After the great results obtained a fortnight ago at Montmeló, Racing Engineering arrives on a high at one of the most eagerly anticipated dates of the year, the race on Monaco’s street track. The GP2 series will run on the famous streets of the Principality of Monaco for its third race weekend of the season.
The special nature of the track means that this is a totally unique weekend, with a different format than any other GP2 race meetings. Instead of the usual two races, the feature on Saturday and the sprint on Sunday, at Monaco the GP2 cars will compete only once. This single race will be at 4PM on Saturday while the training sessions will start on Thursday with an extra free practice.
The starting grid will be, as usual, decided on the Saturday qualifying, due at the earlier time of 10:00 in the morning. The two Racing Engineering drivers arrive at Monaco still holding on to the good feelings left by the very good team result they achieved at Montmeló. For Javi Villa scoring his first points, as well as his first podium on home soil, in front of his fans was a really special moment in his still short but already exciting career. Javi’s second position in Sunday’s race was for Racing Engineering the confirmation of why the team and his sponsors, Repsol and Telefónica , have been betting so hard on the young Spaniard.
The talent that Racing Engineering’s team principal, Alfonso D’Orleans, has always recognised in Javi was more evident than ever in the two races held at the Catalonian track and that success should mean the start of a very positive season for Villa in his second year in GP2.
At Monaco Javi proved last year how well he can run on such a complex track, scoring his best qualifying result of the season, albeit his race was ruined alter being hit from behind by a following car entering the always incident prone St.Devote corner.
Sergio Jiménez , for his part, also showed at Barcelona how good his driving is and how much he can add to the team efforts in his maiden GP2 season. The young Brazilian driver scored points in both races showing his fast development at the wheel of the Dallara.
On a track that he already knew from his F3 racing, Sergio could finally compete without the disadvantage of lack of circuit experience, something he faces at most of the other races, and this allowed him to show up his true potential.
At Monaco, Sergio faces the always tough challenge of driving for first time through the streets of the Principality so his initial target will be to learn the track as soon as possible, without any incidents that would prevent another potentially good result. The young Brazilian has got class enough to spring a surprise.
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If yesterday was an exciting and successful day for Racing Engineering the best was yet to come as everything worked perfectly for the team today as both drivers drove superbly to finish in the top five with Javier Villa performing faultlessly on his weiter >>
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In a stunning reversal of fortune Racing Engineering put aside the disappointments of Bahrain and yesterday’s qualifying as drivers Javier Villa and Sergio Jimenez both drove brilliant races to finish in the points. The race began badly when two cars weiter >>
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It was a day of mixed fortunes for the Racing Engineering team at Montmeló for round two of the GP2 Championship.
The day began promisingly with both Javier Villa and Sergio Jiménez setting competitive times in the morning’s free practice sess weiter >>
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For Racing Engineering the second meeting of the 2007 GP2 series, to be held this weekend at Montmeló , is a special one as the races at the Catalonian track will be the first of the two events scheduled this season in Spain so motivation will be at a high for the tea weiter >>
It was a much happier day today for Racing Engineering following on from the engine- related disappointments of Race 1 yesterday.
The Racing Engineering team worked all night on both cars in order to have them ready for today’s race and both cars lined up on the grid looking as good as new. The start weiter >>
Through no fault of their own it was a very disappointing day for the Racing Engineering team in the opening round of the 2007 GP2 series at Bahrain. Hopes were high at the start of the day that, following a lot of hard work from the team following the problems encountered by both drivers in yesterday’s q weiter >>
Times were very close as the 26 GP2 cars battled it out for their grid positions at the Sakhir track in Bahrain.
For Racing Engineering it was a day that went from promising to problematical as mechanical problems in qualifying sent pushed the drivers towards the back of the grid despite the pote weiter >>
Racing Engineering is facing the first round of the 2007 GP2 series at Bahrain this weekend. The Sakhir track, near Manama, the capital of the tiny and prosperous Arabian country will be the first of the eleven rounds scheduled this year, and the only one taking place outside Europe.
