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Oct 24

Virtuosi UK will field a 2-car line-up in the upcoming Auto GP test set to take place next week at Jerez


Virtuosi UK lines-up at Jerez with Liam Venter and Tamas Pal Kiss

Auto GP - Virtuosi UKThe British-based squad, which fielded Italian rookie Andrea Roda and experienced Russian Max Snegirev, continued on the same note in terms of criteria for their new drivers.

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Sep 30

Christopher Zanella wins as Luciano Bacheta is crowned champion

Brit takes Williams F1 test with Tuscher and Zanella 2nd and 3rd

F2 - Luciano Bacheta celebrates winning the 2012 F2 titleF2 - Christopher Zanella takes victory in the final race of the yearChristopher Zanella powered to victory during today’s (Sunday) sun-soaked final Formula Two race at Monza, leading home Kevin Mirocha while Luciano Bacheta finished third to wrap up the championship title and secure the Williams F1 test.

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Sep 30

Pommer powers to pole for Monza season finale

Title rivals Tuscher and Bacheta line-up sixth and seventh

F2 - FIA Formula Two ChampionshipF2 - Markus Pommer on his way to pole in MonzaMarkus Pommer put in a superb late lap on a damp but drying Monza track to claim his fourth Formula Two pole position during today’s (Sunday) closely fought qualifying session, ahead of the final round of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 29

Mathéo Tuscher takes pole in thrilling wet/dry Monza qualifying

Swiss ahead of championship rival for race one

F2 - Matheo Tuscher celebrates his fourth F2 pole at MonzaF2 - FIA Formula Two ChampionshipMathéo Tuscher made the most of the changeable conditions during today’s (Saturday) thrilling Formula Two qualifying session at Monza to snatch pole by just 0.196s from championship leader Luciano Bacheta. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 23

Sirotkin triumphs in Sonoma season finale

Sergey Sirotkin became the last winner of the 2012 Auto GP season in Sonoma

Auto GP - Sonoma - Euronova Racing - Sergey SirotkinAuto GP World SeriesThe Russian driver of Euronova Racing was the first to cross the line in Sunday’s Race 2 after a race that saw him as the undisputed leader. After that the early part was led by reverse poleman Antonio Spavone and saw the Safety-Car deployed to remove Sakurai’s car (the Japanese driver stalled on the grid due to a clutch issue), Sirotkin effectively took the lead from lap 5 on, when a lightning quick pit-stop from the Euronova crew and a very fast out lap allowed him to climb from P3 to the lead. From then on, the driver from Russia lapped steadily in the low 1’28” range, a pace that nobody but Quaife-Hobbs could match. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 23

Sonoma, Race 1: the drivers’ quotes

What they said after the race

Auto GP World SeriesAuto GP - Sonoma - Pal VarhaugThe first ever Auto GP race on US soil in Sonoma saw Pål Varhaug lead the whole race to clinch a well deserved win, ahead of Daniel de Jong and Sergey Sirotkin.

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Sep 22

Varhaug takes Sonoma Race 1 win

Pål Varhaug and Virtuosi UK made history today winning the first ever Auto GP race on USA soil

Auto GP World SeriesAuto GP - Sonoma - Pål Varhaug podiumThe Norwegian driver crossed the line with a 1”481 gap on second placed Daniel de Jong and three full seconds on 3rd placed Sergey Sirotkin after a race that was deeply influenced by an eventful start. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 22

Quaife-Hobbs claims sixth pole in Sonoma

The recently-crowned champion edged the pack by more than four tenths

Auto GP World SeriesAuto GP - Sonoma - Adrian Quaife-HobbsAdrian Quaife-Hobbs and SuperNova Racing showed that they still are the package to beat in Auto GP claiming pole after an hard-fought Qualifying session in Sonoma. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 22

Sirotkin sets the pace in Sonoma Free Practice 2

Sirotkin keeps setting the pace in Sonoma

Auto GP World SeriesAuto GP - Sonoma - Euronova Racing - Sergey SirotkinThe Russian youngster of Euronova topped the sheets again in Free Practice 2, closing the session ahead of Adrian Quaife-Hobbs with a 1’27”808, the quickest time of the day on the Californian track. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 21

Sirotkin tops Free Practice 1 in Sonoma

Sergey Sirotkin topped the sheets of the first Auto GP practice in Sonoma

Auto GP World SeriesAuto GP - Sonoma - Sergey SIROTKINThe Russian driver of Euronova was in the top three for the whole session and with just a few minutes to go he posted a 1’27”882 that was enough to edge championship winner Adrian Quaife-Hobbs by one tenth. “There’s much more to come – Sergey said – I had very old tyres and the track is still dirty. In order to do that laptime I took some risks, I don’t know about the others. Anyway, I really like the track; it’s a bit bumpy but it’s thrilling with all those blind corners”. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 10

Pippa Mann joins Campos Racing in Sonoma

Auto GP is ready to welcome a new-entry in Sonoma as Pippa Mann will debut in the Series.

