Tag Archive: GP3 Series

Apr 20

Boccolacci tops day two of Barcelona test

Frenchman heads both sessions of final day  

GP3 - Dorian Boccolacci, Trident, Circuit de Catalunya-Barcelona (Test) (2)Dorian Boccolacci has claimed the day two bragging rights by heading both sessions of today’s GP3 Series test session at the Circuit de Catalunya-Barcelona, using the gloriously sunny but mild conditions to his advantage by claiming both top spots: this morning in a qualifying-style session with a time of 1:32.896, just 0.012s ahead of Nirei Fukuzumi and Jack Aitken, and this afternoon in a long run session with a lap of 1:34.022, well ahead of Alessio Lorandi and Tatiana Calderón. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 19

Fukuzumi leads first day in Barcelona

Japanese driver tops the afternoon session for day 1 honours

GP3 - Nirei Fukuzumi, ART Grand Prix, Circuit de Catalunya-Barcelona (Test)Nirei Fukuzumi has grabbed the top of the timesheets for the first day of the second GP3 Series pre-season test of 2017, leading the way this afternoon in a warm and dry session at the Circuit de Catalunya-Barcelona with an early laptime of 1:33.685, four tenths faster than ART teammate Anthoine Hubert and Arjun Maini, who claimed the honours in the morning’s wet/dry session. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 13

Prema Racing Bahrain preview

Prema Racing R01 Race preview

Prema Racing Bahrain preview 1The Prema team is ready for an exciting weekend between Al Sakhir and Silverstone. The Italian squad will line-up for the opening rounds of two of the most challenging series in the world this weekend, the FIA Formula 2 Championship and the FIA Formula 3 European Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 11

Pirelli supplies a new era of Formula 2

Pirelli continues to supply tyres for the series formerly known as GP2

Pirelli supplies a new era of Formula 2A new season of Formula 1’s main feeder series begins in Bahrain this weekend under a new name of the FIA Formula 2 Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 23

Jack Aitken ends day 2 on top

British ace fastest in wet/dry, Russell fastest overall

GP3 - Jack Aitken, ART Grand PrixJack Aitken has grabbed the day 2 bragging rights by topping this afternoon’s session in mixed conditions on the final day of the first GP3 Series test session of 2017 at the Circuito de Estoril, easily surpassing George Russell’s best time in wet conditions this morning with a laptime of 1:28.125, but Russell claimed the overall honours with the best time of the test at 1:27.606, set yesterday afternoon. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 21

GP3 season opens with Estoril test

Portugal circuit hosts first action of 2017

GP3 - Circuito de EstorilThe 2017 GP3 Series season opens this week with the first pre-season test, to be held at the Circuito de Estoril on 22-23 March. The teams and drivers will use the 2 day test to start preparations for the opening race of the season, at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on 12-14 May.

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Mar 21

Campos Racing adds Hyman and Siebert to its driver line for GP3 collective testing taking place in Portugal on 22-23 March

Siebert and Hyman join Falchero for GP3 testing at Estoril

585A7006Campos Racing will take part in GP3 Series’ collective testing scheduled at Autodromo do Estoril with their three Dallara GP3/16 cars. Julien Falchero, who was previously announced by Campos Racing for a full-season campaign in the GP3 Series, will be joined by Argentina’s Marcos Siebert and South Africa´s Raoul Hyman on Portuguese soil. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 17

Trident, Alesi back together for 2017 GP3 Series

The Trident line-up for the upcoming GP3 season is inching closer to its completion

Trident, Alesi back together for 2017 GP3 SeriesThe Italian squad is delighted to announce the return of Giuliano Alesi for his second season in the series under the Trident banner. The promising young racer, son of former F1 driver Jean Alesi, will run alongside the recently announced Kevin Jörg. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 15

Norman Nato grabs day 3 honours

Frenchman on top in morning, Luca Ghiotto in the afternoon session

F2 - Norman Nato (Pertamina Arden)Norman Nato set the fastest time of the 3 day FIA Formula 2 Championship test when he topped this morning’s penultimate session in Barcelona, setting a qualifying style lap of 1:27.834 to take home the first pre-season bragging rights ahead of Oliver Rowland (0.054) and Alexander Albon (0.105). In the final session of the test, Luca Ghiotto stopped the clocks at 1:29.565 to top the afternoon ahead of Johnny Cecotto (0.262) and Nyck De Vries (0.426). Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 14

Albon fastest on day two in Barcelona

Thai fastest, but De Vries tops afternoon session

F2 - Alexander Albon, ART Grand PrixAlexander Albon stepped up a spot overnight to take the day two honours with the fastest time in this morning’s FIA Formula 2 Championship test session in Barcelona, grabbing the top spot from Johnny Cecotto and Artem Markelov by 0.175s, while Nyck De Vries stole the top spot this afternoon in a session largely dedicated to race simulations, ahead of PREMA pairing Antonio Fuoco and Charles Leclerc.

