Koiranen GP’s Dean Stoneman took the first GP3 Series race at Abu Dhabi today, jumping to 2nd in the championship ahead of rival Marvin Kirchhöfer as a result.
If the heavy heat still bore down on the Hockenheim paddock, then at least delight and relief cleared the air. For Jann Mardenborough, this was all about the latter. His performances during this year’s Toyota Racing Series showed that he had the capacity to win, but taking that to a higher level like GP3 was always going to be tricky.
Marvin Kirchhöfer scored his first GP3 Series victory this evening, mere hours after securing his maiden pole position.
One does always need to be spectacular or stylish to be victorious. Sometimes success comes when partnered consistency. Roll stylish and consistent together and you will have a potent – and incredibly rare – mixture at your fingertips. Until Silverstone, GP3 Series points leader Alex Lynn had been the stylish one, taking two Race One victories, but not finishing either of the Race Two events. Jimmy Eriksson, meanwhile, had been passively consistent with three podiums and a 6th place finish.
Jack Harvey took his second GP3 race win of the season at Monza, in a race marked out by several accidents.
Daniil Kvyat took his second GP3 Series win of the season at Monza this afternoon in style.
“Meanwhile, at the Weekend: Vettel cruises to Belgian success; Bird and Calado take GP2 spoils in Spa; Kvyat and Sims take first GP3 victories”
Robert Visoiu took his first GP3 Series win of the season following a dominant performance at the Ricardo Tormo in Valencia.
Conor Daly took the second GP3 race win of his career, with a stellar lights-to-flag victory at the Ricardo Tormo this morning.
A stellar start for Aaro Vainio helped the Finn to a welcome GP3 Series sprint race victory at Barcelona.
Tio Ellinas claimed a frantic victory in the opening GP3 race of the season at Barcelona today.
It was close for Daniel Abt - far closer than anyone would have anticipated following qualifying.
Daniel Abt and Matias Laine celebrated their maiden GP3 victories at Spa-Francorchamps at the weekend during a round that saw the title favourite stumble rather than stride amidst the forests.
In a week that could define the 2012 GP3 Series season, young Kiwi Mitch Evans may have just laid his first fingers on the title trophy.
Mitch Evans leads the 2012 GP3 Series at the halfway point, but where the Kiwi found success in Barcelona and Valencia, Silverstone was a little less forgiving.
Aaro Vainio and Marlon Stockinger made the most of GP3’s first foray to Monaco last weekend – although the headlines thereafter spoke mainly of wreckage and processions.
GP3 season favourites Mitch Evans and Conor Daly stamped their authority on the series opener at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona last week.
Alexander Sims surged to his first GP3 victory of 2011 with a commanding performance at Istanbul Park yesterday.
Holland's Nigel Melker got his 2011 GP3 campaign off to a dream start at Istanbul on Saturday, with an untroubled victory.