MW Arden’s Patric Niederhauser fastest overall on third day of test in Abu Dhabi
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Cypriot ace secures maiden win in season finale
Mitch 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.
German rookie triumphs as Series leader Mitch Evans fails to score
Two 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.
MW Arden’s Mitch Evans flies to pole for Series decider in Italy
Mitch 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.
MW Arden’s Mitch Evans and Matias Laine lead the way in Free Practice
New 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.
A champion lies in wait … but who will it be?
Seven 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.
MW Arden’s Matias Laine secures maiden win in Spa Race 2
We have a new race winner in GP3! Matias Laine becomes the eighth different winner in the 2012 GP3 Series season, taking his debut victory at Round 7, Race 2 at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit. Antonio Felix Da Costa (Carlin) and Conor Daly (Lotus GP) finished second and third in a thrilling encounter.
Lotus GP’s Daniel Abt victorious in shortened Race in Belgium
German driver Daniel Abt is content with life after taking his first win in the 2012 GP3 Series. Rookie Abt started from third on the grid and made an amazing pass on both Antonio Felix Da Costa (Carlin) and Mitch Evans (MW Arden) to claim his debut win ahead of Felix Da Costa and Evans.
MW Arden’s teammates Mitch Evans and Matias Laine quickest in qualifying
Series leader Mitch Evans made the best possible start to his weekend by claiming the vital four points on offer for pole position for Round 7 of the GP3 Series 2012. His teammate Laine will start alongside the New Zealander on the front row, with Lotus GP’s Daniel Abt in third. Evans pole laptime of 2:10.513 was a new pole record for the circuit.
Carlin’s Antonio Felix Da Costa becomes first driver in GP3 history to claim double victory
This is one weekend Portuguese driver Antonio Felix Da Costa won’t forget in hurry. After winning Race 1 yesterday, the Carlin driver started from eighth on the grid in a race dominated by strategy. He fought his way impressively through the field in the latter stages to produce a magical win, becoming the first driver in GP3 history to achieve a double victory during the race weekend. Patric Niederhauser (Jenzer Motorsport) and Tamas Pal Kiss (Atech CRS GP) finished second and third.
Carlin’s Antonio Felix Da Costa wins in style at the Hungaroring
The smile couldn’t be bigger on Antonio Felix Da Costa’s face. After starting from P2 on the grid, the Portuguese ace made the perfect getaway to claim the lead and set off into the distance to claim a very welcome 25 points, plus a further two for fastest lap. After the nightmare of two non-scores in Hockenheim for the Carlin driver, Hungary has been a happy hunting ground so far for Felix Da Costa. Daniel Abt (Lotus GP) and Mitch Evans (MW Arden) finished second and third.
Lotus GP’s Aaro Vainio dominates Hungary weekend
Finland’s Aaro Vainio is enjoying the Hungaroring this weekend. Fastest yesterday in Free Practice and again today to claim pole in dominant style! The Lotus GP driver broke the circuit record en route to the front of the grid and has clawed back points on Series leader Mitch Evans. Antonio Felix Da Costa and Evans line up second and third.
Hungary for More!
The GP3 Series circus arrives in Budapest for a back-to-back race, following Round 5 which took place less than seven days ago in Hockenheim, Germany. The Hungaroring is the scene for Round 6 and once again the stars of the future will be tested to the limits with a twisty and bumpy track, providing a challenge to all to master.
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.
Jenzer Motorsport’s Patric Niederhauser wins in tricky weather conditions
Once again, the rain fell on GP3 but one man wasn’t complaining about that, Patric Niederhauser! The Swiss driver claimed his second win of the 2012 season and once again showed his liking for tricky and changeable weather conditions.
Marussia Manor Racing’s Tio Ellinas fastest in Germany
Round 5 of the GP3 Series got underway in Hockenheim as Free Practice was run in the early evening, making a change for the drivers who normally take to the track early on Friday. After the rain had bucketed down throughout the day, the track was declared wet for practice. Alice Powell was the first driver to venture onto the circuit as only a few drivers attempted tentative laps in early part of the session.
Half Time in Hockenheim for GP3 SERIES™
Four rounds gone, four to go! GP3 Series™ is back and this time the venue is the mighty Hockenheimring. 2011 saw Nürburgring play host to GP3 but now Hockenheim returns to the calendar for the start of back to back races with Budapest – Round 6 in less than seven days time.
Carlin record double win on home soil in Round 4
Carlin’s William Buller claimed his maiden victory in GP3 today in a race that was full of drama and excitement until the very end! It concluded a fantastic weekend for Carlin after achieving their first win in the Series on Saturday with Antonio Felix Da Costa and then sealing a double victory at home in front of a massive crowd.
Carlin’s Antonio Felix Da Costa records first win of 2012
Antonio Felix Da Costa is a happy man. The Portuguese driver secured a dominant win and fastest lap after starting from P3 on the grid in a race that was delayed due to weather conditions. After a deluge of rain throughout the day, the GP3 Race started under menacing black clouds with temperatures of around 15 degrees, making it much cooler than previous rounds.
Showery Silverstone to host Round 4 of GP3 Series™
The GP3 circus travels to Silverstone, England for Round 4 of the Series, as we approach the midway point of the season. After the last two events were held at street circuits, we return to a circuit etched in history which happens to be one of the fastest tracks of the year with long powerful straights.
Jenzer Motorsport’s Patric Niederhauser takes victory in Spain
Swiss driver Patric Niederhauser raced to the top of the podium at the Valencia Street Circuit for Race 2 of the 2012 GP3 Series. The Jenzer Motorsport driver started from reverse pole to celebrate a commanding victory, to finish ahead of Lotus GP’s Daniel Abt and Marussia Manor Racing’s Tio Ellinas.
MW Arden’s Mitch Evans wins Race 1 in Spain
New Zealander Mitch Evans raced to his third win of his GP3 career at the Valencia Street Circuit in Race 1. After starting from pole, Evans also claimed the fastest lap making it a perfect start to his weekend in Spain. Aaro Vainio finished in second with David Fumanelli (MW Arden) achieving a career first GP3 podium.