Racing Engineering are going to Bahrain looking forward to the start of a new season, an weiter >>
Racing Engineering officially presented their team for the 2007 GP2 series in a stunning show held on Tuesday 27th March at Oviedo in Spain.
The scene of the presentation were the halls of the Reconquista Hotel in the Asturian capital and it all started with a press conference in which Racing Engineering team Principal, Alfonso de Orleans Borbón, the 2007 team drivers, Ja weiter >>
After six years in the Spanish Formula 3 Championship and having won the team championship in all its years of participation, Racing Engineering has taken the decision to aim for new goals in motor sport and retire from Spanish Formula 3.
This is the logical consequence of events. Racing weiter >>
With reference to the decision taken by the Stewards of the race during the Jerez round of the 2006 Spanish Formula 3 Championship and GTSport Organización’s, the championship organizer’s, press release dated 23rd of October, 2006, Racing Engineering and Sergio Jimenez would like to communicate the following:
Following the appeal made by Racing Engineering against the ex weiter >>
Following the two test days held on the 16th and 17th of November at the Jerez circuit, in which eight drivers participated, Racing Engineering is happy to announce that it has chosen four promising young drivers for its 2007 Spanish F3 lineup:
Franck Mailleux (FRA),
Bruno Mendez (ESP),
Siso Cunill (ESP) and
Nil Montserrat weiter >>
On the 16th and 17th of November, Racing Engineering will hold a two day test at the Jerez circuit.
Eight drivers were chosen to participate: Siso Cunill (ESP), Chris Holmes (UK), Franck Mailleux (FRA), Bruno Mendez (ESP), Nil Montserrat (ESP), Arturo Llobell (ESP), Stefanos Kamitsakis (GRE) and Juan Manuel Polar (PE).
Four Spaniards, one French, one Peru weiter >>
Miguel Molina had not made it to the top position of the podium so far, but he finally got his first win in the last race of the season.
All four Racing Engineering drivers celebrated victories during the 2006 Spanish Formula 3 Championship and the team obtained the Team Championship title for the sixth consecutive time. After celebrating an amazing day of weiter >>
At the final round of the Spanish Formula 3 Championship, held this weekend at the Circuito de Catalunya, Racing Engineering has obtained a result no one even dared to dream of. Nicolas Prost has rounded up the season with his first win.
The Racing Engineering driver already left it clear during the qualifying that he is was driver to have an eye on this weekend, when he weiter >>
The next round of GP2 Winter testing will be held on the 6th and 7th of November at Jerez. Racing Engineering’s cars will be driven by Sergio Jimenez (BRA), Luiz Razia (BRA) and Javier Villa (ESP).
Racing Engineering, the Andalusian team which has its base not far from the race track, is looking forward to testing these three young drivers. Sergio Jimenez, who is current weiter >>
Racing Engineering finished its pre-selection process for the two day test to be held on the 16th and 17th of November at the Andalusian circuit of Jerez.
Out of the 114 applications, Racing Engineering has chosen eight drivers plus one reserve driver to participate in the demanding test.
The drivers will not only have to adapt to the team quickly and deliver a weiter >>
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Nicolas Prost scored points again in Sunday's race at the Jerez circuit where Racing Engineering faced one of the most difficult weekends of the season. Miguel Molina and Marcos Martinez became victims of the mistakes of another driver, while Sergio Jimenez suffered from the stewards decisions. Nicolas Prost, 4th on the grid, didn't st weiter >>
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What was started as an ambitious project two years ago will find its continuation in the upcoming season – Racing Engineering and its partners continue their search for young and promising drivers, supporting them in their rise through the motor racing ranks.
Racing Engineering, the Andalusian team participating in the Spanish Form weiter >>
The 2006 GP2 season ended with a bang, or to be more accurate two of them, for Racing Engineering today when Adam Carroll and Javier Villa were both punted out of race two at Monza, bringing to a close a frustrating weekend where the team was unable to show the speed they knew they had or improve their position in the final standings of the championship.
