Tag Archive: Antonio Spavone

Apr 07

Marrakech, race 2: Luciano Bacheta (Zele Racnig) scores maiden win (updated)

“I’m confident about my chances considering my third place in standings”

Auto GP - Luciano BachetaLuciano Bacheta, running for Zele Racing, cruised to win in Race 2 at Marrakech, in the second Auto GP round of 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 24

Monza, race 2: Kimiya Sato takes rainy win

Sato scored his maiden win in the series under torrential rain

Auto GP - Kimiya SatoJapanese racer Kimiya Sato took a commanding win in Race 2 of the opening round of the 2013 Auto GP championship at Monza.

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Mar 23

Monza, race 1: Sergio Campana wins for Ibiza Racing Team

The Spanish-based squad scored a sensational debut

Auto GP - Ibiza Racing Team - Sergio CampanaIt’s been a day to remember for Ibiza Racing Team in Race 1 of the 2013 Auto GP opener at Monza. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 14

Super Nova sign Spavone & Ghirelli for Auto GP assault

Spavone & Ghirelli join Super Nova for the 2013 Auto GP World Series

  Super Nova International is delighted to announce that Antonio Spavone & Vittorio Ghirelli will form its driver line for the 2013 Auto GP World Series, with the team also exploring the possibility of entering a third car. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 01

Defendi, Roda, Spavone to run in Auto GP’s Barcelona test

“The number of drivers getting in-touch with Auto GP for the first time keeps rising.” – Enzo Coloni

AutoGP - Enzo Coloni - Daniele AudettoAuto GP logoNew and promising young drivers are joining Auto GP as the championship series is set to go back on-track on December the 6th and 7th at Circuit de Catalunya. After the confirmations received by Vittorio Ghirelli, Yoshitaka Kuroda and Kimiya Sato, three more racers are now set to line-up aboard the Auto GP Zytek-powered Lola cars in Barcelona. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 23

Sirotkin triumphs in Sonoma season finale

Sergey Sirotkin became the last winner of the 2012 Auto GP season in Sonoma

Auto GP - Sonoma - Euronova Racing - Sergey SirotkinAuto GP World SeriesThe Russian driver of Euronova Racing was the first to cross the line in Sunday’s Race 2 after a race that saw him as the undisputed leader. After that the early part was led by reverse poleman Antonio Spavone and saw the Safety-Car deployed to remove Sakurai’s car (the Japanese driver stalled on the grid due to a clutch issue), Sirotkin effectively took the lead from lap 5 on, when a lightning quick pit-stop from the Euronova crew and a very fast out lap allowed him to climb from P3 to the lead. From then on, the driver from Russia lapped steadily in the low 1’28” range, a pace that nobody but Quaife-Hobbs could match. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 23

Sonoma, Race 1: the drivers’ quotes

What they said after the race

Auto GP World SeriesAuto GP - Sonoma - Pal VarhaugThe first ever Auto GP race on US soil in Sonoma saw Pål Varhaug lead the whole race to clinch a well deserved win, ahead of Daniel de Jong and Sergey Sirotkin.

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Sep 22

Varhaug takes Sonoma Race 1 win

Pål Varhaug and Virtuosi UK made history today winning the first ever Auto GP race on USA soil

Auto GP World SeriesAuto GP - Sonoma - Pål Varhaug podiumThe Norwegian driver crossed the line with a 1”481 gap on second placed Daniel de Jong and three full seconds on 3rd placed Sergey Sirotkin after a race that was deeply influenced by an eventful start. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 22

Quaife-Hobbs claims sixth pole in Sonoma

The recently-crowned champion edged the pack by more than four tenths

Auto GP World SeriesAuto GP - Sonoma - Adrian Quaife-HobbsAdrian Quaife-Hobbs and SuperNova Racing showed that they still are the package to beat in Auto GP claiming pole after an hard-fought Qualifying session in Sonoma. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 22

Sirotkin sets the pace in Sonoma Free Practice 2

Sirotkin keeps setting the pace in Sonoma

Auto GP World SeriesAuto GP - Sonoma - Euronova Racing - Sergey SirotkinThe Russian youngster of Euronova topped the sheets again in Free Practice 2, closing the session ahead of Adrian Quaife-Hobbs with a 1’27”808, the quickest time of the day on the Californian track. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 21

Sirotkin tops Free Practice 1 in Sonoma

Sergey Sirotkin topped the sheets of the first Auto GP practice in Sonoma

Auto GP World SeriesAuto GP - Sonoma - Sergey SIROTKINThe Russian driver of Euronova was in the top three for the whole session and with just a few minutes to go he posted a 1’27”882 that was enough to edge championship winner Adrian Quaife-Hobbs by one tenth. “There’s much more to come – Sergey said – I had very old tyres and the track is still dirty. In order to do that laptime I took some risks, I don’t know about the others. Anyway, I really like the track; it’s a bit bumpy but it’s thrilling with all those blind corners”. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 14

