Tag Archive: Estoril

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

4 Hours of Estoril: Dramatic end to 2014 ELMS Season in Portugal

Fifth place for no36 Signatech Alpine secures the 2014 European Le Mans Series driver and team titles

 

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The final round of the 2014 European Le Mans Series, the 4 Hours of Estoril, has been won by the No.24 ORECA 03R of Sébastien Loeb Racing, Vincent Capillaire and endurance debutant Jimmy Eriksson giving the team its first win in the Championship and the series its fifth different winner from five races. Read the rest of this entry »

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 19

Estoril Qualfying session – JOTA Sport – Aston Martin – Ferrari on pole !

Party Atmosphere in the Paddock at Estoril

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The final qualifying session of the 2014 European Le Mans Series season got underway this morning at the Estoril circuit , at 09h30 with GTE and GTC categories, it was followed but the LMP2 at 10h00.

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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 Free Practice LMP2 : Thiriet leads LMP2 – GTE/GTC : SMP Racing pushing hard

Russian team SMP Racing finished the second free practice session of the day where they left off in the morning – at the top of the LMGTE and GTC time sheets.

lmp 46 fp2 RW4 5062 996There was one interruption during the 90-minute session to retrieve the no67 IMSA Performance MATMUT Porsche which had become beached in the gravel at the final corner.

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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

Sparco set to debut new mechanics helmet at Estoril ELMS round

Sparco has had a very successful 2014 race season with involvement in all forms of motorsport

Sparco helmet Global race wear specialists Sparco will debut a brand new piece of safety apparel at this weekend’s European Le Mans Series finale at Estoril in Portugal.
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Oct 16

Antonio Pizzonia back to Auto GP in Estoril

Antonio Pizzonia will make a great return to Auto GP this weekend.

Auto GP logo The Brazilian, who endured a successful F1 stint in the 2000’s, will be back behind the wheel of an Auto GP car for the upcoming round at Estoril. Pizzonia made his Auto GP debut in 2012, entering the rounds at Curitba and Sonoma and cruising to victory straight away.

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Oct 14

Shinya Michimi confirmed for Estoril

“Shinya impressed everyone earlier this year.” – Vincenzo Sospiri

euronova-racing Euronova Racing is pleased to confirm that Shinya Michimi will return to the Auto GP Championship for the final round at Estoril this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 07

Auto GP to star at Motor Show

Eight powerful Auto GP cars will run in front of the large and competent crowd of the Emilian event.

Auto GP logo While preparations for the last round of the 2014 season at Estoril are underway, with the event set to kick-off in about ten days, Auto GP is proud to announce that the series will be part of the Motor Show program in Bologna.

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Oct 02

Four Auto GP teams get back on track for testing

More action went on in Italy

Auto GP logo While waiting for the final round of the 2014 championship at Estoril, four Auto GP teams lined-up this week to prepare for the finale in two test session.

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Sep 30

ELMS championship standing before Estoril

A True International Championship

European Le Mans Series logo The provisional entry list for the final race of the 2014 European Le Mans Series season includes 37 cars from nine different countries, with around 100 drivers representing 18 diverse nationalities.
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Sep 30

Luis Sa Silva to line-up with Zele Racing at Estoril

There will be a new face on the Auto GP grid for the final round of the 2014 season at Estoril.

Lining-up at the Portuguese circuit will be Angolan Luis Sa Silva, who will be behind the wheel of a Zele Racing car. Born on the 23rd of Agust, 1990, Sa Silva has been a part of the GP3 Series field in the last few season and will be at his first time behind the wheel of a 550-horsepower open wheel car like the Auto GP one. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 14

European Le Mans Series: 4 Hours of Paul Ricard

Pierre Ragues and the NewBlood by Morand Racing team have taken a dominant victory

European Le Mans Series logo The result of France’s round of the 2014 European Le Mans Series at Circuit Paul Ricard strengthens Signatech-Alpine’s provisional lead at the top of the championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 28

Alex Lynn quickest on Day 2 of testing

Carlin’s Alex Lynn on top in both test sessions in Estoril
GP3 - Carlin - Alex Lynn action GP3 rookie and new signing for Carlin topped both the morning and afternoon test session in Portugal today with a best laptime of 1:28.552.

Mar 26

GP3 Series returns to action in Estoril

First of three pre-season tests takes place in Portugal

Circuito Estoril The 2014 GP3 Series gets underway tomorrow with the first official two day test session at the Circuito Estoril in Portugal. GP3 enters its fifth season of existence with racing kicking off in Barcelona in May. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 25

Alex Lynn gets his wings as a Red Bull Junior at Estoril test

The Red Bull Junior Team is well-known for bringing on the talent of the future

Alex Lynn portrait Alex Lynn makes his debut appearance as a Red Bull Junior driver and in GP3 at the first pre-season official test this week, in Estoril from March 27-28. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 21

F1 beckons #MadeMyMark

I made my F1 debut in 2000 when I tested for Benetton at Estoril.

Mark Webber - Benetton gym Fisi (Fisichella) was my benchmark and Ralf Schumacher was also there in the Williams. I was obviously very nervous but wasn’t intimidated by the cars.

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