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Dec 03

GP2: Latifi quickest on Day 2

Canadian driver fastest overall at Yas Marina

GP2 - Nicholas Latifi (DAMS) Nicholas Latifi topped the second day of post-season testing at Yas Marina Circuit: at the wheel of a DAMS car, the Canadian clocked in a laptime of 1:47.860 in the final stages of the evening session. Norman Nato and Sergey Sirotkin completed the top three. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 03

GP2: Markelov quickest in Day 2 morning session

Russian driver sets the early pace

Markelov quickest in Day 2 morning sessionArtem Markelov set the pace in this morning’s test session at Yas Marina Circuit clocking in a laptime of 1:49.008, a hairsbreadth ahead of Nicholas Latifi and André Negrao.

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Dec 02

Matsushita tops Day 1

Japanese driver quickest in opening post-season GP2 test day
GP2 - Nobuharu Matsushita (ART Grand Prix) Nobuharu Matsushita dominated day 1 of post-season testing at Yas Marina Circuit: the Japanese ace set the quickest laptime of both sessions at the wheel of his ART Grand Prix car. Nicholas Latifi and Pierre Gasly completed the top 3. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 30

Status Grand Prix post-season test line-up

Canadian squad announce their line up for the three days

Status Grand Prix logo The Yas Marina post-season GP2 test sees an all new driver line-up in the Status GP2 cars. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 29

Palou takes maiden win as Ocon is crowned 2015 GP3 Champion

Campos Racing rookie victorious as ART GP’s Ocon grabs GP3 title in Yas Marina
GP3 - Alex Palou (Campos Racing) On top of the world! ART Grand Prix and Mercedes junior Esteban Ocon clinched the GP3 crown today at the season finale in Abu Dhabi by finishing in third place, to take the title by eight points from Trident’s Luca Ghiotto. It was also celebration time for Campos Racing rookie Alex Palou who pocketed his debut GP3 win ahead of Carlin and Ferrari Academy Driver Antonio Fuoco.

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Nov 28

Kirchhöfer wins as GP3 title battle goes to the wire

German driver victorious after Ocon penalised in Yas Marina
GP3 - Kirchhofer, Bernstorff & Eriksson The fight for the GP3 crown will be decided tomorrow at the season finale in Yas Marina! ART Grand Prix’s Esteban Ocon led the race from start to finish but the Frenchman was given a five second time penalty for exceeding track limits and gaining and advantage on lap one.

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Nov 27

Ocon pips Ceccon to pole in Yas Marina

Ocon takes the lead in the title battle: Ghiotto will start from fourth

GP3 - Esteban Ocon (ART Grand Prix) ART Grand Prix’s Esteban Ocon made an important step in his fight for this season’s title: The Frenchman came into the final round of the year with a two point deficit; but following an epic qualifying session, Ocon edged out Arden International’s Kevin Ceccon by just 0.016s.

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Nov 27

Kirchhöfer fastest in Yas Marina GP3 Free Practice

ART Grand Prix’s Marvin Kirchhöfer sets the early pace in Abu Dhabi
GP3 - Marvin Kirchhofer (ART Grand Prix) The gloves are off! German ace Marvin Kirchhöfer led the way in an exciting Free Practice session in Abu Dhabi. The fight for P1 was fierce – with Series leader Luca Ghiotto from Trident finishing second; one place ahead of his fellow title contender Esteban Ocon (ART Grand Prix).

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Nov 26

GP3 Series Round 9 Preview – Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi

What a weekend we have in store!

GP3 Series Round 9 Preview - Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi Last week GP3 Series made its debut in Sakhir around the Bahrain International Circuit. It was Esteban Ocon who took first blood by claiming his second consecutive pole by half a second over Luca Ghiotto.

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Nov 21

Ghiotto triumphant over Ocon in Sakhir GP3 Race 2

Trident’s Luca Ghiotto leads title battle by two points after superb victory
GP3 - Ghiotto, Ocon, Parry R2 After briefly losing the lead to his nemeses Esteban Ocon in a fiercely contested title battle, Luca Ghiotto fought back to take a commanding victory in Sakhir from fourth on the grid.

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Nov 20

Kirchhöfer blazes to superb GP3 win in Sakhir

Marvin Kirchhöfer victorious as ART Grand Prix become Team Champions

GP3 - Marvin Kirchhofer (ART Grand Prix) The German driver was hungry for success after a disappointing previous round: The ART Grand Prix ace started from P5 on the grid and made a stunning getaway to pass his title rivals into Turn 1.