Spavone back in the Series with Ombra Racing

Auto GP is ready to welcome another comeback in Sonoma

Auto GP logoAuto GP - Antonio SpavoneAntonio Spavone, who had missed the Curitiba races after contesting the first five rounds of the Series, will be back on the grid in California: the Italian driver will join Ombra Racing to take the wheel of the #23 car, driving alongside another returnee, Venezuelan Giancarlo Serenelli. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 09

GP3: Ellinas wins as Evans becomes Champion

Cypriot ace secures maiden win in season finale

GP3 - Tio Ellinas (Marussia Manor Racing) Monza Race 2GP3 - Mitch Evans GP3 Series Champion 2012Mitch Evans – GP3 Series 2012 Champion! The final round of the 2012 season was a weekend you could not script. Ahead of Race 2, only one man could stop the New Zealander claiming the GP3 Series crown and that was Daniel Abt, who had to win the race with a no score from Evans to steal the honours.

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Sep 08

GP3: Abt sole challenger in title fight with win in Monza

German rookie triumphs as Series leader Mitch Evans fails to score

GP3 - Daniel Abt (Lotus GP) Race 1 Winner Monza 2012GP3 - Lotus GP Champions 2012Two wins in seven days. Daniel Abt claimed his maiden win in Spa and now pockets a further 25 points at Race 1 in Monza, the final round of the season. The win was vital for the German, as it has kept his championship hopes alive in a race where Series leader Mitch Evans failed to finish, and Antonio Felix Da Costa and Aaro Vainio didn’t score, thus ending their championship chances with one race remaining. Tio Ellinas and Matias Laine joined Abt on the rostrum. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 08

GP3: Evans one step nearer to title with Monza pole

MW Arden’s Mitch Evans flies to pole for Series decider in Italy

GP3 - Mitch Evans (MW Arden) Qualifying Monza 2012GP3 - Evans, Felix Da Costa, Fumanelli. Monza Qualifying 2012Mitch Evans has one hand on the GP3 Series championship trophy after flying to pole position in Qualifying today for Round 8 of the 2012 season. Series rival Antonio Felix Da Costa (Carlin) was just 0.020s shy of the New Zealander with David Fumanelli of MW Arden in third.

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Sep 07

Evans sets early pace in Monza

MW Arden’s Mitch Evans and Matias Laine lead the way in Free Practice

GP3 SeriesGP3 - Mitch Evans (MW Arden) Free Practice - Monza 2012New Zealander Mitch Evans took first blood in the title fight which is set to rage this weekend at the final round of the 2012 GP3 Series in Monza, Italy. The MW Arden ace was quickest in Free Practice ahead of his teammate Matias Laine and Series rival Aaro Vainio. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 07

2012 Season – Round 8: Monza, Italy

A champion lies in wait … but who will it be?

GP3 - Four Title ContendersGP3 SeriesSeven rounds have passed, 14 races have been completed and the championship decider is going down to the wire! The final round of the 2012 GP3 Series™ concludes in Monza, Italy and there are four drivers battling it out for their chance to take the prestigious GP3 Series™ Crown. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 02

GP3: Laine victorious in thriller at Spa (updated)

MW Arden’s Matias Laine secures maiden win in Spa Race 2

GP3 - Matias Laine (MW Arden) Spa Race 2, 2012GP3 - Spa Race 2 Podium Laine, Felix Da Costa & DalyWe have a new race winner in GP3! Matias Laine becomes the eighth different winner in the 2012 GP3 Series season, taking his debut victory at Round 7, Race 2 at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit. Antonio Felix Da Costa (Carlin) and Conor Daly (Lotus GP) finished second and third in a thrilling encounter. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

GP3: Abt achieves maiden win in Spa

Lotus GP’s Daniel Abt victorious in shortened Race in Belgium 

GP3 - Abt, Felix Da Costa & Evans Podium Race 1 Spa 2012GP3 - Daniel Abt (Lotus GP) Race 1 Spa 2012German driver Daniel Abt is content with life after taking his first win in the 2012 GP3 Series. Rookie Abt started from third on the grid and made an amazing pass on both Antonio Felix Da Costa (Carlin) and Mitch Evans (MW Arden) to claim his debut win ahead of Felix Da Costa and Evans.  Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

GP3: Evans and Laine lock out front row in Spa

MW Arden’s teammates Mitch Evans and Matias Laine quickest in qualifying

 

GP3 - Evans, Laine, Abt Spa Qualifying 2012GP3 - Mitch Evans (MW Arden) Spa Qualifying 2012Series leader Mitch Evans made the best possible start to his weekend by claiming the vital four points on offer for pole position for Round 7 of the GP3 Series 2012. His teammate Laine will start alongside the New Zealander on the front row, with Lotus GP’s Daniel Abt in third. Evans pole laptime of 2:10.513 was a new pole record for the circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 31

Ellinas fastest in wet practice at Spa

Marussia Manor Racing’s Tio Ellinas quickest in Free Practice

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GP3 - Tio Ellinas (Marussia Manor Racing) Free Practice, Spa 2012Cypriot driver Tio Ellinas set the initial pace in the opening session for Round 7 of the 2012 GP3 Series at the Spa Francorchamps circuit. Carlin’s Antonio Felix Da Costa was second, with Lotus GP’s Daniel Abt third. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 30

GP3 Series round 7 preview: Spa-Francorchamps

The wait is over! 

