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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.
  • Matt A Kingsbury
    Contributor

    Kingsbury lives in Fairfield county, Connecticut where he currently attends Sacred Heart University. He is a fan of any form of racing, from NASCAR to IndyCar, Formula 1, and especially endurance racing. The summer of 2013 saw Kingsbury attend IndyCar's return to Pocono Raceway as well as the ARCA race at Pocono which Corey Lajoie won and got some pictures (including the accompanying mug shot) in Victory Lane thanks to Corey's aunt!

  • Wil Vincent
    Contributin 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.

  • Brooks Westfall
    Silver Crown Writer

    I've been sim racing since 2011 when I joined iRacing. I've jumped to many different sims, including rFactor, Richard Burns Rally, and the famous NASCAR Racing 2003. I picked up a copy of NR2003 with my birthday money when I was only 9, but was limited to a keyboard and a controller. After reciving a G25 for Christmas in '11, I've loved sim racing and the community iRacing has. I hope to end up writing for a car magazine or website in the near future, and intend on attending university to accomplish that.
    Aside from my career in sim racing and the real world, I hope to have my own small, yet functional race team soon with the purchace of a go kart. Since I'm currently residing in Maryland, I don't have a wide range of racing to choose from. My only options on a small budget are drag racing or kart racing. After the completion of my senior year in high school next year, I hope that inRacing News and other affiliates will help my dreams of writing for Road & Track become a reality!

  • 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.

  • Jordan Hightower
    Contributor

    Jordan began sim-racing in 2005 with the NASCAR Racing 2003 Season sim and then joined the iRacing community in June of 2008. He hails from Fort Smith, Arkansas where he is currently enrolled at the University of Arkansas Fort Smith, after which he plans to attend the University of Arkansas to earn his MBA. Although he enjoys watching and playing basketball, most of Jordan's focus is on motorsports, particularly NASCAR: "Anything that burns gas and goes fast, I like."

  • 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.

  • Marc Dorval
    series contributor

    Marc Dorval has been a dedicated but talentless iRacer since 2009. Currently hanging out near the back of the Lotus 79 pack, he nonetheless contributes to the community through posts, statistics, and a weekly recap on the main events of the Lotus 79 series.
    Outside of iRacing, Marc is married with two grown-up children, loves Jaguar cars, and runs an IT consulting practice.

  • 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.

  • Raymond Kingsbury
    Contributor

    Ray Kingsbury is a motorsport enthusiast and full-time university student, born and raised in Connecticut. He started his own racing career in BMX, riding bicycles competitively on the state level. In eight years he claimed the state championship and was ranked nationally before moving away from the sport. This void of activities led him to rediscover sim-racing in the form of NASCAR Heat. After a championship in the game's most competitive league Kingsbury started focusing full-time on his involvement in Live for Speed. There he founded Last Lap Motorsports which today has more than 20 members worldwide.

    When a few Last Lap Motorsports members decided to give iRacing.com a chance to feed their desire for more oval racing, Ray teamed with his brother Matt, Nathan Lamothe and newcomer Jimmie Jones to enter the ETV! Live Team Series and claimed the title after a dominating performance at Watkins Glen. To this day the team continues in both Live for Speed and iRacing.com and Ray still takes much delight in his own sim-racing career. A reporter for his high school newspaper before moving to university, Kingsbury keeps-up his writing activities by contributing to iRacing News.

  • 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.

  • Tom O'Leary
    author

    Tom is an 18-year old student from London, UK. Tom started sim-racing quite recently, although his passion for motorsport started at an early age, watching BTCC since the late 90s. Tom has since then expanded his interests in motorsport, watching Le Mans 24hr (and endurance racing as a whole) as well as the DTM, F1, and since starting to write about the NASCAR iRacing Series - NASCAR!