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Mar 13

Nobuharu Matsushita tops first day in Barcelona

Japanese heads afternoon session on first day of test

Johnny Cecotto (Rapax)Nobuharu Matsushita claimed the first day honours after topping this afternoon’s FIA Formula 2 Championship pre-season test in Barcelona, stopping the clock halfway through the session with   a time of 1:29.061 to lead ART Grand Prix teammate Alexander Albon and Norman Nato, who both finished on the same time, by just under a tenth and top this morning’s best time set by Johnny Cecotto by almost two tenths. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 09

GP2 Series renamed FIA Formula 2 Championship

The joint announcement was made today at the World Motor Sport Council held in Geneva, Switzerland

150x80-flagworld-F2 Following an agreement between Formula One Group and the FIA, the GP2 Series officially becomes the FIA Formula 2 Championship from the 2017 season onwards. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 28

Tatiana Calderón becomes Development Driver

The Sauber F1 Team is pleased to announce Tatiana Calderón as a Development Driver for 2017

2017-02-28 - Sauber F1 Team Tatiana Calderón becomes Development Driver The 23-year-old started her racing career in karting back in her home country Colombia when she was nine years old. In 2012 Calderón moved to Europe competing in several single seater racing series.

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Feb 28

DAMS sign Ferrucci, Calderon and Baptista for assault on 2017 GP3 Series

Two of the three drivers in Formula 1 development roles

DAMS have selected a strong line-up for the 2017 GP3 Series, with Santino Ferrucci, Tatiana Calderon and rookie Bruno Baptista chosen to build on the French team’s impressive debut season and challenge for regular race wins. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 23

ART Grand Prix GP3 Series line up 2017

ART Grand Prix is pleased to announce the addition of Anthoine Hubert in its 2017 GP3 Series line-up

After competing in karting at a national and international level, the 20-year-old Frenchman began his career in motorsport with a title in French Formula 4 in 2013.

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Feb 13

ART Grand Prix GP2 & GP3 series line up

ART Grand Prix is pleased to announce the signing of Nobuharu Matsushita and Nirei Fukuzumi to its 2017 campaign

Both drivers are no stranger to the French based squad with it being their third and second successive season respectively with them, the former in GP2, the latter in GP3. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 08

GP3: Arden announces 2017 driver line-up

Niko Kari, Leonardo Pulcini and Steijn Schothorst join Arden

Arden announces 2017 driver line-up

Arden International is pleased to announce the teams completed driver line up in the 2017 GP3 Series championship.

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Jan 27

GP3 Series 2017 season calendar unveiled

Eight events including seven alongside Formula OneTM

GP3 Series 2017 season calendar unveiledGP3 Series organisers are pleased to announce the 2017 calendar. This season, the Series will be contested over a total of eight rounds, with seven support events to the Formula One World Championship. Seven rounds will be held on European soil, including Jerez de la Frontera which will host the only standalone race weekend. The campaign will conclude at Yas Marina.
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Jan 19

ART Grand Prix 2017 GP3 Series line-up

The ART Grand Prix team is pleased to announce the signing of George Russel to their 2017 GP3 driver line up.

GP3 - George Russell (ART GP) AM session The 18 year old has an impressive racing resume which includes championship victories in karting before making his single seater debut in 2014, where he won the BRDC Formula 4 Championship. This victory paved the way for his first GP3 test in December of the same year. George also won the prestigious McLaren Autosport BRDC Award and a Formula One test with the Woking based squad.

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Jan 19

George Russell joins Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Junior Driver Programme

Rising British star becomes the latest talent selected by the Silver Arrows for racing support

 George Russell2016 proved a breakthrough year for the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Junior Programme. Pascal Wehrlein shone in his first Formula One season with Manor Racing, posting a string of impressive qualifying performances to reach Q2 five times – in addition to clinching only the second ever points scoring finish for the team at the Austrian Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

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