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 Peruvian, one Greek and one British driver are to drive the team’s Dallara F306 cars in order to convince Racing Engineering’s selection committee and become part of it’s 2007 Formula 3 line-up. On the first day Siso Cunill, Chris Holmes, Franck Mailleux and Juan Manuel Polar will be driving the Racing Engineering cars.
Siso Cunill, at only 16 years old, started his career in single seater racing in 2006 and participated in Formula Renault races along with the last three events of the Spanish Formula 3 Cup. Chris Holmes, the 19 years old Leeds-born driver is in his third year of single seater racing, competing in British Formula BMW in 2005 as well as 2006. Franck Mailleux participated in the French Formula Renault and started his racing career with karting in 1998. The driver line-up for the first day is completed by Juan Manuel Polar. The Peruvian started karting in 1996 and after two years in Formula Dodge, he moved to Mexican and British Formula Renault, until he came to Spain where he competed in the Spanish Formula 3 Cup in 2006.
The second day will see Bruno Mendez, Nil Montserrat, Stefanos Kamitsakis and Arturo Llobell behind the wheels. Bruno Mendez, the 16 year old vice-champion of the Master Junior Formula, started karting in 1998 before switching to formula racing in 2006. Nil Montserrat participated in the Spanish Formula 3 Cup in 2005 and made the jump to the Spanish Formula 3 Championship in 2006. Stefanos Kamatsakis is an experienced Greek karting driver, who is at the point of stepping up to formula racing, which is his goal for 2007.
Arturo Llobell, the 18 year old driver from Valencia, competed in karting, Spanish Formula Renault 1600 and won the Formula Baviera- BMW in 2004. In 2005 Arturo won the Spanish Formula 3 Cup. While in 2006, he competed in the Spanish Formula 3 Championship.
Alfonso de Orleáns-Borbón: "It was really difficult to choose these eight drivers as we received many good applications. However, I think that with these youngsters, we have a very interesting mixture of rookies and experienced drivers. I am looking forward to these two test days and I am eager to see these boys in our cars."
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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 >>
F3 Spain - Racing Engineering
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 >>
Racing Engineering 2007
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 >>
The pre-season promise of strong results for Racing Engineering took a large step forward at the Nurburgring when Adam Carroll set the third fastest time in practice before claiming seventh on the grid for tomorrow's first race. The practice session was the first indication that the team are moving forward after weiter >>
Racing Engineering had a great time in Magny-Cours, France, this week-end. Javier Villa finished twice in second position with a B class car, while Nicolas Prost (30 pts) took the lead of the championship after race 2. Racing Engineering (41 pts) also leads the teams’ championship.
On race 1, yesterday, Javier wanted to show he hadn’t lost his speed. He did it perfectly, weiter >>
The wait for the first points of the season for Racing Engineering continues after race two in Imola where an expectation of no points, the result of incidents in race one yesterday, unfortunately came true. T
he team was using today's race largely as an unplanned test session ahead of the next round a weiter >>
The promise shown in yesterday’s qualifying session crashed to a halt today when tyre problems pitched Adam Carroll into the wall and out of race one in Imola, losing the first points for Racing Engineering in the 2006 championship. Starting from seventh on the grid, Adam made a strong start to push weiter >>
The first Formula One supporting GP2 qualifying session of the year was a mixed bag for Racing Engineering, with Adam Carroll bringing the car home in a solid seventh place this afternoon in Imola, with teammate Javier Villa struggling home at the rear of the grid. Adam's drive was a strong improvement over a disappointi weiter >>
The opening round of the GP2 series didn't exactly go to plan for Racing Engineering, with a number of problems arising to test everyone in the team, but the lessons learned will provide good experience for what promises to be a fiercebattle in the championship this year.
QUALIFYING weiter >>
As Racing Engineering prepares for the first round of the GP2 series, which takes place this weekend in Valencia, Spain, the team takes this moment to share its ambitions for 2006 and provides some useful information. Please come in and make yourself at home.
A distinctive approach
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Racing Engineering concluded the third pre-season test of the 2006 GP2 series in Barcelona yesterday with Adam Carroll and Javier Villa. Both drivers were satisfied with their work, successfully completing their test programme in order to prepare for the first race of the year.
The team will now head straight t weiter >>
The drivers and engineers at Racing Engineering we re satisfied with their work at the conclusion of their second test session of the year at the Circuit Paul Ricard circuit this week (16-17th March), successfully completing their test programme for the two day session after working through a number of unexpected probl weiter >>
On Wednesday and Thursday this week, Racing Engineering joined the other GP2 teams for the first test of the new year at the Circuit Paul Ricard, renewing acquaintances up and down the pitlane as they got to grips with the new version of the car that the team will use to compete in this year’s championship.
The weiter >>
One of the stars of GP2’s 2005 Championship, Adam Carroll, is teaming up with legendary F1 designer and engineer, Gary Anderson, as he joins Spanish outfit Racing Engineering. Team principal, Alfonso de Orleans-Borbon announced Carroll’s addition to the Racing Engineering team Thursday February 16th. weiter >>