Tag Archive: Giacomo Ricci

Sep 17

Giacomo Ricci: from driver to team manager

Trident Motorsport GP2 and GP3

Giacomo Ricci Even if not having crossed the finish line of the 30 year old milestone, Giacomo Ricci already has a rich story to tell with regards to his story in the car racing world.

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Mar 10

A new Team Manager for Trident: Giacomo Ricci

His position will be filled in by Giacomo Ricci

Trident RacingTrident Motorsport communicates that, as of the tests in Abu Dhabi, Luca Zerbini will cease his role as Team Manager on the inside of the Team.

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Jan 18

Giacomo Ricci looks forward to 2013 Auto GP

Giacomo Ricci is looking forward to the 2013 Auto Gp championship

Auto GP - Giacomo RicciAuto GP 2013The Italian-based racer, born on March the 30th, 1985 in Milan, has become one of the most experienced and competitive drivers of the European motorsports panorama. Last season, he drove for Team MLR71 and also joined them for postseason testing at Barcelona. He entered two rounds and ended up onto the podium twice, at Monza and Marrakech. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 23

Sirotkin triumphs in Sonoma season finale

Sergey Sirotkin became the last winner of the 2012 Auto GP season in Sonoma

Auto GP - Sonoma - Euronova Racing - Sergey SirotkinAuto GP World SeriesThe Russian driver of Euronova Racing was the first to cross the line in Sunday’s Race 2 after a race that saw him as the undisputed leader. After that the early part was led by reverse poleman Antonio Spavone and saw the Safety-Car deployed to remove Sakurai’s car (the Japanese driver stalled on the grid due to a clutch issue), Sirotkin effectively took the lead from lap 5 on, when a lightning quick pit-stop from the Euronova crew and a very fast out lap allowed him to climb from P3 to the lead. From then on, the driver from Russia lapped steadily in the low 1’28” range, a pace that nobody but Quaife-Hobbs could match. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 23

Sonoma, Race 1: the drivers’ quotes

What they said after the race

Auto GP World SeriesAuto GP - Sonoma - Pal VarhaugThe first ever Auto GP race on US soil in Sonoma saw Pål Varhaug lead the whole race to clinch a well deserved win, ahead of Daniel de Jong and Sergey Sirotkin.

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Sep 22

Varhaug takes Sonoma Race 1 win

Pål Varhaug and Virtuosi UK made history today winning the first ever Auto GP race on USA soil

Auto GP World SeriesAuto GP - Sonoma - Pål Varhaug podiumThe Norwegian driver crossed the line with a 1”481 gap on second placed Daniel de Jong and three full seconds on 3rd placed Sergey Sirotkin after a race that was deeply influenced by an eventful start. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 22

Quaife-Hobbs claims sixth pole in Sonoma

The recently-crowned champion edged the pack by more than four tenths

Auto GP World SeriesAuto GP - Sonoma - Adrian Quaife-HobbsAdrian Quaife-Hobbs and SuperNova Racing showed that they still are the package to beat in Auto GP claiming pole after an hard-fought Qualifying session in Sonoma. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 22

Sirotkin sets the pace in Sonoma Free Practice 2

Sirotkin keeps setting the pace in Sonoma

Auto GP World SeriesAuto GP - Sonoma - Euronova Racing - Sergey SirotkinThe Russian youngster of Euronova topped the sheets again in Free Practice 2, closing the session ahead of Adrian Quaife-Hobbs with a 1’27”808, the quickest time of the day on the Californian track. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 21

Sirotkin tops Free Practice 1 in Sonoma

Sergey Sirotkin topped the sheets of the first Auto GP practice in Sonoma

Auto GP World SeriesAuto GP - Sonoma - Sergey SIROTKINThe Russian driver of Euronova was in the top three for the whole session and with just a few minutes to go he posted a 1’27”882 that was enough to edge championship winner Adrian Quaife-Hobbs by one tenth. “There’s much more to come – Sergey said – I had very old tyres and the track is still dirty. In order to do that laptime I took some risks, I don’t know about the others. Anyway, I really like the track; it’s a bit bumpy but it’s thrilling with all those blind corners”. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 13

Serenelli back with Ombra in Sonoma

After Pippa Mann and Giacomo Ricci another driver has announced that he will take part in the Auto GP Sonoma round

Auto GP - Giancarlo Serenelli - SonomaAuto GP logoGiancarlo Serenelli will make his comeback in the Series, taking the wheel of the same Ombra Racing #45 car he drove in the first five rounds of the championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 12

Ricci on the Auto GP grid with MLR71 in Sonoma

Giacomo Ricci is ready to make his Auto GP comeback in Sonoma

Auto GP logoAuto GP - Giacomo RicciOn the Californian track the Italian driver will join MLR71, driving alongside team owner Michele La Rosa. Having a quality driver as Ricci back on the grid is undoubtedly good news for the Series: Giacomo had just two outings on the Auto GP car so far, Navarra 2010 and Marrakech 2011, and in both occasions he managed to clinch a podium finish thanks to both talent and experience.

