Top Story: Antonio Pizzonia joins Auto GP in Curitiba with Ombra Racing

Home hero Antonio Pizzonia is the latest addition to the Auto GP grid for the Curitiba event: the Brazilian driver will take part in the first overseas round of the Series taking the wheel of the #23 car lined-up by Ombra Racing.The 31 year-old from Manaus brings to the Italian team the talent and the experience of a driver that starred in all the top notch single seaters categories, as he starred in F1 (driving for Jaguar and Williams from 2003 to 2005), Champ Car and GP2.  Now a star in t mehr >>

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Antonio Pizzonia joins Auto GP in Curitiba with Ombra Racing 18.07.2012

AUTO GP: Antonio Pizzonia joins Auto GP in Curitiba with Ombra Racing

Home hero Antonio Pizzonia is the latest addition to the Auto GP grid for the Curitiba event: the Brazilian driver will take part in the first overseas round of the Series taking the wheel of the #23 mehr >>

15.07.2012

AUTO GP: Quaife-Hobbs and Spavone ready for Curitiba

After getting some hints on the key spots of the Curitiba track from home racer Victor Guerin, it’s time to see how the other drivers of the Auto GP field prepared themselves for the Brazilian race. Series leader Adrian Quaife-Hobbs and Italian young gun Antonio Spavone were happy to share their thoughts about the track: Adrian Quaife-Hobbs: “ mehr >>

Discovering Curitiba with Victor Guerin 14.07.2012

AUTO GP: Discovering Curitiba with Victor Guerin

With the Curitiba race weekend starting in just 9 days the time has come to speak with drivers in order to discover how they prepared for the first overseas race in Auto GP history: the Autodromo Internacional de Curitiba is an unknown quantity for all drivers apart from home hero mehr >>

Antonio Spavone re-instated after Budapest appeal 11.07.2012

AUTO GP: Antonio Spavone re-instated after Budapest appeal

Following Euronova Racing's appeal against the disqualification of Antonio Spavone from the Budapest round of the Auto GP Championship, the Hungarian Federation confirmed last week that the driver would be re-instated. Spavone has therefore been re-instated in the race mehr >>

Sergey Sirotkin: “I love the challenge of learning new tracks” 29.06.2012

AUTO GP: Sergey Sirotkin: “I love the challenge of learning new tracks”

At 16, Sergey Sirotkin became the youngest race winner ever in Auto GP history. After that magic weekend in Valencia he kept making an impression on the paddock emerging as one of the most interesting talents in European motorsport. His tally now includes one win, one mehr >>

Facu Regalia aim for Auto GP success in Portimao 18.05.2012

AUTO GP: Facu Regalia aim for Auto GP success in Portimao

Facu Regalia is on a high after his Race 1 podium in Budapest: with the third place clinched in Hungaroring the Argentinian driver gave Campos Racing their second podium finish of the season, and finally managed to make the most of a potential that has always been there.  mehr >>

Budapest, Race 2: the drivers quotes 07.05.2012

AUTO GP: Budapest, Race 2: the drivers quotes

  Pål Varhaug clinched the second win of his Auto GP season in Budapest after a race-long fight with Adrian Quaife-Hobbs. Sergey Sirotkin took third place after a stunning recovery from P13 on the grid. Here is what they said after the race.  mehr >>

Pal Varhaug wins a thrilling Race 2 in Budapest 06.05.2012

AUTO GP: Pal Varhaug wins a thrilling Race 2 in Budapest

Pål Varhaug won a thrilling Race 2 in Budapest in front of 52.000 people: the Norwegian driver of Virtuosi UK delighted the Hungarian crowd crossing the line with a gap of just 0.8 on Adrian Quaife-Hobbs after an hard-fought race that saw the two run nose-to-tail right from the very mehr >>

Budapest, Race 1: the drivers quotes 05.05.2012

AUTO GP: Budapest, Race 1: the drivers quotes

Adrian Quaife-Hobbs stretched his championship lead winning today’s Race 1 in Budapest. The young brit clinched his third success of the season ahead of team-mate Victor Guerin, with Facu Regalia taking the second third place of 2012 for Campos Racing. Here is what they s mehr >>

