Tag Archive: Dams

Apr 26

Formula Renault 3.5 Series: Race 2 Vaxiviere snatches victory at Motorland

Motorland Aragon – Race 2

After his maiden victory on the same circuit on 27 April, 2013 in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0, Matthieu Vaxiviere (Lotus) scored his first triumph in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series this Sunday 26 April at Motorland Aragón.

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Apr 26

Formula Renault 3.5 Series: Qualifying 2 rookie Nyck de Vries on pole at Motorland Aragon

Sunday morning saw Nyck de Vries (DAMS) become the first rookie to score pole in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series this season.

Rookie Nyck de Vries on pole at Motorland Aragon The 2014 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 champion and McLaren Young Driver Development Programme member ended the day’s qualifying session at Motorland Aragon ahead of Lotus F1 Team Junior driver Matthieu Vaxiviere (Lotus) and Saturday’s race winner Oliver Rowland (Fortec Motorsports).

 

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Apr 19

Haryanto storms to first GP2 victory (updated)

Indonesian breaks duck in Bahrain
GP2 - Rio Haryanto (Campos Racing) Rio Haryanto claimed his long overdue maiden win with a mature drive in Bahrain, overtaking early in the race and then cruising off into the distance to win by 3 seconds from McLaren test driver Stoffel Vandoorne and Nathanaël Berthon.

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Apr 18

Vandoorne fights back for crushing GP2 win

Belgian defies the strategies to win against the odds

GP2 - Stoffel Vandoorne (ART Grand Prix) McLaren F1 test driver Stoffel Vandoorne won this afternoon’s feature race in Bahrain from pole position, but the victory came against the odds: an early safety car period gave his soft shod rivals a free pitstop, but the Belgian kept his nerve to drive back into contention and claim the win late in the race ahead of Rio Haryanto and Alexander Rossi.

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Apr 17

Stoffel Vandoorne takes fifth consecutive GP2 pole (updated)

Belgian ace leads ART Grand Prix front row in Bahrain
GP2 - Stoffel Vandoorne (ART Grand Prix) McLaren F1 test driver Stoffel Vandoorne started his 2015 campaign the way he finished his previous one by putting his ART car on pole position in tonight’s qualifying session at Bahrain International Circuit.

Apr 17

Jordan King sets the pace at Bahrain International Circuit

Racing Engineering lead the way with a 1-2 in free practice

GP2 - Jordan King (Racing Engineering) The eleventh season of the GP2 Series kicked off today at Bahrain International Circuit with rookie Jordan King setting the pace with a laptime of 1:42.441, a mere 0.01s seconds quicker than his teammate Alexander Rossi. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 16

GP2 Series Sakhir, Bahrain preview

GP2 Series round 1 preview

GP2 Series 2015 drivers , Sakhir Round 1 - Class of 2015 Ten years ago, the world of motorsport witnessed the birth of the GP2 Series™ with its first ever race taking place at Imola in April 2005 and concluding in Bahrain that year. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 03

Pierre Gasly tops Day 3 (updated²)

DAMS driver sets quickest laptime at Bahrain International Circuit
GP2 - Pierre Gasly (DAMS) The final day of pre-season testing opened under clear blue skies and in hot temperatures at the Bahrain International Circuit. As the pitlane went green, the drivers fed onto the track eager to put their Soft Pirelli tyres to good use as early as possible. Stoffel Vandoorne led the way, but it was Marco Sorensen who set the early pace until his laptime was bettered first by Mitch Evans, then Nathanaël Berthon and Jordan King. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 02

Nobuharu Matsushita tops Day 2

ART Grand Prix driver quickest at Bahrain International Circuit

GP2 - Nobuharu Matsushita (ART Grand Prix) The morning session on the second day of pre-season testing at the Bahrain International Circuit was delayed by one hour: a sandstorm hit the track the night before leaving sands in its wake. The circuit service and the teams were hard at work to clean the pitlane and the rest of the layout.

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Apr 02

Sirotkin leads the way in morning session

Rapax driver fastest in Sakir on day two

Sirotkin leads the way in morning sessionThe morning session on the second day of pre-season testing at the Bahrain International Circuit was delayed by one hour: a sandstorm hit the track the night before leaving sands in its wake.

