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Sep 09

GP3: Ellinas wins as Evans becomes Champion

Cypriot ace secures maiden win in season finale

GP3 - Tio Ellinas (Marussia Manor Racing) Monza Race 2GP3 - Mitch Evans GP3 Series Champion 2012Mitch Evans – GP3 Series 2012 Champion! The final round of the 2012 season was a weekend you could not script. Ahead of Race 2, only one man could stop the New Zealander claiming the GP3 Series crown and that was Daniel Abt, who had to win the race with a no score from Evans to steal the honours.

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Sep 08

GP3: Abt sole challenger in title fight with win in Monza

German rookie triumphs as Series leader Mitch Evans fails to score

GP3 - Daniel Abt (Lotus GP) Race 1 Winner Monza 2012GP3 - Lotus GP Champions 2012Two wins in seven days. Daniel Abt claimed his maiden win in Spa and now pockets a further 25 points at Race 1 in Monza, the final round of the season. The win was vital for the German, as it has kept his championship hopes alive in a race where Series leader Mitch Evans failed to finish, and Antonio Felix Da Costa and Aaro Vainio didn’t score, thus ending their championship chances with one race remaining. Tio Ellinas and Matias Laine joined Abt on the rostrum. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 08

GP3: Evans one step nearer to title with Monza pole

MW Arden’s Mitch Evans flies to pole for Series decider in Italy

GP3 - Mitch Evans (MW Arden) Qualifying Monza 2012GP3 - Evans, Felix Da Costa, Fumanelli. Monza Qualifying 2012Mitch Evans has one hand on the GP3 Series championship trophy after flying to pole position in Qualifying today for Round 8 of the 2012 season. Series rival Antonio Felix Da Costa (Carlin) was just 0.020s shy of the New Zealander with David Fumanelli of MW Arden in third.

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Sep 07

Evans sets early pace in Monza

MW Arden’s Mitch Evans and Matias Laine lead the way in Free Practice

GP3 SeriesGP3 - Mitch Evans (MW Arden) Free Practice - Monza 2012New Zealander Mitch Evans took first blood in the title fight which is set to rage this weekend at the final round of the 2012 GP3 Series in Monza, Italy. The MW Arden ace was quickest in Free Practice ahead of his teammate Matias Laine and Series rival Aaro Vainio. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 07

2012 Season – Round 8: Monza, Italy

A champion lies in wait … but who will it be?

GP3 - Four Title ContendersGP3 SeriesSeven rounds have passed, 14 races have been completed and the championship decider is going down to the wire! The final round of the 2012 GP3 Series™ concludes in Monza, Italy and there are four drivers battling it out for their chance to take the prestigious GP3 Series™ Crown. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 02

GP3: Laine victorious in thriller at Spa (updated)

MW Arden’s Matias Laine secures maiden win in Spa Race 2

GP3 - Matias Laine (MW Arden) Spa Race 2, 2012GP3 - Spa Race 2 Podium Laine, Felix Da Costa & DalyWe have a new race winner in GP3! Matias Laine becomes the eighth different winner in the 2012 GP3 Series season, taking his debut victory at Round 7, Race 2 at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit. Antonio Felix Da Costa (Carlin) and Conor Daly (Lotus GP) finished second and third in a thrilling encounter. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

GP3: Abt achieves maiden win in Spa

Lotus GP’s Daniel Abt victorious in shortened Race in Belgium 

GP3 - Abt, Felix Da Costa & Evans Podium Race 1 Spa 2012GP3 - Daniel Abt (Lotus GP) Race 1 Spa 2012German driver Daniel Abt is content with life after taking his first win in the 2012 GP3 Series. Rookie Abt started from third on the grid and made an amazing pass on both Antonio Felix Da Costa (Carlin) and Mitch Evans (MW Arden) to claim his debut win ahead of Felix Da Costa and Evans.  Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

GP3: Evans and Laine lock out front row in Spa

MW Arden’s teammates Mitch Evans and Matias Laine quickest in qualifying

 

GP3 - Evans, Laine, Abt Spa Qualifying 2012GP3 - Mitch Evans (MW Arden) Spa Qualifying 2012Series leader Mitch Evans made the best possible start to his weekend by claiming the vital four points on offer for pole position for Round 7 of the GP3 Series 2012. His teammate Laine will start alongside the New Zealander on the front row, with Lotus GP’s Daniel Abt in third. Evans pole laptime of 2:10.513 was a new pole record for the circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 31

Ellinas fastest in wet practice at Spa

Marussia Manor Racing’s Tio Ellinas quickest in Free Practice

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GP3 - Tio Ellinas (Marussia Manor Racing) Free Practice, Spa 2012Cypriot driver Tio Ellinas set the initial pace in the opening session for Round 7 of the 2012 GP3 Series at the Spa Francorchamps circuit. Carlin’s Antonio Felix Da Costa was second, with Lotus GP’s Daniel Abt third. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 30

GP3 Series round 7 preview: Spa-Francorchamps

The wait is over! 

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GP3 Series - Spa-FrancorchampsThe summer break has felt like an eternity but the GP3 Series™ is ready to roar as we approach the legendary Spa-Francorchamps circuit for the penultimate round of the 2012 season.

