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  • David Phillips
    Editor And Chief
    David Phillips is a long-time contributor to print and electronic publications in the U.S. and abroad, including Racer, Autosport, AutoWeek, Motor Sport and SPEEDtv.com, oversees the daily updating of news stories and assigns, edits and contributes feature material for inRacingNews.com.
  • Wil Vincent
    Contributing writer

    Wil is a 25 year old student, town planner, and sim racing commentator, most well known for his work as the lead commentator for GlacierTV. Wil got into commentating through his college student radio, where he also worked as a journalist and interviewer, covering gigs and festivals within the UK, and joined GlacierTV in February 2012, becoming lead commentator a month later. His work culminated in him commentating on the 2013 iRacing.com World Championship Grand Prix Series, iRacing Indy 500, and iRacing All Star Race. When he gets in the virtual cockpit, you'll normally see will taking on the thrill of IndyCar Oval racing, or trying his hand in GT action

    Outside of iRacing, Wil's an avid IndyCar fan, having watched the sport since the late 1990s, and always looks forward to the Month of May. He also enjoys watching NASCAR, Formula 1, and V8 Supercars.

  • Jeff Jacobs
    Contributor

    Jeff Jacobs started autocrossing with the SCCA in 1990 while a student at the University of Florida. He has competed in the SCCA's National Tour and ProSolo series since 1995, winning a ProSolo National Championship in H-Stock in 2011 driving a 2010 MINI Cooper. Jeff completed his SCCA Club Racing drivers' school in 2012 at Roebling Road in a Spec Miata. He currently writes a column for the SCCA's Northeast Division in SportsCar Magazine and is the Region Executive of the Philadelphia Region SCCA.

    Jeff joined iRacing in October 2012. After starting with the MX-5 and SRF cars, he has been concentrating on the Ford Mustang FR500S, competing in the iRacing.com Mustang Cup series and the Continental Endurance Sports Car Series.

  • Cam Stark
    contributing writer

    I began taking sim racing seriously about a year ago, but have loved motorsports from a young age. I began following Formula One first, then realized there are a huge variety of motorsports to watch. iRacing has opened my eyes even more to the diversity and volume of “real world” motorsports, let alone on the sim itself. With the huge varieties of series to choose from, you're spoiled for choice!

    Ever since I began iRacing, I wanted to improve on my ability, be it road or oval. Having not really heard about oval racing prior to November last year (blame the UK press), my mentality towards it has totally changed from what it would have initially been - it's awesome! I recently began road racing again - in the Star Mazda - and have been having a blast ever since. On top of racing the series I have the privilege of writing the articles for iRacing News.

    In all honesty I have surprised myself on iRacing. From being a fairly casual gamer/racer, it's been a world of difference, but it has far exceeded my expectations. I had a very brief stint driving in rFactor leagues, but I found my place of sim racing on this service, and I can't see myself stopping anytime soon.

  • Justin Sutton
    series contributor

    Justin is 29 and lives in Texas with his girlfriend and three dogs. Although always a fan of road racing growing up, Sutton never got the chance to participate in Sim-Racing until 2012 and didn't join iRacing until 2013. The son of a writer, and former resident of Connecticut and Philadelphia, his interests vary. Currently Sutton is a co-owner of YouTube channel focused on racing games and simulators and more specifically Formula One along with his partner Mikko from Finland (BoxBoxBoxGaming). Currently Sutton writes the Skip Barber F2000 and Lotus 49 articles (and the occasional F1 article) for iRacing News, and doesn't get nearly enough time to race the cars he writes about.

    Gaming is a big part of Sutton's life as well as he is both viewer and broadcaster on Twitch along with his girlfriend of seven years. In addition to being an aspiring writer he is a skilled speaker with a focus on commentary of races and hopes one day to do commentary for road racing of some kind.

  • Matt Holden
    Contributor

    Matt Holden began his involvement in motorsports at an early age, moving to Charlotte, NC when he was 6 months old. Growing up next door to a NASCAR TV personality, racing has always been a major part of his life. Currently studying Mechanical Engineering at UNC Charlotte, Matt works for US Legend Cars International as a technical inspector and race official at local tracks such as Charlotte Motor Speedway and Concord Speedway. Within iRacing, Matt is the Crew Chief for Gale Force Racing's #05 car in the NASCAR Peak Antifreeze Series, as well as Chassis Engineer for the team's R&D program.