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Apr 01

Jordan King quickest in Day 1 (updated)

Racing Engineering man tops first pre-season test day at Sakhir

GP2 - Jordan King (Racing Engineering) The second GP2 Series pre-season test session opened today at Bahrain International Circuit on a dusty track and in hot temperatures. This week, the teams and drivers will be busy preparing for the 2015 season which sees the introduction of the DRS. Pirelli have selected the Hard and Soft compounds for the three days. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 01

DAMS is delighted that Carlos Sainz its 2014 champion is already hitting the headlines in Formula 1 with Toro Rosso

DAMS is ready to take up new challenges!

Formula Renault 3.5 - Dams However, all the French team’s attention is now firmly concentrated on the new Formula Renault 3.5 season. After testing at Jerez (5-6 March) and Motorland Aragon (30-31 March) it’s time to take stock of the situation and the season’s prospects. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

Matthieu Vaxiviere (Lotus) dominated both sessions on day one of the Formula Renault 3.5 Series collective test at Motorland Aragón

Vaxiviere dominates day one at Motorland

Vaxiviere dominates day one at Motorland

The Lotus F1 Junior Team member posted a lap time of 1:40.635 to lead the way ahead of Red Bull Junior Team driver Dean Stoneman (DAMS) and SMP Racing protegee Egor Orudzhev (Arden Motorsport).

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Mar 11

Richie Stanaway quickest at Yas Marina (updated)

Status Grand Prix driver sets fastest laptime on Day 3

GP2 - Richie Stanaway (Status Grand Prix) The final day of the pre-season testing at Yas Marina opened once again in windy conditions. Alexander Rossi was the first driver to feed onto the track, closely followed by teammate Jordan King, but it was Stoffel Vandoorne who was the early pace setter.

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Mar 11

Richie Stanaway quickest in morning session

Status Grand Prix driver sets Day 3 pace at Yas Marina

Richie Stanaway quickest in morning sessionThe final day of the pre-season testing at Yas Marina opened once again in windy conditions. Alexander Rossi was the first driver to feed onto the track, closely followed by teammate Jordan King, but it was Stoffel Vandoorne who was the early pace setter.

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Mar 10

Alex Lynn quickest on Day 2

DAMS driver set fastest laptime of second pre-season testing day Yas Marina Circuit
Click to DownloadThe second day of pre-season testing at Yas Marina circuit opened in windy conditions. Stoffel Vandoorne set the early pace ahead of Alexander Rossi and Arthur Pic as most drivers focused on long runs and race simulations this morning.

Mar 10

Alex Lynn sets morning pace

DAMS driver quickest in Day 2 morning session at Yas Marina Circuit

Alex Lynn sets morning paceThe second day of pre-season testing at Yas Marina circuit opened in windy conditions. Stoffel Vandoorne set the early pace ahead of Alexander Rossi and Arthur Pic as most drivers focused on long runs and race simulations this morning.

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Mar 09

Pierre Gasly tops Day 1 at Yas Marina

DAMS quickest in opening pre-season test day

GP2 - Pierre Gasly (DAMS) The 2015 GP2 Series pre-season tests got underway today at the Yas Marina Circuit. Day one of the three day test saw all twenty-six drivers eager to try out the brand new DRS on their cars. When the pitlane went green, Alexander Rossi was the first man out soon followed by the rest of the field for their installation laps on a dirty track and in windy conditions. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 08

The 2015 pre-season GP2 tests start at Yas Marina

First three-day test session opens tomorrow in Abu Dhabi
GP2 Series Media The opening GP2 Series pre-season test session of the year kicks off tomorrow at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. For three days, teams and drivers will work on the eleventh season of the category which will open on April 17-19 at Sakhir, Bahrain, alongside Formula One.

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Feb 12

World Series by Renault: DAMS, WSR, Stoneman and De Vries with DAMS in 2015

Nyck de Vries and Dean Stoneman spearhead DAMS’ titles’ defence!

dams logo “The fortune of men is like a wheel and the same are not always at the top,” said Herodotus. DAMS, though, contradicted the adage of the famous Greek historian last year as the French team retained the two titles – drivers and teams – conquered in 2013.

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