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Jul 29

GP3: Felix Da Costa records double win in Budapest thriller

Carlin’s Antonio Felix Da Costa becomes first driver in GP3 history to claim double victory

GP3 - Antonio Felix Da Costa (Carlin) Budapest Race 2 2012GP3 - Felix Da Costa, Niederhauser & Pal Kiss. Budapest Race 2 2012This is one weekend Portuguese driver Antonio Felix Da Costa won’t forget in hurry. After winning Race 1 yesterday, the Carlin driver started from eighth on the grid in a race dominated by strategy. He fought his way impressively through the field in the latter stages to produce a magical win, becoming the first driver in GP3 history to achieve a double victory during the race weekend. Patric Niederhauser (Jenzer Motorsport) and Tamas Pal Kiss (Atech CRS GP) finished second and third.

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Jul 28

GP3: Felix Da Costa rockets to Budapest victory

Carlin’s Antonio Felix Da Costa wins in style at the Hungaroring 

GP3 - Felix Da Costa, Abt & Evans. Budapest Race 1 2012GP3 - Antionio Felix Da Costa Race 1 Winner. Budapest 2012The smile couldn’t be bigger on Antonio Felix Da Costa’s face. After starting from P2 on the grid, the Portuguese ace made the perfect getaway to claim the lead and set off into the distance to claim a very welcome 25 points, plus a further two for fastest lap. After the nightmare of two non-scores in Hockenheim for the Carlin driver, Hungary has been a happy hunting ground so far for Felix Da Costa. Daniel Abt (Lotus GP) and Mitch Evans (MW Arden) finished second and third.

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Jul 28

Vainio scorches to Budapest pole

Lotus GP’s Aaro Vainio dominates Hungary weekend 

GP3 - Top 3 Vainio, Felix Da Costa, Evans. Budapest Qualifying 2012GP3 - Aaro Vainio Lotus GP. Pole Budapest, July 2012Finland’s Aaro Vainio is enjoying the Hungaroring this weekend. Fastest yesterday in Free Practice and again today to claim pole in dominant style! The Lotus GP driver broke the circuit record en route to the front of the grid and has clawed back points on Series leader Mitch Evans. Antonio Felix Da Costa and Evans line up second and third.

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Jul 27

Vainio quickest in opening practice in Budapest

Lotus GP’s Aaro Vainio sets the pace in Free Practice

GP3 SeriesGP3 - Aaro Vainio, Lotus GP. Budapest Practice July 2012Finland’s Aaro Vainio started his weekend in the best possible style by topping the timesheets for practice with a laptime of 1.37.396 which was nearly half a second faster than Antonio Felix Da Costa and Conor Daly.

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Jul 26

2012 Season Round 6 Preview – Budapest, Hungary

Hungary for More!

GP3 SeriesGP3 - Hungaroring - BudapestThe GP3 Series circus arrives in Budapest for a back-to-back race, following Round 5 which took place less than seven days ago in Hockenheim, Germany. The Hungaroring is the scene for Round 6 and once again the stars of the future will be tested to the limits with a twisty and bumpy track, providing a challenge to all to master.

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Jul 22

GP3: Evans wins in Germany amongst safety car chaos

MW Arden’s Mitch Evans wins in Hockenheim

GP3 - Top 3 Evans Abt  Daly - Hockenheim Race 2, July 2012GP3 - Mitch Evans, MW Arden Hockenheim Race 2 Winner 2012Sunday morning and the Hockenheim paddock was greeted to glorious sunshine and warm temperatures, very unlike Saturday’s changeable and tricky weather conditions. Reverse pole went to Mitch Evans with local fans favourite Daniel Abt starting in P2, eager to win his home race.

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Jul 21

GP3: Niederhauser reigns supreme in Hockenheim

Jenzer Motorsport’s Patric Niederhauser wins in tricky weather conditions

GP3 - Top 3 Niederhauser, Daly & Ceccon Hockenheim Race 1, July 2012GP3 - Patric Niederhauser Hockenheim Race 1 Winner July 2012Once again, the rain fell on GP3 but one man wasn’t complaining about that, Patric Niederhauser! The Swiss driver claimed his second win of the 2012 season and once again showed his liking for tricky and changeable weather conditions.

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Jul 20

Ellinas leads the way in Free Practice at Hockenheim

Marussia Manor Racing’s Tio Ellinas fastest in Germany

GP3 SeriesGP3 - Tio Ellinas Marussia Manor RacingRound 5 of the GP3 Series got underway in Hockenheim as Free Practice was run in the early evening, making a change for the drivers who normally take to the track early on Friday. After the rain had bucketed down throughout the day, the track was declared wet for practice. Alice Powell was the first driver to venture onto the circuit as only a few drivers attempted tentative laps in early part of the session.  Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 19

2012 Season Round 5 Preview: Hockenheim, Germany

Half Time in Hockenheim for GP3 SERIES™

GP3 SeriesGP3 - HockenheimFour rounds gone, four to go! GP3 Series™ is back and this time the venue is the mighty Hockenheimring. 2011 saw Nürburgring play host to GP3 but now Hockenheim returns to the calendar for the start of back to back races with Budapest – Round 6 in less than seven days time.

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Jul 08

GP3: Buller storms to first win in chaotic Silverstone race

Carlin record double win on home soil in Round 4 

GP3 - William Buller - winner (Carlin) Daly (Lotus GP) Niederhauser (Jenzer) Race 2 Silverstone 2012GP3 - Carlin - William BullerCarlin’s William Buller claimed his maiden victory in GP3 today in a race that was full of drama and excitement until the very end! It concluded a fantastic weekend for Carlin after achieving their first win in the Series on Saturday with Antonio Felix Da Costa and then sealing a double victory at home in front of a massive crowd.

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