The rain was the most competitive rival for the teams and drivers of Auto GP, as they faced adverse condition in day 1 of the series’ opening 2015 test at Vallelunga.

Rain disturbs Auto GP plans in Vallelunga

Auto GP logo During the early morning, an heavy rainfall forced the teams and drivers to stay into the pits, with the organization deciding to extend the length of the session.

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Guy Cosmo set for World Challenge debut in Audi R8

The racer has been tabbed by M1 Racing (http://m1racing.co) to pilot the No. 23 Tampa Bay Jaw Surgery Audi R8 LMS ultra

Guy Cosmo - M1 Racing m1racing.co No. 23 Tampa Bay Jaw Surgery Audi R8 LMS ultra After starting his career in the open wheel ranks and then moving to sports car racing, Guy Cosmo has long been checking off a wide range of boxes on his career to-do list. And this weekend will see one more item marked off the list as Cosmo is set to make his Pirelli World Challenge debut.  (more…)

In 2014, the second FIA Formula 3 European Championship season, not only the competiveness level on the grid was once again increased.

Top-class media presence of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship

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At the same time, the planet’s most competitive young-driver series also once again upped the ante regarding its media presence. The performances of the fast rookies such as Esteban Ocon (Prema Powerteam) and Max Verstappen (Van Amersfoort Racing) thrilled both the crowds on site and the TV audience with their exciting battles for points and positions against fast and well established drivers such as Tom Blomqvist (Jagonya Ayam with Carlin) or Lucas Auer (kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport).

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Trident adds Artur Janosz to GP3 line-up

Artur Janosz will be joining Trident for the 2015 GP3 Series season. 

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The Polish racer, coming from two seasons in the Euro F3 Open Championship, will take the reins of the #26 car starting from the upcoming preseason test scheduled for March 18 – 19 at Estoril. (more…)

Mercedes AMG Petronas welcomes Qualcomm as Official Technology Partner

Two companies to align to develop advanced communication features
 
The Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team is pleased to confirm a multi-year agreement with Qualcomm Incorporated which sees its subsidiary Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., become an Official Technology Partner of the team. (more…)

Mar 01

Infiniti Red Bull Racing Barcelona Test, Day Four

Pre-season test #3 Barcelona – Day Four

2015-02-20 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Barcelona - Daniel Ricciardo _0015Infiniti Red Bull Racing’s 2015 winter testing programme came to an end today with Daniel Ricciardo completing 72 laps of the Circuit de Catalunya.

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Mar 01

Sauber F1 Team Barcelona Test, Day Four

Test two in Barcelona – Day four

2015-02-28 - Sauber F1 Team - Barcelona - Felipe Nasr (10)The final day of pre-season testing went well again for the Sauber F1 Team with Felipe Nasr driving the Sauber C34-Ferrari. In total the Brazilian completed 159 laps. Today the focus was once more on race preparation with short and long runs.

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Mar 01

Scuderia Toro Rosso Barcelona Test, Day Four

Barcelona  Test – Day 4
2015-02-28 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Barcelona - Max Verstappen (1) “This was the last test session in Barcelona and we were lucky with the good weather conditions, which is always important. The performance of the car is promising, as the new upgrades are working well and I’d like to thank all the engineers in Faenza and Bicester for the great job they’ve done. I also want to thank the production department, as all the parts arrived on time.”

Mar 01

Lotus F1 Team Barcelona Test, Day Four

One More Day – 2015 Barcelona Test, Day Four

2015-02-27 - Lotus F1 Team - Barcelona - Pastor Maldonado_0026Lotus F1 Team ended the final day of pre-season testing early after a systems issue compromised Pastor Maldonado’s braking into turn four resulting in him making contact with the barriers.

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Mar 01

Williams Martini Racing Barcelona Test, Day Four

Barcelona Test T03 – Day Four

2015-02-28 - Williams Martini Racing - Barcelona - Valtteri Bottas 0012Today’s programme was similar to yesterday, as we try to get the drivers in the best position before heading to Australia.

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Mar 01

Mexico countdown: rally route

Long, hot and dusty special stages

That’s the formula that has worked well for Rally Guanajuato Mexico since it entered the FIA World Rally Championship in 2004 and organisers have seen no reason to make changes this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 01

Pietro Fittipaldi: A famous name to race for Fortec Motorsport

FIA Formula 3 European Championship Newsflash

Pietro Fittipaldi, grandson of two-time Formula 1 World Champion Emerson Fittipaldi, is going to contest the 2015 FIA Formula 3 European Championship season. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 01

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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Feb 28

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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Feb 28

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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Feb 28

Scuderia Ferrari Barcelona Test, Day Three

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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Feb 28

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 28

Sahara Force India Barcelona Test, Day Three

Barcelona Test Report, 28 February 2015

2015-02-28 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Barcelona - VJM08 - Nico Hulkenberg 0031Sahara Force India completed another busy day of testing in Barcelona as Nico Hülkenberg clocked 158 laps at the wheel of the new VJM08.

Feb 28

Sauber F1 Team Barcelona Test, Day Three

Test two in Barcelona – Day Three

2015-02-28 - Sauber F1 Team - Barcelona - Marcus Ericsson (5)The third day of testing in Barcelona went according to plan for the Sauber F1 Team. Marcus Ericsson was driving the Sauber C34-Ferrari today continuing with race preparation.

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Feb 28

McLaren Honda Barcelona Test, Day Three

Barcelona test report – day Three

2015-02-28 - McLaren Honda - Barcelona - Jenson Button 04Test and reserve driver Kevin Magnussen deputised for Fernando Alonso in Barcelona today, completing a useful test programme – as well as providing an always-useful additional opinion on the car. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 28

Lotus F1 Team Barcelona Test, Day Three

One More Day – 2015 Barcelona Test, Day Three

 

2015-02-28 - Lotus F1 Team - Barcelona - Romain GrosjeanRomain Grosjean drove for his final day of pre-season testing today, completing 116 laps in the E23 Hybrid at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Romain ran a comprehensive programme including a race simulation, clocking a best lap time of 1min 24.200secs. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 28

Mercedes AMG Petronas Barcelona Test, Day Three

Barcelona Test Two – Day Three

2015-02-26 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Barcelona - Lewis Hamilton _0013Mixed bag for Lewis Hamilton on day three at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 28

Scuderia Toro Rosso Barcelona Test, Day Three

Barcelona  Test – Day 3
2015-02-28 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Barcelona - Carlos Sainz Jr (3)Carlos Sainz was back at the wheel of the car for his second and final day of winter testing in Barcelona this week, before he jumps into the car in Melbourne for his first ever F1 Grand Prix in only two weeks’ time.

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Feb 28

Williams Martini Racing Barcelona Test, Day Three

Barcelona Test T03 – Day Three
2015-02-28 - Williams Martini Racing - Barcelona - Valtteri Bottas 0013Williams Martini Racing will be back on track tomorrow with Valtteri Bottas behind the wheel of the FW37 for the final day of pre-season testing.

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Feb 28

Inspection woes prevent several from qualifying

Gordon, Stewart, Kenseth and Johnson among those that couldn’t get out

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series logo Daytona 500 champion Joey Logano won the pole for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race here at Atlanta Motor Speedway (1 p.m. ET, FOX). Read the rest of this entry »

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