  • Paul Slavonik
    iRacingNews Series Writer

    For all intents and purposes, Paul Slavonik was a late-bloomer to racing. Growing up watching NASCAR drivers such as Davey Allison and Earnhardt Sr. was the furthest extent of Paul’s racing aspirations at the time. Fast forwarding 20 years, Paul began watching the UK show Top Gear and thus ensued a fascination with all things fast. Soon after, Paul stumbled upon iRacing.com and has been hooked on racing ever since.
    A United States Army Veteran, Certified Audio Engineer and aspiring author, Paul spends his time hanging out with his wife and working on his first book. Currently residing in Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), TX, his favorite racing series is the Australian V8 Supercars (go FPR!) and he has recently joined a local ChumpCar racing team. Paul began writing news stories for iRacingNews in January of 2014 and currently covers the GT3 Challenge Series and the V8 Supercars Series.

  • Thiago Izequiel
    Contributor

    Born in 1985 in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Thiago Izequiel is a graphic and web designer, go kart racer, aiming to get a career in motorsports. He started racing in 2007 and joined iRacing in 2010. Thiago lives in Maricá, a little town located in Rio de Janeiro state, around 60km far away from Rio de Janeiro city. In 2014 he started to write for iRacing News and also started to design layouts for racing cars.

    Working as a freelancer today, he started working as a designer in 2006. After a few years working in web design agencies, Thiago decided to follow his dreams and quit his job to work with a racing driver named Suzane Carvalho in 2011, on her driver's school. Things didn't worked out as expected and Thiago, after getting jobs as a front-end developer and social media content developer, went back to the dream path as a freelancer so he could have more time to focus on his driving career.

  • David Moulthrop
    NASCAR Contributor

    David Moulthrop is an award winning motorsports photo journalist and has covered auto racing since the mid-seventies. While he is most well known for his NASCARimages he has also covered F1, American Road Racing, and IndyCar on a regular basis. He has been published in numerous magazines, newspapers and online news sites including, National Speed Sport News, Area Auto Racing News, Auto Racing USA, Stock Car Magazine, Sprint Cup Dateline, and Jayski. David joined the iRacing team in 2004 as a contract photographer and became iRacing's Laser Scan Project Manager in 2005.

  • Jack Davidson
    Staff Videographer

    Jack is a recent grad from Boston University with a passion for filmmaking as well as racing. He grew up playing games such as the Need For Speed series, Gran Turismo, and more recently, the GRID and DIRT franchises.

  • Jason Lofing
    iRacing.com Series Writer
    Jason is 21 years old and was born and raised in Elk Grove. California. A big time NASCAR fan, he hasn’t missed a race on Sunday in years. Lofing is also a huge San Fransisco Giants fan and tries to take in at least a couple games a year. Other than sim racing, his biggest (and far more expensive!) hobby is photography. Although he is rather new to sim racing, Lofing has already accomplished some pretty impressive results, qualifying for the 2011 iRacing Oval Pro Series in Season 1, 2011, winning the inaugural Landon Cassill Qualifying Challenge and finishing runner-up in the second one.
  • Katier Scott
    Contributing Writer
    I am a veteran sim racer who first started racing way back in 1993 on the SPRTSIMS section of Compuserve with a league who can trace themselves all the way to the present. Within that league I act as Chief Steward and try to bring the unique viewpoint that this experience gives me into my articles.
    I have a BA (Hons) in Journalism and Editorial design and have been writing for seven years and currently cover the Lotus 79 CTC and Radical series alongside my freelance work. Living in the UK, as well as motorsports I love Photography, Arts and Crafts and reading.
  • David Ifeguni
    Contributing Writer
    I was born in New Haven, Connecticut in 1988 and moved to Midland, Michigan when I was two years old. I stayed there until third grade when I moved to Farmington Hills, Michigan and now I currently live in Naperville, IL where I'm attending Metea Valley High School as a 9th grader. In the past, I have participated in soccer and this year I plan on joining swimming or water polo. My family includes my 15 year old sister, a 7 year old sister and my mom and dad. I have been writing since 6th grade and have participated in many writing contests in my school and have received several awards for writing.
    My fascination for motorsports began when I was nine. The first NASCAR race I watched on TV was the 2009 Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway, won by Kasey Kahne. My favorite NASCAR drivers are Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr, and Jimmie Johnson. I have watched all the races in the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series since 2010. I currently have three wins on iRacing, two of them in the Nationwide car at Daytona and one in the Street stocks at Charlotte. My favorite car and type of track on iRacing is the Nationwide Series (B Class) car and superspeedways.

