Tag Archive: Dams

Dec 02

Albon tops test on day 3 in Abu Dhabi

Thai driver grabs fastest lap of test, Maini leads morning session

Albon tops test on day 3 in Abu DhabiAlex Albon has claimed the fastest lap of the 3 day FIA Formula 2 Championship post-season test at Yas Marina Circuit, topping the 3rd evening session with a lap of 1:48.110 halfway through to top the session ahead of Norman Nato and Nyck De Vries, while earlier in the morning session Arjun Maini was P1 with a time of 1:49.040, holding off rivals Norman Nato and Antonio Fuoco to the flag. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 01

F2: Maini leads the way on day 2 in Abu Dhabi

Indian tops afternoon session, Delétraz quickest in morning

Maini leads the way on day 2 in Abu DhabiArjun Maini has grabbed the day 2 honours after running fastest in this evening’s session of the FIA Formula 2 Championship post-season test at Yas Marina Circuit, topping the timesheets just after the 1 hour mark with a lap of 1:48.645 to steal a march on Louis Delétraz and Alexander Albon, with the Swiss driver leading the way in the morning session with a lap at 1:49.134, less than a tenth from Albon and Nicholas Latifi. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 26

F2: Leclerc ends on top with Abu Dhabi sprint win (updated)

Champion barges into lead on last lap of last race of 2017

Leclerc ends on top with Abu Dhabi sprint winCharles Leclerc topped off his championship run with victory in the final race of the 2017 Formula 2 Championship this afternoon for the sprint race at the Yas Marina Circuit, slicing through his rivals all race long before mugging race leader Alexander Albon last time through on the long straight and running all the way to the flag ahead of Albon and Nicholas Latifi.

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Nov 26

GP3: Boccolacci signs off with maiden win (updated)

Frenchman flies to victory in final race of 2017  

Boccolacci signs off with maiden win

Dorian Boccolacci finally grabbed his elusive maiden win in this afternoon’s Race 2 at the Yas Marina Circuit, making a strong start before overtaking for the lead early in the race and then soaring off into the distance in the last race of the 2017 GP3 Series, ahead of teammate Ryan Tveter and Daniel Ticktum. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 25

F2: Rowland builds Abu Dhabi feature win

Briton constructs a victory to close on Vice Champion status

Rowland builds Abu Dhabi feature winOliver Rowland build his third win of the season in a very technical FIA Formula 2 Championship feature race this evening at the Yas Marina Circuit, putting the various pieces together better than any of his rivals to run home 6.6s ahead of championship rival and poleman Artem Markelov and Antonio Fuoco, who passed teammate Charles Leclerc on the line as the chequered flag fell. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 25

GP3: Kari soars to maiden victory (updated)

Finn flies to Race 1 win in Abu Dhabi

Kari soars to maiden victoryNiko Kari drove a perfect race in this afternoon’s Race 1 at the Yas Marina Circuit, pushing up to the lead at the start and absorbing all the pressure his rivals could through at him, along with a couple of VSC periods, for his maiden win in the GP3 Series ahead of 2017 champion George Russell and Arjun Maini. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 24

F2: Markelov flies to Abu Dhabi pole

Russian shines in evening qualifying session

Markelov flies to Abu Dhabi poleArtem Markelov finally claimed his maiden FIA Formula 2 Championship pole at the last round of the 2017 season at the Yas Marina Circuit, making good on the potential he has shown over much of the year to dominate this evening’s qualifying session, stopping the clocks on 1:47.181 to grab the top spot by two tenths from Nyck De Vries and Antonio Fuoco. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 24

GP3: Russell strikes back for fourth pole

Champion on top in qualifying, ART top every pole for 2017

Russell strikes back for fourth pole

George Russell pulled out a champion’s drive in this afternoon’s qualifying session at the Yas Marina Circuit: the Briton defied the difficulty of jumping from GP3 to F1 with Force India and back today with a stunning last lap to claim his fourth pole position of the season (and rounding out 2017 by ensuring that ART Grand Prix grabbed every pole of the year) by three tenths from Arden International teammates Leonardo Pulcini and Niko Kari.

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Nov 24

F2: Albon leads the way in Abu Dhabi

Thai driver tops free practice at Yas Marina

Albon leads the way in Abu DhabiAlexander Albon has claimed the early honours with a strong lap halfway through this morning’s free practice session for the final round of the 2017 FIA Formula 2 Championship at the Yas Marina Circuit, taking advantage of an almost clear track to stop the clock at 1:48.974 to grab the top spot by over a tenth from Norman Nato and Nyck De Vries.

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Nov 24

GP3: Kari grabs the honours in free practice

Finn flies to fastest lap in Abu Dhabi

Kari grabs the honours in free practice

Niko Kari has laid down a marker for his rivals for the final round of the 2017 season by claiming the top spot on his final lap of the Yas Marina Circuit in this morning’s free practice session, biding his time before claiming the honours when his rivals had no chance to usurp him for a laptime that was less than a tenth faster than Dorian Boccolacci and Nirei Fukuzumi.

