Tag Archive: Lotus GP

Dec 19

Daniel Abt steps up to GP2 with Lotus GP

Lotus GP 2013 line-up

Lotus GP LogoSince the beginning of the GP2 Series back in 2005, Lotus GP has won multiple titles in both the drivers’ battle and the Team Championship. The motivation and talent have always remained the same and to achieve their objectives in 2013, which are to regain top place in the sport, the team will rely on a great combination of two very talented young drivers. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 23

Cecotto finishes on top

Venezuelan driver quickest on Day 2 in Jerez

GP2 - Johnny Cecotto (Arden International)GP2 - Johnny Cecotto (Arden International) 2Johnny Cecotto was unbeatable today at the final test day of the 2012 season in Spain. He topped both sessions at the wheel of an Arden car. With a laptime of 1:25.694 set this morning, the Venezuelan wrapped up a strong season with the quickest time of the two-day test session at Jerez. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 22

Marcus Ericsson tops Day 1 in Jerez

Swede driver quickest on first day of post season tests

GP2 - Marcus Ericsson (DAMS)GP2 - Felipe Nasr (Carlin)Marcus Ericsson put his experience and driving skills to good use today at the wheel of 2012 Champions DAMS car as he topped the timing sheet in Jerez in a trouble free afternoon session. Earlier in the morning, it was Felipe Nasr at Carlin who lead the way. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 25

Ceccon fastest again in Jerez post season test

MW Arden’s Kevin Ceccon fastest on day two in Spain

GP3 SeriesGP3 - Kevin Ceccon (MW Arden) Day 2 Jerez TestItalian ace Kevin Ceccon made it two in a row by setting the fastest time on day two of the test in Jerez after topping the timesheets on day one. Trident Racing’s Emanuele Zonzini posted the fastest time in the morning in a wet session. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 24

Ceccon quickest in Jerez post season test

MW Arden’s Kevin Ceccon fastest on day one in Spain

GP3 SeriesGP3 - Kevin Ceccon (MW Arden) Jerez TestItalian driver Kevin Ceccon posted the fastest laptime on the opening day of the Jerez test with a 1:35.451, nearly half a second quicker than Lotus GP’s Robert Visoiu in the morning. Marussia Manor Racing’s Tio Ellinas topped the timesheets in a very wet afternoon session.

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Oct 01

GP3 Series announce line up for 2013-15

Nine teams given entry for the next three seasons

GP3-13 Car - officialGP3 SeriesGP3 Series organisers are pleased to announce the names of the nine teams that have been selected to compete in the 2013-2015 seasons.

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Sep 23

GP2: Van der Garde surges to Singapore victory

Dutchman on top in final race of the season

GP2 - Van de Garde (Caterham Racing) Singapore Sprint RaceGP2 - Van der Garde, Ericsson & Leimer Singapore PodiumGiedo van der Garde gave his rivals a racing masterclass with a dominant win from lights to flag in this afternoon’s sprint race in Singapore, easily leading home Marcus Ericsson and Fabio Leimer in the last race of the 2012 season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 22

Chilton wins as Valsecchi is crowned champion

Briton on top step as Italian celebrates with his team

GP2 - Esteban Gutiérrez (Lotus GP), Max Chilton (Carlin) and Fabio Leimer (Racing Engineering)GP2 - Davide Valsecchi (DAMS) 2012 GP2 Series ChampionMax Chilton has claimed his second win of the season in hot and humid conditions in this afternoon’s feature race in Singapore, leading home Esteban Gutiérrez and Fabio Leimer, while Davide Valsecchi wrapped up the championship by running home just ahead of his title rival Luiz Razia in fourth and fifth positions. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 21

Filippi blazes to Singapore pole (updated)

Italian shines in qualifying session

GP2 SeriesGP2 - Luca Filippi (Scuderia Coloni)Luca Filippi lit up the Singapore circuit with his run to pole in this evening’s qualifying session in Singapore, claiming the top spot in the Series’ first ever night run in a red flag shortened session ahead of Max Chilton and Esteban Gutiérrez. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 21

Gutiérrez tops wet free practice

Mexican leads the way in Singapore

GP2 Series

GP2 - Esteban Gutiérrez (Lotus GP)Esteban Gutiérrez has started his weekend in fine style by taking the top spot in this afternoon’s rain affected free practice session in Singapore, leading the way as the circuit started to dry in the closing minutes ahead of Fabio Leimer and Stefano Coletti. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 20

2012 Season Round 12 Preview – Singapore

Title decider!

