Tag Archive: Laurens Vanthoor

Nov 12

Blancpain Sprint Series an immediate success

The first edition of the Blancpain Sprint Series proved to be successful with drivers, teams and fans

Blanc Pain Series start Both the Drivers and Teams titles were only decided at the last round in the Baku World Challenge : the best possible proof that the inaugural season of the Blancpain Sprint Series was a close-fought battle. Time to take a look at some of the key numbers of 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 02

Baku World Challenge provides exciting finale to the 2014 Blancpain Sprint Series

Cesar Ramos and Laurens Vanthoor score their first Main Race win of the season

With four Qualifying Race wins, but none in a Main Race, Laurens Vanthoor and Cesar Ramos had a point to prove at the Baku World Challenge. Ramos managed to get off the line swiftly, beating Jonny Adam in the sprint to the first chicane and holding on to the lead during the whole first part of the season finale.

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Nov 02

Blancpain Sprint Series Baku World Challenge qualifying race

Maxi Götz crowned 2014 Blancpain Sprint Series champion

After an eventful Qualifying Race for the final event of the 2014 Blancpain Sprint Series Maximilian Götz (#84 HTP Motorsport Mercedes) was Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 01

Blancpain Sprint Series Baku World Challenge qualifying practice report

Stephane Ortelli on top after exciting Baku World Challenge qualifying session in Round 7

Reigning FIA GT Series champion Stephane Ortelli took pole position for the final round of the 2014 Blancpain Sprint Series, beating his former teammate and co-champion Laurens Vanthoor by less than one tenth of a second. Jeroen Bleekemolen managed to claim third in his Grasser Lamborghini, while Stefano Colombo took pole position in the Silver Cup. Marc Basseng was quickest of the drivers in the Pro-Am Trophy, before severely damaging his #5 Phoenix Racing Audi at the end of Q1. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 19

Götz and Buhk surprise the favourites in Zolder

Villorba Corse increases the pace in the Blancpain Sprint Series

The Belgian Track of Zolder saw HTP Motorsport-drivers Maximilian Götz and Maximilian Buhk take their third Main Race win of the 2014 Blancpain Sprint Series when they beat their main rivals in the championship, Grasser Racing Team-drivers Jeroen Bleekemolen and Hari Proczyk.

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Oct 18

Laurens Vanthoor and Cesar Ramos dominate Zolder qualifying race

The Audi duo had dominated the race after a hectic few opening laps.

With a margin of almost 16 seconds, Laurens Vanthoor and Cesar Ramos crossed the line in first place after the Qualifying Race of the Zolder round of the Blancpain Sprint Series.

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Sep 21

Laurens Vanthoor takes Pro Cup title in 2014 Blancpain Endurance Series

Blancpain Endurance Series – Round 5 – Main Race 

By winning the iRacing.com Nürburgring 1000, the final round of the 2014 Blancpain Endurance Series, Laurens Vanthoor became the new Pro Cup champion of the Blancpain Endurance Series.

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Aug 23

Laurens Vanthoor and Cesar Ramos win dramatic qualifying race

The drama at the Slovakiaring started shortly after the lights went green.

The #1 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi of Laurens Vanthoor and Cesar Ramos will start from pole position in tomorrow’s Main Race of the Blancpain Sprint Series event at the Slovakiaring. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 25

Laurens Vanthoor puts #1 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi on pole

Nico Verdonck on 3rd row for the start of the 24 Hours of Spa!

With an inspired lap Laurens Vanthoor put his #1 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT on pole for the 66th running of the Total 24 Hours of Spa.

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Jul 19

Superstarsworld hits the track in Algarve

GTSprint kicks-off with practice 1, Mercedes SLS joins the pack

Mercedes SLS 49 of Fontes-Barbosa The fifth round of the 2013 SUPERSTARSWORLD got underway today at the Algarve circuit in Portimão as the series’ Teams and Drivers are looking forward to tomorrow’s qualifying. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 09

Superstars International Series: New balance of performance decided for Portimao

Decision features air restrictor for Audi, less ground clearance for Mercedes, weight adjustments

Superstars International SeriesThe fourth round of the 2013 Superstarsworld is set to be live soon and will feature a new Balance of Performance decided by the series’ Permanent Bureau after Zolder, where Audi cruised to double 1-2 wins with Gianni Morbidelli and Laurens Vanthoor. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 19

Superstarsworld set to line-up in Belgium: Laurens Vanthoor shares Zolder secrets

