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Apr 23

Varhaug fastest on day two in Barcelona

Jenzer Motorsport’s Pal Varhaug tops both sessions in Spain

GP3 - Pal Varhaug (Jenzer Motorsport)Norwegian Pal Varhaug clocked the fastest time in both the morning and afternoon session at the Circuit De Catalunya, Barcelona. His best time of 1:34.867 was set in the morning.

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Apr 22

Mardenborough quickest on day one

Carlin’s Jann Mardenborough fastest at Barcelona pre-season test

GP3 - Jann Mardenborough (Carlin) Brit Jann Mardenborough was in excellent form on the opening day of testing clocking the fastest time of the day and finishing P2 in the afternoon session. His best laptime of 1:34.910 remained unbeaten. Seb Morris (Status Grand Prix) topped the afternoon session. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 19

Haryanto storms to first GP2 victory (updated)

Indonesian breaks duck in Bahrain
GP2 - Rio Haryanto (Campos Racing) Rio Haryanto claimed his long overdue maiden win with a mature drive in Bahrain, overtaking early in the race and then cruising off into the distance to win by 3 seconds from McLaren test driver Stoffel Vandoorne and Nathanaël Berthon.

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Apr 18

Vandoorne fights back for crushing GP2 win

Belgian defies the strategies to win against the odds

GP2 - Stoffel Vandoorne (ART Grand Prix) McLaren F1 test driver Stoffel Vandoorne won this afternoon’s feature race in Bahrain from pole position, but the victory came against the odds: an early safety car period gave his soft shod rivals a free pitstop, but the Belgian kept his nerve to drive back into contention and claim the win late in the race ahead of Rio Haryanto and Alexander Rossi.

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Apr 17

Stoffel Vandoorne takes fifth consecutive GP2 pole (updated)

Belgian ace leads ART Grand Prix front row in Bahrain
GP2 - Stoffel Vandoorne (ART Grand Prix) McLaren F1 test driver Stoffel Vandoorne started his 2015 campaign the way he finished his previous one by putting his ART car on pole position in tonight’s qualifying session at Bahrain International Circuit.

Apr 17

Jordan King sets the pace at Bahrain International Circuit

Racing Engineering lead the way with a 1-2 in free practice

GP2 - Jordan King (Racing Engineering) The eleventh season of the GP2 Series kicked off today at Bahrain International Circuit with rookie Jordan King setting the pace with a laptime of 1:42.441, a mere 0.01s seconds quicker than his teammate Alexander Rossi. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 16

GP2 Series Sakhir, Bahrain preview

GP2 Series round 1 preview

GP2 Series 2015 drivers , Sakhir Round 1 - Class of 2015 Ten years ago, the world of motorsport witnessed the birth of the GP2 Series™ with its first ever race taking place at Imola in April 2005 and concluding in Bahrain that year. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 13

Stanaway to start GP2 season with Status Grand Prix

GP3 graduate and WEC driver Richie Stanaway is set to begin the 2015 GP2 season with Status Grand Prix

Richie Stanaway The 23-year-old GP2 rookie impressed by topping the times at the Abu Dhabi pre-season test, followed by displaying competitive race pace in Bahrain last week.   Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 03

Pierre Gasly tops Day 3 (updated²)

DAMS driver sets quickest laptime at Bahrain International Circuit
GP2 - Pierre Gasly (DAMS) The final day of pre-season testing opened under clear blue skies and in hot temperatures at the Bahrain International Circuit. As the pitlane went green, the drivers fed onto the track eager to put their Soft Pirelli tyres to good use as early as possible. Stoffel Vandoorne led the way, but it was Marco Sorensen who set the early pace until his laptime was bettered first by Mitch Evans, then Nathanaël Berthon and Jordan King. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 02

Nobuharu Matsushita tops Day 2

ART Grand Prix driver quickest at Bahrain International Circuit

GP2 - Nobuharu Matsushita (ART Grand Prix) The morning session on the second day of pre-season testing at the Bahrain International Circuit was delayed by one hour: a sandstorm hit the track the night before leaving sands in its wake. The circuit service and the teams were hard at work to clean the pitlane and the rest of the layout.