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Jul 22

Quaife-Hobbs wins the title, Pizzonia takes Race 2 (updated)

Quaife-Hobbs’ crash was a dramatic turn of events

Auto GP logoAuto GP - Antonio PizzoniaAdrian Quaife-Hobbs became the third Auto GP champion today in Curitiba, following in the footsteps of previous title winners Romain Grosjean and Kevin Ceccon.

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Jul 21

Pizzonia pips Varhaug to Curitiba Race 1 win (updated)

The Brazilian driver made a slingshot getaway from P3
Curitiba, Race 1: the drivers’ quotes

Auto GP - Antonio PizzoniaAuto GP logoAntonio Pizzonia completed his dream comeback in the single-seater scenario with a dominating flag to flag win in the first race of the Curitiba Auto GP weekend.

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Jul 20

Quaife-Hobbs edges Van der Drift in Curitiba Qualifying

Adrian Quaife-Hobbs took the fifth pole of his Auto GP season.

Auto GP logoAuto GP - Adrian Quaife-HobbsThe championship leader, who has a chance to seal the title already this weekend in Curitiba, made a further step in the right direction by taking the extra point for pole after a fight with Chris Van der Drift, Antonio Pizzonia and Pål Varhaug.

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Jul 20

Curitiba, Practice 2: Quaife-Hobbs keeps the lead

Adrian Quaife-Hobbs topped the sheets again in the second Free Practice of the Curitiba Auto GP weekend.

Auto GP logoAuto GP - Adrian QUAIFE-HOBBS Supernova InternationalThe british driver of SuperNova closed the session with a 1’12”630 that improved his morning time by one tenth, and egded home racer Antonio Pizzonia by just 0”2.

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Jul 20

Curitiba, Practice 1: Pizzonia already on the pace

Antonio Pizzonia needed virtually no time to find the right pace in Auto GP

Auto GP logoAuto GP - Antonio PizzoniaThe home hero closed the first free practice session in second place, just 0”6 shy of Championship leader Adrian Quaife-Hobbs. The Briton confirmed his great pace topping the sheets with a 1’12”767 but the highlight of this first 30’ was undoubtedly Pizzonia’s great comeback on a single-seater: the former F1 driver surely made the most of his deep knowledge of the Curitiba track, something that allowed him to focus just on finding the feeling with Ombra Racing and the Zytek-powered Lola.

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Jun 03

Portimão, Race 2: perfect weekend for Quaife-Hobbs

Sunday 3 June is a day that Adrian Quaife-Hobbs won’t forget easily

Auto GP World SeriesAuto GP - Supernova International - Adrian QUAIFE-HOBBSThe young Briton of Supernova today won the second race of the Portimão Auto GP weekend starting from P8 and doing so he clinched a perfect weekend taking pole position, both race wins and both fastest laps. The fifth win of his season is another championship record secured by the driver from Kent, and the “hat-trick” is also an absolute premiere for the Series: thanks to this weekend’s results Quaife Hobbs added 48 points to his tally, bringing his advantage on the closest rival to 73 points. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 02

Quaife-Hobbs clinches fourth Auto GP win in Portimao

The Briton of SuperNova didn’t have the best start from pole position, but that was the only tough moment of his race.

Auto GP - Super Nova International - Adrian Quaife-HobbsAuto GP World SeriesAdrian Quaife-Hobbs took the fourth success of his Auto GP season in Portimão, equaling the number of wins clinched by Romain Grosjean in the 2010 Championship.  When the lights went off it was Facu Regalia who got away really well and took the lead, entering Turn 1 ahead of the whole pack, but he didn’t manage to build a gap; this meant that at the end of Lap 1 Quaife-Hobbs could make the most of the joint effect of slipstream and Overboost to pass him and take P1.

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Jun 01

Portimão, Qualifying: Quaife-Hobbs on pole again

Adrian Quaife-Hobbs clinched the fourth pole position of his Auto GP season in Portimão.

Auto GP World SeriesAuto GP - David SearsThe British driver of SuperNova was quickest in a tight packed session that saw nine drivers end in the same second. Adrian climbed on top before the ten minutes mark with a 1’32”5, and then improved to 1’32”342 in the late part of Qualifying, after that the session was stopped for a spin by Michele La Rosa. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 01

Portimão, Free Practice 2: Quaife-Hobbs sets the pace

Adrian Quaife-Hobbs posted the quickest time of the second Auto GP Free Practice session in Portimão.

Auto GP World SeriesAuto GP - Adrian Quaife-HobbsThe Briton of SuperNova stopped the clock on a 1’33”095 that allowed him to edge team-mate Victor Guerin by just 0.01. The Brazilian boasted a good performance, but he feels that there’s still work to do: “I was the only driver of the top tier on new tyres – said Victor – so I can’t be too happy. We still miss something, especially to catch Adrian, but we still have time before Qualifying”.