Adrian Quaife-Hobbs dominates Budapest Race 1 05.05.2012

AUTO GP: Adrian Quaife-Hobbs dominates Budapest Race 1

Adrian Quaife-Hobbs clinched a dominant win in the first race of the Hungaroring Auto GP weekend: the championship leader took the checkered flag with a 29” advantage on second placed Victor Guerin, who gave SuperNova a much welcome one-two finish. mehr >>

Budapest, Qualifying: third pole for Quaife-Hobbs 04.05.2012

AUTO GP: Budapest, Qualifying: third pole for Quaife-Hobbs

The first day of the Budapest Auto GP weekend was a perfect one for Adrian Quaife-Hobbs: after securing the quickest time in both the Free Practice sessions, the young Briton clinched pole position posting a stunning 1’32”725 early in the session. mehr >>

Chris Van der Drift: “A much awaited win” 27.04.2012

AUTO GP: Chris Van der Drift: “A much awaited win”

With his Race 2 success in Marrakech, Chris van der Drift ended a 21-month-long streak without a win. A widely recognized talent, the kiwi driver had to face tough times since his huge Brands Hatch crash in 2010 and this also explains why his win in Marrakech mehr >>

Stunning TV figures for the first Auto GP rounds 25.04.2012

AUTO GP: Stunning TV figures for the first Auto GP rounds

Auto GP keeps going from strength to strength even when it comes to TV figures. The Series, which averaged an audience of nearly 3 million viewers per race in 2011 in Europe alone, managed to do even better in the first rounds of the 2012 campaign. Both the Valencia and Marrak mehr >>

Marrakech Race 2: the drivers quotes 15.04.2012

AUTO GP: Marrakech Race 2: the drivers quotes

Chris Van der Drift won today’s race 2 making the most of new tyres and a late pit-stop strategy. The kiwi driver of MP Motorsport finished just ahead of Sergey Sirotkin, while Giacomo Ricci was third after Pål Varhaug was handed a mehr >>

Van der Drift pips Sirotkin to Marrakech Race 2 win 15.04.2012

AUTO GP: Van der Drift pips Sirotkin to Marrakech Race 2 win

Chris Van der Drift is the second “king” of the Marrakech Auto GP weekend, after winning today’s race 2 with a stunning performance. In a season that already saw 5 different winners in 6 rounds, the Kiwi driver bagged the first success for h mehr >>

14.04.2012

AUTO GP: Super Nova's Adrian Quaife Hobbs Marrakech race 1 on podium

Auto GP Round 3 - Marrakech Race One Adrian continued his fine run of form by finishing on the podium again today and thus extended his championship lead with second place.  With a high probability of an early safety car the first lap was surprisingly trouble free and Adrian made it up to third, with Victor struggling to get of the line. Both Sup mehr >>

Marrakech, Auto GP Race 1 drivers quotes 14.04.2012

AUTO GP: Marrakech, Auto GP Race 1 drivers quotes

The first race of the Marrakech Auto GP weekend was a real thriller that in the end saw Sergio Campana clinch an impressive win ahead of Adrian Quaife-Hobbs and early race leader Pål Varhaug. Here is what the podium finishers said after the race.  mehr >>

Campana beats Quaife-Hobbs to Marrakech Race 1 win 14.04.2012

AUTO GP: Campana beats Quaife-Hobbs to Marrakech Race 1 win

Sergio Campana is the fourth different winner of the Auto GP 2012 season. The Italian F3 Champion took an amazing success crossing the line with an advantage of just two tenths on championship leader Adrian Quaife-Hobbs, after a glowing-hot fight in the last five laps of the Race mehr >>

14.04.2012

AUTO GP: Super Nova Auto GP Qualifying review

The qualifying session today did not live up to the team's expectations with Adrian in P5 and Victor P8, following a number of red flags in the final fifteen minutes.   Auto GP Round 3 - Marrakech Qualifying   It was also the first time of using the super-soft Kumho tyre compound which did not bring the expected lap time g mehr >>