    Tom appeared on the sim-racing scene by trying out rFactor, rFactor 2 and then iRacing - where he spends most of his time racing in the Star Mazda Series where he has claimed third and then second overall in the two full seasons he has competed. On the oval side, Tom has completed a few races in the NASCAR Class C (Fixed) although he most enjoys the road side. Tom is an active member of Friction Racing, a team which focuses on the Star Mazda and the Williams-Toyota FW31, with the aim of reaching the Pro Series - and the iRacing World Championship Grand Prix Series.

    In his personal life, Tom spend time with his girlfriend (they have been together for two years) and likes a variety of games and has started to livestream his races/gameplay on Twitch, to give an insight to his approach to racing and gaming.

  • 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.

Merhi joins Spa British F3 field

July 22nd, 2014

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Formula Renault 3.5 title contender Roberto Merhi is planning to contest this year’s Macau Grand Prix – and will return to Formula 3 in this weekend’s British round at Spa. The 23-year-old Spaniard, winner of the 2011 F3 Euro Series before moving to the DTM with Mercedes in 2012-13, will return to the category in Belgium with a Double R Racing Dallara-Mercedes. In order to compete at Macau, he has to contest an F3 race in the current calendar year. Double R team boss Anthony ‘Boyo’ Hieatt said: “Roberto loves F3, he loves Spa and he’s got a two-month break in the FR3.5 calendar and wants to stay sharp. “He wants to do it because he’s desperate to do Macau, and I’d love to have him in the car there [...]

GP2 trio penalised for impeding

July 18th, 2014

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Three drivers have been given three-place grid penalties for impeding in qualifying for the first GP2 race at Hockenheim on Saturday. Takuya Izawa, Rio Haryanto and Johnny Cecotto Jr have all been penalised for their transgressions, two of which cost Ferrari junior Raffaele Marciello his shot at repeating his Silverstone pole for the series’ 200th race. ART’s Izawa was found guilty by stewards of impeding Racing Engineering’s Marciello at Turn 13, and his three-place penalty is added to the five that the Japanese driver already carried over from Silverstone Sprint Race. Marciello had earlier been impeded by Rio Haryanto at Turn 13, for which the Caterham driver has been given a three-place penalty. Following both of these unconnected incidents, Marciello said: “I am very unhappy because I could have finished [...]

Palmer on pole for 200th GP2 race

July 18th, 2014

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Series leader Jolyon Palmer will start the 200th race in GP2′s history from pole position after topping qualifying at Hockenheim for the DAMS team. Palmer set pole with his first flying lap in qualifying, a 1m23.383s, and then settled into watching everyone trying to beat it. McLaren junior driver Stoffel Vandoorne came closest, getting to within 0.282s on his second run for ART, but Palmer claimed the four bonus points for pole and didn’t even bother with a second flying lap to save his tyres. Racing Engineering’s Stefano Coletti will start third, having been toppled from the front row by Vandoorne in the second half of the session. Tom Dillmann, who is making his series return with Caterham this weekend in place of the departed Alexander Rossi, will start fourth. [...]

Coletti sets GP2 practice pace

July 18th, 2014

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Stefano Coletti recorded the fastest time in free practice at a scorchingly-hot Hockenheim in GP2 free practice, outpacing McLaren Formula 1 junior Stoffel Vandoorne by a tenth of a second. Racing Engineering driver Coletti and ART’s Vandoorne swapped the top spot on a couple of occasions, with the Italian ending the session in front with his 1m24.771s. He then sat-out the last 10 minutes of the session, and watched his rivals fail to beat his time. Coletti’s team-mate Raffaele Marciello was third fastest, having starred in recent races without quite getting the results his pace has deserved. Caterham refugee Alexander Rossi was fourth quickest on his first run for Campos Racing, while his replacement at Caterham, Tom Dillmann, could only manage 21st. Conor Daly was a late improver, going P5 [...]

