Tag Archive: team

Nov 07

Stoffel Vandoorne dominates GP2 test Day 3

Belgium driver quickest of post-season testing in 1:48.657 at Yas Marina Circuit

GP2 - Stoffel Vandoorne (DAMS) actionThe final day of post season testing took place today at Yas Marina Circuit with a slightly changed field, some drivers who have been testing on the previous days moving to new teams whilst new drivers joined the action. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 07

Niederhauser quickest on final day of GP3 post-season testing

MW Arden’s Patric Niederhauser fastest overall on third day of test in Abu Dhabi

GP3 - Patric Niederhauser MW ArdenSwiss ace Patric Niederhauser clocked the best time on the third and final day of post-season testing at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi.

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Nov 06

Rio Haryanto quickest on GP2 test Day 2

Indonesian driver tops second day of post season testing in Abu Dhabi

GP2 - Rio Haryanto (EQ8 Caterham Racing)Rio Haryanto topped the second day of post season testing at the Yas Marina Circuit. The Indonesian who switched to EQ8 Caterham Racing today set a laptime of 1:49.203 this evening. In the morning session, it was FIA Formula 3 European Champion Raffaele Marciello who led the way. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 06

Rowland fastest on GP3 day 2 of post-season testing

Marussia Manor Racing’s Oliver Rowland tops both sessions in Abu Dhabi

GP3 - Oliver Rowland Marussia Manor RacingBritish rookie driver Oliver Rowland was quickest in both the morning and afternoon sessions of day two of GP3 testing at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. The Marussia Manor Racing driver clocked a best laptime of 1:55.600. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 05

Stoneman quickest on Day 1 of GP3 post-season testing

Koiranen GP’s Dean Stoneman tops both sessions in Abu Dhabi

GP3 - Dean Stoneman (Koiranen GP)The 2013 GP3 race season may be over but the action resumed in Abu Dhabi with three days of post-season testing. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 28

McLaren Group supports British industry at the Manufacturing Summit

“My time at McLaren has completely changed my view of engineering” – Bernadette

McLaren GroupMcLaren Group - Bernadette CollinsBernadette Collins, an engineer with the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Formula 1 team, today highlighted the need to change outdated perceptions of the manufacturing industry and the importance of inspiring young people in a speech to Government Ministers and industry leaders

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Nov 22

Mallya to pump $80m extra into Force India

Vijay Mallya is pumping an extra $80 million into his formula one team.

Vijay Mallya2012-07-21 - Sahara Force India - Germany - Vijay Mallya 02The news comes amid the well-documented financial struggles of his other business, the Indian airline Kingfisher. Mallya said this week: “We had a board meeting in India after the Abu Dhabi grand prix and the board has approved a $80 million capital investment programme for the team. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 13

SRT Viper GTS-R races toward Mid-Ohio debut

Robust testing program continues for Chrysler Group’s Street and Racing Technology (SRT) Motorsports team

ALMS - SRT-Viper-3ALMS - SRT-Viper-1SRT’s new Viper GTS-R sports car is coiled to strike at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The highly anticipated new GT entry will make its debut in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón during the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge on Saturday, Aug. 4.

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Apr 11

Caterham has ‘blown away’ F1 rivals – boss

Tony Fernandes has given a strident defence of his formula one team, Caterham.

2012-03-24 - Team Caterham - Malaysian Grand Prix - Vitaly Petrov 02Tony Fernandes 2011-12-13The former Team Lotus outfit, headed by the cheery Malaysian entrepreneur Fernandes, entered its third season with high hopes it was set to join the midfield mix. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 11

F1’s Bahrain crisis deepens

The teams have now denied Bernie Ecclestone’s claim that they can simply choose to skip the event.

Bahrain International CircuitBahreïn 2012-04-08With F1 currently scheduled to arrive en masse in Bahrain next week, a crisis surrounding the possible cancellation of the island Kingdom’s race is continuing to deepen. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 08

Esteban Gutiérrez finishes on top

Lotus GP driver ends final pre-season test with another fastest laptime

GP2 - Rapax - Tom DillmannGP2 - Lotus GP - Esteban GutierrezEsteban Gutiérrez set the quickest laptime again in today’s final pre-season test in Barcelona. The young Mexican set a laptime of 1:29.154 in the morning session ahead of last week’s fastest man in Jerez, Davide Valsecchi. In the afternoon session, it was Frenchman Tom Dillmann at Rapax who finished top ahead of Stefano Coletti.  Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 07

