Tag Archive: ART Grand Prix

Nov 28

Pierre Gasly still on top

Frenchman quickest in Day 2 of GP2 testing at Yas Marina
GP2 - Pierre Gasly (DAMS) The second day of post season testing at Yas Marina Circuit saw a slightly different entry list than the previous day: first, Norman Nato moved to RT RUSSIAN TIME whilst 2014 GP3 Series Champion Alex Lynn had his first taste of GP2 at the wheel of the Carlin car.

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Nov 27

Ceccon fastest on day one of GP3 post-season testing

Jenzer Motorsport’s Kevin Ceccon and ART Grand Prix’s Andrea Pizzitola lead the way
GP3 - Kevin Ceccon (Jenzer Motorsport) Italian ace Kevin Ceccon posted the quickest laptime of the day: a 1:55.501 set in the morning. French rookie Andrea Pizzitola topped the times in the afternoon session with a 1:55.832, narrowly beating Mitch Gilbert in the Arden International car.

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Nov 23

Coletti soars to GP2 victory in season closer

Vandoorne claims vice champion position
GP2 - Stefano Coletti (Racing Engineering Stefano Coletti stormed off the front row to lead from lights to flag for a dominant win in the final race of the 2014 season, easily holding off newly signed Sauber driver Felipe Nasr and top rookie Arthur Pic, while behind them McLaren reserve driver Stoffel Vandoorne did enough to deny Nasr the vice champion position.

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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

Vandoorne dominates in Yas Marina

Belgian pushes up to P2 in GP2 Series with win
GP2 - Stoffel Vandoorne (ART Grand Prix) McLaren reserve driver Stoffel Vandoorne continued his weekend-long display of speed and guile with a crushing win in this evening’s feature race at Yas Marina, picking the right strategy and executing it to perfection for victory by 12 seconds over GP2 Series champion Jolyon Palmer and Mitch Evans.

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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

Vandoorne flies to fourth consecutive GP2 pole

Belgian closes gap to Nasr to 4 points
GP2 - Stoffel Vandoorne (ART Grand Prix) McLaren reserve driver Stoffel Vandoorne continued his astonishing run of pole positions by claiming the top spot under lights this evening at the Yas Marina, snuffing out his rivals’ best efforts with a stunning lap late in qualifying to take the points ahead of GP2 Series champion Jolyon Palmer and DAMS teammate Stéphane Richelmi.

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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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Nov 21

Vandoorne on top in GP2 free practice

Belgian leads the way in Abu Dhabi
GP2 - Stoffel Vandoorne (ART Grand Prix) McLaren test driver Stoffel Vandoorne’s push for second in the Series got underway with a strong performance in the heat of the free practice session this morning in Abu Dhabi, setting the pace ahead of his rivals and narrowly leading home Stéphane Richelmi and Arthur Pic.

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Nov 21

Lynn takes first blood at Yas Marina

Carlin’s Alex Lynn fastest in GP3 Free Practice in Abu Dhabi
GP3 - Alex Lynn (Carlin) Red Bull Junior Team’s Alex Lynn has started with maximum attack this weekend. The young Brit could seal the coveted GP3 crown in qualifying later today and he opened the final round of the 2014 season in the best possible style topping the first session. Status Grand Prix’s Nick Yelloly and ART Grand Prix’s Marvin Kirchhöfer completed the top three.

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Nov 20

GP2 Series round 11 preview

GP2 Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi, UAE preview

GP2 - Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi Don’t think that because this season has found its Champion in the name of Jolyon Palmer, it means that the games are over: there are still some very important things at stake starting with the battle between Felipe Nasr and Stoffel Vandoorne for second place in the Drivers’ standings.

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Nov 20

GP3 Series round 9 preview

GP3 Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi, UAE preview

GP2 - Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi The glorious setting of the Yas Marina Circuit hosts the mouth-watering GP3 finale of the 2014 season.