Rossi joins Campos for Germany

July 16th, 2014

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Alexander Rossi will race with the Campos GP2 team in Germany, replacing Kimiya Sato in what the Spanish squad says is a one-race deal. American Rossi announced on Wednesday that he had left Caterham following the change of ownership, with the team signing Frenchman Tom Dillmann to compete in the remaining rounds of the season. Regular Campos driver Sato will be racing at the Red Bull Ring in the Auto GP series instead. The Japanese driver, currently leading the Auto GP standings, has decided to focus on the championship battle and is expected to return to GP2 action in Hungary. “I’m very much looking forward to joining the Campos GP2 team this weekend in Germany,” said Rossi. “I had a chance to work with the team’s technical director Philippe Gautheron [...]

Dillmann replaces Rossi at Caterham

July 16th, 2014

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Tom Dillmann will replace Alexander Rossi at the Caterham GP2 team following the American’s decision to part ways with the Leafield-based squad. Rossi announced on Wednesday that he would no longer be part of the team following the change of ownership at the start of the month. Caterham has announced Dillmann will race with the team in the remaining six rounds of the season, partnering Rio Haryanto. “There has been a lot of well publicised change at Caterham during the last few weeks, but we are very pleased to remain part of Caterham Group, alongside Caterham Moto Racing Team and fly the Caterham motorsport flag in our respective Series,” said team boss Mia Sharizman. “We wish Alexander all the best for the future, but now welcome Tom to our team [...]

GP2 or FR3.5 likely for Ocon

July 16th, 2014

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The future of Formula 3 European Championship leader Esteban Ocon will not be decided until after next month’s Nurburgring round. The Lotus F1 Junior, who leads Max Verstappen by 116 points in the standings, looks likely to compete in GP2 or Formula Renault 3.5 – while a leap to Formula 1 has not been ruled out. Ocon is on the same Gravity Sport Management programme as Romain Grosjean – owing to Gravity’s common ownership with the Lotus Formula 1 team, he competes as one of several Lotus F1 Juniors. Gravity already has very strong links with leading GP2 team ART Grand Prix, as well as DAMS, whose drivers are leading both series. Gravity’s Gwenael Lagrue told AUTOSPORT: “We have some ideas but we really want to stay focused on F3 [...]

Fortec, Double R alter F3 line-ups

July 15th, 2014

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British teams Fortec Motorsport and Double R Racing are both set to change their driver line-ups for the next round of the Formula 3 European Championship at the Red Bull Ring in August. Australian Mitch Gilbert has called time on his F3 campaign with Fortec in favour of a switch to GP3. Swede John Bryant-Meisner has sufficient budget at least for the Red Bull Ring, where he is likely to be joined at Fortec by Mexican Alfonso Celis Jr. Fortec is hoping to conclude a deal with Celis, who is racing in GP3 this season with Status Grand Prix, to compete in the Austrian event as well as the following round at the Nurburgring. It will be a return to the team for the 17-year-old, who competed in Formula Renault [...]

Renault secures FR3.5 future

July 14th, 2014

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Renault has given its long-term support to its ‘World Series’ racing package, securing the future of its headlining Formula Renault 3.5 category for multiple years. The French manufacturer recently undertook a review of its motorsport projects, and declining grid numbers in FR3.5 for this season prompted speculation that the championship’s future was in doubt. But Renault has signed contracts with several key partners in recent weeks, with the shortest of those deals being for a minimum of three years, running from 2015 to the end of 2017. Renault Sport president Patrice Ratti told AUTOSPORT: “There is no doubt in Renault about the future of the World Series. “I’ve heard rumours that we were thinking of stopping Formula Renault 3.5 or the whole package. I don’t know where it comes from. [...]

Merhi wins as title contenders clash

July 13th, 2014

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Roberto Merhi took victory in Formula Renault 3.5 at the Nurburgring on Sunday, while title contenders Carlos Sainz Jr and Oliver Rowland were caught up in a first corner crash. As Merhi made a clean getaway from pole, Sainz and Rowland both attacked a slow-starting Oscar Tunjo on the run to the first corner for second place. Tunjo briefly locked up as Rowland and Sainz turned in, and he clipped the Briton’s car, tipping it sideways. As that happened, Sainz and Rowland made contact, forcing Sainz into the gravel, while Rowland retired with front suspension damage after touring back to the pits. A second multi-car incident between Turns 2 and 3 then accounted for a handful of other cars being forced to retire, leaving just 16 to take the restart. [...]

