects on a stellar season
GP2 - Jolyon Palmer (DAMS) GP2 Series: Jolyon Palmer, tenth GP2 Series Champion. How does that sound? Jolyon Palmer: It sounds incredible. It was obviously what we were aiming for from the start of this year and I think we’ve just done a really good job, myself and the DAMS team. We fought for every pole and every feature race win. We barely made any mistake. It’s been an absolute dream season and to be Champion at the earliest opportunity for me is the icing on the cake.

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Oct 11

Jolyon Palmer crowned 2014 GP2 Champion

DAMS ace wins first ever GP2 race in Russia to take the Series crown
GP2 - Jolyon Palmer (DAMS) He did it! Following a stellar 2014 season, Jolyon Palmer has been crowned the tenth GP2 Series Champion after he won today’s dramatic feature race at Sochi Autodrom sustaining pressure from Mitch Evans in the final stages. Raffaele Marciello completed the podium.

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Oct 11

Stoneman wins first ever GP3 race at Sochi

Koiranen GP’s Dean Stoneman claims fourth victory of the season
GP3 - Dean Stoneman (Koiranen GP) The smile could not have been any bigger for Dean Stoneman – 31 points in the bag after converting a dominant Race 1 win from pole position at the inaugural GP3 race in Russia at the Sochi Autodrom. Stoneman jumps up to third place in the Drivers’ Standings after his impressive points haul. ART Grand Prix’s Marvin Kirchhöfer and Alex Fontana completed the rostrum.

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Oct 11

Stoneman sears to first GP3 pole in Sochi

Koiranen GP’s Dean Stoneman dominates qualifying in Russia
GP3 - Dean Stoneman (Koiranen GP) British star Dean Stoneman carved up the opposition in today’s qualifying for Round 8 of the 2014 GP3 Series season. The Koiranen GP ace produced a lap almost half a second quicker than his nearest rival to clock his debut pole position. ART Grand Prix’s Alex Fontana and Marvin Kirchhöfer were second and third whilst Series leader Alex Lynn will start in eighth.

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Oct 10

Stanaway sets the pace in Sochi Free Practice

Status Grand Prix’s Richie Stanaway leads the way in opening session in Russia
GP3 - Richie Stanaway (Status Grand Prix) Kiwi Richie Stanaway posted the fastest lap in the first GP3 session of the inaugural race weekend at the Sochi Autodrom in Russia. New to Koiranen GP, Dean Stoneman finished in second, two tenths off Stanaway with Emil Bernstorff (Carlin) in third.

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Oct 10

Vandoorne denies Pic of Sochi GP2 pole

Identical laptimes for both drivers, but Belgian ace claims top spot
GP2 - Stoffel Vandoorne (ART Grand Prix)McLaren test driver Stoffel Vandoorne has claimed his third pole position in a row in today’s exciting qualifying session at Sochi Autodrom. With an identical laptime of 1:45.002, Arthur Pic takes P2 ahead of Vandoorne’s teammate Takuya Izawa.

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Oct 10

Palmer leads the way at Sochi

Series leader quickest in free practice
GP2 - Jolyon Palmer (DAMS) GP2 Series leader Jolyon Palmer had the perfect start to his weekend setting the best laptime of the free practice session at the Sochi Autodrom in a 1:46.083 – half a second quicker than closest rival Arthur Pic. André Negrao finished third. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 09

GP2 Series round 10 preview

GP2 Series Sochi, Russia preview

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The penultimate round of the 2014 GP2 Series season will take place this weekend in uncharted territory at Sochi Autodrom in Russia. Read the rest of this entry »

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