Tag Archive: Barcelona

Apr 19

Fukuzumi leads first day in Barcelona

Japanese driver tops the afternoon session for day 1 honours

GP3 - Nirei Fukuzumi, ART Grand Prix, Circuit de Catalunya-Barcelona (Test)Nirei Fukuzumi has grabbed the top of the timesheets for the first day of the second GP3 Series pre-season test of 2017, leading the way this afternoon in a warm and dry session at the Circuit de Catalunya-Barcelona with an early laptime of 1:33.685, four tenths faster than ART teammate Anthoine Hubert and Arjun Maini, who claimed the honours in the morning’s wet/dry session. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 10

Sergio Canamasas joins Trident for F.2 season opener

Sergio Canamasas will contest Round 1 of the FIA Formula 2 Championship

Sergio Canamasas joins Trident for F.2 season openerThe Barcelona-born driver will be behind the wheel of a Trident-entered car for Round 1 of the newly-renamed F2 series at Bahrain International Circuit. Canamasas carried out positive testing in preseason with the Italy-based team, which is a morale booster as he heads to Sakhir with renewed optimism.   Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 06

Euro RX round-up: Marklund wins

Sweden’s Robin Larsson was fastest in Q1, but Marklund was fastest in Q2, Q3, Q4

DriverThe opening round of the FIA European Rallycross Championship joined the opening round of World RX last weekend in Barcelona, and it was Sweden’s Anton Marklund who scored his first European Supercar victory in his Marklund Motorsport Volkswagen Polo Supercar.  Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 02

World RX: Ekstrom takes round one victory in Barcelona

After taking a lights-to-flag victory at the wheel of his Audi S1 EKS RX quattro

Mattias Ekström - Audi S1 EKS - Barcelone © FIAWorldRallycross.com Reigning Champion Mattias Ekstrom has won round one of the 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy in Barcelona. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 01

Q1 grid sheets from Barcelona RX

The Q1 draw for the first round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship has taken place in Barcelona

DriverOn the outside of the grid for the fifth and final race of Q1 is America’s Ken Block, who begins his second year in World RX this weekend. The Hoonigan Racing Division driver will start alongside his team mate, Norway’s Andreas Bakkerud, in their first race of the season.  Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 30

World RX teams and 2017 TV deals announced at pre-season launch in Barcelona 

A record number of 18 permanent Supercar drivers

World RX teams and 2017 TV deals announced at pre-season launch in Barcelona The 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy got underway at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya track today with over 100 media attending the World Championship’s pre-season media launch. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 29

World RX: 2017 season ready to kick off in Barcelona  

With 18 permanent Supercars and a plethora of star-studded motorsport names

World RX 2017 season ready to kick off in Barcelona  The eagerly-anticipated FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy returns for its fourth season as the World Championship kicks off in Barcelona this coming weekend (1-2 April).

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Mar 27

Albatec geared up for Euro RX opener in Barcelona

World RX of Barcelona this weekend (April 1/2)

Albatec geared up for Euro RX opener in BarcelonaAlbatec Racing is geared up for the opening round of the FIA European Rallycross Championship, which kicks off with World RX of Barcelona this weekend (April 1/2). A trio of 600bhp two-litre 16v Peugeot 208 RX Supercars from the Albatec stable are en route to Spain for the first of five Euro RX races. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 25

Larsson and Rustad set to go head to head in Euro RX

“It looks like the European Championship is stronger than ever”

DriverTwo drivers will start the FIA European Rallycross Championship in Barcelona, in just over two weeks’ time bidding for their second Euro RX Supercar title.  Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 15

Norman Nato grabs day 3 honours

Frenchman on top in morning, Luca Ghiotto in the afternoon session

F2 - Norman Nato (Pertamina Arden)Norman Nato set the fastest time of the 3 day FIA Formula 2 Championship test when he topped this morning’s penultimate session in Barcelona, setting a qualifying style lap of 1:27.834 to take home the first pre-season bragging rights ahead of Oliver Rowland (0.054) and Alexander Albon (0.105). In the final session of the test, Luca Ghiotto stopped the clocks at 1:29.565 to top the afternoon ahead of Johnny Cecotto (0.262) and Nyck De Vries (0.426). Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 14

Albon fastest on day two in Barcelona

Thai fastest, but De Vries tops afternoon session

F2 - Alexander Albon, ART Grand PrixAlexander Albon stepped up a spot overnight to take the day two honours with the fastest time in this morning’s FIA Formula 2 Championship test session in Barcelona, grabbing the top spot from Johnny Cecotto and Artem Markelov by 0.175s, while Nyck De Vries stole the top spot this afternoon in a session largely dedicated to race simulations, ahead of PREMA pairing Antonio Fuoco and Charles Leclerc.

