Tag Archive: Auto GP

Mar 03

Antonio Pizzonia (Zele Racing) sets fastest lap in Vallelunga test

Antonio Pizzonia, driving for Zele Racing, cruised to the fastest lap of the opening Auto GP test session of 2015 at Vallelunga.

The Brazilian, who made it on-track in time for Day 2 only, due to the long trip from Brazil, stopped the clocks in 1’23″196, completing 50 laps. The second fastest lap was set by German Sebastian Balthasar, who ended up 6 tenths of a second adrift in a Manor MP Motorsport car.

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Mar 02

The rain was the most competitive rival for the teams and drivers of Auto GP, as they faced adverse condition in day 1 of the series’ opening 2015 test at Vallelunga.

Rain disturbs Auto GP plans in Vallelunga

Auto GP logo During the early morning, an heavy rainfall forced the teams and drivers to stay into the pits, with the organization deciding to extend the length of the session.

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Mar 02

Auto GP starts a new era at Vallelunga

After the presentation of the series’ revamped car at the Bologna Motor Show last winter

With the running of a 2-day test on March 2nd and 3rd at Vallelunga, the new era of Auto GP will officially open, featuring the unification between Dutch company ISRA and the organization led by Enzo Coloni.

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Feb 28

Antonio Pizzonia joins Zele Racing for Vallelunga test

Antonio Pizzonia will be back driving an Auto GP car next week in testing at Vallelunga.

The Brazilian, a former Formula 1 driver and also a successful entry in the series promoted by Enzo Coloni, will join Zele Racing in at the Roman circuit.

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Feb 26

Nikita Zlobin joins Auto GP with Virtuosi Racing

Nikita Zlobin is the first 2015 driver to be announced by Virtuosi Racing for the upcoming Auto GP season.

Auto GP logo Nikita is the son of Sergey Zlobin, Russia’s Formula 1 test-driver, and despite being only 18, he has already enjoyed a good career so far. Previously running in the Formula Renault 2.0 ALPS and in the German Formula 3 championship, he joined the SMP Racing program, created to support the best Russian prospects in their racing activities. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 12

Andres Mendez joins Zele Racing in Auto GP

Colombian driver Andrés Méndez will join Zele Racing for the 2015 Auto GP season.

Auto GP logo The 22-year-old from Bogotá, whose father and grandfather were both racing drivers, began kart racing in 2008. Former F1 driver and Le Mans winner Allan McNish discovered the teenager, and he was selected to join the Ferrari Driver Academy.

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Jan 22

Auto GP returns on-track on March 2nd, 3rd at Vallelunga

The test will be a good occasion to see the improved cars on-track

Auto GP logo After having introduced their upgraded car for 2015, the Auto GP championship announced the dates for a 2-day test that will bring teams and drivers finally back on-track. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 17

Auto GP unveils 2015 car

This season’s most anticipated addition is an upgraded car

The 2015 Auto GP season is inching closer and closer and as the series will go underway in April at Marrakech, supporting the World Touring Car Championship, the organization led by Enzo Coloni will be celebrating the beginning of its sixth running. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 22

Auto GP and ISRA join forces for 2015 season

The collaboration will guarantee at least an 18-car field in all the 2015 Auto GP events

Auto GP logo The Auto GP Organisation is delighted to announce a cooperation deal is reached with ISRA, the Dutch event management company that, under the guidance of businessman Henk de Jong, has organised the 2014 FA1 Championship held during the Acceleration events. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 15

Sowery eyes up F1 test and Auto GP

Auto GP recently announced their new package for 2015 which offers an F1 test with a leading F1 team
Toby Sowery MSV F3 Cup Champion Toby Sowery has set his sights on Auto GP next year and will be undertaking a test programme with Virtuosi Racing in the New Year with a view to a full season.

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Dec 07

Davide Valsecchi wins 2014 Motor Show

Davide Valsecchi cruised to victory at the end of the Auto GP race held at the 2014 Motor Show of Bologna.

