Tag Archive: Giorgio Pantano

Jan 13

Disappointed Leimer ‘deserves’ F1 seat

Leimer, 24, admits to being disappointed.

GP2 - Racing Engineering - Fabio Leimer The new reigning champion of the F1 support series GP2 will not move up to the pinnacle of motor sport in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 23

Last GP2 weekend of the season

Alfonso de Orléans-Borbón: “We’ll just treat it like any other race weekend”

Racing Engineering logoThe countdown continues to the final races of the 2013 GP2 Series and it is now just eight days to go until practice gets under way at the Yas Marina circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 18

GP2 champ hopes 2013 role leads to F1 race seat

Davide Valsecchi is the first champion in GP2 history who risks never sitting on a formula one grid.

2012-10-24 - Lotus F1 Team - Davide ValsecchiGP2 - Davide Valsecchi (DAMS) GP2 Series Champion 2012Since the sport’s feeder series began in 2005, every champion – Nico Rosberg, Lewis Hamilton, Timo Glock, Nico Hulkenberg, Pastor Maldonado and Romain Grosjean – has recorded his place in F1 history. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 25

GP2 champion Valsecchi eyes move to F1

New GP2 champion Davide Valsecchi is hoping his crown is the ticket to formula one.

GP2 - Davide Valsecchi (DAMS) GP2 Series Champion 2012GP2 - Davide Valsecchi (DAMS) 2012 GP2 Series ChampionEvery single past GP2 champion – Nico Rosberg, Lewis Hamilton, Timo Glock, Giorgio Pantano, Nico Hulkenberg, Pastor Maldonado and Romain Grosjean – has raced in F1. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 18

Coloni Motorsport turns 30, an history of passion and success

Precisely 30 years ago, on 18 January 1982, Coloni Motorsport was born.

Coloni Motorsport Paolo_FidalmaColoni Motorsport 89 F1 MonacoThe story of the Italian team is a really successful one, starting right from that first season that saw the team clinch his first drivers title in the Italian F3 Championship with Enzo Coloni himself at the wheel, and still keeping momentum today with the three wins the team secured in the 2011 GP2 season.

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Dec 27

Formula Palmer Audi shuts down

After 13 successfull years

FPA - Formula Palmer AudiFPA - Kazim VasiliauskasAn important era in British motor racing ends this year with the final Formula Palmer Audi Championship races having been run bringing a close to the popular series using Audi engines after 13 years. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 29

Campos Racing to join Auto GP field in 2011

“The teams quality has been one of the keys to the Auto GP success” – Coloni

Adrian CamposAuto GP and Campos Racing are eager to announce the signing of an agreement that will see the team enter the Series in 2011. Managed by former F1 driver Adrian Campos, the Spanish outfit will line-up two cars on next season’s grid, adding even more quality to an already outstanding Auto GP field. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 08

Enzo Coloni: “It was a staggering season, now our aim is to keep growing”

 Romain Grosjean crowned as the first Auto GP champion

The first Auto GP season got to an end just some days ago and while the Series staff is already working at full speed on the 2011 Championship, it’s also time to look back to this exciting first year of the Series. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 03

Monza, Race 2: Filippi wins Auto GP finale

Luca Filippi ended the season exactly as he started it.

Luca FilippiAfter winning the Auto GP maiden race in Brno, the Italian driver managed to put his seal also on the championship finale, dominating the second race in Monza and giving SuperNova their first win of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 02

Monza, Qualifying: Grosjean beats Tappy to pole (+ results, + photos)

Sam Bird: “Who wins Auto GP can win anywhere else”

Romain GrosjeanRomain Grosjean will start from pole in today’s Auto GP Race 1 in Monza. The Frenchman from DAMS managed to put the whole group behind him with a great lap (1’36”171), closing with an half second gap on the second placed rival. Doing this he also clinched the pole extra point, putting another little brick on his championship lead. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

Monza, Free Practice 2: Grosjean tops the sheets

The fight between the Auto GP title contenders has already started

In the second Free Practice session the three major rivals for the drivers’ crown took three of the four top spots. The best time was posted by Romain Grosjean: the championship leader wasted his last lap with a mistake at the first chicane but despite this he was able to keep the others at bay thanks to a 1’38”078 posted the lap before. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

Monza, Free Practice 1: Pantano quickest in the wet

Giorgio Pantano was the quickest in the first Free Practice session in Monza.

The track was wet due to rain falling from the early morning and the Italian driver, fielded by the debuting Ombra Racing, immediately got the right feeling: he was often the fastest in the first 30 minutes, and he got a good lap also in the final part of the session, when the rain stopped and the track conditions improved. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

Six drivers aim for the title in the Auto GP grand finale, Valsecchi, Leo and Cipriani to race in Monza‏

Auto GP is ready for a thrilling championship finale in Monza.

After five events and ten races the maths are keeping six drivers in contention for the title. With 19 points up for grabs in the Italian weekend, the list of possible winners goes from Romain Grosjean, Series leader with 42 points, to Carlos Iaconelli, in sixth place 18 points adrift. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 26

Navarra, Race 2: Grosjean takes win and Series lead (+ results)

Third Auto GP win for Romain Grosjean

 The frenchman dominated the second race on the Navarra Circuit, winning easily despite starting from P6 on the grid. Today’s comeback allowed him to put an end to his chase for the championship lead: he now stands 1st, with an one point gap on Piscopo. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 25

Navarra, Race 1: first Auto GP win for Leal (+ results)

Great win for Julian Leal in the first Auto GP race on the Navarra circuit.

 The Colombian driver, who started from pole position, was perfect throughout the race, getting a perfect start first and then boasting some very quick laps, building an immediate gap on the competition. Only Edoardo Piscopo was able to follow him closely, around 1” adrift, and from lap 9 the Italian even managed to close the gap, arriving right on Leal’s tail. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 25

Leal on pole after breath-taking qualifying (+ results)

Navarra qualifying report

First Auto GP pole position for Julian Leal, at the end of a very exciting session in which a red flag, caused by Stefano Bizzarri ending in the gravel, did send the drivers back on track with just 3 minutes to improve on a track that was drying quickly after a light rain drizzle. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 24

Navarra, Free Practice 2: Grosjean still fastest (+ results)

Charouz-Gravity Racing on top 

Romain Grosjean was again the fastest driver of the Auto GP field in Navarra, topping the sheets of the afternoon Free Practice: the DAMS driver got under the 1’29 mark with a 1’28”850. Despite a strong wind blowing against the cars on the main straight, everybody managed to improve their laps, lapping about 1” better. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 24

Navarra, Free Practice 1: Grosjean the quickest (+ results)

Thumbs up for the Los Arcos track 

Romain Grosjean was the quickest in the Auto GP first Free Practice session in Navarra. The Frenchman stopped the clocks on 1’29”582, being the only one to get below the 1’30” mark together with Julian Leal, in really good shape with the Trident Racing car. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 22

A street race in Bucharest for Auto GP in 2011

The race, named Bucharest GP, will be held in July

Bucharest GPIn 2011 the 550 bhp Auto GP cars will thunder through the streets of Bucharest, spreading the scream of their V8 engines among the Romanian city buildings. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 21

Ricci to debut in Navarra with RP Motorsport

He will race besides the young Stefano Bizzarri

Even with just two rounds to go, the Auto GP competitiveness keeps growing: in Navarra another new driver will debut in the championship, Giacomo Ricci. Read the rest of this entry »

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