Romain Grosjean drove an excellent race at the Hockenheimring to beat Giorgio Pantano to the chequered flag. Grosjean followed Pantano closesly throughout the race and took advantage of a heavy shower late in the race to overtake the championship leader. But on the following lap he overtook the lapped Marko Asmer under a yellow flag. … Continue reading Pantano wins after Grosjean penalised; Chandhok takes sprint win (GP2)
Fernando Alonso?óÔé¼Ôäós prospects of joining Ferrari in the near future appeared to have been killed off earlier this year when Luca di Montezemolo said in public that he did not want Alonso to partner Kimi Raikkonen in the future. But the rumours re-surfaced over the Monaco Grand Prix weekend with sources claiming Alonso had signed … Continue reading How do the new Alonso-Ferrari rumours affect the 2009 F1 driver market?
The ten remaining Formula 1 teams spent Wednesday to Friday testing at Paul Ricard, former home of the French Grand Prix. It was very much a test in two parts, with the teams testing high-downforce configurations for the Monaco Grand Prix, the next round of the championship, and low-downforce settings for the Canadian Grand Prix … Continue reading 2008 F1 testing round-up 12: Paul Ricard
Ferrari and Toyota stayed away from this week’s test at the Circuit de Catalunya, and with Super Aguri still absent that left eight teams testing at the track near Barcelona. The test was marred by ugly scenes as some of the spectators that showed up hurled racist taunts and abuse at Lewis Hamilton. And for … Continue reading 2008 F1 testing round-up 5
Estonian Marko Asmer, who will test for BMW in Jerez this week, won the British Formula Three championship this year by a commanding margin.
Marko Asmer celebrated winning the British F3 championship in style with his tenth win from 20 starts this season. The Estonian came under sustained pressure from Carlin’s Niall Breen early in the race but a driver worthy of a champion secured him the win by 3.2s. Atte Mustonen claimed third after Jonathan Kennard went off … Continue reading British F3 Croft 2: Tenth win for Asmer
Marko Asmer clinched the British Formula Three championship in unusual style after retiring from the race with a blown engine. He effectively took the title when rival Maro Engel clashed with Carlin team mate Niall Breen at the first corner, ruining the German’s race. Asmer’s retirement on lap 12 handed the lead to Stephen Jelley … Continue reading British F3 Croft 1: Asmer seals crown
Thruxton served up two debut winners as Atte Mustonen scored his first British F3 victory to match the feat of Double R team mate Stephen Jelley in the first race. Niall Breen finished second ahead of Rodolfo Gonzalez who got onto the podium for the first time. Once again championship leader Marko Asmer had a … Continue reading British F3 Thruxton 2: Mustonen’s turn to triumph
Stephen Jelley broke his British F3 duck by scoring his first ever victory at Thruxton. The Double R racer started the race fifth and moved up to second before a safety car period needed to recover Sam Bird and Atte Mustonen’s cars. After the restart he moved ahead of team mate Jonathan Kennard, who stayed … Continue reading British F3 Thruxton 1: Jelley’s maiden win
Another race, another pole, another win for Marko Asmer as he closes in on the championship. His lead over Maro Engel is now 84 points after scoring a perfect 42 at Silverstone this weekend. Engel finished second and Greg Mansell took another strong finish with third. Michael Devaney was fourth and Alberto Valerio, who crashed … Continue reading British F3 Silverstone 2: Unstoppable Asmer
Marko Asmer bounced back from his recent disappointments to claim his eighth victory in the British championship this year. A first-lap crash eliminated Michael Meadows, Salman Al-Khalifa and Alberto Valerio, and forced a brief safety car period. Asmer had no trouble maintaining his advantage over second placed Maro Engel and quickly established a comfortable lead. … Continue reading British F3 Silverstone 1: Asmer back on top
Nico H?â??lkenberg won the prestigious F3 Masters race at Zolder after pole sitter Romain Grosjean stalled on the grid and was relegated to the rear of the field. The victory is a timely boost for H?â??lkenberg who has had a very mixed season in the F3 Euroseries, winning in the wet at Zandvoort last weekend, … Continue reading H?â??lkenberg wins F3 Masters as Grosjean stalls
Sam Bird took a classy win at Spa-Francorchamps, moving from third to second at the start before passing Stephen Jelley for the win. Bird extended his lead as Jelley and Jonathan Kennard battled for second, the latter finally taking the pace on the final lap. Atte Mustonen was fourth ahead of Rodolfo Gonzalez, and championship … Continue reading British F3 Spa 1: Bird flies to second win
Marko Asmer will start the first of two British F3 races at Spa from 29th on the 30 car grid. The Estonian, who is leading the championship, crashed in morning practice and was only able to do one lap in his hastily-repaired car. His championship rivals Stephen Jelley, Maro Engel and Sam Bird occupy the … Continue reading Qualifying disaster for Asmer at Spa
Sebastian Hohenthal took a close win in the second race at Brands Hatch, chased home by Atte Mustonen and Marko Asmer. The podium finishers were covered by one second at the line. Both Asmer and Mustonen made efforts to pass Hohenthal but the Swede kept his cool. Michael Devaney scored the best result of the … Continue reading British F3 Brands Hatch 2: Narrow win for Hohenthal
Marko Asmer’s domination of the 2007 British F3 championship continued with his seventh win in 11 races. He beat Raikkonen-Robertson team mates Stephen Jelley and Jonathan Kennard by over eight seconds – last year’s champions still looking for their first win this year. Asmer now leads Maro Engel by 70 points in the championship.
Marko Asmer won the second British F3 race at Snetterton commandingly from pole position. It was as if his disappointing first race performance hadn’t even happened. Alberto Valerio and Sam Bird were second and third in a reversal of their finishes in the first race, after Valerio sliced past Bird on lap seven. Bird dropped … Continue reading British F3 Snetterton 2: Asmer back to the front
Niall Breen headed a Carlin 1-2-3 in the seventh round of the British F3 championship at Snetterton. Team mates Sam Bird and Alberto Valerio followed him home. Bird leapt up the field with a magnificent start put pole sitter Atte Mustonen had a terrible getaway and was swamped by the field. He eventually retired with … Continue reading British F3 Snetterton 1: Breen leads Carlin podium
Marko Asmer will race in the British F3 championship round at Bucharest this weekend instead of the clashing race in the Japanese F3 series which he also participates in. Asmer currently leads the British championship with 76 points and three wins from four races. In Japan he lies sixth with 22 points to leader Kazuya … Continue reading Asmer chooses British F3 round over Japanese
Marko Asmer won the second race at Oulton Park – but only after the race had to be re-started twice following multiple crashes. Just as in race one the Estonian had Stephen Jelley on his tail at the chequered flag. Pole sitter Jonathan Kennard finished fourth ahead of first race winner Maro Engel and his … Continue reading British F3 Oulton 2: Asmer wins after three starts