Javi started the weiter >>
Race one will be remembered by the Racing Engineering team as the most emotionally stressful race of the season: everything that could go wrong did, with Adam Carroll luridly spinning out of the race at the dramatic Ascari complex while teammate Javier Villa created order out of the ch weiter >>
Racing Engineering's race weekend at Monza has started comfortably for Adam Carroll, who claimed fourth on the grid for tomorrow's race one in a steaming hot qualifying session at the famous circuit, but there was heartbreak for teammate Javier Villa when a problem with his brakes put weiter >>
Adam Carroll gave his Racing Engineering team something to cheer about today by bringing home another podium finish in the sprint race at the Istanbul Park circuit after challenging eventual race winner Andreas Zuber all race long for the win, while teammate Javier Villa set weiter >>
The already scorching Istanbul Park circuit had a surprise for Racing Engineering and their competitors in race one today when somebody found the temperature control and decided to see how far up it could go. And just when it seemed things couldn't get any hotter, the pitwal weiter >>
It was a day of conflicting emotions in the Racing Engineering garage today: despite strong performances by both Adam Carroll and Javier Villa in free practice and qualifying the team was nonetheless a little downbeat due to events that were out of their contr weiter >>
A torrential downpour in race two at the Hungaroring was the difference between success and failure today for Racing Engineering, with Adam Carroll losing an almost certain win because of standing water on the track and Javier Villa also losing his car in the treacherous conditio weiter >>
Race one at the Hungaroring went up in a cloud of tyre smoke for Racing Engineering drivers Adam Carroll and Javier Villa today, as accidents put paid to both men's best efforts to bring home more points for the team after a strong performance in qualifying yesterday promised to provide some weiter >>
With the threatened rain holding off until just after qualifying today at the Hungaroring, the Racing Engineering team had just one target: get as far up the grid as possible while the track was dry.
A spin by championship leader Lewis Hamilton on the first lap didn't help matters much, but when it counted Adam Carroll pulled out one of his now usual sharp laps to finish weiter >>
It wasn’t the end to the weekend that Racing Engineering was looking for with Adam Carroll finishing 8th and Javi Villa 13th.
A water leak ruined the British drivers chance of success after starting from 3rd on the grid. The Mecachrome engine, which was replaced on Friday after a failure to the previous one, reached 120 degrees before the start of the race and automatica weiter >>
Racing Engineering’s Adam Carroll starts tomorrow’s GP2 Sprint race from 3rd on the grid after finishing today’s feature event in 6th.
Meanwhile it was a good day for Javi Villa as he showed his future potential finishing 11th after starting from 22nd. A blistering start by both Racing Engineering drivers saw Great Britain’s Adam Carroll move from 12th to 7th by the end weiter >>
It was a race against time for the Racing Engineering team and Adam Carroll to even make it to qualifying in Hockenheim today.
Just over an hour from the start of the session, the team were forced to change an engine – a request which was made to manufacturer Mecachrome after free practice this morning when a misfire was reported. But the target was reached and both cars weiter >>
With Adam being knocked out of a podium finish yesterday there was little expectation at Racing Engineering of a points paying finish in race two at Magny Cours, and so it proved - with no ability to improve their positions through strategy Adam Carroll and Javier Villa were unable to move up weiter >>
Adam Carroll lost what looked to be another certain podium on the first lap of race one at Magny Cours when championship leader Lewis Hamilton clattered into his rear at the Adelaide hairpin, necessitating a long stop for a new rear wing and dropping the Ulsterman from third to the back of the field. weiter >>
Adam Carroll proved that all of the hard work put in by the Racing Engineering mechanics and engineers at the recent test in Paul Ricard had paid off by claiming the fastest time in this morning's free practice session, but unfortunately traffic on his first flying lap in qualifying probably weiter >>
This week's mid-season test at Paul Ricard came at the perfect time for Racing Engineering; with the upswing in performance in recent races after a slow start to the season, the team were hoping the test would allow them to optimise the racing set ups for a strong push forward over the remainder o weiter >>
At the Portuguese round of the Spanish Formula 3 Championship taking place this weekend at the circuit of Estoril Miguel Molina confirmed his ascending form. After Saturday’s second and third position for Racing Engineering’s Nicolas Prost and Miguel Molina, Miguel finished race two on the podium as well.
