Tag Archive: Alex Fontana

May 10

Kirchhöfer victorious in Barcelona GP3 race 2 (updated²)

ART Grand Prix’s Marvin Kirchhöfer converts great start into win in Spain
Gp3 - Marvin Kirchhofer (ART Grand Prix) A lightning getaway was pivotal for Marvin Kirchhöfer today. The German ace shot away from fourth on the grid into P2 and was ready to pounce when pole-sitter Antonio Fuoco (Carlin and Ferrari Academy driver) ran wide after just a few corners.

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May 09

Ocon blazes to maiden GP3 win in Barcelona

ART Grand Prix’s Esteban Ocon victorious on debut in Spain
GP3 - Esteban Ocon (ART Grand Prix) Frenchman Esteban Ocon claimed a dominant maiden victory at the Circuit de Catalunya. The ART Grand Prix rookie made a dream start and stole P1 away from pole-man Luca Ghiotto from Trident.

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May 09

Ghiotto guns to GP3 pole in Barcelona

Trident’s Luca Ghiotto takes first blood in Spain
GP3 - Luca Ghiotto (Trident) Italian Luca Ghiotto pocketed the first pole of the 2015 GP3 Series season after clocking the quickest time of 1:35.469 on his Pirelli hard tyres. ART Grand Prix’s Esteban Ocon was second with Arden International’s Emil Bernstorff in third.

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May 08

Ghiotto leads the way in Barcelona GP3 Free Practice

Trident’s Luca Ghiotto fastest in opening session of the season in Spain

GP3 - Luca Ghiotto (Trident) Italian Luca Ghiotto set the pace in Free Practice at the Circuit de Catalunya for Round 1 of the 2015 GP3 Series. His best laptime of 1:36.238 was set in the final minute of the session. His Trident teammate Oscar Tunjo was second with Jenzer Motorsport’s Matheo Tuscher third. Read the rest of this entry »

May 07

GP3 Series Round 1 Preview – Barcelona, Spain

Facts, figures and all you need to know for the opening round

2015 GP3 drivers The GP3 Series heads into its sixth season of racing and what a mouth-watering prospect we have ahead of us. New for 2015 is an extended Saturday race: an extra ten minutes has been added to race one which will provide more of a challenge to the twenty-four drivers and no doubt produce some epic tussles as the drivers’ battle with tyre degradation. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 23

Varhaug fastest on day two in Barcelona

Jenzer Motorsport’s Pal Varhaug tops both sessions in Spain

GP3 - Pal Varhaug (Jenzer Motorsport)Norwegian Pal Varhaug clocked the fastest time in both the morning and afternoon session at the Circuit De Catalunya, Barcelona. His best time of 1:34.867 was set in the morning.

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Apr 22

Mardenborough quickest on day one

Carlin’s Jann Mardenborough fastest at Barcelona pre-season test

GP3 - Jann Mardenborough (Carlin) Brit Jann Mardenborough was in excellent form on the opening day of testing clocking the fastest time of the day and finishing P2 in the afternoon session. His best laptime of 1:34.910 remained unbeaten. Seb Morris (Status Grand Prix) topped the afternoon session. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 22

Mardenborough leads the way in morning GP3 test

Carlin’s Jann Mardenborough fastest on day one in Barcelona

Mardenborough leads the way in morning testBritish GP3 race winner Jann Mardenborough posted the fastest time of the morning session with a 1:34.910. Jenzer Motorsport’s Pal Varhaug and ART Grand Prix’s Marvin Kirchhofer were one tenth shy of the Carlin ace.

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Apr 10

Palou leads the GP3 way on day two in Valencia

Campos Racing driver on top at Circuit Ricardo Tormo

GP3 - Alex Palou (Campos Racing) Spaniard Alex Palou posted the fastest time on day two of pre-season testing in Valencia. The Campos Racing driver edged out ART Grand Prix’s Marvin Kirchhöfer by a mere 0.012s with a blazing laptime of 1:20.880 set in the morning session.  Jenzer Motorsport’s Pal Varhaug recorded the quickest time in the afternoon. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 10

Palou tops morning session on day two

Campos Racing driver quickest again at Circuit Ricardo Tormo

Palou tops morning session on day twoSpaniard Alex Palou posted the fastest time of the morning session on day two in Valencia. The Campos Racing driver edged out ART Grand Prix’s Marvin Kirchhöfer by a mere 0.012s with a blazing laptime of 1:20.880. Esteban Ocon completed the top three.

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Apr 09

Kirchhöfer quickest on GP3 test day one in Valencia

ART Grand Prix driver fastest at Circuit Ricardo Tormo

GP3 - Marvin Kirchhofer (ART Grand Prix) German Marvin Kirchhöfer posted the quickest time on the opening day of pre-season testing at Circuit Ricardo Tormo. The ART Grand Prix driver clocked a 1:21.098 set in the afternoon session. Campos Racing’s Alex Palou registered the fastest time in the morning test. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 19

Boschung sets the pace on day two in Estoril (updated)

Jenzer Motorsport’s Ralph Boschung quickest in Portugal

GP3 - Ralph Boschung (Jenzer Motorsport) Swiss rookie Ralph Boschung topped the timesheet on the second and final day of pre-season testing at Estoril. The Jenzer Motorsport driver posted a best laptime of 1: 27.789 in the morning session. Carlin’s Mitchell Gilbert was quickest in the afternoon. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 19

Driver entry list revealed for day two of Estoril test

Unchanged line-up for first pre-season test

GP3 Series The second and final day of pre-season testing at Circuito Estoril will feature the same line-up as day one.

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Mar 18

Fuoco fastest on day one in Estoril

Carlin’s Antonio Fuoco quickest in Portuguese pre-season GP3 testing

GP3 - Antonio Fuoco (Carlin) Ferrari Academy Driver Antonio Fuoco recorded the best laptime on day one of pre-season testing in Estoril. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 17

2015 pre-season testing commences in Estoril

Two day test session in Portugal

GP3 Series The opening 2015 GP3 pre-season test session gets underway at the Circuito Estoril on the 18-19 March for a two day test. This is the first of three pre-season tests before Barcelona hosts round one of the year in early May. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 10

Sandy Stuvik completes Status GP3 line-up

Status Grand Prix welcomes its final signing of the GP3 Series, 19-year-old Thai racer Sandy Stuvik.

GP3 - Status Grand Prix - Sandy Stuvik Sandy teams up with fellow rookie Seb Morris and experienced GP3 racer Alex Fontana to complete the 2015 Status Grand Prix team. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 24

Fontana joins Status Grand Prix for 2015 GP3 campaign

Swiss driver is first to be confirmed in Status Grand Prix squad

Fontana joins Status Grand Prix for 2015 GP3 campaign

Status Grand Prix is delighted to confirm the signing of 22-year-old Alex Fontana. The Swiss-Greek racer joins Status Grand Prix to contest his third GP3 season. Having amassed three GP3 podiums, Alex is ready to take the next step and challenge for the top spot.

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Nov 23

Niederhauser signs off in style at GP3 season-finale

Arden Motorsport’s Patric Niederhauser victorious at Yas Marina
GP3 - Patric Niederhauser (Arden International) Swiss star Patric Niederhauser made the perfect getaway to snatch the lead from Nick Yelloly (Status Grand Prix) at the start of final race of the 2014 GP3 Series. The Arden Motorsport retained the lead despite a safety car early on to record his third win of the year. Newly crowned GP3 Champion Alex Lynn crossed the line in third as his team Carlin clinched the Teams’ Champions trophy after leading the standings from the opening round.

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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

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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