GT Asia Series prepares for 12-race program in 2015

2015 GT Asia Series

GT Asia Series Off the back of a record season in 2014, the FIA sanctioned GT Asia Series has revealed an impressive 11-race programme across five countries for 2015, with plans for the series’ first 3 hour race set for Malaysia during September.

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Antonio Pizzonia joins Zele Racing for Vallelunga test

Antonio Pizzonia will be back driving an Auto GP car next week in testing at Vallelunga.

The Brazilian, a former Formula 1 driver and also a successful entry in the series promoted by Enzo Coloni, will join Zele Racing in at the Roman circuit.

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Barcelona testing times and compounds Day Three

The third of four test days ended in Barcelona (Spain).

2015-02-28 - Pirelli 0041The third day of testing at Barcelona concluded with Lewis Hamilton setting a fastest time of 1m23.022s on the P Zero Yellow soft tyre, but this was still not as quick as the best time seen so far in Barcelona this year: 1m22.792 from Nico Rosberg yesterday, also on the soft.

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Scuderia Ferrari Barcelona Test, Day Two

Testing at the Montmelò circuit – 28 February 2015
2015-02-28 - Scuderia Ferrari - Barcelona - Kimi Raikkonen_0041Overall it hasn’t been a bad test since we covered a race distance today. Now we wait to go to Melbourne to see how we stand compared to the others. I wish to thank the Team for the work it has done during the winter

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Infiniti Red Bull Racing Barcelona Test, Day Three

Pre-season test #3 Barcelona – Day Three

2015-02-19 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Barcelona - Daniel Ricciardo _0006Daniel Ricciardo was at the wheel of the RB11 for the penultimate day of pre-season testing. The Australian completed 128 laps of the Circuit de Catalunya with a best time of 1:25.742.

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Feb 27

Mercedes AMG Petronas Barcelona Test, Day Two

Barcelona Test Two – Day Two

01 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team Setup-chasing session for Nico Rosberg on day two at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

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Feb 27

McLaren Honda Barcelona Test, Day Two

Barcelona test report – day two

05 - McLaren HondaAfter yesterday’s disappointing start to the final pre-season test, today was our most productive and promising day of the winter. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 27

Sahara Force India Barcelona Test, Day Two

Barcelona Test Report, 27 February 2015

06 - Sahara Force India F1 TeamThe new Sahara Force India VJM08 made its bow at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, with Nico Hülkenberg completing a total of 77 laps. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 27

Lotus F1 Team Barcelona Test, Day Two

Star Trekkin’ – 2015 Barcelona Test, Day Two

08 - Lotus F1 TeamPastor Maldonado completed a tally of 140 laps – more than 650km or the distance of two Grands Prix – as he resumed test duties in the E23 Hybrid at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya today. Pastor ran an extensive programme including a race simulation, clocking a best lap time of 1min 26.705secs.

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Feb 27

Lazarus and Nathanaël Berthon again together in the 2015 GP2 Series

The French driver and the Team from Padua renewed their contract closed for last year for another season in the Formula 1 feeder-series.

Team Lazarus logo The challenge is on for a new season also thanks to the Team’s long-time sponsors and the new entry SO.GE.PA., financial syndicate from Verona Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 27

Scuderia Toro Rosso Barcelona Test, Day Two

Barcelona  Test – Day 2

07 - Scuderia Toro RossoWe can be pleased with what we achieved today, even if we had to stop running with around an hour to go, due to an electrical problem. In the morning, we continued the programme we began yesterday, acquiring useful data relating to the new aero package, with plenty of “in and out” laps Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 27

Alexander Rossi completes Racing Engineering’s 2015 driver line-up

Racing Engineering are pleased to announce that Alexander Rossi will drive alongside Jordan King for the 2015 GP2 Series.

GP2 - Racing Engineering - Alexandre Rossi 02 The 23 year old Californian will drive the number 8 car with the Spanish team for his third, but first full season in GP2. Alexander began racing in karts in 2002 and just four years later, after winning National and International championships, he became the youngest ever open wheel racing Champion in American racing history.

