Tag Archive: Jan Charouz

Jun 20

24 Hours of Le Mans: Second day report

Teams & Drivers report from La Sarthe

24 Heures du MansMore inclement weather conditions met the teams and drivers in the opening qualifying practice session, which prevented anyone from improving lap times compared to yesterday’s dry session.

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Nov 24

Jan Charouz to make F1 debut with HRT in FP1 at the Brazilian Grand Prix

Charouz got his first taste of the F111 last week at the Young Driver Test in Abu Dhabi

2011-10-29 -  HRT F1 Team - India - Daniel Ricciardo 03 Jan Charouz  portraitCzech 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.

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Nov 17

Formula One teams Abu Dhabi Young Driver Test, Day 3

Abu Dhabi Young Driver Test, Day 3

Yas Marina logoToday’s testing report from Formula One teams & drivers at Yas Marina Circuit.

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Nov 16

Formula One teams Abu Dhabi Young Driver Test, Day 2

Abu Dhabi Young Driver Test, Day 2

Yas Marina logoToday’s testing report from Formula One teams & drivers at Yas Marina Circuit.

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Nov 15

Jan Charouz completes HRT F1 Team’s lineup in the Abu Dhabi tests

“It will be a great opportunity and I thank HRT for giving me the chance to test with them tomorrow”

Jan Charouz  portrait 11 - HRT F1 TeamCzech 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.

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Nov 13

James Calado wins on first GP2 Series weekend

GP3 graduate makes strong first impression after winning 2011 GP2 Final Sprint Race

GP2 - Marcus Ericsson (iSport International), James Calado (Lotus ART), Tom Dillmann (iSport International)GP2 - James Calado (Lotus ART)James Calado proved Lotus ART was right to sign him for the 2012 season: on his GP2 Series debut at Yas Marina Circuit, the Brit scored his first win at the 2011 GP2 Final sprint race in Abu Dhabi. Calado kept the lead at the start from reverse pole and never surrendered despite huge pressure first from GP3 graduate Antonio Felix Da Costa and then from the experienced Marcus Ericsson.

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Nov 12

Leimer sails to 2011 GP2 Final win

Racing Engineering driver dominates feature race at Yas Marina Circuit

GP2 - Luiz Razia (Caterham Team AirAsia), Fabio Leimer (Racing Engineering), Jolyon Palmer (Barwa Addax Team)GP2 - Fabio Leimer (Racing Engineering)Fabio Leimer claimed his maiden GP2 Feature Race win today at Yas Marina Circuit. The Swiss racer took a lights-to-flag victory with a dominant drive, and in spite of his closest rival Luiz Razia’s best efforts to try and reduce the gap, Leimer remained in perfect control of his Racing Engineering machine all race long and was never in danger. Jolyon Palmer in third pocketed his first GP2 podium finish.

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Nov 11

Fabio Leimer takes Abu Dhabi pole

 

Racing Engineering driver quickest in 2011 GP2 Final 

GP2 - Racing Engineering - Fabio LeimerGP2 - Dani Clos (Rapax), Fabio Leimer (Racing Engineering), Josef Kral (Arden International)Fabio Leimer fought long and hard today to grab pole position in the final stages of an ultimately extremely close qualifying session. Already fast in this morning’s free practice session, the Swiss from Racing Engineering set his best laptime of 1:49.363 with five minutes left on the clock after recovering from a spin at Turn 19 earlier in the session.

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Nov 11

Esteban Gutierrez on top in 2011 GP2 Final practice

Mexican ace dominates at Yas Marina Circuit

GP2 SeriesGP2 - Lotus ART - Esteban GutierrezIt 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.

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Nov 07

LRGP confirms names for Abu Dhabi young driver test

Robert Wickens, Kevin Korjus and Jan Charouz

2011-06-09_0339Lotus 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.

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Oct 28

Robert Wickens Q&A

Canadian Champion looking ahead to Abu Dhabi and Formula One Test

2011-06-07WSR - Robert WickensCanada’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.

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Jan 31

Senna next in line for Renault race drive

Bruno Senna insists he is first in line to take the wheel if Renault’s regular race drivers run aground in 2011.

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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. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 28

Michael Herck ends on top (+ results, + photos, updated)

DPR driver sets fastest laptime of post season test in Abu Dhabi

GP2 Series2010-11-13 - Renault F1 Team - Abu Dhabi Yas MarinaThe 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 27

Fabio Leimer stays top in Abu Dhabi (+ results, + photos)

Rapax driver goes quickest again on day 4 of post season testing at Yas Marina Circuit

GP2 Series2010-11-13 - Renault F1 Team - Abu Dhabi Yas MarinaIt 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 24

Fabio Leimer leads Day 2 (+ results, + photos)

Rapax driver quickest at Yas Marina Circuit in post season tests

GP2 Series2010-11-13 - Renault F1 Team - Abu Dhabi Yas Marina

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. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 23

James Jakes sets the pace in Abu Dhabi (+ results)

Scuderia Coloni driver quickest on Day 1 of GP2 Series post-season test at Yas Marina Circuit

GP2 Series2010-11-13 - Renault F1 Team - Abu Dhabi Yas MarinaLess 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. 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 »

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