Tag Archive: GP2 Series, GP3 Series
Briton quickest on Day 3 in opening session
Jordan King set the fastest laptime in today’s morning session on the last day of post-season testing at Yas Marina Circuit. With a laptime of 1:49.880, the MP Motorsport driver lapped 0.523s quicker than Racing Engineering’s Louis Delétraz. Johnny Cecotto (Rapax) completed the top three.
Trident driver quickest in opening post-season test day
Raffaele Marciello set the best laptime in today’s post-season test session at the Yas Marina Circuit. The Italian lapped the track in a 1:49.937 at the wheel of a Trident car during the afternoon session ahead of Nobuharu Matsushita (ART Grand Prix) and Oliver Rowland (DAMS).
Newly crowned GP2 Champion Pierre Gasly tells us about his season
GP2 Series: Pierre Gasly, 2016 GP2 champion – how does that sound? Pierre Gasly: It’s amazing! I have no words to describe how I feel now: it’s been such a long season, a really hard fight with many drivers, and we kept fighting to the end, and to get it at the last round is just unbelievable!
Frenchman uses alternate strategy for final pole
Pierre Gasly strategised his way to possibly his most important pole position, holding his nerve and staying put in the pitlane while every other driver stormed onto the Abu Dhabi circuit when the track ran green before finally emerging as his rivals were returning, giving himself a clear track to drag home a dominant fifth pole position of the season ahead of Sergey Sirotkin and Artem Markelov, with his title rival and teammate Antonio Giovinazzi having to make do with 6th position.
Frenchman leads the way in Hockenheim
Pierre Gasly has carried over his recent form by topping the timesheets in this morning’s Free Practice session at the Hockenheimring, setting the pace in a tight session which saw the top five drivers split by just two tenths ahead of Artem Markelov and Alex Lynn.
The last round of the 2016 GP2 Series was a mixed weekend for the Racing Engineering team
Saturday’s Sprint Race saw Norman Nato and Jordan King finish 7th and 8th but, with Norman qualifying 5th, the young Frenchman was hoping to finish on the podium but sadly an electrical problem that afflicted him during the race which caused an engine misfire and prevented his DRS from working meant that he lost positions rather than gain any.
The Prema team will continue in their July tour-de-force this weekend at Zandvoort
After entering two GP2 Series races in two weeks at Red Bull Ring (July 3rd) and Silverstone (July 10th), the squad led by Angelo Rosin will line-up for the FIA F.3 European Championship round at the Dutch seaside venue, located near the North Sea shores in an outstanding frame.
Presentation of the fourth round of the season
The Baku City Circuit delivered more than expected: the new venue saw rookie Antonio Giovinazzi not only grab pole position, but also triumph in both eventful races and pocket his first GP2 points in the process. With this remarkable achievement, the Italian ace currently lies in third in the drivers’ standings.
Trident goes back on-track in Austria
After a really short break that followed the previous round of the series at Baku, the GP2 Series is about to return on-track for the fourth round of the season. The championship will line-up at the historical, yet highly renovated “Red Bull Ring” circuit in Zeltweg, Austria. Trident drivers Philo Armand and Luca Ghiotto are eager to turn their engines back on and make their way to the start of the weekend.
Giovinazzi and Malja receive time penalties
Following today’s feature race at Monte Carlo, it was found that PREMA Racing’s Antonio Giovinazzi had left the track at Turn 10 and gained an advantage during the event. Therefore, the Italian was handed a 5 second time penalty which has been added to his elapsed race time.