Vaxiviere eyes fightback at Spa

May 28th, 2015

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Lotus F1 junior driver Matthieu Vaxiviere is targeting this weekend’s Spa-Francorchamps round to revive his Formula Renault 3.5 title challenge. The Frenchman built on dominant pre-season testing pace with a maiden FR3.5 victory at the Aragon season opener. In the second round at Monaco last weekend, though, Vaxiviere was eliminated in an opening lap crash at Sainte Devote behind front row starters Jazeman Jaafar and Oliver Rowland. Rowland received a puncture in the incident but, after dropping to 14th, clawed his way back to sixth place in arguably the drive of the race. The Briton is one point adrift of the championship leader, Monaco winner Jaafar, with Vaxiviere a further 11 points adrift in third. “Oliver finishing sixth, it’s not good for me,” Vaxiviere said. “I prefer to keep close [...]

Leclerc and Ferrucci top F3 sessions

May 27th, 2015

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Formula 3 European Championship star rookie Charles Leclerc set the pace as the series held an official test day at Monza, although Santino Ferrucci was fastest in the afternoon. Ahead of this weekend’s triple-header at the Italian GP venue, Leclerc completed a run of several laps late in the morning session in his Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara-Volkswagen, with three of them quicker than the best anyone else could manage. His closest rival was fellow rookie Mikkel Jensen – the consistent Dane has scored points in six of this season’s nine races, and took a step forward in his Mucke Motorsport Dallara-Mercedes to lap second fastest, 0.242 seconds adrift of Leclerc. It was a good day for Mucke, with American Ferrucci topping the afternoon session with a time that stood as [...]

September decision on 18-inch wheels

May 26th, 2015

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Renault and Michelin will decide in September if the Formula Renault 3.5 series will switch to 18-inch wheels for the 2016 season. Michelin has been vocal in recent weeks of its belief that Formula 1 should switch to larger wheel rims, and the French firm has been developing such a tyre with Renault Sport for more than six months. Both FR3.5 and GP2 (which is supplied by Pirelli) demonstrated 18-inch wheels on their cars during the Monaco Grand Prix weekend, and Michelin is now in the stages of fine-tuning the new tyres over the summer. “We are working in full connection with Renault on this project,” Michelin customer racing director Philippe Mussati told AUTOSPORT. “The goal is to decide in September, with Renault, if we go for next season. “We [...]

More changes for EuroInternational

May 26th, 2015

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Formula 3 European Championship team EuroInternational has been forced to make a complete change to its driver line-up for this weekend’s round at Monza. Dane Nicolas Beer, who missed the most recent round at Pau while recovering from injuries sustained in an accident during the second race weekend at Hockenheim, has informed the team that he will not continue. Meanwhile, GP3 ace Marvin Kirchhofer pulled out of his parallel F3 campaign with the Italian team to focus on his programme in the grand prix-support series, and his car was occupied on a one-off basis at Pau by Formula Renault 3.5 racer Gustav Malja. EuroInternational has filled the ‘Kirchhofer’ car for Monza with 2013 GP3 runner-up Facu Regalia. The Argentinian has been racing in Auto GP this season, in which he [...]