Sergey Sirotkin takes Marrakech pole 13.04.2012

AUTO GP: Sergey Sirotkin takes Marrakech pole

Sergey Sirotkin will start from pole position in tomorrow’s Race 1 on the Marrakech Moulay El Hassan circuit. The Russian driver of Euronova Racing was quickest in a session that was stopped two times in the last 10 minutes, spoiling the pla mehr >>

Quaife-Hobbs takes the lead  at Marrakech, Free Practice 2 13.04.2012

AUTO GP: Quaife-Hobbs takes the lead at Marrakech, Free Practice 2

Championship leader Adrian Quaife-Hobbs was quickest at the end of the second Auto GP practice on the Moulay El Hassan circuit in Marrakech. The brit of SuperNova topped the sheets with a 1’29”336 that was nearly 3 tenths better than his fastest rival.Even more mehr >>

Sergio Campana tops first Marrakech practice 13.04.2012

AUTO GP: Sergio Campana tops first Marrakech practice

  Sergio Campana topped the timesheets in the first Free Practice session on the Moulay El Hassan circuit in Marrakech. The reigning Italian F3 Champion posted the fastest lap right in the last minutes of a session that was made particularly tricky by a brief rain shower that dam mehr >>

Victor Guerin: “It’s time to get on the podium” 13.04.2012

AUTO GP: Victor Guerin: “It’s time to get on the podium”

Two events into the championship, Victor Guerin’s history in Auto GP is a tale of unfulfilled potential. The Brazilian was always among the quicker drivers on track but for different reasons he still didn’t get the results he deserved. In Monza it was down to an “a mehr >>

Auto GP to introduce a new car in 2013 12.04.2012

AUTO GP: Auto GP to introduce a new car in 2013

With the championship already entering its third event, scheduled for the coming weekend on the Marrakech street track, for Auto GP it’s already time to start planning for 2013.As the Series is going from strength to strength both in t mehr >>

Kumho Tyres is ready for the Marrakech challenge 10.04.2012

AUTO GP: Kumho Tyres is ready for the Marrakech challenge

With 2012 Auto GP welcomed Kumho Tyres as its Official Tyre Supplier.   The Korean manufacturer was eager to support the championship in his decision to provide drivers and teams two different compounds for each race weekend, and even decided to go for a purp mehr >>

Antonio Spavone: “I expect a good feeling in Marrakech” 06.04.2012

AUTO GP: Antonio Spavone: “I expect a good feeling in Marrakech”

At just 17, Antonio Spavone is one of the younger drivers on the Auto GP grid: coming from Formula Abarth, the Italian talent from Naples has decided to take an early leap to powerful machinery with Auto GP and is boasting some very good performances: already a top ten finsher in Monza, Antonio mehr >>

02.04.2012

AUTO GP: Van der Drift helps Manor MP Motorsport to stay on top

Chris van der Drift was once again asked to join Manor MP Motorsport in their Auto GP adventure. Not only to fulfil his job as a driver coach for Daniël de Jong, the 25-year old received another opportunity to drive the 550 hp strong car at the Spanish track of Valencia. Despite van der Drift was not able to drink champagne on the podium, like he did in Italy, he helped the team in securin mehr >>

Drivers quotes after Valencia Auto GP race 2 01.04.2012

AUTO GP: Drivers quotes after Valencia Auto GP race 2

Strategy played a big role in the fourth race of the Auto GP season, hosted today by the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia. All the podium finishers got their result thanks to a great recovery and to an early pit-stop tactic, chosen together with their respect mehr >>

Quaife-Hobbs storms to Valencia Race 2 win 01.04.2012

AUTO GP: Quaife-Hobbs storms to Valencia Race 2 win

Adrian Quaife-Hobbs won the Sunday Race of the Valencia Auto GP weekend after storming through the pack from P7 on the grid. The championship leader built his success on a great start that allowed him to jump to third place already before the first corner, a mehr >>

Yann Cunha: “There’s much more to come” 01.04.2012

AUTO GP: Yann Cunha: “There’s much more to come”

Brazilian talent Yann Cunha is one of the three newcomers of the Auto GP Valencia weekend. Champion of the F3 South-American championship in 2010, the driver from Brazilia is facing his maiden race weekend on high-powered machinery but despite that he already boasted some very consistent perfor mehr >>