GP2 Series

GP2 - Davide Valsecchi (DAMS) and Luiz Razia (Arden International)Two weeks ago, Monza was truly an Italian fest with Luca Filippi winning on his comeback drive and Davide Valsecchi savouring another victory whilst pocketing more valuable points, with his sole title rival Luiz Razia failing to score. The DAMS driver now enjoys a twenty-five point lead over the Brazilian as the paddock flies to its last event of the 2012 season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 09

GP2: Valsecchi back on top in Monza sprint

Second local win for the weekend

GP2 - Fabio Leimer (Racing Engineering), Davide Valsecchi (DAMS), Jolyon Palmer (iSport International)GP2 - Davide Valsecchi (DAMS)David Valsecchi kept his countrymen smiling by claiming the second Italian win of the weekend with a commanding drive in this morning’s sprint race in Monza, controlling the pace and his rivals to ease home ahead of Fabio Leimer and Jolyon Palmer.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 09

GP3: Ellinas wins as Evans becomes Champion

Cypriot ace secures maiden win in season finale

GP3 - Tio Ellinas (Marussia Manor Racing) Monza Race 2GP3 - Mitch Evans GP3 Series Champion 2012Mitch Evans – GP3 Series 2012 Champion! The final round of the 2012 season was a weekend you could not script. Ahead of Race 2, only one man could stop the New Zealander claiming the GP3 Series crown and that was Daniel Abt, who had to win the race with a no score from Evans to steal the honours.

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Sep 08

Filippi back to the top for home victory

Local driver claims feature win in Monza

GP2 Series

GP2 - Luca Filippi (Scuderia Coloni)Luca Filippi has claimed a dominant win on his return to the series with a strong start and some judicious overtaking at his home circuit to take the chequered flag in this afternoon’s feature race in Monza, ahead of Johnny Cecotto and Marcus Ericsson. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 08

GP3: Abt sole challenger in title fight with win in Monza

German rookie triumphs as Series leader Mitch Evans fails to score

GP3 - Daniel Abt (Lotus GP) Race 1 Winner Monza 2012GP3 - Lotus GP Champions 2012Two wins in seven days. Daniel Abt claimed his maiden win in Spa and now pockets a further 25 points at Race 1 in Monza, the final round of the season. The win was vital for the German, as it has kept his championship hopes alive in a race where Series leader Mitch Evans failed to finish, and Antonio Felix Da Costa and Aaro Vainio didn’t score, thus ending their championship chances with one race remaining. Tio Ellinas and Matias Laine joined Abt on the rostrum. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 08

GP3: Evans one step nearer to title with Monza pole

MW Arden’s Mitch Evans flies to pole for Series decider in Italy

GP3 - Mitch Evans (MW Arden) Qualifying Monza 2012GP3 - Evans, Felix Da Costa, Fumanelli. Monza Qualifying 2012Mitch Evans has one hand on the GP3 Series championship trophy after flying to pole position in Qualifying today for Round 8 of the 2012 season. Series rival Antonio Felix Da Costa (Carlin) was just 0.020s shy of the New Zealander with David Fumanelli of MW Arden in third.

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Sep 07

Chilton powers to pole in Monza

Briton stays on top in qualifying

GP2 SeriesGP2 - Max Chilton (Carlin)Max Chilton maintained his Free Practice pace to clinch his second pole position of the season with a late surge in this afternoon’s qualifying session in Monza, storming to the top spot ahead of Giedo van der Garde and Johnny Cecotto.

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Sep 07

Chilton sets the pace in Monza

Briton on top in free practice

GP2 SeriesGP2 - Max Chilton (Carlin)Max Chilton has opened his weekend in fine style by setting the pace in this morning’s free practice session in Monza, leading from the front as he put himself at the top of the timesheets for most of the session and finishing four tenths ahead of Felipe Nasr and Luca Filippi.

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Sep 07

Evans sets early pace in Monza

MW Arden’s Mitch Evans and Matias Laine lead the way in Free Practice

GP3 SeriesGP3 - Mitch Evans (MW Arden) Free Practice - Monza 2012New Zealander Mitch Evans took first blood in the title fight which is set to rage this weekend at the final round of the 2012 GP3 Series in Monza, Italy. The MW Arden ace was quickest in Free Practice ahead of his teammate Matias Laine and Series rival Aaro Vainio. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 07

2012 Season – Round 8: Monza, Italy

A champion lies in wait … but who will it be?

GP3 - Four Title ContendersGP3 SeriesSeven rounds have passed, 14 races have been completed and the championship decider is going down to the wire! The final round of the 2012 GP3 Series™ concludes in Monza, Italy and there are four drivers battling it out for their chance to take the prestigious GP3 Series™ Crown. Read the rest of this entry »

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