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Oct 12

Marco Sorensen sprints to maiden GP2 win

Danish driver takes light-to-flag victory at Sochi Autodrom
GP2 - Marco Sorensen (MP Motorsport) Lotus F1 protégé Marco Sorensen has claimed his and MP Motorsport’s first GP2 win in today’s sprint race at Sochi from pole position. The Dane remained in control throughout an eventful race to cross the finish line 0.6s ahead of McLaren test driver Stoffel Vandoorne. Williams F1 third driver Felipe Nasr charged to third place.

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Oct 12

Niederhauser victorious in Sochi

Arden Motorsport’s Niederhauser wins last lap GP3 thriller in Russia
GP3 - Patric Niederhauser (Arden International) What a race and what a last lap! Swiss star Patric Niederhauser was triumphant in Race 2 at the Sochi Autodrom at Round 8 of the 2014 GP3 Series, holding off Koiranen GP’s Dean Stoneman and ART Grand Prix’s Marvin Kirchhöfer in a stunning three-way fight. Series leader Alex Lynn was fifth with the battle for the GP3 title going to the final round in Abu Dhabi.

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Oct 11

Jolyon Palmer crowned 2014 GP2 Champion

DAMS ace wins first ever GP2 race in Russia to take the Series crown
GP2 - Jolyon Palmer (DAMS) He did it! Following a stellar 2014 season, Jolyon Palmer has been crowned the tenth GP2 Series Champion after he won today’s dramatic feature race at Sochi Autodrom sustaining pressure from Mitch Evans in the final stages. Raffaele Marciello completed the podium.

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Oct 11

Stoneman wins first ever GP3 race at Sochi

Koiranen GP’s Dean Stoneman claims fourth victory of the season
GP3 - Dean Stoneman (Koiranen GP) The smile could not have been any bigger for Dean Stoneman – 31 points in the bag after converting a dominant Race 1 win from pole position at the inaugural GP3 race in Russia at the Sochi Autodrom. Stoneman jumps up to third place in the Drivers’ Standings after his impressive points haul. ART Grand Prix’s Marvin Kirchhöfer and Alex Fontana completed the rostrum.

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Oct 11

Stoneman sears to first GP3 pole in Sochi

Koiranen GP’s Dean Stoneman dominates qualifying in Russia
GP3 - Dean Stoneman (Koiranen GP) British star Dean Stoneman carved up the opposition in today’s qualifying for Round 8 of the 2014 GP3 Series season. The Koiranen GP ace produced a lap almost half a second quicker than his nearest rival to clock his debut pole position. ART Grand Prix’s Alex Fontana and Marvin Kirchhöfer were second and third whilst Series leader Alex Lynn will start in eighth.

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Oct 10

Vandoorne denies Pic of Sochi GP2 pole

Identical laptimes for both drivers, but Belgian ace claims top spot
GP2 - Stoffel Vandoorne (ART Grand Prix)McLaren test driver Stoffel Vandoorne has claimed his third pole position in a row in today’s exciting qualifying session at Sochi Autodrom. With an identical laptime of 1:45.002, Arthur Pic takes P2 ahead of Vandoorne’s teammate Takuya Izawa.

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Oct 10

Palmer leads the way at Sochi

Series leader quickest in free practice
GP2 - Jolyon Palmer (DAMS) GP2 Series leader Jolyon Palmer had the perfect start to his weekend setting the best laptime of the free practice session at the Sochi Autodrom in a 1:46.083 – half a second quicker than closest rival Arthur Pic. André Negrao finished third. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 09

GP2 Series round 10 preview

GP2 Series Sochi, Russia preview

GP2 Series

The penultimate round of the 2014 GP2 Series season will take place this weekend in uncharted territory at Sochi Autodrom in Russia. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 09

GP3 Series round 8 preview

GP3 Series Sochi, Russia preview

GP3 Series A big weekend is upon us. First up a brand new venue for the GP3 drivers to contest – the Series along with the F1 and GP2 fraternity make their maiden voyage to Russia. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 07

Palmer powers to GP2 sprint win (updated)

Briton leads from lights to flag

GP2 - Jolyon Palmer (DAMS) Series leader Jolyon Palmer’s remarkable comeback has been capped by a solid victory in this morning’s sprint race in Monza, an incredible reversal after starting yesterday’s feature race from the back of the grid by leading today from pole to flag ahead of Stefano Coletti and teammate Stéphane Richelmi.

