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Mar 23

Jack Aitken ends day 2 on top

British ace fastest in wet/dry, Russell fastest overall

GP3 - Jack Aitken, ART Grand PrixJack Aitken has grabbed the day 2 bragging rights by topping this afternoon’s session in mixed conditions on the final day of the first GP3 Series test session of 2017 at the Circuito de Estoril, easily surpassing George Russell’s best time in wet conditions this morning with a laptime of 1:28.125, but Russell claimed the overall honours with the best time of the test at 1:27.606, set yesterday afternoon. 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

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 »

Feb 28

DAMS sign Ferrucci, Calderon and Baptista for assault on 2017 GP3 Series

Two of the three drivers in Formula 1 development roles

DAMS have selected a strong line-up for the 2017 GP3 Series, with Santino Ferrucci, Tatiana Calderon and rookie Bruno Baptista chosen to build on the French team’s impressive debut season and challenge for regular race wins. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 13

DAMS confirm Nicholas Latifi and Oliver Rowland for 2017 GP2 title challenge

One of the premier teams in the Formula 1 feeder series

DAMS are delighted to welcome the potent combination of Nicholas Latifi and Oliver Rowland for an assault on the 2017 GP2 championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 10

Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R team names Alex Lynn as its New Third Driver

“I am delighted to be making my IMSA debut with the Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R team”

On the heels of its thrilling victory in last month’s season-opening Rolex 24 At Daytona, the No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R has announced 23-year-old British driver Alex Lynn will join its full-time co-drivers and brothers Ricky and Jordan Taylor for next month’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring and October’s Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 02

Latifi ends on top

DAMS driver fastest overall during three days GP2 test  
Latifi ends on top Nicholas Latifi concluded his GP2 season on top at Yas Marina Circuit: the Canadian driver from DAMS set the fastest overall laptime over the past three days of post-season testing with a 1:49.929. Johnny Cecotto (Rapax) and Jordan King (MP Motorsport) completed the top three. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 02

Russell fastest on Day 3 of Yas Marina GP3 Test

ART Grand Prix’s George Russell on top during final test day

GP3 - George Russell (ART GP) AM session George Russell (ART GP) posted the fastest time on Day 3 of testing. The Briton’s best laptime of 1:55.364 which was set in the morning was six tenths quicker than Trident’s Santino Ferrucci and Jenzer Motorsport’s Alessio Lorandi.

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Dec 02

King sets the morning GP2 pace

Briton quickest on Day 3 in opening session

King sets the morning paceJordan King set the fastest laptime in today’s morning session on the last day of post-season testing at Yas Marina Circuit. With a laptime of 1:49.880, the MP Motorsport driver lapped 0.523s quicker than Racing Engineering’s Louis Delétraz. Johnny Cecotto (Rapax) completed the top three.

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Dec 02

Russell leads the way in morning GP3 session

ART Grand Prix’s George Russell sets early pace at Yas Marina Circuit

Russell leads the way in morning sessionGeorge Russell (ART GP) posted the fastest time in the morning session on Day 3. The Briton’s best laptime of 1:55.364 was six tenths quicker than Trident’s Santino Ferrucci and Jenzer Motorsport’s Alessio Lorandi.

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Dec 01

Alexander Albon ends on top on Day 2

ART Grand Prix ace fastest overall at Yas Marina Circuit

GP2 - Alexander Albon (ART Grand Prix) Alexander Albon topped the second day of post-season testing at Yas Marina: at the wheel of an ART Grand Prix car, the Thai clocked in a laptime of 1:49.062. Raffaele Marciello and Charles Leclerc completed the top three.

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Dec 01

Lorandi fastest on Day 2

Jenzer Motorsport’s Alessio Lorandi posts best time in GP3 post-season test

GP3 - Alessio Lorandi (Jenzer Motorsport) Jenzer Motorsport’s Alessio Lorandi clocked the quickest time on day two of post-season testing. The Italian’s laptime of 1:55.734 was set in the afternoon. Finn and Red Bull protégé Niko Kari led the way in the morning session at the Yas Marina Circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 01

Kari tops morning GP3 session on Day 2

Arden International’s Niko Kari fastest

Kari tops morning session on Day 2Finn and Red Bull protégé Niko Kari led the way on the morning session of day two of post-season testing at the Yas Marina Circuit. The Arden International tester was the only driver to lap in the 1m’55s. ART Grand Prix’s Jack Aitken and Jenzer Motorsport’s Alessio Lorandi completed the top three. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 30

Raffaele Marciello tops GP2 Day 1 session at Abu Dhabi

Trident driver quickest in opening post-season test day

GP2 - Raffaele Marciello (Trident) Raffaele Marciello set the best laptime in today’s post-season test session at the Yas Marina Circuit. The Italian lapped the track in a 1:49.937 at the wheel of a Trident car during the afternoon session ahead of Nobuharu Matsushita (ART Grand Prix) and Oliver Rowland (DAMS).

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Nov 30

Fukuzumi fastest on day 1 of GP3 test in Yas Marina

ART Grand Prix’s Nirei Fukuzumi leads the way in post-season test

GP3 - Nirei Fukuzumi (ART GP) Honda protégé Nirei Fukuzumi posted the quickest time in both the morning and afternoon session on day one of post-season testing at the Yas Marina Circuit. The ART Grand Prix driver’s best time was set in the afternoon with a 1:55.479. Jack Aitken (testing for French squad ART GP) was second quickest in both sessions.

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Nov 27

Lynn sprints to GP2 win as Gasly crowned Champion

Briton on top as Frenchman claims 2016 title

GP2 - Alex Lynn (DAMS) Alex Lynn dominated this afternoon’s Sprint Race in Abu Dhabi, claiming the final win of the 2016 season with an experienced, rapid run from lights to flag ahead of Johnny Cecotto and Sergey Sirotkin, while further back Antonio Giovinazzi could manage no better that P6, handing the title to teammate Pierre Gasly. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 26

Gasly soars to GP2 Feature Race victory

Frenchman retakes title lead with emphatic win

GP2 - Pierre Gasly (PREMA Racing) Pierre Gasly laid down a marker in the fight for the 2016 drivers’ standings with an assertive fourth win of the season in this evening’s Feature Race in Abu Dhabi: a great start and superb drive saw the Frenchman make the chequered flag almost 7 seconds ahead of Nobuharu Matsushita and Artem Markelov. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 25

Gasly charges to Abu Dhabi GP2 pole

Frenchman uses alternate strategy for final pole

GP2 - Pierre Gasly (PREMA Racing) Pierre Gasly strategised his way to possibly his most important pole position, holding his nerve and staying put in the pitlane while every other driver stormed onto the Abu Dhabi circuit when the track ran green before finally emerging as his rivals were returning, giving himself a clear track to drag home a dominant fifth pole position of the season ahead of Sergey Sirotkin and Artem Markelov, with his title rival and teammate Antonio Giovinazzi having to make do with 6th position. Read the rest of this entry »

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