WRT Belgian team racer explains one lap at his home venue

Superstars - Johan KristofferssonThe Zolder racetrack, a circuit that made the history of motorsports with four runnings of the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Belgium in the eighties, will be welcoming the Superstarsworld for the first time this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 17

Laurens Vanthoor (Audi), Peter Kox (Lamborghini) set for top GTSprint International Series challenge at Zolder

International stars set to fight for wins at historical Belgian venue

laurens-vanthoorjpgThe Teams and Drivers of the Superstarsworld are ready to go back on-track in Zolder this weekend and two brand-new drivers are set to join the GTSprint International Series ranks. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 23

Marco Wittmann claims runner-up spot

Roberto Merhi (Prema Powerteam) completed the best season of his motorsport career to date with a victory.

F3 Formula 3 EuroseriesHockenheimring Baden-WürttembergIn the Formula 3 Euro Series finale at the 4.574 kilometres long Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg, the already-crowned champion from Spain won from the best rookie Nigel Melker (Mücke Motorsport) and Daniel Juncadella (Mücke Motorsport).

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Oct 22

Maiden season victory for Felix Rosenqvist

“I am happy to have won my first race in the Formula 3 Euro Series” – Rosenqvist

Hockenheimring Baden-WürttembergF3 Formula 3 EuroseriesMasters winner Felix Rosenqvist (Mücke Motorsport) had to wait a long time before he could finally celebrate a victory in the Formula 3 Euro Series as well. In the 26th season round at the 4.574 kilometres long Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg, he took the chequered flag in first place. Champion Roberto Merhi (Prema Powerteam) came home second ahead of Daniel Abt (Signature).

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Oct 22

Roberto Merhi continues winning – teams’ title for Prema

“My start was one of the best of the year” – Merhi

F3 Formula 3 EuroseriesHockenheimring Baden-WürttembergRoberto Merhi (Prema Powerteam) won the 25th season round of the Formula 3 Euro Series at the 4.574 kilometres long Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg, just ahead of Felix Rosenqvist (Mücke Motorsport), celebrating his tenth victory of the season. Moreover, he helped his Prema Powerteam win this year’s teams’ title.

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Aug 06

Roberto Merhi claims second victory of the day

Roberto Merhi started from eighth place on the grid, but already was second after the opening lap.

F3 Formula 3 EuroseriesNurburgring logoHaving already won the 16th season round of the Formula 3 Euro Series in the morning, Roberto Merhi (Prema Powerteam) also came home first in the second race of the weekend.

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Aug 05

Fastest qualifying time for Daniel Juncadella

“Now, my goal is to score two wins, because I need many points.”

F3 Formula 3 EuroseriesNurburgring logoIn Formula 3 Euro Series qualifying at the 3.629 kilometres long Nürburgring sprint circuit, Daniel Juncadella (Prema Powerteam, 1:22.675 minutes) claimed first place.

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Aug 04

Ambitious title rivals on the hunt for championship leader Merhi

F3 series moving to to the Eifel region

F3 Formula 3 EuroseriesF3 - Spielberg - Roberto MerhiThis weekend, the Formula 3 Euro Series young guns are going to battle it out for points, positions and race wins at the short layout (3.629 kilometres) of the Nürburgring’s Grand Prix circuit.

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Jul 30

Roberto Merhi also dominates second FIA Trophy race at Spa

“It was an almost perfect weekend.” – Roberto Merhi

Spa-FrancorchampsF3 Formula 3 EuroseriesHaving already won the first FIA Formula 3 International Trophy race at the 7.004 kilometres long Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium, Roberto Merhi (Prema Powerteam) was also unbeatable in the second race. At the finish, he had a margin of over 23 seconds over Marco Wittmann (Signature). Laurens Vanthoor (Signature) ended up fourth behind William Buller (Fortec Motorsport).

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Jul 29

A dominant victory for Roberto Merhi at Spa

“Of course, I am very happy with this victory at Spa.”

Spa-FrancorchampsF3 Formula 3 EuroseriesSpaniard Roberto Merhi (Prema Powerteam) has won the fourth season round of the FIA Formula 3 International Trophy. The points’ leader scored an undisputed lights-to-flag victory from William Buller (Fortec Motorsport) and Jazeman Jaafar (Carlin).

