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Charouz got his first taste of the F111 last week at the Young Driver Test in Abu Dhabi
Czech driver Jan Charouz will be behind the wheel of the #23 F111 and partner Daniel Ricciardo for the first free practice session at the Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace. Charouz got his first taste of the F111 last week at the Young Driver Test in Abu Dhabi where he completed 56 laps, summing up a total of 311 kilometres and qualifying him for a Superlicence, which enables him to drive this week.
“It will be a great opportunity and I thank HRT for giving me the chance to test with them tomorrow”
Czech driver Jan Charouz will participate in the young driver test which is taking place from today Tuesday until Thursday the 17th of November at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. Charouz will be behind the wheel of the F111 tomorrow and will step aside, that same day, for Nathanael Berthon once the Czech driver will complete the programme established for him by the team.
Mexican ace dominates at Yas Marina Circuit
It was the perfect start to the 2011 GP2 Final in Abu Dhabi for Lotus ART’s Esteban Gutierrez. In the forty five minute long practice session, the Mexican crushed the rest of the field after he clocked in a best laptime of 1:50.458 in the first third of the session with his closest rivals unable to match his pace.
Robert Wickens, Kevin Korjus and Jan Charouz
Lotus Renault has today announced its three drivers for the Abu Dhabi young driver test, which takes place later this month. The rookie days will take place from Tuesday 15th – Thursday 17th November at the Yas Marina Circuit, which will also be scene of the Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix a few days before.
Canadian Champion looking ahead to Abu Dhabi and Formula One Test
Canada’s Robert Wickens hasn’t had much time to reflect on his title-winning campaign, where he raced his Marussia Motors-backed entry to the Formula Renault 3.5 Series title, but prior to heading out to the Indian Grand Prix this weekend with Marussia Virgin Racing, the 22-year-old Formula One reserve driver reflected on his first European open-wheel racing title, the competition he faced and his upcoming Formula One test in Abu Dhabi in November.
Bruno Senna insists he is first in line to take the wheel if Renault’s regular race drivers run aground in 2011.
In the Valencia pitlane on Monday morning, the Lotus-sponsored team unveiled the R31 and also a plethora of drivers, including ‘third’ drivers Senna and Romain Grosjean and reserves Fairuz Fauzy, Ho-Pin Tung and Jan Charouz.
DPR driver sets fastest laptime of post season test in Abu Dhabi
The Yas Marina Circuit hosted the fourth and last post season test day today marking the end of the 2010 campaign, but also the last run of the GP2/08 car after three thrilling seasons that crowned Italian Giorgio Pantano, German Nico Hülkenberg and Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado. In three years, teams and drivers have covered 63.500 kilometres on Bridgestone tyres.
Rapax driver goes quickest again on day 4 of post season testing at Yas Marina Circuit
It was a trouble-free test session today at Yas Marina Circuit for the third day of post season testing which saw eight drivers join ths paddock – Alexander Sims at ART Grand Prix, Brendon Hartley at Racing Engineering, Rio Haryanto at iSport International, Romain Grosjean at Dams, Davide Rigon at Rapax, Alexander Rossi at Arden International, Karun Chandhok at Ocean Racing Technology and Adrian Quaife-Hobbs at Scuderia Coloni.
Rapax driver quickest at Yas Marina Circuit in post season tests
The second day of GP2 Series post-season testing at Yas Marina Circuit saw a few changes in the drivers’ entry list with some racers switching teams and new ones joining, namely Pal Varhaug at Dams, Daniel Macinelli at Rapax, Dani Clos at Ocean Racing and Luca Filippi at Coloni.
Scuderia Coloni driver quickest on Day 1 of GP2 Series post-season test at Yas Marina Circuit
Less than two weeks after the conclusion of the 2010 season, the GP2 Series paddock flew back to Abu Dhabi to conduct four days of post-season testing. A mix of old and new faces were behind the wheels of the twenty four cars today, with six drivers coming from GP3 Series, namely Champion Esteban Gutierrez at ART Grand Prix, Vice Champion Robert Wickens at iSport, Roberto Merhi and Simon Trummer at Arden, James Jakes at Scuderia Coloni and Stefano Coletti at Trident.
Sam Bird: “Who wins Auto GP can win anywhere else”
Romain 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.