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Sep 07

Stoneman denies Lynn for superb GP3 win in Monza

Marussia Manor Racing’s Dean Stoneman victorious in thrilling race in Italy
GP3 - Dean Stoneman (Marussia Manor Racing) Determination, maturity and a lot of grit is what Marussia Manor Racing’s Dean Stoneman showed on track today in Monza. From fourth on the grid, the Brit made a brilliant start to snatch the lead and came out on top of an epic duel with Series leader Alex Lynn. ART Grand Prix’s Marvin Kirchhöfer joined the pair on the rostrum in third.

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Sep 06

Eriksson scorches to GP3 Race 1 win in Monza

Koiranen GP’s Jimmy Eriksson holds off Dino Zamparelli for victory
GP3 - Jimmy Eriksson (Koiranen GP) After two disappointing weekends Swedish star Jimmy Eriksson bounced back and showed his very best after converting pole into a brilliant win in the opening race of Round 7 of the 2014 GP3 Series at Monza.

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Sep 06

Vandoorne holds on for third GP2 win

Belgian denies Pic in race long duel
GP2 - Stoffel Vandoorne (ART Grand Prix) Stoffel Vandoorne led from lights to flag, pitstop period excepted, for a strong victory in this afternoon’s feature race in Monza, but the McLaren test driver didn’t have it all his own way: he rebuffed race-long pressure from Arthur Pic for his third win of the season, with Mitch Evans filling out the podium.

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Sep 06

Eriksson flies to Monza pole

Koiranen GP’s Jimmy Eriksson fastest in GP3 qualifying in Italy
GP3 - Jimmy Eriksson (Koiranen GP) An exciting qualifying session in Monza for Round 7 of the 2014 GP3 Series saw Koiranen GP’s Jimmy Eriksson secure his second pole position of the season. The Swede was three tenths faster than ART Grand Prix’s Dino Zamparelli with Nick Yelloly for Status Grand Prix in third.

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Sep 05

Kevin Ceccon sets the GP3 pace in Monza

Jenzer Motorsport driver fastest on home soil in Italy

GP3 - Kevin Ceccon (Jenzer Motorsport)Kevin Ceccon clocked the quickest laptime in Free Practice in Monza with a laptime of 1:38.656. Marussia Manor Racing’s Patrick Kujala ended the session just 0.044s shy of the Italian with Ceccon’s teammate Mathéo Tuscher third fastest.

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Sep 05

Vandoorne storms to second GP2 pole

ART Grand Prix man leads the charge in Monza

GP2 - Stoffel Vandoorne (ART Grand Prix)Stoffel Vandoorne has claimed his second consecutive pole position with a spectacular late run with no reply from his rivals in this afternoon’s qualifying session in Monza: traffic and a yellow flag put the McLaren test driver on the top spot with a time of 1:31.707, ahead of this morning’s fastest driver Arthur Pic and Mitch Evans. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 05

Pic sets the GP2 pace in Monza

Frenchman leads the way in practice
 
GP2 - Arthur Pic (Campos Racing) Arthur Pic has set a benchmark for the rest of the grid after running at the top of the timesheets for most of this morning’s free practice session in Monza to claim the best time in warm but overcast conditions from McLaren test driver Stoffel Vandoorne and Series leader Jolyon Palmer.

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Sep 04

2014 GP3 Series Round 7 Preview – Monza, Italy

The final European race of the season is upon as GP3 sets up camp at the Autodromo di Monza in Italy.

GP3 - Monza The atmosphere is always electric with the extremely passionate Tifosi with superb racing with long, fast straights providing plenty of overtaking opportunities.

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