The reversed grid of Sunday’s race saw Nicolas Prost stating from weiter >>
Nicolas Prost and Miguel Molina finished today’s race at the circuit of Estoril in second and third position respectively. Sergio Jimenez, confident leader of the race, lost his first position due to technical problems with only a few laps to go.
Everything started well this morning for Racing Engineering’s F3 squad at the Portuguese circuit of Estoril. Sergio Jimenez wa weiter >>
The Racing Engineering revival show was in full swing today in Silverstone with Adam Carroll building on yesterday's third placed finish by going one better, claiming second in race two at his home circuit to bring home a lucky thirteen points for the team from their most successful weekend weiter >>
Adam Carroll brought home Racing Engineering's second podium finish of the year in race one at Silverstone despite a fire in his car just minutes before the race, which caused his mechanics a few last minute heart palpitations on the grid as they pulled out all the stops to get his car weiter >>
Sophocles famously stated there is no success without hardship , and Racing Engineering can only agree: all of the early season difficulties suffered by the team were worthwhile if they were the price to pay for today's pole position by Adam Carroll at Silverstone.
Adam was immediately on the weiter >>
Monaco is the race everyone wants to win: it's the one that even non- race fans have heard about and watch. Unfortunately today's race in Monaco lasted exactly three corners for Racing Engineering after both drivers were taken out of the race for reasons not of their own making.
There is often mayhem at weiter >>
Racing Engineering have managed to achieve their goals in qualifying at the famously difficult Monaco circuit as Adam Carroll and Javier Villa brought their cars home in seventh and thirteenth places for tomorrow's jewel in the crown race in the GP2 series.
Everyone knows that qualifying in Monaco is a l weiter >>
Sergio Jimenez got his first ever win in the Spanish F3 championship yesterday after race 1, and a second place today. Miguel Molina forgot his difficult start of the season with a brilliant third place today after race 2. Sergio Jimenez had a great week-end in Jarama for the third round of the Spanish F3 championship. He overtook poleman Cortes at the first corner of race 1 and weiter >>
The highlight of the Racing Engineering team's weekend in Barcelona happened after race two today when His Majesty the King of Spain made a visit to the team's pits.
Escorted by team principal Alfonso de Orleans, His Highness was introduced to drivers Adam Carroll and Javier Villa, along wit weiter >>
The home track advantage didn't pay off for Racing Engineering when, after a difficult day at the track, the team lost their team manager and then a podium when Adam Carroll was unable to find his pit and was forced to come in for a second time, throwing away a second podium finish in the process. weiter >>
Racing Engineering were given a lift by their local fans in Barcelona, and responded in the best way they could: Adam Carroll put his car in third place for tomorrow's race with the best qualifying result for the team so far this year.
This morning's practice session was run under wet con weiter >>
Racing Engineering scored more points in race two at the Nurburgring when Adam Carroll finished in fifth place after a strong fight with eventual winner Lewis Hamilton left the Ulsterman with a flat spotted tyre and unable to claim a second consecutive podium.
A strong start put A weiter >>
The Racing Engineering mechanics and engineers were showered in champagne at the conclusion of race one at the Nurburgring by their driver Adam Carroll, who brought home the team's first podium finish of 2006.
We talk to Adam Carroll after a trademark charge from the Ulsterman in today's race for Racing Engineering GP2 Series: Adam, what is it with you and this place?
Adam Carroll: I don't know, but it produces some good racing, doesn't it! The car felt good today, weiter >>