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GP3 Series - Spa-FrancorchampsThe summer break has felt like an eternity but the GP3 Series™ is ready to roar as we approach the legendary Spa-Francorchamps circuit for the penultimate round of the 2012 season.

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Jul 29

GP3: Felix Da Costa records double win in Budapest thriller

Carlin’s Antonio Felix Da Costa becomes first driver in GP3 history to claim double victory

GP3 - Antonio Felix Da Costa (Carlin) Budapest Race 2 2012GP3 - Felix Da Costa, Niederhauser & Pal Kiss. Budapest Race 2 2012This is one weekend Portuguese driver Antonio Felix Da Costa won’t forget in hurry. After winning Race 1 yesterday, the Carlin driver started from eighth on the grid in a race dominated by strategy. He fought his way impressively through the field in the latter stages to produce a magical win, becoming the first driver in GP3 history to achieve a double victory during the race weekend. Patric Niederhauser (Jenzer Motorsport) and Tamas Pal Kiss (Atech CRS GP) finished second and third.

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Jul 28

GP3: Felix Da Costa rockets to Budapest victory

Carlin’s Antonio Felix Da Costa wins in style at the Hungaroring 

GP3 - Felix Da Costa, Abt & Evans. Budapest Race 1 2012GP3 - Antionio Felix Da Costa Race 1 Winner. Budapest 2012The smile couldn’t be bigger on Antonio Felix Da Costa’s face. After starting from P2 on the grid, the Portuguese ace made the perfect getaway to claim the lead and set off into the distance to claim a very welcome 25 points, plus a further two for fastest lap. After the nightmare of two non-scores in Hockenheim for the Carlin driver, Hungary has been a happy hunting ground so far for Felix Da Costa. Daniel Abt (Lotus GP) and Mitch Evans (MW Arden) finished second and third.

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Jul 28

Vainio scorches to Budapest pole

Lotus GP’s Aaro Vainio dominates Hungary weekend 

GP3 - Top 3 Vainio, Felix Da Costa, Evans. Budapest Qualifying 2012GP3 - Aaro Vainio Lotus GP. Pole Budapest, July 2012Finland’s Aaro Vainio is enjoying the Hungaroring this weekend. Fastest yesterday in Free Practice and again today to claim pole in dominant style! The Lotus GP driver broke the circuit record en route to the front of the grid and has clawed back points on Series leader Mitch Evans. Antonio Felix Da Costa and Evans line up second and third.

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Jul 27

Vainio quickest in opening practice in Budapest

Lotus GP’s Aaro Vainio sets the pace in Free Practice

GP3 SeriesGP3 - Aaro Vainio, Lotus GP. Budapest Practice July 2012Finland’s Aaro Vainio started his weekend in the best possible style by topping the timesheets for practice with a laptime of 1.37.396 which was nearly half a second faster than Antonio Felix Da Costa and Conor Daly.

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Jul 26

2012 Season Round 6 Preview – Budapest, Hungary

Hungary for More!

GP3 SeriesGP3 - Hungaroring - BudapestThe GP3 Series circus arrives in Budapest for a back-to-back race, following Round 5 which took place less than seven days ago in Hockenheim, Germany. The Hungaroring is the scene for Round 6 and once again the stars of the future will be tested to the limits with a twisty and bumpy track, providing a challenge to all to master.

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Jul 22

Quaife-Hobbs wins the title, Pizzonia takes Race 2 (updated)

Quaife-Hobbs’ crash was a dramatic turn of events

Auto GP logoAuto GP - Antonio PizzoniaAdrian Quaife-Hobbs became the third Auto GP champion today in Curitiba, following in the footsteps of previous title winners Romain Grosjean and Kevin Ceccon.

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Jul 22

GP3: Evans wins in Germany amongst safety car chaos

MW Arden’s Mitch Evans wins in Hockenheim

GP3 - Top 3 Evans Abt  Daly - Hockenheim Race 2, July 2012GP3 - Mitch Evans, MW Arden Hockenheim Race 2 Winner 2012Sunday morning and the Hockenheim paddock was greeted to glorious sunshine and warm temperatures, very unlike Saturday’s changeable and tricky weather conditions. Reverse pole went to Mitch Evans with local fans favourite Daniel Abt starting in P2, eager to win his home race.

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Jul 21

Pizzonia pips Varhaug to Curitiba Race 1 win (updated)

The Brazilian driver made a slingshot getaway from P3
Curitiba, Race 1: the drivers’ quotes

Auto GP - Antonio PizzoniaAuto GP logoAntonio Pizzonia completed his dream comeback in the single-seater scenario with a dominating flag to flag win in the first race of the Curitiba Auto GP weekend.

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