GP2 Series Barcelona, Spain preview
GP3 Series organisers are pleased to announce the 2016 calendar for the upcoming season. Once again, the Series will be contested over a total of nine rounds – all of which are support events to the Formula One World Championship. Seven rounds will be held on European soil, with two flyaway events concluding the campaign. There is a new venue on the calendar with the addition of Sepang in Malaysia to the category.
Aston Martin Racing team sought sunny weather and a mild climate to test its cars for the new season
After having confirmed its driver line-ups and tyre manufacturer switch for the 2016 World Endurance Championship (WEC) season, Aston Martin Racing is currently conducting a test session at the Valencia circuit.
Plenty of World Superbike history has been made in Spain
More will come this weekend – and it could include a title-crowning moment. The first WorldSBK event to be staged in Spain came back in the third year of the series, 1990, when Jerez hosted a round in March. It proved a precursor of what was to come, as France’s Raymond Roche did the double en route to that year’s world title. During the season he only lost the overall lead once, after Hockenheim.
Formula E fans in Spain will be able to watch this weekend’s Monaco ePrix via YouTube and Dailymotion
The first European round of the all-electric single-seater series takes place in the glamorous surroundings of Monaco. With the half-way point of the season having passed, this is sure to be a crucial race in the battle for the championship.
“It should be a good first weekend in GP3”
Multiple motor racing champion Seb Morris is just days away from his eagerly awaited race debut in FIA Formula One World Championship support category GP3, and the 19-year-old says he is as well prepared as possible ahead of the season curtain-raiser at the Circuit de Catalunya in Spain.
Teams continue season preparation by trying out all the tyres in Barcelona apart from the Full Wet
“Once again in Barcelona, as was the case at the first test in Jerez, we had quite cool weather and a sprinkling of rain, but the teams were still able to get through a considerable testing distance, with all the compounds apart from the full wet tried out, although there was very little significant running on the intermediate.”
Four of them competed in last year’s championship
With a few weeks still to go before the first testing sessions of the 2015 Formula Renault 3.5 Series season, to be held at the Circuito de Jerez in Spain on 5-6 March, ten drivers have already confirmed they will be lining up on the grid for the year ahead.