The Red Bull Ring at Zeltweg provided a stunning backdrop for the second round of the GP3 series
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MW Arden’s Mitch Evans wins in Hockenheim
Sunday morning and the Hockenheim paddock was greeted to glorious sunshine and warm temperatures, very unlike Saturday’s changeable and tricky weather conditions. Reverse pole went to Mitch Evans with local fans favourite Daniel Abt starting in P2, eager to win his home race.
MW Arden’s Mitch Evans quickest on day two at Silverstone
The final pre-season test concluded in Silverstone today before the GP3 Series heads to Barcelona next month to kick start the 2012 season. The session got underway under dark clouds on a chilly morning at a slippery circuit which was declared wet at the start of the test. Maxim Zimin stepped into the Jenzer Motorsport and was fastest for the first hour until Tio Ellinas in his Marussia Manor Racing car took control of the timesheets. The morning test was eventful: five red flags occurred with several drivers getting caught out in the tricky conditions.
Marussia Manor Racing GP3 is pleased to announce that Russia’s Dmitry Suranovich will drive for the team in this year’s GP3 Series.
Dmitry tested with Marussia Manor Racing in Valencia and Jerez at the end of last year, showing great promise. This will be his first season in the Championship. Minsk-born Dmitry started his racing career in karting. He started in KF-3 class in 2008, becoming a European and World Cup finalist.
Lotus ART driver sets quickest time on final day of post season testing
Today marked the final day of GP3 Series™ post-season testing at Circuito De Jerez and the teams were greeted with cool temperatures in the morning. There was just one new face in paddock with Aaro Vainio returning to Lotus ART. Tom Blomqvist switched teams to Status Grand Prix, Facu Regalia also switched to the Irish team for Day 2. Conor Daly moved back to Carlin and Fabio Gamberini to RSC Mücke Motorsport.
Reigning champions Lotus ART and Daniel Apt quickest on Day 2 in Valencia
Today marked the final day of GP3 Series™ second post-season testing at Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo, and the teams were greeted with sunny but cool conditions in the morning. There were some new faces in the paddock with GP3 runner-up James Calado returning for the day with reigning champions Lotus ART alongside Aaro Vainio. Gabby Chaves joined Status Grand Prix and Alex Fontana joined Tech 1 Racing.
It was a positive test for Marussia Manor Racing
Marussia Manor Racing was back out on track this week (25-26 October) at the first post-season GP3 Series test that took place at the Circuit de Catalunya in Spain. Matias Laine was back at the wheel of the car for the first time since the 2011 season ended. Colombian-American driver Gabby Chaves was testing in the second Marussia Manor Racing car after finishing the GP3 season in 11th position with the Addax Team.
Status Grand Prix driver seals first GP3 Series™ victory at Autodromo Nazionale Monza
Antonio Felix Da Costa took his first victory this season in what was a dramatic final race of the 2011 GP3 Series™. The Portuguese driver finished ahead of championship runner-up James Calado, but the Lotus ART driver was handed a 20-second penalty for failing to take a drive-through penalty after causing a collision with Mitch Evans. Marussia Manor Racing’s Rio Haryanto was promoted to second and Nico Müller took the final podium spot.
Marussia Manor Racing on pole at Autodromo Nazionale Monza
Adrian Quaife-Hobbs took his second GP3 Series™ pole position for Marussia Manor Racing in the final seconds of qualifying at Autodromo Nazionale Monza today. The British driver finished 0.062 seconds ahead of Nico Müller who was on course to take his maiden pole position of the season for Jenzer Motorsport.
MW Arden’s Simon Trummer quickest in Practice 2 in Italy
The final round of the GP3 Series™ continued this afternoon with the second practice session at Autodromo Nazionale Monza. Simon Trummer eventually claimed the top spot with a time of 1:45.103 set on his very last lap. The Swiss driver beat out Tom Dillmann who had been top for the majority of the incident filled session. Lotus ART’s championship contenders Valtteri Bottas and James Calado watched the session from the pits choosing to save their tyres for qualifying tomorrow.
Stunning drive from the young New Zealander as Lotus ART take teams crown
Pole sitter Richie Stanaway drove a brilliant race today to win on his GP3 Series debut weekend. The New Zealander finished 4.007 seconds ahead of his teammate James Calado to lead the second Lotus ART 1-2 of the weekend. The result ensured that Lotus ART sealed the teams’ title for the second season in a row with one round remaining.
Finn takes lights-to-flag victory at Spa-Francorchamps to extend Series lead
Valtteri Bottas stamped his authority on the 2011 GP3 Series once again this afternoon with a commanding win in Race 1. The Finn finished 6.495 seconds ahead of his teammate and pole sitter James Calado to lead a Lotus ART 1-2.
Lotus ART dominate in Belgium
James Calado took his first GP3 pole position for Lotus ART after an epic battle for pole position at Spa-Francorchamps today. The British driver finished just 0.088 seconds ahead of his teammate and Series leader Valtteri Bottas proving that the reigning champions are still the team to beat this season.
GP3 Series™ leader Valtteri Bottas quickest in rain interrupted practice
Lotus ART driver Valtteri Bottas shot a warning to his rivals during today’s 45-minute long free practice and proved he will be one to watch at Spa-Francorchamps this weekend. The Finn set the pace this morning claiming the top spot with a time of 2:14.546 just 0.280 seconds ahead of MW Arden’s Mitch Evans.
After a three-week summer break GP3 Series™ is back on track this weekend for the penultimate round of the season at Spa-Franchorchamps in Belgium.
GP3 Series Round 7 – Spa-Francorchamps Preview
With just two events remaining the battle to become the 2011 champion is well and truly on. At Round 6 in Budapest Lotus ART’s Valtteri Bottas became the first driver to win more than one race this season, and in doing so marked himself as a true title contender – the Finn also snatched his first GP3 pole position. Rio Haryanto then followed suit winning Sunday’s Race 2. The Marussia Manor Racing driver finished just ahead of the charging Lotus ART pair of Valtteri Bottas and James Calado.
Finn takes lights-to-flag victory at Hungaroring
Today rookie Valtteri Bottas became the first GP3 driver to win more than one race this season, and showed he is ‘in it to win it’ in the battle to become the 2011 GP3 Series™ champion. The Lotus ART driver took a lights-to-flag victory at Hungaroring to finish 0.9 seconds ahead of Michael Christensen.
Lotus ART dominate in Hungary
Valtteri Bottas took his first GP3 pole position for Lotus ART after leading the rest of the field for most of the thirty minutes session at Hungaroring today, and confirming he is on fine form following his success last week at Nurburgring. The Series race winner was 0.330 seconds ahead of his teammate James Calado to lock out the front row of the grid for the French team.
British driver leads the way for Lotus ART in Practice 1 at Hungaroring
The sixth round of 2011 GP3 Series kicked off this morning with the first of two Friday practice sessions at the Hungarian circuit, with the British driver topping the times sheets. The session was interrupted by a red flag following a crash involving Luciano Bacheta. The RSC Mücke Motorsport driver was uninjured. The remaining of the session was drama-free and Calado claimed the top spot with a time of 1:39.025 over four tenths quicker than Addax Teams Tom Dillmann in second.