Esteban Gutiérrez quickest on Day 2

Lotus GP ace sets best laptime in Barcelona
GP2 - Trident Racing - Julian LealGP2 - Lotus GP - Esteban GutiérrezEsteban Gutiérrez finished at the top of the timesheets today after putting in a laptime of 1:28.740, 0.004s ahead of Giedo van der Garde in a very closely fought morning session. Julian Leal topped the afternoon session ahead of Nigel Melker. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 06

Fabrizio Crestani sets the pace in Barcelona

Venezuela GP Lazarus driver quickest on day 1 of second pre-season testing

GP2 - Venezuela GP Lazarus - Fabrizio CrestaniGP2 - Carlin - Max ChiltonGP2 Series 2012 pre-season testing resumed this week at Circuit de Catalunya. Four new faces joined the field: Giancarlo Serenelli at Venezuela GP Lazarus, Ricardo Teixeira and Sergio Canamasas at Rapax, and Jon Lancaster at Ocean Racing Technology. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 01

Valsecchi quickest again

DAMS racer fastest on final test day in Jerez

GP2 - DAMS - Davide ValsecchiGP2 - Scuderia Coloni - Stefano ColettiDavide Valsecchi was quickest again today in Jerez in an eventful test session. The DAMS driver set his best laptime of 1:25.567 early in the day. His closest rival, Stefano Coletti, ended one tenth behind the Italian.

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Sep 11

Vietoris victorious in Monza sprint

German claims final win of season

GP2 - Monza - Fabio Leimer (Rapax), Christian Vietoris (Racing Engineering), Jules Bianchi (Lotus ART)GP2 - Monza - Racing Engineering - Christian VietorisChristian Vietoris has held on against race long pressure from Fabio Leimer to claim his second victory of the season this morning in the sprint race at Monza: the German led his Swiss rival and Jules Bianchi from lights to flag in the final race of the 2011 GP2 season.

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Sep 10

Filippi flies to feature race victory

Italian delights home fans with win

GP2 - Monza - Luca Filippi (Scuderia Coloni)GP2 - Monza - Charles Pic (Barwa Addax Team), Luca Filippi (Scuderia Coloni), Romain Grosjean (Dams)Luca Filippi brought delight to the hearts of his countrymen with a lights to flag victory in this afternoon’s feature race at his home circuit of Monza: the Italian blew past poleman Charles Pic to lead home the Frenchman and his compatriot Romain Grosjean by over five seconds.

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Sep 09

Pic powers to Monza pole‏

Frenchman claims top spot in Italy

GP2 Series

GP2 - Monza - Barwa Addax Team - Charles PicCharles Pic has claimed his third pole position of the year, pipping local hero Luca Filippi to the post (and handing the Italian his fourth P2 in a row in qualifying) in this afternoon’s scorching qualifying session in Monza, with Fabio Leimer claiming third with a time which was just one tenth off pole.

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Sep 09

Filippi on top in home practice

Italian leads the way in Monza 

GP2 SeriesMonzaLuca Filippi gave the local fans something to cheer about by setting the pace in this morning’s free practice session in Monza: the Italian was one tenth to the good over Fabio Leimer, with 2011 champion Romain Grosjean a further two tenths back.

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Sep 08

2011 GP3 Series™ Round 9 – Monza Preview‏

Five drivers remain in the fight for the remaining spots on the title podium

2011-09-08 - GP2 - MonzaGP2 SeriesThe GP2 Series™ season concludes this weekend at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza after a season-long battle for the title: Romain Grosjean has been crowned as the seventh champion in series history, but the fight continues for the podium places as well as the teams’ title.

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Aug 28

Luca Filippi sprints to Spa victory

Scuderia Coloni driver ends Belgium weekend on a high

Gp2 - Lotus ART - Jules Bianchi - Scuderia Coloni - Luca Filippi - Arden International - Josef KralGP2 SeriesLuca Filippi snatched a second win in the 2011 season at the wheel of the Scuderia Coloni car in an action packed sprint race at Spa-Francorchamps. The Italian who drove flawlessly from P5 on the starting grid was joined by Jules Bianchi and Josef Kral on the podium.

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Aug 27

Vietoris wins as Grosjean seals the 2011 GP2 SeriesTM title

Racing Engineering driver sails to Spa win. Dams driver crowned Champion

GP2 - Spa - Racing Engineering - Christian VietorisGP2 - Spa - Dams - Romain GrosjeanIt’s a beautiful day in Spa for Christian Vietoris and Romain Grosjean: the German racer drove flawlessly in tricky conditions to take his first win of the season while the Frenchman clinched the seventh GP2 SeriesTM title after he finished third in today’s feature race. Jules Bianchi finished second.