Drivers quotes after Valencia Auto GP Race 1 31.03.2012

AUTO GP: Drivers quotes after Valencia Auto GP Race 1

After an exciting Race 1 in Valencia, here is what the drivers said: Sergei Sirotkin Q: First of all congratulations Sergey! It seems that the start was really the key to your win, as after pa mehr >>

Sergey Sirotkin clinches Race 1 win in Valencia 31.03.2012

AUTO GP: Sergey Sirotkin clinches Race 1 win in Valencia

At just 16 Sergey Sirotkin became the youngest race winner of the Auto GP history taking a stunning success in today’s Race 1 in Valencia.The only driver of the whole grid to start on a set of new medium tyres (all the others were on used softs), Sir mehr >>

Sergey Sirotkin tops first Valencia practice 30.03.2012

AUTO GP: Sergey Sirotkin tops first Valencia practice

Sergey Sirotkin was quickest in the first Free Practice session of the Valencia Auto GP weekend. The Russian driver, who was already second in yesterday’s test, showed again how quick he can be leading the field by a full 2 tenths with a 1’24”522. mehr >>

Quaife-Hobbs sets the pace in Valencia official test 29.03.2012

AUTO GP: Quaife-Hobbs sets the pace in Valencia official test

  Adrian Quaife-Hobbs couldn’t hope for a better start of the Valencia Auto GP weekend. The Championship leader topped the timesheets of the Thursday afternoon testing, after three-hours that saw him leading for nearly the whole session. The brit lapp mehr >>

Adrian Quaife-Hobbs: “Qualifying will be the key in Valencia” 29.03.2012

AUTO GP: Adrian Quaife-Hobbs: “Qualifying will be the key in Valencia”

After bagging a resounding Race 1 win and a third place finish in Race 2, Adrian Quaife-Hobbs arrives in Valencia as the Championship leader, tied on points with Pål Varhaug. Three weeks have passed from the Italian weekend, and Adrian made the most of it in mehr >>

Yann Cunha on the Valencia grid with Ombra Racing 28.03.2012

AUTO GP: Yann Cunha on the Valencia grid with Ombra Racing

  After Sten Pentus another newcomer will join Auto GP World Series in Valencia: it’s Yann Cunha, who will drive the #23 entry of Ombra Racing on the Spanish track.A 21 year-old from Brazil, Cunha has been a strong F3 contender in the last few s mehr >>

Sten Pentus joins Auto GP World Series with Virtuosi UK 28.03.2012

AUTO GP: Sten Pentus joins Auto GP World Series with Virtuosi UK

There’s a new-entry for the upcoming Valencia round of the Auto GP World Series. Estonian talent Sten Pentus has found an agreement with Vituosi UK and will join the Championship on the Spanish track, hoping to leave his mark straight out of the box.So after bagging a win mehr >>

Pal Varhaug: “In Valencia to keep momentum” 27.03.2012

AUTO GP: Pal Varhaug: “In Valencia to keep momentum”

At just 21, but with a curriculum that already includes a full season in GP2, Pål Varhaug boasted an impressive Auto GP World Series debut in Monza. After being hampered by some technical glitches in the Free Practices, the Norwegian started mehr >>

15.03.2012

AUTO GP: Auto GP graduates ready to make an impression in 2012

After bringing Romain Grosjean under the spotlight again in 2010, giving a crucial contribution to his momentum towards GP2 and, ultimately, Formula 1, Auto GP World Series is ready to see his graduates from the 2011 season start their climb to the higher steps of the motorsport ladder.Leading the field will be Luca Filippi, who landed a seat in the major single-seater champio mehr >>

Flavio Briatore: “Auto GP can be a winning concept” 12.03.2012

AUTO GP: Flavio Briatore: “Auto GP can be a winning concept”

Auto GP World Series had a very special guest for the opening round of the 2012 season: former F1 top manager Flavio Briatore showed up in the paddock on Sunday to visit his longtime friend Giuseppe Cipriani and Series boss Enzo Coloni, the two being friends since the years of Coloni&rs mehr >>

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