Marciello wants GP2 VSC review

May 25th, 2015

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Ferrari junior Rafaele Marciello has called for a review of GP2′s use of the virtual safety car, after it shaped the Monaco feature race. Marciello led early on Pirelli’s super-soft tyres before handing control of the race to Alexander Rossi and Stoffel Vandoorne when he pitted on lap nine. On the soft tyre, Rossi and McLaren protege Vandoorne led until the VSC was implemented following a clash between Mitch Evans and Nick Yelloly at the chicane 10 laps later. With the field slowed, they grabbed the opportunity to pit and emerged in the lead, with Vandoorne leapfrogging Rossi in the process and going on to win by six seconds. Their gamble to run half of the race on the super-softs was helped by Julian Leal and Sergio Canamasas utilising the [...]

Jaafar wins chaotic Monaco race

May 24th, 2015

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Jazeman Jaafar produced a flawless display to claim his maiden Formula Renault 3.5 win in a chaotic event at Monaco. The Fortec racer finished on the podium in both of his previous visits to Monaco and took victory on Sunday from pole position in a race that was interrupted by a red-flag period. “This is my favourite race and favourite track, just look around, the place is buzzing,” said Jaafar. “We have really come a long way with this team, so I am really pleased.” Jaafar led Red Bull Junior driver Dean Stoneman throughout, extending a 3.2s margin of victory at the chequered flag. Behind Stoneman, Tom Dillmann had a relatively lonely run to complete the podium for Carlin, both drivers avoiding a messy incident at Sainte Devote on the [...]

Stanaway takes first win for Status

May 23rd, 2015

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Richie Stanaway scored a lights-to-flag victory in the GP2 sprint race at Monaco, giving the Status team its first win in the Formula 1 support category. From the outside of the front row, Kiwi Stanaway powered a past bogged down polesitter Raffaele Marciello away from the lights. Sergey Sirotkin slotted in ahead of third-qualifier Julian Leal into Sainte Devote, and the top-three would remain static until the chequered flag. As in the Monaco feature race on Friday, Sergio Canamasas was in feisty and inspired form, making a bold pass on Leal into Sainte Devote on lap seven. Canamasas just made the corner, and once past he pulled eight seconds clear to back up his feature race podium with another strong points haul. A congested first lap conspired to produce multiple [...]

Jaafar secures Monaco FR3.5 pole

May 23rd, 2015

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Jazeman Jaafar will start Sunday’s Formula Renault 3.5 round in Monaco from pole position. The Malaysian, who has finished on the podium in Monaco in both his previous visits, commanded qualifying to record a quickest lap of 1m23.425s. In a split session, divided into two groups allocated 25 minutes each, Fortec achieved a lock-out of the front row of the grid. Friday practice pacesetter and championship leader Oliver Rowland dominated the earlier A Group qualifying so takes second place. Aragon race winner Matthieu Vaxiviere settled down after an eventful Friday, ending the morning 0.402 seconds adrift of Jaafar and second fastest in the quicker B group. The Frenchman will be joined on the second row by Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup champion Nyck de Vries, while the Dutchman’s DAMS team-mate Dean [...]

Vandoorne wins Monaco GP2 opener

May 22nd, 2015

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McLaren Formula 1 protege Stoffel Vandoorne claimed his third-straight GP2 feature race victory of the season at Monaco, after making a bold tyre strategy work. Vandoorne led home polesitter Alexander Rossi by a commanding 6.2 seconds, as the pair made super-soft tyres last for half of the 40-lap duration. From second on the grid, Raffaele Marciello started on the option tyre and moved into the lead around the outside of the first corner, but his time in the sun was fleeting. The Ferrari junior began to suffer degradation early and was caught by the soft-shod Rossi and Vandoorne, while Arthur Pic – who, like Marciello, started on the super-softs – soon joined them. Marciello pitted on lap nine, releasing Rossi and Vandoorne and the pair built an advantage at the [...]

