Tag Archive: ART Grand Prix

Feb 04

Esteban Ocon named as Renault Sport F1 reserve

Aitken and Joerg also named with the new Renault Sport Academy

 
Esteban Ocon named as Renault Sport F1 reserve driver

Today Renault Sport Racing confirmed their 2016 F1 line-up with the appointment of current GP3 Champion Esteban Ocon as their official reserve driver. The former ART Grand Prix ace has previous experience with the Enstone team driving their car in a Free Practice 1 session at the 2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 15

Sirotkin joins ART Grand Prix for the 2016 season

Reigning champions confirm Russian driver

Sirotkin joins ART Grand Prix for the 2016 seasonART Grand Prix is pleased to open its 2016 season by announcing the arrival of Sergey Sirotkin, Russian SMP Racing supported driver, to its GP2 driver line up.

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Dec 04

GP2: Matsushita ends on top

Japanese driver quickest on Day 3

GP2 - Nobuharu Matsushita (ART Grand Prix) Nobuharu Matsushita concluded his 2015 GP2 season top: the Japanese driver from ART Grand Prix set the fastest laptime overall on Day 3 of post-season testing with a laptime of 1:48.313. Nicholas Latifi (DAMS) and Sergey Sirotkin (PREMA Racing) completed the top three at Yas Marina Circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 04

GP3: Leclerc ends post-season test on top

ART Grand Prix’s Charles Leclerc fastest overall in Yas Marina

GP3 - Charles Leclerc (ART Grand Prix) Monegasque driver Charles Leclerc posted the quickest time in both the morning and afternoon session on the third and final day of post-season testing. His best laptime of 1:54.571 was 0.220ss faster than Kevin Joerg (testing for Arden International). Jake Hughes was third (Arden). Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 04

GP2: Evans sets the morning pace

Kiwi quickest on Day 3 morning session

Evans sets the morning paceMitch Evans set the fastest laptime in today’s morning session at Yas Marina Circuit. With a laptime of 1:48.922, the Kiwi put his Campos car at the top of the timings – 0.004s ahead of DAMS’ Oliver Rowland. GP3 Series 2015 Vice Champion Luca Ghiotto completed the top three at the wheel of the Rapax car.

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Dec 04

GP3: Leclerc sets the pace in morning session

ART Grand Prix tester fastest in Yas Marina

Leclerc sets the pace in morning sessionMonegasque driver Charles Leclerc posted the quickest time in the morning session on the third and final day of post-season testing. His best laptime of 1:55.115 was 0.058s faster than Kevin Joerg (testing for Arden International). Alex Albon (ART GP) was third.

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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

GP3: Fuoco fastest on day two of testing

Trident’s Antonio Fuoco quickest overall in Yas Marina

GP3 Antonio Fuoco (Trident) Trident tester and Ferrari Academy Driver Antonio Fuoco was quickest overall on day two of post-season testing at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. His best laptime of 1:55.135 was 0.058s faster than Arden International’s Jake Dennis in the morning session. Jack Aitken also from Arden, posted the fastest time of the afternoon session with 1:55.164. 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 03

GP3: Fuoco fastest in morning session

Trident’s Fuoco leads the way in Yas Marina

Fuoco fastest in morning sessionTrident tester and Ferrari Academy Driver Antonio Fuoco was quickest in the morning session on day two of post-season testing at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. His best laptime of 1:55.135 was 0.058s faster than Arden International’s Jake Dennis. Charles Leclerc was third – also testing for Arden.

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 »

Dec 02

Leclerc tops day one of GP3 testing

ART Grand Prix’s Charles Leclerc quickest in Yas Marina

GP3 - Charles Leclerc (ART Grand Prix) Monegasque rookie Charles Leclerc was fastest overall on day one of testing at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. The ART Grand Prix tester’s best lap of 1:55.209 was almost half a second clear of his nearest opposition Antonio Fuoco (Trident) – which was set in the afternoon session. Matthew Parry – also having made the switch to test for the 2015 runners-up squad Trident; was quickest in the morning.

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Nov 29

GP2 Sprint race cancelled due to barrier damage

Large accident on first lap brought race to an early close

GP2 - Sprint race cancelled due to barrier damage This afternoon’s sprint race at Yas Marina was cancelled due to substantial damage caused to the barriers after an accident on the first lap of the race. With the red flag shown on the first lap and the damage being unable to be repaired in time the event was closed, and no points will be awarded.
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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

Vandoorne blazes to seventh GP2 victory

Belgian wins again in Abu Dhabi
GP2 - Raffaele Marciello, Stoffel Vandoorne, Mitch Evans Stoffel Vandoorne has handed his team the perfect leaving gift by closing out his championship winning season with victory in the final feature race tonight in Abu Dhabi. His seventh win of the year also claimed the record for most wins in a season, to his obvious delight as he celebrated on the podium alongside Raffaele Marciello and Mitch Evans.

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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

Gasly lights up Abu Dhabi GP2 qualifying

Frenchman soars to final 2015 pole

GP2 - Pierre Gasly (DAMS) Pierre Gasly repeated his storming free practice performance by dominating this evening’s qualifying session in Abu Dhabi, denying 2015 champion Stoffel Vandoorne a final pole position for the season as the pair topped the timesheets ahead of Mitch Evans. Read the rest of this entry »

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

Gasly sets the pace in GP2 free practice

Frenchman leads the way in Abu Dhabi
GP2 - Pierre Gasly (DAMS) Pierre Gasly claimed the top of the timesheets in this morning’s free practice session in Abu Dhabi with a string of stunningly quick laps early in a cooler than usual session in the emirate, easily leading home McLaren test driver Stoffel Vandoorne and ART teammate Nobuharu Matsushita.

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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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