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Apr 02

Sirotkin leads the way in morning session

Rapax driver fastest in Sakir on day two

Sirotkin leads the way in morning sessionThe morning session on the second day of pre-season testing at the Bahrain International Circuit was delayed by one hour: a sandstorm hit the track the night before leaving sands in its wake.

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Apr 01

Jordan King quickest in Day 1 (updated)

Racing Engineering man tops first pre-season test day at Sakhir

GP2 - Jordan King (Racing Engineering) The second GP2 Series pre-season test session opened today at Bahrain International Circuit on a dusty track and in hot temperatures. This week, the teams and drivers will be busy preparing for the 2015 season which sees the introduction of the DRS. Pirelli have selected the Hard and Soft compounds for the three days. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

Richie Stanaway returns to Status for Bahrain GP2 test

GP3 graduate back with Canadian squad

Status, Richie Stanaway Having impressed at the first test of the 2015 GP2 season by posting the fastest time of all three days, Richie Stanaway returns to the wheel of the #23 Status GP2 car in Bahrain this week.

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Mar 10

Sandy Stuvik completes Status GP3 line-up

Status Grand Prix welcomes its final signing of the GP3 Series, 19-year-old Thai racer Sandy Stuvik.

GP3 - Status Grand Prix - Sandy Stuvik Sandy teams up with fellow rookie Seb Morris and experienced GP3 racer Alex Fontana to complete the 2015 Status Grand Prix team. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 09

Seb Morris moves to GP3 Series with Status Grand Prix

Seb Morris moves from Formula Renault 2.0 to GP3 with Status.

Seb Morris 2 Status Grand Prix can today confirm the signing of 19–year-old Welshman Seb Morris to contest the 2015 GP3 Series. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 07

Richie Stanaway set for second GP2 test with Status

Richie Stanaway returns to Status Grand Prix for the official GP2 pre-season test in Abu Dhabi next week.

Richie Stanaway Following multiple GP3 race wins with the team in 2014 Stanaway took part in day one of the post-season GP2 test, ending the session as top rookie. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 05

Marlon Stockinger to race in GP2 with Status Grand Prix

Lotus F1 Junior joins Status GP

GP2 - Marlon Stockinger Status Grand Prix confirms Lotus F1 Junior driver Marlon Stockinger as the first signing of their inaugural GP2 campaign. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 28

Pierre Gasly still on top

Frenchman quickest in Day 2 of GP2 testing at Yas Marina
GP2 - Pierre Gasly (DAMS) The second day of post season testing at Yas Marina Circuit saw a slightly different entry list than the previous day: first, Norman Nato moved to RT RUSSIAN TIME whilst 2014 GP3 Series Champion Alex Lynn had his first taste of GP2 at the wheel of the Carlin car.

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Nov 27

Status Grand Prix GP2 & GP3 post season test line-up

Committed to developing talented young drivers

Status Grand Prix Status Grand Prix is pleased to announce their full driver line-up for the official GP2 and GP3 post-season test in Abu Dhabi. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 11

19 year old British racer Alice Powell clinched her first GP3 Series Drivers’ Championship point in the season finale at Monza this weekend.

First Point for Powell and a Female Driver in GP3 Season Finale at Monza

GP3 - Alice Powell Status Grand Prix at GP3 Monza 2012 low res CREDIT Daniel at LAT PhotographicStatus Grand PrixShe is also the first female driver to score a point in the Series, making history at the iconic Italian track. It was Alice’s first time at the Autodromo Nationale Monza and her weekend kicked off with free practice on Friday. It was a productive session as Alice learnt the track and worked with her Status Grand Prix team to set-up the car and get to grips with the hard tyre option. She ended the day in a comfortable 12th position on the time sheets.

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