Tag Archive: GP3

Nov 23

Niederhauser signs off in style at GP3 season-finale

Arden Motorsport’s Patric Niederhauser victorious at Yas Marina
GP3 - Patric Niederhauser (Arden International) Swiss star Patric Niederhauser made the perfect getaway to snatch the lead from Nick Yelloly (Status Grand Prix) at the start of final race of the 2014 GP3 Series. The Arden Motorsport retained the lead despite a safety car early on to record his third win of the year. Newly crowned GP3 Champion Alex Lynn crossed the line in third as his team Carlin clinched the Teams’ Champions trophy after leading the standings from the opening round.

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Nov 23

Vergne set for Toro Rosso exit – reports

Jean-Eric Vergne appears to have missed out on a Toro Rosso seat for 2015.

2014-06-07_1014 Prior to Sebastian Vettel’s shock Red Bull exit, Frenchman Vergne had already been left out of junior team Toro Rosso’s plans for 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 22

Stoneman soars to Yas Marina victory

Koiranen GP’s Dean Stoneman records fifth GP3 win of the season
GP3 - Dean Stoneman (Koiranen GP) Brit Dean Stoneman continued his excellent run of form with a superb win in race one at the Yas Marina Circuit. The Koiranen GP ace got the better of pole-man Marvin Kirchhöfer (ART Grand Prix) and held on to secure victory despite pressure from the German. Dino Zamparelli joined the pair on the rostrum in third.

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Nov 21

Mitchell Gilbert testing with two teams in Abu Dhabi to decide his future

“I feel I can have a really good season with the experience of last year and a new team behind me.”

Mitchell Gilbert logo ADD Motorsports driver Mitchell Gilbert’s will be testing for two teams next week as he looks to make a decision about his GP3 Series future. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 21

Kirchhöfer flies to pole as Lynn becomes GP3 Champion

ART Grand Prix’s Marvin Kirchhöfer fastest, Alex Lynn takes title
GP3 - Marvin Kirchhöfer (ART Grand Prix) Success! A memorable qualifying session saw Marvin Kirchhofer blaze to pole, whilst Carlin and Red Bull Junior Team rookie Alex Lynn became the fifth driver to take the elusive GP3 crown.

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Nov 21

Lynn takes first blood at Yas Marina

Carlin’s Alex Lynn fastest in GP3 Free Practice in Abu Dhabi
GP3 - Alex Lynn (Carlin) Red Bull Junior Team’s Alex Lynn has started with maximum attack this weekend. The young Brit could seal the coveted GP3 crown in qualifying later today and he opened the final round of the 2014 season in the best possible style topping the first session. Status Grand Prix’s Nick Yelloly and ART Grand Prix’s Marvin Kirchhöfer completed the top three.

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Nov 20

GP3 Series round 9 preview

GP3 Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi, UAE preview

GP2 - Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi The glorious setting of the Yas Marina Circuit hosts the mouth-watering GP3 finale of the 2014 season.

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Nov 11

Arden International – Junior Team announcement

Arden launch Junior Team

Arden Motorsport logo Top British single-seater team Arden International will field a multiple car entry in next season’s inaugural MSA Formula championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 18

Fernandes sells Caterham GP2 team

Fernandes has completed his exit from top open-wheeler racing by selling his Caterham-branded GP2 team.

EQ8 Caterham Racing logo The Malaysian entrepreneur sold his Leafield-based F1 team to a mysterious group of Swiss-Middle Eastern investors, led by Colin Kolles, earlier this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Niederhauser victorious in Sochi

Arden Motorsport’s Niederhauser wins last lap GP3 thriller in Russia
GP3 - Patric Niederhauser (Arden International) What a race and what a last lap! Swiss star Patric Niederhauser was triumphant in Race 2 at the Sochi Autodrom at Round 8 of the 2014 GP3 Series, holding off Koiranen GP’s Dean Stoneman and ART Grand Prix’s Marvin Kirchhöfer in a stunning three-way fight. Series leader Alex Lynn was fifth with the battle for the GP3 title going to the final round in Abu Dhabi.