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Mar 13

Nobuharu Matsushita tops first day in Barcelona

Japanese heads afternoon session on first day of test

Johnny Cecotto (Rapax)Nobuharu Matsushita claimed the first day honours after topping this afternoon’s FIA Formula 2 Championship pre-season test in Barcelona, stopping the clock halfway through the session with   a time of 1:29.061 to lead ART Grand Prix teammate Alexander Albon and Norman Nato, who both finished on the same time, by just under a tenth and top this morning’s best time set by Johnny Cecotto by almost two tenths. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 12

Trident Motorsport Barcelona Pre-Season Test Session

The team will run with the already-announced Nabil Jeffri and Spaniard Sergio Canamasas

Barcelona MontmelòLess than one week after the formal announcement made on the last 9th of March by the FIA World Motor Sport Council, with the creation of the FIA Formula 2 championship, the cars are ready to tackle the first collective preseason test.

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Mar 12

FIA Formula 2 breaks cover in Barcelona

First three-day pre-season test session opens tomorrow in Spain

2013-05-12 - Pirelli - Spain - Circuit de Catalunya 02The 2017 FIA Formula 2 season officially kicks off tomorrow with the first test session of the year at the Circuit de Catalunya in Spain. The teams and drivers have set up camp for the next three days, from Monday 13th to Wednesday 15th, to prepare themselves and their drivers ahead of the debut of the new championship which will start in just one month’s time, on April 14th at the Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 10

Barcelona RX entries revealed

21 drivers will race in the first round of World RX

DriverThe entry list for the opening round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship in Barcelona, that will take place in just over two weeks’ time (March 31 – April 2), has been revealed by the FIA.  Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 28

“Formula E is part of a technical revolution” – Agag

“Formula E is more than just a race. Formula E is part of the technology revolution in the motor industry”

Alejandro Agag, Founder and CEO of the FIA Formula E Championship, asserted that the all-electric racing series can play a key role in helping to provide a vision for sustainable mobility in a keynote speech at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, today. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 24

Antonio Giovinazzi will replace Pascal Wehrlein in first pre-season test in Barcelona

“It is a pity that I cannot be in the car during the first test days” – Pascal Wehrlein

2017-02-24 - Antonio Giovinazzi will replace Pascal Wehrlein in first pre-season test in Barcelona Pascal Wehrlein will not be driving during the first pre-season test, taking place from the 27th February to 2nd  March 2017 at the Circuit de Catalunya, in Barcelona. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 23

Pirelli Barcelona test

Pirelli To Be Title Sponsor Of The Grands Prix In Spain, Hungary And Belgium This Year

Pirelli Pirelli Takes To The Track With More Than 3500 Tyres At Pre-Season Testing In Barcelona: The Debut For This Year’s New Wider Tyres On The All-New 2017 Cars.  Wet Testing Will Take Place On Thursday March 2 Using An Artificially-Dampened Track, To Focus On The Cinturato Intermediate And Full Wet Tyres. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 20

Red Bull Racing 2017 pre-season interviews (+videos)

Ahead of the RB13’s first test in Barcelona next week

02 - Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner talks about Red Bull in a changing Formula 1, the teams exciting driver pairing and his expectations for the 2017 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 15

Winter Series F3 testing to begin for Drivex in Barcelona

The duo of Drivex will be back at the wheel of two Dallara-built cars

Winter Series F3 testing to begin for Drivex in Barcelona The Winter Series will officially begin in Barcelona next Friday and Saturday for the first of three events and Drivex will team two Dallara F312 cars for Nikita Troitskiy and Christian Hahn. Read the rest of this entry »

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