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Aug 26

Christian Vietoris takes Spa Pole‏

Racing Engineering driver quickest in wet qualifying session

GP2 SeriesGP2 - Racing Engineering - Christian VietorisChristian Vietoris has made a strong impression in today’s qualifications at Spa-Francorchamps. The German driver set the quickest laptime on his final lap in a wet session and in difficult track conditions. Scuderia Coloni Luca Filippi finished P2, 1.4s slower than the German.

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Aug 26

Romain Grosjean sets the early pace in Spa

Series leader quickest in wet practice

GP2 Series

GP2 - Dams - Romain GrosjeanRomain Grosjean has started to put pressure on his rivals on what could be his weekend to glory in the eighth round of the 2011 GP2 SeriesTM season. The Dams driver set the quickest laptime of this morning’s free practice in Spa-Francorchamps ahead of local hero Michael Herck and Marcus Ericsson.

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Aug 25

GP2 Series Round 8 – Spa-Francorchamps Preview‏

Could Spa-Francorchamps be the land of glory for GP2 Series™ leader Romain Grosjean?

GP2 Series

GP2 Series - Spa-FrancorchampsThe Dams driver arrived in Belgium with twenty-five points on title rival Giedo van der Garde. The Dutch driver from Barwa Addax Team will have to fight with all his might this weekend at the eighth round of the 2011 season. He will not only be chasing after Grosjean, but also his first win this year to try and keep his title hopes alive.

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Jul 31

Stefano Coletti sprints to Budapest win

Trident driver triumphed today on a wet/dry/wet sprint race at Hungaroring

GP2 - Hungary - Trident Racing - Stefano ColettiGP2 - Hungary - Trident Racing - PodiumStefano Coletti overcame a difficult start of a Hungarian weekend by stunning the rest of the field from P21 on the grid to victory in changing track conditions and two safety car periods. The Monegasque driver finished 7.2s ahead of Esteban Gutierrez and Romain Grosjean.

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Jul 30

Romain Grosjean wins in Budapest

Series leader pockets fifth win after Marcus Ericsson gets a drive through 

GP2 - Hungary - Dams - Romain GrosjeanGP2 - Hungary - Dams - podiumDams driver Romain Grosjean has claimed a fifth victory this season in today’s feature race at Hungaroring. The Frenchman took the lead after race-long leader Marcus Ericsson was handed a drive through penalty in the closing stages. Charles Pic and Luiz Razia complete the podium.

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Jul 29

Luiz Razia powers to maiden pole in Budapest

Brazilian driver takes maiden pole for Caterham Team AirAsia

GP2 - Hungary -  Caterham Team AirAsia - Luiz RaziaGP2 SeriesLuiz Razia snatched his first ever GP2 pole position for Caterham Team AirAsia – also a first for the Malaysian squad, today at Hungaroring in a closely fought qualifying session that saw the young Brazilian go top in the dying minutes ahead of Luca Filippi and Marcus Ericsson.

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Jul 29

Romain Grosjean sets the pace

Series leader quickest in free practice in Budapest

GP2 SeriesGP2 - Hungary - Dams - Romain GrosjeanA week after his sprint race success at Nurburgring, Series leader Romain Grosjean has once again picked up where he left off. He set the pace in this morning’s practice session at Hugaroring with a best laptime of 1:31.173 just ten minutes into the session.

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Jul 28

GP2 Series Round 7, Budapest preview

No rest for the wicked!

GP2 - BudapestGP2 SeriesLast week, the Nurburgring hosted some of the wildest and hottest GP2 action this season. In tricky track conditions, the twenty-six drivers had no other choice but to bring their A-Game and three men stood out, starting with Charles Pic.

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Jul 24

Sticky: Grosjean wins dramatic wet sprint race

Frenchman on top in changing conditions

GP2 - Nurburgring - Dams - Romain GrosjeanGP2 - Nurburgring - Jules Bianchi (Lotus ART), Romain Grosjean (Dams), Luca FIlippi (Scuderia Coloni)Romain Grosjean improved on yesterday’s podium with a thrilling battle for victory in changing weather conditions in this morning’s sprint race at the Nurburgring, keeping calm and taking advantage of other people’s misfortunes to win from Jules Bianchi and Luca Filippi.

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