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Nov 23

F2: Yas Marina Circuit, United Arab Emirates preview (updated)

FIA Formula 2 Championship round 11 preview

2017 Round 11 preview: Yas Marina Circuit, United Arab EmiratesThe final round of the 2017 FIA Formula 2 Championship will be held this weekend at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, rejoining the F1 paddock for the glamourous finale of their 2017 season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 23

GP3: Yas Marina Circuit, United Arab Emirates preview (updated)

GP3 Series Round 8 preview

2017 Round 8 Preview: Yas Marina Circuit, United Arab Emirates

The teams head to the Yas Marina Circuit for Round 8 of the 2017 GP3 Series, the final round of the season at a circuit well known to both teams and drivers given its popularity as a test circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 16

FIA Formula 2 Championship’s 2018 Teams announced

Eleven teams entered for 2018 season with possible twelfth team to be confirmed

FIA Formula 2 Championship’s 2018 Teams announcedFIA Formula 2 Championship organisers are pleased to announce that eleven teams have been entered for the 2018 season. Eight of the outfits currently competing in the Championship will return, whilst three new squads will be introduced: Carlin, Fortec Motorsport and Charouz Racing System.

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Oct 16

MP Motorsport takeover DAMS’ 2018 team entry

Dutch team entered for GP3 Series’ next season

MP Motorsport takeover DAMS’ 2018 team entryGP3 Series organisers confirm that MP Motorsport have found an agreement to takeover DAMS’ entry. This will be effective at the end of the 2017 season with the new Dutch team running for the first time in the Series during the post-season tests which will take place at Yas Marina Circuit from 30th of November to 2nd of December.

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Oct 08

F2: Markelov flies to fourth win (updated)

Russian on top in Jerez sprint race

F2 - Artem Markelov, RUSSIAN TIME, Circuito de JerezArtem Markelov bided his time before attacking late in the race to claim his fourth FIA Formula 2 victory in this afternoon’s sprint race at the Circuito de Jerez, preserving his tyres on a day were most of his rivals were losing theirs before making the race-winning move on lap 22 and flying away for the win by over 11 seconds from DAMS pair Nicholas Latifi and Oliver Rowland. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 08

GP3: Lorandi wins Race 2, Russell is champion (updated)

Italian wins from pole, Briton grabs drivers’ title

GP3 - George Russell, ART Grand Prix, Circuito de JerezAlessio Lorandi has claimed his first GP3 Series win with a strong race from pole to flag in this morning’s Race 2 at the Circuito de Jerez, leading home Dorian Boccolacci and Niko Kari, while behind them George Russell brought home enough points to become the 2017 GP3 Series Champion with one round remaining in the season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 07

F2: Champion Leclerc storms to victory

Monegasque wraps up title with feature win

F2 - Charles Leclerc, PREMA Racing, Circuito de JerezCharles Leclerc is the first FIA Formula 2 Drivers’ Champion after claiming victory in this afternoon’s feature race at the Circuito de Jerez, leading all race long apart from the pitstop crossover and hanging on despite slowing enormously on the last lap as his tyres gave up to cross the line 0.2s ahead of title rival Oliver Rowland and teammate Antonio Fuoco. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 07

GP3: Fukuzumi soars to Race 1 victory

Japanese driver grabs second win of the season  

GP3 - Nirei Fukuzumi, George Russell, Jack Aitken, ART Grand Prix, Circuito de JerezNirei Fukuzumi reminded everyone of his abilities with a strong, unopposed victory in this morning’s Race 1 at the Circuito de Jerez, making a tremendous start and soaring off into the distance untroubled by the intra-team battle behind him for his first win since Barcelona, leading home an ART 1-2-3 ahead of teammates George Russell and Jack Aitken.

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Oct 06

F2: Leclerc storms to Jerez pole

Championship leader claims 8 poles from 10  

F2 - Charles Leclerc, PREMA Racing, Circuito de JerezCharles Leclerc has resumed his normal service in this afternoon’s qualifying session by claiming his 8th pole position of the 2017 FIA Formula 2 Championship season at the Circuito de Jerez, easily grabbing the top spot with a time of 1:24.682 late in the session to deny the honours to Luca Ghiotto and Sergio Sette Camara.

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Oct 06

GP3: Fukuzumi flies to pole in Jerez

Japanese driver grabs top spot at the flag

GP3 - Nirei Fukuzumi, ART Grand Prix, Circuito de JerezNirei Fukuzumi has stolen pole with a last gasp lap in this afternoon’s qualifying session at the Circuito de Jerez, grabbing the top spot and stopping the clock at 1:30.678 after the flag dropped to claim his second pole position of the season ahead of teammates and title rivals Jack Aitken and George Russell. Read the rest of this entry »

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