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Oct 11

Stoneman wins first ever GP3 race at Sochi

Koiranen GP’s Dean Stoneman claims fourth victory of the season
GP3 - Dean Stoneman (Koiranen GP) The smile could not have been any bigger for Dean Stoneman – 31 points in the bag after converting a dominant Race 1 win from pole position at the inaugural GP3 race in Russia at the Sochi Autodrom. Stoneman jumps up to third place in the Drivers’ Standings after his impressive points haul. ART Grand Prix’s Marvin Kirchhöfer and Alex Fontana completed the rostrum.

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Oct 11

Stoneman sears to first GP3 pole in Sochi

Koiranen GP’s Dean Stoneman dominates qualifying in Russia
GP3 - Dean Stoneman (Koiranen GP) British star Dean Stoneman carved up the opposition in today’s qualifying for Round 8 of the 2014 GP3 Series season. The Koiranen GP ace produced a lap almost half a second quicker than his nearest rival to clock his debut pole position. ART Grand Prix’s Alex Fontana and Marvin Kirchhöfer were second and third whilst Series leader Alex Lynn will start in eighth.

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Oct 09

GP3 Series round 8 preview

GP3 Series Sochi, Russia preview

GP3 Series A big weekend is upon us. First up a brand new venue for the GP3 drivers to contest – the Series along with the F1 and GP2 fraternity make their maiden voyage to Russia. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 09

Vergne arranges helmet stickers to honour Bianchi

F1 drivers will wear helmet stickers to show their support for injured colleague Jules Bianchi this weekend in Russia.

2014-03-20 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Australia - Jean-Eric Vergne (2) Morgan Caron, an official for the French motor sport federation FFSA, said the initiative to show the F1 drivers’ support was championed by Bianchi’s fellow Frenchman Jean-Eric Vergne. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 08

Marussia GP3 withdrawal not linked to Bianchi

Marussia says the withdrawal of its GP3 team ahead of this weekend’s round in Russia is not connected to Jules Bianchi’s fight for life.

Marussia Manor Racing At the time of writing, it is still not clear how the similarly Manor-run, Marussia-branded F1 team will tackle this weekend’s Sochi round, after Frenchman Bianchi’s life-threatening Suzuka crash mere days ago. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 08

GP3 team withdraws from Round 8 of the Series in Sochi

Regrettably, the team has been forced to withdraw from the event for commercial reasons.

Marussia Manor Racing Marussia Manor Racing GP3, which competes in the GP3 Series and is part of the Marussia F1 Team Young Driver Programme, will not participate in this weekend’s round of the championship in Sochi, Russia. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 07

Not just Sainz in running for Kvyat seat

Carlos Sainz jr is not the only candidate to replace the Red Bull-bound Daniil Kvyat at Toro Rosso next year.

2014-06-05_0142 Christian Horner and Dr Helmut Marko have already admitted the talented Spaniard, the current cream of Red Bull’s famed young driver programme, is the frontrunner for the newly-vacant seat in the wake of Sebastian Vettel’s shock news.
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Oct 01

Seb Morris to make GP3 Series test debut with Status in Abu Dhabi

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Seb MorrisAspiring FIA Formula One World Championship racer Seb Morris will take the next step on his fast moving career path next month after today, Wednesday, 1st October, confirming he will make his GP3 Series test debut with leading squad Status Grand Prix.

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Sep 30

Luis Sa Silva to line-up with Zele Racing at Estoril

There will be a new face on the Auto GP grid for the final round of the 2014 season at Estoril.

Lining-up at the Portuguese circuit will be Angolan Luis Sa Silva, who will be behind the wheel of a Zele Racing car. Born on the 23rd of Agust, 1990, Sa Silva has been a part of the GP3 Series field in the last few season and will be at his first time behind the wheel of a 550-horsepower open wheel car like the Auto GP one. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 19

‘No help from Red Bull’ as Vergne faces future

Jean-Eric Vergne has been left alone to keep his motor racing career on track.