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Jul 29

Two pole positons for Roberto Merhi

Merhi begins strongly in Spa

F3 - Spa - Roberto MerhiF3 Formula 3 EuroseriesFormula 3 Euro Series drivers dominated proceedings in qualifying for the FIA Formula 3 International Trophy at the legendary Spa-Francorchamps circuit. Euro Series’ points’ leader Roberto Merhi (Prema Powerteam, 2:17.438 minutes) set the fastest lap time at the 7.004 kilometres long Grand Prix circuit, followed by Marko Asmer (Double R, 2:18.502 minutes) and Marco Wittmann (Signature, 2:18.800 minutes).

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Jul 28

FIA-Formula 3 International Trophy to race at Spa

Formula 3 Euro Series round 4 and 5

Spa-FrancorchampsF3 Formula 3 EuroseriesThis weekend, the international motor-racing calendar features the fourth and fifth rounds of the ’FIA Formula 3 International Trophy’. The venue of these races that will be held within the framework of the British Formula 3 Championship is the legendary 7.004-kilometre Ardennes Rollercoaster of Spa-Francorchamps, with six Formula 3 Euro Series drivers using this opportunity to contest races at this spectacular racetrack.

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Jul 03

Second Norisring victory for Marco Wittmann

Formula 3 Euro Series Norisring race 3 report

F3 Formula 3 EuroseriesStreckenplan 2011Marco Wittmann (Signature) decided the 15th season round of the Formula 3 Euro Series at the 2.3 kilometres long Norisring in his favour. On a wet track, the 21-year old scored a lights-to-flag win and thus moved up to second place in the drivers’ standings. Roberto Merhi (Prema Powerteam) finished second, but remains the Formula 3 Euro Series points’ leader. His margin over Wittmann is currently 31 points. Daniel Abt (Signature) took the flag in third place.

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Jul 02

Local hero Marco Wittmann ahead of Prema duo

Formula 3 Euro Series 2011 Norisring race 2 report, results and photo

F3 Formula 3 EuroseriesStreckenplan 2011Marco Wittmann (Signature) claimed victory in the second Formula 3 Euro Series race at Norisring. The Franconian, who only lives 40 kilometres away from Norisring, had a thrilling battle for the lead with Roberto Merhi (Prema Powerteam), in which the German eventually came out on top.

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Jul 02

Nigel Melker wins first Norisring race

Formula 3 Euro Series Norisring race 1 report

F3 Formula 3 EuroseriesStreckenplan 2011Nigel Melker (Mücke Motorsport) won an action-packed 13th Formula 3 Euro Series’ round at the 2.3 kilometres long Norisring in Nuremberg, after Laurens Vanthoor (Signature) and Marco Wittmann (Signature), who had crossed the finish line ahead of the Dutchman, each were given a 30 seconds’ time penalty for a yellow-flag infringement.

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Jul 01

Local hero Wittmann claims both pole positions

Formula 3 Euro Series Norisring qualifying report

F3 Formula 3 EuroseriesStreckenplan 2011The first two positions in Formula 3 Euro Series qualifying at the 2.3 kilometres long Norisring were taken by Germans Marco Wittmann (Signature, 0:48.705 minutes) and Daniel Abt (Signature, 0:48.867 minutes). 

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Jun 05

Juncadella brings Prema third victory in Austria

“For me, it was a perfect race” – Daniel Juncadella

F3 Formula 3 EuroseriesRed Bull Ring - A1-RingFrom pole position, Daniel Juncadella (Prema Powerteam) won the twelfth season round of the Formula 3 Euro Series. At the 4.326 kilometres long Red Bull Ring in Styria, the Spaniard took the lead at the start and went on to win the race with a five seconds’ margin over Nigel Melker (Mücke Motorsport). Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 04

Roberto Merhi wins turbulent rain race

Formula 3 Euro Series in Spielberg, Austria

F3 Formula 3 EuroseriesF3 - Spielberg - Roberto MerhiRoberto Merhi (Prema Powerteam) claimed victory in the eleventh season round of the Formula 3 Euro Series. At the 4.326 kilometres long Red Bull Ring, only re-opened in May, the Spaniard scored his second victory, having already won the first race of the weekend in the morning. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 04

A 1-2 for Prema at the Red Bull Ring

Formula 3 Euro Series in Spielberg, Austria

Red Bull Ring - A1-RingF3 Formula 3 EuroseriesRoberto Merhi (Prema Powerteam) won the tenth season round of the Formula 3 Euro Series at the 4.326 kilometres long Red Bull Ring that was re-opened in mid-May. Read the rest of this entry »

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