In the series’ first appearance at the historical Emilian motor-related event, the Auto GP races drew great crowds both in the racing arena, where the competition unfolded, and in Pavilion 30, where Italian TV personality Jimmy Ghione presented the 2014 prize-giving ceremony.

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Dec 05

Davide Valsecchi has exciting run on new Auto GP car

“This is an incredible car” – Valsecchi

Auto GP logo Last weekend, Davide Valsecchi had the chance to drive the latest Auto GP car, updated with the latest performance package set for 2015. It’s been a successful shakedown at Magione, where with the supervision of Enzo Coloni, the 2012 GP2 Champion sampled the upcoming innovations. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 01

Auto GP set to excite the Motor Show crowd in Bologna

The 2014 Motor Show will also provide the championship with a great frame to award the 2014 champions

Auto GP logo Although the cold season has finally come, opening the doors of the long winter season, Auto GP and the promoters of the Bologna Motor Show found a very effective way to warm-up the atmosphere of the 2014 year-end exhibition.

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Nov 07

Auto GP looks forward to 2015 Full-season budget set to 400.000€ 2015 drivers’ champion to get F1 test

Seven rounds on the schedule

Auto GP logo The AUTO GP series, promoted by Enzo Coloni, has many news and innovations already in the bag for the 2015 season, the sixth since its inception. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 19

Estoril, Race 2: Shinya Michimi (Euronova) takes maiden Auto GP win.

Super Nova secures Teams’ title

Auto GP logo The 2014 Auto GP championship provided its last few verdicts today at Estoril. Super Nova managed to secure the Teams’ championship as they eventually succeeded in keeping Virtuosi UK at bay in Race 2.

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Oct 19

Estoril, Race 1: Tamas Pal Kiss (Virtuosi UK) wins and clinches runner-up spot

Tamas Pal Kiss, driving for Virtuosi UK, cruised to a flag-to-flag win today at Estoril, in Race 1 of the Auto GP 2014 finale.

Auto GP logo The Hungarian racer, who had also scored two points yesterday by taking the pole, mathematically clinched second place in standings. In addition to that, Virtuosi UK was able to reduce its gap from Super Nova in the team’s standings to just 7 points also thanks to a 5th place by Andrea Roda.

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Oct 18

Estoril, qualifying: Pal Kiss scores maiden pole

Tamas Pal Kiss scored the fastest lap of the day at Estoril in qualifying for the final round of the 2014 Auto GP championship.

Auto GP logo The Hungarian racer, fielded by Virtuosi UK, logged a personal best laptime of 1’28″759 to take his maiden pole position, which was also the first for the British squad. Thanks to today’s results they were able to tally one more point in their chase for the teams’ championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 18

Estoril, Practice: Pal Kiss starts well in Portugal

The final round of the AutoGP weekend at Estoril started with a great laptime by Tamas Pal Kiss (Virtuosi UK).

Auto GP logo The Hungarian stopped the clocks in 1:42.601, edging the SuperNova duo of Markus Pommer and Vittorio Ghirelli by 0.7s. The Zele Racing stable followed in fourth and fifth: returning former F1 star Antonio Pizzonia was able to top his rookie team-mate, Angolan Luis Sa Silva.

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Oct 17

Auto GP set for 2014 season finale at Estoril

The closing round of the 2014 Auto GP championship is ready to kick-off on the Portuguese Estoril racetrack.

Auto GP logo With the title already in the pockets of Kimiya Sato, most of the attention is dedicated to the fight for the team’s title. Super Nova is leading the charts with 295 points thanks to the wins by Markus Pommer and Michela Cerruti, although the female racer won’t be on-track due to a back injury.

 

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Oct 17

Ghirelli to replace Cerruti in Estoril

Vittorio Ghirelli will be back racing in Auto GP at Estoril

Auto GP logo The series’ 2013 Champion will be entering the upcoming Portuguese round with Super Nova, the same team he worked with in his championship-winning run last year. Read the rest of this entry »

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