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Nov 19

Ocon scorches to GP3 pole in Sakhir

ART Grand Prix’s Esteban Ocon on top in Bahrain qualifying
GP3 - Esteban Ocon (ART Grand Prix) portrait Frenchman Esteban Ocon was on a mission today in Sakhir: The ART Grand Prix ace recorded the best time in Free Practice and then went on to claim pole position by over half a second on his first visit to the Bahraini track.

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Nov 19

Ocon fastest in GP3 Free Practice at Sakhir

ART Grand Prix’s Esteban Ocon tops first session in Bahrain
GP3 - Esteban Ocon (ART Grand Prix) Frenchman Esteban Ocon led the way in the opening session at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir. The ART Grand Prix driver’s best laptime of 1:47.121 was three tenths quicker than Koiranen GP’s Matthew Parry. Carlin and Ferrari Academy Driver Antonio Fuoco was third.

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Nov 18

GP3 Series round 8 preview – Sakhir, Bahrain

The best stats and facts ahead of this week’s event

GP3 Series round 8 preview - Sakhir, Bahrain Following a six week break, the action is back on track for the penultimate round of the 2015 season at a brand new venue! GP3 makes its maiden visit to the Bahrain International Circuit which marks the third flyaway event on this year’s calendar.

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Oct 11

Eriksson victorious in Sochi GP3 Race 2

Koiranen GP’s Jimmy Eriksson wins in Russia

GP3 - Eriksson, Ocon, Mardenborough R2 The super Swede was happy to be back on the top step after enduring some challenging times this season: The Koiranen GP ace started from reverse pole and saw off the advances of Antonio Fuoco who briefly held the lead on the opening lap.

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Oct 11

Ghiotto fights back to commanding GP3 win in Sochi

Series leader Luca Ghiotto takes fourth win of the season

GP3 Ghiotto, Ocon, Bernstorff Sochi R1 An unbelievable start and opening lap from Italian Luca Ghiotto: The Trident ace started from P6 on the grid after a poor qualifying by his exceptionally high standards, but by Turn One, the Series leader was up to second. He then pulled off a stunning move on title rival Esteban Ocon at Turn 13 for the lead of the race. The ART Grand Prix and Mercedes backed rookie finished 1.5s behind Ghiotto with Arden International’s Emil Bernstorff in third. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 10

Ocon claims maiden GP3 pole in Sochi

ART Grand Prix’s Esteban Ocon takes pole in action packed qualifying

GP3 - Esteban Ocon (ART Grand Prix) Frenchman Esteban Ocon secured his first pole position in GP3 in a dramatic qualifying session at the Sochi Autodrom. The ART Grand Prix and Mercedes backed driver topped qualifying at various times and won the battle for pole by a mere 0.040’s over Jenzer Motorsport’s Matheo Tuscher. Kevin Ceccon (Arden International) was third whilst Series leader Luca Ghiotto will start seventh. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 09

Ocon fastest in wet GP3 Free Practice at Sochi

ART Grand Prix’s Esteban Ocon tops opening session in Russia

GP3 - Esteban Ocon (ART Grand Prix) Frenchman Esteban Ocon posted the quickest time in a wet free practice session at the Sochi Autodrom: the ART Grand Prix and Mercedes backed driver’s laptime of 2:09.319 was two tenths faster than Jenzer Motorsport’s Ralph Boschung. Marvin Kirchhöfer was third. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 08

GP3 Series Round 7 Preview: Sochi, Russia

Full preview for the Russian Round

2015-10-08 - Sochi 1Following a five week break, the GP3 Series returns for Round 7 of the 2015 season at the Sochi Autodrom. This marks the Series’ second visit to Russia. Last year the Russian track provided some epic racing so it’s game on for this weekend!

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Sep 06

Kirchhöfer snatches win in action packed Monza GP3 Race 2

Marvin Kirchhöfer leads home Esteban Ocon for an Art Grand Prix 1-2

Kirchhöfer snatches win in action packed Monza Race 2German Marvin Kirchhöfer posted his third win of the season after Koiranen GP’s Jimmy Eriksson who had led almost the entire race suffered technical gremlins on the penultimate lap of the race.

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