As the Australian Formula 3 championship passes the half way mark Briton Charlie Hollings has taken the lead of the title race 127 points ahead of Tim Macrow on 121. Leanne Ferrier-Tander is also in the running with 118. Driving a Renault-powered Dallara, Hollings won both rounds at Oran Park in April plus the first … Continue reading Briton Hollings leads Australian F3
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.
Franck Mailleux took his first win the the F3 Euroseries in the second race at Mugello, with race one winner Romain Grosjean battling through to second. A first lap incident eliminated James Jakes, Michael Patrizi, Filip Salaquarda and Basil Shaaban. It also saw Dani Clos jump into the lead and hold off a string of … Continue reading F3 Euro Mugello 2: Mailleux edges out Grosjean
Romain Grosjean jumped into the championship lead with a dominant win at Mugello. Team mate Kamui Kobayashi held Sebastien Buemi off for second, while Buemi defended from Magny-Cours winner James Jakes.
An exciting second F3 race at the French Grand Prix weekend saw a maiden win for Britain’s James Jakes. The second race of the weekend saw all the overtaking and incident that was largely missing from the first one.
Kamui Kobayashi won the first Formula 1 support race at Magny Cours despite aggressive attention from team mate Romain Grosjean. Grosjean briefly got past Kobayashi on the second lap before his team mate reversed the move. The ASM duo were nose to tail for the entire race until Kobayashi ran wide on the final lap. … Continue reading F3 Euro Magny-Cours 1: Kobayashi hangs on
Edoardo Mortara and Sebastien Buemi lined up first and second on the grid, and sure enough that was the order they came home in. This was to take nothing away from a fine performance by the Signature-Plus driver. But there was little in the way of excitement – at least not until after the chequer … Continue reading F3 Euro Brands 2: Mortara cruises home
Romain Grosjean leapt from third to first at the start of the Brands Hatch F3 Euroseries race – but took out rival Franck Mailleux on the way. The two Frenchmen collided as Grosjean moved to take the lead from James Jakes. Grosjean was able to complete the move before the safety car came out. On … Continue reading F3 Euro Brands 1: Controversy as Grosjean wins
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
Pastor Maldonado repeated his Monaco Renault World Series race win of 2006 in this year’s GP2 race. The Venezuelan comfortably took pole from Giorgio Pantano by 0.3s and led the Italian home in the race as well. Behind them came the championship top three – Timo Glock, Luca Fillipi and Lucas di Grassi.
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
Good news for British F3 and British GT fans – Channel 4’s coverage will now be on at 8am rather than 7.30am, so you can sleep in a little bit longer on Sunday mornings. There will also be mid week repeats. Mike Grime of Promoters SRO said: “At a time when British motorsport is finding … Continue reading Better TV for British F3 & GTs
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
Maro Engel converted pole to victory in the first round of the British F3 championship at Oulton Park. The season got off to a dramatic start as three drivers crashed out at Cascades on the first lap. Following a safety car restart Engel retained his lead and kept it to the end despite pressure from … Continue reading British F3 Oulton 1: Easy win for Engel
I watched the first round of the British GT championship yesterday and, well, what a belter! Admittedly the race had everything going in its favour to begin with. On a sunny spring day perched on the hill overlooking Knickerbrook chicane at Oulton Park I could watch any kind of motor sport and feel content. But … Continue reading More GTs, please!
Maro Engel and Jonathan Kennard are on pole for the first two races of tomorrow’s British F3 season opener at Oulton Park. Estonian Marko Asmer (Hitech) would have been my first choice for champion but for his unusual decision to dovetail the British and Japanese F3 series. As a consequence he will miss the third … Continue reading British F3 ready to go
If supercars and performance cars are your thing don’t miss the start of British GT championship at Oulton Park tomorrow and Monday. Check out this line-up: Aston Martin DBRS9 Lamborghini Gallardo Jaguar XKR Ferrari 430 Porsche GT3RS Ascari KZ1R Dodge Viper (SRT-10) Lotus Exige Morgan Aero 8 GT3… And it runs alongside the Formula 3 … Continue reading British GT championship starts tomorrow
Reigning F3 Euroseries champion Paul di Resta will race in the DTM in 2007 – shame he’ll be doing it in a Mercedes-Benz C-Class from 2005. One can’t imagine he’s too happy to see his career take such a sharp swing away from single seaters. Lewis Hamilton preceded him as champion and walked into the … Continue reading Di Resta to DTM