The Lotus team confirmed that they were joined in the shoes of the development racer by the Spaniard Carmen Jorda. Jorda has been racing in the GP3 series for three years, mostly in the beginning. the 2012-2014 season finished in 28th, 30th and 29th place, so fellow racers are shaking their heads over Lotus ’decision. The 26-year-old Carmen will work in a team simulator and will also be given the opportunity to drive this year’s E23 race car. The question everyone is asking is what can Jorda, in addition to of course a lot of media attention and possible money, contribute to the team, as for example she did not finish a single race in the top ten last year, while Britain's Dean Stoneman won in the same car. “I’ve been dreaming of driving a Formula One car since I was little,” she said. “Joining the Lotus team is a big step in that direction
Max Verstappen, who will become the youngest Formula One racer in history next season, said he would love to see Jean-Eric Vergen in the adjoining Toro Ross garage. A number of racers are vying for a vacant seat at Toro Rosso, including Formula Renault 3.5 series champion Carlos Sainz Jr., Pierre Gasly, runner-up of the series, and most likely GP3 series Alex Lynn, but Verstappen, who competed in the first outdoor in Austin. training wants current racer Jean-Eric Vergne to continue to sit in the second race car. "It's better for the team to have an experienced racer sitting in the car, so I think it's better if Jean-Eric stays. In the end, it would be better for me too, as he is very experienced and can help me improve my ride. I think he is very talented, otherwise he would not be in formulas yet
With the title in the Formula 3,5 series, Caros Sainz is knocking on the door of the future of Formula One. Otherwise, the world is better known to his father, who reaped much success in the rally. The Spaniard says of his racing: “When I was nine, Alonso had already won Formula One races. I only saw him on TV. My father, however, has already retired from the sport where he raced in a rally that is very important in Spain. But when I turned 15, Red Bull called me and I couldn't say no! ”After karting, Carlos continued his career in one-seater. He became the best starter in the BMW Europe formula, then continued in the Eurocup formula Renault 2.0 and already on the first race came on stage for the winners. A year later (2011) he remained in the Renault 2.0 formula and dominated the Nort Eurpean Cup with 10 wins and 17 rankings between
GP3 racer, barely 20-year-old Russian Konstantin Tereshchenko was lucky in an accident on Saturday. After a mistake in the 18th turn, he slid across the meadow in front of the chicane or the former bus stop at the Spa Francorchamps racetrack. The Russian then bounced off the curb and literally flew across the runway, rolling to the guardrails and catching fire. The accident looked really horrible, as his car flew three meters into the air. For the Russian, who was not injured in the accident, despite the fact that his racing suit caught fire, this was the first race in this class, and he competed for the Trident team. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bv0hQijEG9M
Jann Mardenborough will represent the colors of Red Bull in the GP3 series this year. The 22-year-old Jann persistently honed his racing skills on game consoles, then beat over 90.000 players in the Gran Turismo Academy program, run jointly by Nissan and Sony, and earned the opportunity to sit in a real racing car. He will race for Arden International, led by Red Bull boss Christian Horner. “I feel like I’m ready for GP3,” Mardenborough said. "I have prepared well and I have all the right people around me to help me develop so that I can fully dedicate myself to racing. This season I have the opportunity to impress many people in this sport who decide who gets into Formula One and who doesn’t and I will do my best, ”Mardenborough added.
Kimi Raikkonen caused a real media fuss in Barcelona today. To the surprise of the media, the Lotus racer tested the GP3 series car in Spain, as part of the preparations for this season for next season. The testing was made possible for Finc by the head of the Koiranen GP team, Afa Heikkinen. The organizers of the competition explained that Raikkonen tested the car because they want to offer racers more opportunities to overtake next season. The Finn drove 58 laps, the fastest with a time of 1: 34.780, which is more than half a second slower than the pole position time of this year's F1 race in Barcelona. "I was interested in how the car behaves and I found it really fun to drive," said Raikkonen after testing, who currently ranks second in this year's Formula One championship.