Ocon dominates again in Russia

July 13th, 2014

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Lotus F1 junior Esteban Ocon continued his domination of the Formula 3 European Championship weekend at Moscow Raceway by sweeping to victory in the second race. The Frenchman got a great start from pole position to extend a 1.3-second margin on the first lap, and extended that to 5.3s by the end of the race over Ferrari protege Antonio Fuoco, his team-mate in the Prema Powerteam Dallara-Mercedes line-up. Fuoco had a tough race, with Tom Blomqvist in his mirrors for the duration in his Carlin Dallara-Volkswagen. Blomqvist stepped up the pressure in the closing laps, getting to within half a second of the Italian, but could not quite get close enough to make a move. Max Verstappen ran fourth for the first half of the race, but then slowed and [...]

Merhi dominates wet qualifying

July 13th, 2014

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Roberto Merhi dominated a wet Formula Renault 3.5 qualifying session at the Nurburgring to take pole position for race two on Sunday. The ex-DTM racer, who finished second to championship leader Carlos Sainz in race one, set the pace for much of the session, and was able to respond every time any of his closest rivals made gains. With track conditions improving, most of the key laps came in the final minute of the session, and Merhi – who rejoined the track later than anyone else for his second run – ended up setting two laps good enough for pole. Title contenders Sainz and Oliver Rowland appeared set to line up behind the Zeta Corse driver, but they were pipped at the end by Oscar Tunjo. Behind them, row three [...]

Ocon claims pair of Euro F3 poles

July 12th, 2014

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European Formula 3 championship leader Esteban Ocon qualified on pole for races two and three in the second qualifying session at Moscow Raceway. Ocon, who won from pole in race one, is on course to dominate the weekend as he produced a time 0.3 seconds quicker than Prema team-mate Antonio Fuoco. Third fastest Tom Blomqvist was the only other driver to set a time below 1m28s, and qualified highest of the Carlin cars. Ocon’s championship rival Max Verstappen, whose run of six consecutive victories ended in the first Moscow race, starts fourth for the second race of the weekend. Lucas Auer did well to qualify sixth and lines up ahead of the Carlin duo of Jordan king and Jake Dennis. Dennis van der Laar was the early pacesetter, but he [...]

Sainz survives rain drama to win

July 12th, 2014

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Carlos Sainz Jr survived a late-race rain shower to take victory in the opening Formula Renault 3.5 encounter at the Nurburgring on Saturday. The championship leader controlled the race from the start, gradually edging away from title rival Oliver Rowland after the Briton appeared to have the edge in the opening couple of laps. From there, Sainz set about dominating the race, increasing his gap with a spell of five consecutive fastest laps at one stage to keep Rowland out of reach. But with the win seemingly in the bag, the Red Bull junior was the first driver to encounter rain in the final sector during the final couple of laps. Sainz hung on as the conditions worsened dramatically, while behind him Merhi and Sergey Sirotkin both passed Rowland on [...]

Ocon ends Verstappen’s win streak

July 12th, 2014

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Lotus Formula 1 team protege Esteban Ocon cruised to victory in the first race of the Formula 3 European Championship weekend at Moscow Raceway. The French teenager, who decimated the field in qualifying, appeared content to keep the gap between 1.5 and 2.0 seconds on the way to his sixth win of the year in his Prema Powerteam Dallara-Mercedes, extending his championship lead. Front-row starter Jordan King took his third successive podium finish with second place in his Carlin Dallara-Volkswagen. The Briton came under pressure in the latter stages from Max Verstappen, whose run of six consecutive European F3 wins came to an end. Verstappen, from fourth on the grid, had to fend off Lucas Auer into the first corner, before hunting down Tom Blomqvist. The Dutchman’s Van Amersfoort Racing [...]