Rowland leads Monaco FR3.5 practice

May 22nd, 2015

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Championship leader Oliver Rowland led a Fortec one-two in Formula Renault 3.5 practice in Monaco on Friday morning. Times fell throughout the 45-minute session, and Briton Rowland’s fastest effort of 1m24.171s was recorded with just a minute left on the clock. Team-mate Jazeman Jaafar – a podium finisher at this race for the past two years – claimed second spot, just 0.088 seconds adrift. Lotus Formula 1 Junior driver Matthieu Vaxiviere survived two hairy moments at Sainte Devote to end the morning in third. Strakka Racing’s Tio Ellinas briefly headed the timing screens entering the final four minutes of action, before being demoted to fourth. Boasting much Monaco experience from his long stint in GP2, Tom Dillmann unsurprisingly also appeared in contention for honours this weekend. But the Carlin driver [...]

Haryanto given Monaco grid penalty

May 21st, 2015

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Campos Racing driver Rio Haryanto has been hit with a three-place grid penalty for Friday’s GP2 feature race in Monaco. The 22-year-old Indonesian, currently second in the championship after a strong start to the season, was punished for failing to slow down under yellow flags. He had taken 20th on the grid in the split qualifying session, so is relegated to 23rd place. The penalty also means Rene Binder, Johnny Cecotto Jr and Nathanael Berthon each move up a position. Racing Engineering driver Alexander Rossi will start the race from pole position, his first since the Abu Dhabi season finale in 2013.

Rossi beats Marciello to GP2 pole

May 21st, 2015

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Alexander Rossi claimed Monaco GP2 pole with a commanding performance in wet conditions. Ferrari Formula 1 protege Raffaele Marciello will join him on the front row, having outpaced championship leader Stoffel Vandoorne in the wetter Group A session to ensure an end to the Belgian’s run of GP2 poles. Vandoorne had topped every GP2 qualifying session since Spa last August, but he will line up fourth after ending the first session 0.767 seconds shy of Trident driver Marciello. Marciello caught some flamboyant slides as he took charge of the session, and looked assured of pole even before yellows came out in the final minutes due to Daniel de Jong nosing into the Mirabeau barriers and Zoel Amberg wiping his right rear wheel off on the exit of Tabac. With the [...]

Pic fastest in Monaco GP2 practice

May 21st, 2015

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Arthur Pic led the way for Campos in practice for GP2′s Monaco round on Thursday. The Frenchman’s 1m20.556s lap – less than two seconds off the Formula 1 practice one pace as the track ‘rubbered-in’ – put him 0.219s clear of Racing Engineering driver Alexander Rossi, who led the early running. F1 test drivers Pierre Gasly and Stoffel Vandoorne were third and fourth, with championship-leading McLaren protege Vandoorne never quite getting to the top of the times despite coming close. Gasly had been quickest for a few moments between fast times from Ferrari junior Raffaele Marciello and Pic. Marciello ended up sixth, behind Sergio Canamasas. Status driver Richie Stanaway led much of the 45-minute session, pulling a second clear of his rivals for a while, but he was edged back [...]

Pau crash ‘looked worse than it felt’

May 19th, 2015

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Formula 3 European Championship racer Tatiana Calderon has brushed off her spectacular Pau Grand Prix crash with Kang Ling as less dramatic than it looked. Ling hit the rear of Calderon’s Carlin Dallara on the uphill straight on the opening lap of Sunday’s race, and the momentum carried the Chinese driver’s Mucke Motorsport car through a 45-degree rotation atop the rear bodywork of the Colombian’s car as far forward as the rear rollhoop. Once Ling’s car had crashed back onto the ground, Calderon had the presence of mind to drive as far out of the way of others as possible, next to the barriers at the Pont Oscar bend. Pau Grand Prix report: Giovinazzi wins after Dennis drama While she was unconcerned about the crash, she was critical of Ling [...]

Fontana subs for Merhi in Monaco FR3.5

May 18th, 2015

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Pons Racing will field Swiss driver Alex Fontana in place of Manor Formula 1 team’s Roberto Merhi at this weekend’s Monaco Formula Renault 3.5 round. Merhi will skip the second meeting of this year’s championship to concentrate on his F1 commitments, with his Manor tenure set to continue. Fontana started his third season of GP3 with ninth in the feature race at Barcelona for Status Grand Prix earlier this month. Last October, the 22-year-old tested FR3.5 machinery for Lotus at Jerez, but Monaco will mark his first race weekend in the class. Pons team manager Emilio de Villota told AUTOSPORT: “I have been in contact with Alex since 2011, when he won the European F3 Open title. “Since then, we have always been in contact, so he was on top [...]