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May 06

Varhaug wins a thrilling Race 2 in Budapest (updated)

Pål Varhaug won a thrilling Race 2 in Budapest in front of 52.000 people
Euronova Racing penalized in Budapest

Auto GP World SeriesAuto GP - Pål VarhaugThe Norwegian driver of Virtuosi UK delighted the Hungarian crowd crossing the line with a gap of just 0.8 on Adrian Quaife-Hobbs after an hard-fought race that saw the two run nose-to-tail right from the very first lap. Read the rest of this entry »

May 05

Budapest, Quaife-Hobbs dominates Race 1

Adrian Quaife-Hobbs clinched a dominant win in the first race of the Hungaroring Auto GP weekend

Auto GP - Adrian Quaife-HobbsAuto GP World SeriesThe championship leader took the checkered flag with a 29” advantage on second placed Victor Guerin, who gave SuperNova a much welcome one-two finish.

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May 04

Budapest, Qualifying: third pole for Quaife-Hobbs

The first day of the Budapest Auto GP weekend was a perfect one for Adrian Quaife-Hobbs

Auto GP World SeriesAuto GP - for Adrian Quaife-HobbsAfter securing the quickest time in both the Free Practice sessions, the young Briton clinched pole position posting a stunning 1’32”725 early in the session. Adrian’s laptime was six tenths quicker than last year’s pole (Filippi clinched it in 2011 with 1’33”374) a pace that is even more remarkable considering that Quaife-Hobbs achieved it just five laps into his session. Read the rest of this entry »

May 04

Budapest, Free Practice 2: Quaife-Hobbs again on top

After posting the fastest time in the morning practice of the Auto GP Hungaroring round, Adrian Quaife-Hobbs did the same in Free Practice 2.

Auto GP - Adrian Quaife-HobbsAuto GP World SeriesThe Briton improved his morning time by half a second, posting a 1’34”001 that left second placed Sergio Campana 9 tenths adrift. Quaife-Hobbs seems to be the favourite for pole-position, but Campana is confident that Qualifying will be a different story: “In the Race 2 crash in Marrakech I destroyed one set of tyres, so now I’m lapping on really worn rubber.

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May 04

Budapest, Free Practice 1: Quaife-Hobbs leads the pack

Adrian Quaife-Hobbs topped the sheets in the first Auto GP Practice session in Budapest

Auto GP - Adrian Quaife-Hobbs - CopyAuto GP World SeriesIn a session in which the teams ran different programs on different tyre compounds, the young brit of Supernova stopped the clock on a 1’34”565 that was one second quicker than the closest rival. After the session he was obviously satisfied with his start: “I hope to carry on like this, the car felt good straight out of the box and I know the track pretty well, so I could push from the very first lap”.

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Apr 15

Van der Drift pips Sirotkin to Marrakech Race 2 win

Chris Van der Drift is the second “king” of the Marrakech Auto GP weekend, after winning today’s race 2 with a stunning performance.

Auto GP World SeriesAuto GP - Chris Van der DriftIn a season that already saw 5 different winners in 6 rounds, the Kiwi driver bagged the first success for him and MP Motorsport thanks to both a masterful drive and a very good job by his pit-wall staff. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 14

Campana beats Quaife-Hobbs to Marrakech Race 1 win

Sergio Campana is the fourth different winner of the Auto GP 2012 season

Auto GP World SeriesAuto GP - Sergio Campana ROM_WinThe Italian F3 Champion took an amazing success crossing the line with an advantage of just two tenths on championship leader Adrian Quaife-Hobbs, after a glowing-hot fight in the last five laps of the Race. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 13

Sirotkin takes Marrakech pole

Sergey Sirotkin will start from pole position in tomorrow’s Race 1 on the Marrakech Moulay El Hassan circuit.

Auto GP World SeriesAuto GP - Sergey SirotkinThe Russian driver of Euronova Racing was quickest in a session that was stopped two times in the last 10 minutes, spoiling the plans of teams and drivers: the red flag was waved a first time after Yann Cunha stopped on track for a technical issue with 10 minutes to go, and again when also Giacomo Ricci’s car came to a halt with just 5 minutes to the end of the session.

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Apr 13

Marrakech, Free Practice 2: Quaife-Hobbs takes the lead

Championship leader Adrian Quaife-Hobbs was quickest at the end of the second Auto GP practice on the Moulay El Hassan circuit in Marrakech.

Auto GP World SeriesAuto GP - Adrian Quaife-HobbsThe brit of SuperNova topped the sheets with a 1’29”336 that was nearly 3 tenths better than his fastest rival. Even more impressively, Quaife-Hobbs managed to keep the lead despite missing half of the session due to a spin and a consequent engine stall that forced the marshals to push his car off the track.

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Apr 13

Campana tops first Marrakech practice

Sergio Campana topped the timesheets in the first Free Practice session on the Moulay El Hassan circuit in Marrakech.

Auto GP - Sergio CampanaAuto GP World SeriesThe reigning Italian F3 Champion posted the fastest lap right in the last minutes of a session that was made particularly tricky by a brief rain shower that dampened the track with just 40 minutes to the green light. Read the rest of this entry »

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