Sainz snatches pole from Fortec duo

July 12th, 2014

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Formula Renault 3.5 championship leader Carlos Sainz Jr robbed Fortec Motorsports of a front row lockout for race one at the Nurburgring in the closing seconds of qualifying. The session, which was delayed due to fog at the German venue, started an hour late and was shortened to 25 minutes. Fortec duo Sergey Sirotkin and Oliver Rowland seemed in control throughout, leading the way after the first runs and asserting themselves at the top again as the times tumbled in the last couple of minutes – this time with the Briton ahead. But DAMS driver Sainz, who had not sat on top of the order once during the session, moved to the head of the field with less than 10 seconds remaining. By that time both Rowland and Sirotkin were [...]

GP2 could switch to low-profile tyres

July 10th, 2014

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GP2 could switch to low-profile tyres next season, if Formula 1 decides to do the same in the long-term. Pirelli plans to start a track-testing programme of larger rubber with a GP2 car soon with a view to a possible change. AUTOSPORT understands that should F1 decide to commit to moving to 18/20-inch tyres for either 2016 or 2017, Pirelli will push for GP2 to make the change because it sees the series as the ideal place to understand the demands of such rubber and accelerate development. “It clearly needs a substantial amount of development work,” said Pirelli motorsport director Paul Hembery when asked about the potential for racing with larger tyres in F1. “We’re going to start a programme on 18-19-inch now with a GP2 car. “Probably the question [...]

Nasr wins sprint race for Carlin

July 6th, 2014

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Felipe Nasr won the Silverstone GP2 Series sprint race to record his third victory of the season and close the gap to championship dominator Jolyon Palmer. Carlin’s Nasr grabbed the lead from the start as poleman Stephane Richelmi made a poor getaway and also lost places to Racing Engineering’s Stefano Coletti and Trident’s Johnny Cecotto Jr. Nasr led from start to finish, having lost valuable points on Saturday when a wheelnut cross-threaded itself. Coletti looked poised to challenge after seven laps, having closed the gap to 0.8s, but Nasr got the hammer down and pulled away to score a dominant win. Coletti reported a loss of power as he slipped over six seconds behind, but pulled the gap back to 4.3s at the finish. Cecotto held third, despite a late [...]

Marciello sets GP2 practice pace

July 4th, 2014

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Raffaele Marciello set the fastest time in the 45-minute GP2 free practice session at Silverstone on Friday morning for Racing Engineering. The Ferrari protege was in sparkling form, recording lap after lap that kept him at the top of timing screens. He set out his stall with a 1m41.322s, before lowering it to 1m41.167s then 1m41.127s. Both of the latter times were good enough for the top spot, as his team-mate Stefano Coletti’s best effort was a 1m41.261s, before he visited the Club gravel after a big lock-up. Alexander Rossi was third fastest for Caterham, his session notable in that he was wearing the helmet of his team-mate Rio Haryanto, and for a huge spin at Becketts, from which he was lucky to escape without hitting anything. Points leader Jolyon [...]

F3 gets night race in Bahrain

July 3rd, 2014

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The FIA’s new Bahrain-based Formula 3 Middle East Cup will consist of six races over two meetings, one of which will be a night race, AUTOSPORT has learned. The governing body is seeking a promoter for its January winter series, which will take place at the Sakhir Formula 1 circuit over a 10-day period. Testing and racing will be held over two configurations of the circuit, one of which will be the Grand Prix layout. Although logistical details are still far from sorted, this is the schedule that was approved by last week’s meeting of the World Motor Sport Council. Days 1/2: testingDays 3/4: three qualifying sessions and three racesDays 5/6: no action, as track is changed to different configurationDays 7/8: testingDays 9/10: three qualifying sessions and three races Teams [...]