Auto GP - Pippa MannAuto GP logoThe 29 years-old from London will join Campos Racing alongside Max Snegirev and Giuseppe Cipriani, taking the wheel of the #1 car. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 22

Quaife-Hobbs wins the title, Pizzonia takes Race 2 (updated)

Quaife-Hobbs’ crash was a dramatic turn of events

Auto GP logoAuto GP - Antonio PizzoniaAdrian Quaife-Hobbs became the third Auto GP champion today in Curitiba, following in the footsteps of previous title winners Romain Grosjean and Kevin Ceccon.

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Jul 21

Pizzonia pips Varhaug to Curitiba Race 1 win (updated)

The Brazilian driver made a slingshot getaway from P3
Curitiba, Race 1: the drivers’ quotes

Auto GP - Antonio PizzoniaAuto GP logoAntonio Pizzonia completed his dream comeback in the single-seater scenario with a dominating flag to flag win in the first race of the Curitiba Auto GP weekend.

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Jul 20

Quaife-Hobbs edges Van der Drift in Curitiba Qualifying

Adrian Quaife-Hobbs took the fifth pole of his Auto GP season.

Auto GP logoAuto GP - Adrian Quaife-HobbsThe championship leader, who has a chance to seal the title already this weekend in Curitiba, made a further step in the right direction by taking the extra point for pole after a fight with Chris Van der Drift, Antonio Pizzonia and Pål Varhaug.

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Jul 20

Curitiba, Practice 2: Quaife-Hobbs keeps the lead

Adrian Quaife-Hobbs topped the sheets again in the second Free Practice of the Curitiba Auto GP weekend.

Auto GP logoAuto GP - Adrian QUAIFE-HOBBS Supernova InternationalThe british driver of SuperNova closed the session with a 1’12”630 that improved his morning time by one tenth, and egded home racer Antonio Pizzonia by just 0”2.

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Jul 20

Curitiba, Practice 1: Pizzonia already on the pace

Antonio Pizzonia needed virtually no time to find the right pace in Auto GP

Auto GP logoAuto GP - Antonio PizzoniaThe home hero closed the first free practice session in second place, just 0”6 shy of Championship leader Adrian Quaife-Hobbs. The Briton confirmed his great pace topping the sheets with a 1’12”767 but the highlight of this first 30’ was undoubtedly Pizzonia’s great comeback on a single-seater: the former F1 driver surely made the most of his deep knowledge of the Curitiba track, something that allowed him to focus just on finding the feeling with Ombra Racing and the Zytek-powered Lola.

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Jun 03

Portimão, Race 2: perfect weekend for Quaife-Hobbs

Sunday 3 June is a day that Adrian Quaife-Hobbs won’t forget easily

Auto GP World SeriesAuto GP - Supernova International - Adrian QUAIFE-HOBBSThe young Briton of Supernova today won the second race of the Portimão Auto GP weekend starting from P8 and doing so he clinched a perfect weekend taking pole position, both race wins and both fastest laps. The fifth win of his season is another championship record secured by the driver from Kent, and the “hat-trick” is also an absolute premiere for the Series: thanks to this weekend’s results Quaife Hobbs added 48 points to his tally, bringing his advantage on the closest rival to 73 points. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 02

Quaife-Hobbs clinches fourth Auto GP win in Portimao

The Briton of SuperNova didn’t have the best start from pole position, but that was the only tough moment of his race.

Auto GP - Super Nova International - Adrian Quaife-HobbsAuto GP World SeriesAdrian Quaife-Hobbs took the fourth success of his Auto GP season in Portimão, equaling the number of wins clinched by Romain Grosjean in the 2010 Championship.  When the lights went off it was Facu Regalia who got away really well and took the lead, entering Turn 1 ahead of the whole pack, but he didn’t manage to build a gap; this meant that at the end of Lap 1 Quaife-Hobbs could make the most of the joint effect of slipstream and Overboost to pass him and take P1.

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Jun 01

Portimão, Qualifying: Quaife-Hobbs on pole again

Adrian Quaife-Hobbs clinched the fourth pole position of his Auto GP season in Portimão.

Auto GP World SeriesAuto GP - David SearsThe British driver of SuperNova was quickest in a tight packed session that saw nine drivers end in the same second. Adrian climbed on top before the ten minutes mark with a 1’32”5, and then improved to 1’32”342 in the late part of Qualifying, after that the session was stopped for a spin by Michele La Rosa. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 01

Portimão, Free Practice 2: Quaife-Hobbs sets the pace

Adrian Quaife-Hobbs posted the quickest time of the second Auto GP Free Practice session in Portimão.

Auto GP World SeriesAuto GP - Adrian Quaife-HobbsThe Briton of SuperNova stopped the clock on a 1’33”095 that allowed him to edge team-mate Victor Guerin by just 0.01. The Brazilian boasted a good performance, but he feels that there’s still work to do: “I was the only driver of the top tier on new tyres – said Victor – so I can’t be too happy. We still miss something, especially to catch Adrian, but we still have time before Qualifying”.

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