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Feb 27

Facu Regalia joins World Series by Renault field in 2015

A nine-round calendar is planned for the World Series by Renault

Following seven months of intense work, Facu Regalia has just confirmed his Zeta Corse signing, to compete in the full World Series by Renault season Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 27

BGR announces first driver signing for Toyo Tires F1600 Championship

Brian Graham Racing (BGR) is pleased to announce 17 year old Ben Hurst will make his F1600 debut with the team for his rookie year. 

2011-09-24_0183 After a year in karting Ben is making the jump straight to cars with the BGR team. A relative newcomer to racing, Ben began just last season with karting and quickly made the decision that this was going to be his passion.

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Feb 27

ELMS the 2015 regulation part II

What is the points system in ELMS ?

European Le Mans Series logo The European Le Mans Series will start at the Paul Ricard circuit in three weeks with the annual official test session.

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Feb 27

Teams learn new package in Atlanta open test

Drivers adjust to less horsepower, get data in first session under 2015 rules

Jeff Gordon 3M carJamie McMurray was fastest in the opening session, Jeff Gordon in the second. And defending NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Kevin Harvick was third fastest in both as teams spent nearly four hours testing here Thursday at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 27

WEC – Patrick Dempsey in the desert!

The actor-driver will return to the Las Vegas, Nevada desert after winning his class in 2013.

2014-07-13-1722 From March 13-15, Patrick Dempsey will participate in the Mint 400, the most famous off-road race in the U.S. since Pikes Peak was paved. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 27

10 teams to compete in Formula E next season

As in its debut season, there will be 20 Formula E cars on the grid for all of the races of the 2015/2016 FIA Formula E Championship.

FIA Formula E Championship Earlier this week, it was announced that eight manufacturers had been accepted to produce powertrains for season two of the world’s first all-electric racing series. This led to confusion in some quarters, who mistook the manufacturers for entrants. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 27

Ducati happy with GP15 debut in Sepang

After three days of intense work for the Ducati Team and its riders, the team are happy with the new GP15 machine’s debut.

Ducati end of day 3 report Sepang 2Andrea Dovizioso and Andrea Iannone’s first experiences of the Ducati Desmosedici GP15, the Italian manufacturer’s new challenger for the 2015 MotoGP World Championship, have concluded with a good degree of satisfaction. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 27

The DTM numbers have been assigned

With immediate effect, the drivers may choose their numbers themselves

DTM logo We often are told that the opposite is the case but sometimes, life is a bowl of cherries, nevertheless. When the DTM drivers roll on the starting grid, this year, their cars will be decorated – for the first time – with numbers selected by them.

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Feb 27

Arjun Maini: Formula 3 debut with Van Amersfoort Racing

FIA Formula 3 European Championship Newsflash

FIA Formula 3 European Championship logo

By signing 17-year old Arjun Maini, Van Amersfoort Racing has completed their driver trio for the 2015 FIA Formula 3 European Championship season.

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Feb 26

Barcelona testing times and compounds

First of four testing days ended at 6pm in Barcelona (Spain).

PirelliFollowing an overcast start in the morning, afternoon ambient temperature was up to 16°C, asphalt to 18°C. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 26

Sauber F1 Team Barcelona Test, Day One

Test two in Barcelona – Day one

10 - Sauber F1 TeamThe first day of the second test in Barcelona started off well for the the Sauber F1 Team with Marcus Ericsson driving the Sauber C34-Ferrari. In the morning the team was able to do aero measurements and practice starts.

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Feb 26

Scuderia Ferrari Barcelona Test, Day One

Testing at the Montmelò circuit

 

04 - Scuderia FerrariWe learned something today, even with a few issues which I am sure we can fix. This wasn’t an easy day for us as we spent time chasing our tails on an annoying reliability problems which by the end of the day we managed to put to bed, but that interrupted our programmes for the day quite considerably. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 26

Infiniti Red Bull Racing Barcelona Test, Day One

Pre-season test #3 Barcelona – Day One

02 - Infiniti Red Bull RacingFormula One’s final pre-season test of 2015 got underway in Barcelona today, with Daniil Kvyat at the wheel of the RB11. The day’s running started positively as the team embarked on improving the performance of the car but late morning rain then interrupted proceedings.

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