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Nico Rosberg completes 60 laps of testing today in Spain, using a modified 2015 Mercedes on Pirelli Tyres in 2017 Size (+photos)
Cold temperatures made it hard to establish representative results. Rain and testing on full wets in the afternoon.
The first of two days of the latest Pirelli 2017 tyre test has concluded today at Spain’s Montmelò circuit – just north of Barcelona – with championship leader Nico Rosberg at the wheel. Rosberg drove a Mercedes W06 mule car, which had been modified to simulate next year’s increased downforce loads.
Trident rookie takes lights to flag victory in Sprint Race
2015 GP3 Series vice champion Luca Ghiotto has grabbed his first GP2 win today at Sepang International Circuit: the Italian ace drove a mature race and survived pressure from Raffaele Marciello in the closing stages to cross the finish line ahead of his countryman. In third, Pierre Gasly reduced the gap to teammate Antonio Giovinazzi in the Drivers’ standings.
Italian rookie takes fifth GP2 win as PREMA Racing grab Series title
PREMA Racing driver Antonio Giovinazzi resumed his impressive form at Sepang International Circuit: the Italian denied Sergey Sirotkin on the final lap of an action-packed Feature Race to score a fifth win his Series debut season. Behind the pair, Norman Nato completed the podium from seventh on the grid.
Frenchman tops red-flagged Qualifying session
The Red Bull protégé claimed his fourth GP2 pole of the season in today’s dramatic Qualifying session at Sepang International Circuit. Pierre Gasly clocked a laptime of 1:42.181 on his first flying lap and on his first stint. He denied teammate Antonio Giovinazzi by 0.082s in what is PREMA Racing’s third front row lock out. Raffaele Marciello completed the top three.
The races will take place at the famous Macau Guia Circuit in the Far East
Pirelli has been appointed as exclusive tyre supplier to the prestigious Macau Grand Prix for the first time this year, equipping both the FIA Formula 3 World Cup and the FIA GT World Cup from 17-20 November. Currently Pirelli supplies around 170 car championships all over the world, approximately 100 of which are exclusive supply agreements.