Dennis given Monza grid penalty

May 18th, 2015

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Double Pau Formula 3 European Championship race winner Jake Dennis has been hit with a five-place grid penalty for the next round at Monza. After winning the first two races, Dennis lost the lead of the final – which carried the Pau Grand Prix title – with five laps remaining with a bent front-left trackrod, and then dropped down the order as the car’s condition worsened. Pau Grand Prix: Antonio Giovinazzi wins GP title with F3 victory By the last lap the trackrod had collapsed, and Dennis collided with Sam MacLeod at the Lycee hairpin as the Scot attempted to take ninth position. Rene Rosin, boss of the Prema Powerteam squad that runs Dennis, said: “On the last lap he was frustrated and crashed with MacLeod. “From looking at it [...]

Giovinazzi takes Pau Grand Prix crown

May 17th, 2015

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Antonio Giovinazzi took victory in a gripping Pau Grand Prix after a suspected suspension problem struck long-time race leader Jake Dennis in the final laps. Italian Giovinazzi therefore extended his lead in the Formula 3 European Championship, with the Carlin-run Jagonya Ayam protege stretching his run to nine podium finishes out of nine this season. Giovinazzi hounded the Prema Powerteam car of Racing Steps-backed Dennis during the early laps, before the 2012 McLaren AUTOSPORT BRDC Award winner began to pull away. But going into the final third of the race Giovinazzi began to slash the gap as Dennis started to struggle with his steering, particularly on left-handers. On the 24th lap of 28, Giovinazzi ran side by side with Dennis through almost half the lap, before Dennis finally ran wide [...]

Dennis wins again in Pau race two

May 16th, 2015

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Jake Dennis continued his superb weekend in Pau by taking his second win of the day in the Formula 3 European Championship. Dennis led all the way in a chaotic race that first went three times under the safety car, and was even red-flagged before an eight-minute resumption to the finish, which began under the inevitable safety car, making its fourth appearance of the race. The Racing Steps-backed 2012 McLaren AUTOSPORT BRDC Award winner said it was much easier this time, and that was principally because another bad start from front-row partner Charles Leclerc allowed Maximilian Gunther into second place. After an early safety car, caused by Matt Solomon hitting the wall at Pont Oscar, German rookie Gunther kept at bay a train comprising Leclerc, Antonio Giovinazzi and Arjun Maini [...]

Fittipaldi ruled out of Pau by injury

May 16th, 2015

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Pietro Fittipaldi was forced to withdraw from the first race of the Formula 3 European Championship weekend at Pau due to breaking a bone in his left hand. The Brazilian-American grandson of Emerson Fittipaldi crashed his Fortec Motorsport Dallara-Mercedes heavily at the final chicane early in his second qualifying session, meaning that he failed to qualify for races two and three. The injury meant he was unable to take his 11th spot on the grid for race one, giving Nicolas Pohler – who had failed to qualify – a reprieve. Fittipaldi was at the circuit on Saturday morning wearing his racesuit, and told AUTOSPORT: “I wanted to drive but the doctors [at the track] called the hospital! “As I went into the last chicane I braked a little bit too [...]

Dennis takes first F3 victory in Pau

May 16th, 2015

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Jake Dennis converted his maiden Formula 3 European Championship pole into his first F3 victory in the opening race of the Pau weekend. The 2012 McLaren AUTOSPORT BRDC Award winner soaked up immense pressure from championship leader Antonio Giovinazzi throughout the race, but held firm and never allowed the Italian to make a serious move. While Racing Steps protege Dennis got a good start in his Prema Powerteam Dallara-Mercedes, Giovinazzi made a superb one from fourth on the grid, the Carlin Dallara-Volkswagen immediately outdragging second-row partner Maximilian Gunther and then squeezing down the inside of Charles Leclerc into the kink after the startline. The leading trio of Dennis, Giovinazzi and Leclerc stayed close for the opening 12 laps, before a safety car was caused due to Dorian Boccolacci’s stricken car, [...]