2014-06-07_0099 After three seasons with the secondary team Toro Rosso, the Frenchman was overlooked by Red Bull last year when his teammate Daniel Ricciardo got the call to replace retiring Mark Webber. Read the rest of this entry »

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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Sep 15

Red Bull’s da Costa admits F1 ‘dream’ over

Antonio Felix da Costa has admitted his F1 “dream” is probably over.

Antonio Félix da Costa Last year, the young Portuguese was the cream of Red Bull’s driver development programme and apparently destined for a Toro Rosso debut in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 07

Stoneman denies Lynn for superb GP3 win in Monza

Marussia Manor Racing’s Dean Stoneman victorious in thrilling race in Italy
GP3 - Dean Stoneman (Marussia Manor Racing) Determination, maturity and a lot of grit is what Marussia Manor Racing’s Dean Stoneman showed on track today in Monza. From fourth on the grid, the Brit made a brilliant start to snatch the lead and came out on top of an epic duel with Series leader Alex Lynn. ART Grand Prix’s Marvin Kirchhöfer joined the pair on the rostrum in third.

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Sep 06

Eriksson scorches to GP3 Race 1 win in Monza

Koiranen GP’s Jimmy Eriksson holds off Dino Zamparelli for victory
GP3 - Jimmy Eriksson (Koiranen GP) After two disappointing weekends Swedish star Jimmy Eriksson bounced back and showed his very best after converting pole into a brilliant win in the opening race of Round 7 of the 2014 GP3 Series at Monza.

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Sep 06

Eriksson flies to Monza pole

Koiranen GP’s Jimmy Eriksson fastest in GP3 qualifying in Italy
GP3 - Jimmy Eriksson (Koiranen GP) An exciting qualifying session in Monza for Round 7 of the 2014 GP3 Series saw Koiranen GP’s Jimmy Eriksson secure his second pole position of the season. The Swede was three tenths faster than ART Grand Prix’s Dino Zamparelli with Nick Yelloly for Status Grand Prix in third.

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Sep 05

Kevin Ceccon sets the GP3 pace in Monza

Jenzer Motorsport driver fastest on home soil in Italy

GP3 - Kevin Ceccon (Jenzer Motorsport)Kevin Ceccon clocked the quickest laptime in Free Practice in Monza with a laptime of 1:38.656. Marussia Manor Racing’s Patrick Kujala ended the session just 0.044s shy of the Italian with Ceccon’s teammate Mathéo Tuscher third fastest.

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Sep 04

2014 GP3 Series Round 7 Preview – Monza, Italy

The final European race of the season is upon as GP3 sets up camp at the Autodromo di Monza in Italy.

GP3 - Monza The atmosphere is always electric with the extremely passionate Tifosi with superb racing with long, fast straights providing plenty of overtaking opportunities.

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Sep 02

Maurizio Salvadori reviews the season so far

Trident Racing

Trident Racing

During the English Grand Prix, disputed in Silverstone at the beginning of the summer, the legendary Jackie Stewart held the stage with a group of journalists.

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Aug 24

Lynn holds off Stanaway in Spa Race 2 (updated)

Carlin’s Alex Lynn claims GP3 victory in Belgium

GP3 - Lynn, Stanaway, Fontana Series leader and Red Bull Junior Team driver Alex Lynn faced one of his biggest challenges of the season today, resisting the determined efforts of Status Grand Prix’s Richie Stanaway until the chequered flag in an epic battle. The Brit was victorious, extending his advantage in the Series, with his nearest title rival Stanaway second. ART Grand Prix’s Alex Fontana was third. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Stoneman storms to superb win in thrilling GP3 Spa race

Marussia Manor Racing’s Dean Stoneman victorious in action-packed Race 1

GP3 - Dean Stoneman (Marussia Manor Racing) A stunning drive from Dean Stoneman saw him secure his second win of the 2014 GP3 Series season after qualifying from P11 on the grid. A race of strategy saw drivers switching from wet to slicks before the lights went out, but it was Brit’ Stoneman who handled the pressure to drive a mature race to be triumphant in Belgium. ART Grand Prix’s Dino Zamparelli and Status Grand Prix’s Nick Yelloly completed the podium. Read the rest of this entry »

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