F1, Formula 1, NASCAR, IndyCar, MotoGP, ALMS, And More!
z


May 09, 2014 - 04:18 PM
Top News!
Rumors Edition!
Upcoming Racing! (Updated)



Top Stories
· 2014 Kansas: NASCAR Sprint Cup Final Practice Results - Stewart, Chevrolet Fastest! (May 9, 2014)
· 2014 Indianapolis GP: IndyCar Qualifying Results - Saavedra, Chevrolet On Pole! (May 9, 2014)
· 2014 Kansas: NASCAR Sprint Cup Practice One Results - Larson, Chevrolet Fastest! (May 9, 2014)
· 2014 Spain GP: Formula One F1 Practice Two Results - Hamilton, Mercedes Again! (May 9, 2014)
· 2014 Spain GP: Formula One F1 Practice One Results - Hamilton, Mercedes Fastest! (May 9, 2014)

Previous Top Stories!


Hot Rumors!
· F1: 'Trumpets' will get F1 sound close to V8s ? (May 9, 2014)
· F1: Azerbaijan could replace Russia on 2014 calendar ? (May 7, 2014)
· F1: Only one Sauber under minimum F1 weight in Spain ? (May 7, 2014)
· F1: Brawn spotted at Maranello ? (May 6, 2014)
· F1: Mercedes working with F1 psychologist ? (May 6, 2014)
More Rumors!


Status GP Barcelona GP3 Free Practice Report
Posted by: newsla on May 09, 2014 - 04:16 PM
GP2 News
Status GP Barcelona GP3 Free Practice Report


Status Grand Prix started the GP3 Series season in style with Richie Stanaway topping the times in the first free practice session at Barcelona’s Circuit de Catalunya.

 

Bookmark and Share
The New Zealander leapt to the top of the order in the closing stages, despite hitting traffic on his first big effort at a late-session hot lap. He then regrouped and went fastest of all by 0.329 seconds.

Britain’s Nick Yelloly finished the session in sixth position. He was fourth in the early stages, before improving to third on his second run. His final effort was hampered by yellow flags, although he went fastest of all in the first sector.

GP3 newcomer Alfonso Celis Jr finished the session in 22nd place, just 1.5 seconds slower than Stanaway’s overall best. The 17-year-old Mexican was hampered when a car emerged from the pits in front of him and, in avoidance, he flat-spotted his Pirelli P Zero tyres.

Qualifying for this, the Spanish Grand Prix support round of the GP3 season, starts at 0945 on Saturday, with the first race at 1720 on Saturday, the second at 0925 on Sunday.

Driver quotes:

Richie Stanaway
“Everything is good. It was good to top the session but we’ve got to be mindful that obviously we’ll get very different track conditions over the rest of the weekend. We have to make sure we keep everything strong, not only for qualifying and the first race, but for the reversed-grid race as well. But I think it’s all pointing in the right direction.”

Nick Yelloly
“We went for a good time towards the end of the session but we had yellow flags, and I didn’t get to do anything. Even so, I went purple on the first sector but then I had to back out of it. But I’m sure we’ll be in the ballpark and we’ve definitely got a lot of pace for qualifying and the races.”

Alfonso Celis Jr
“We had some issues when a car came in front of me and I nearly crashed into him – he wasn’t minding his mirrors. On the one side that’s frustrating, but on the other I have nothing to lose. It’s all about learning, and I’ve definitely done a lot of that from the data and from my day.”


PaddockTalk Perspective



Also in GP2 News:



 
Related links
· Top PaddockTalk News!
· More about GP2 News


Most read story in GP2 News:
Facu Regalia 2nd Fastest With Addax Team





Home :: _ 


All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner.
The comments are property of their posters, all the rest (c) 2003-2014 by PaddockTalk.com.
Contact E-mail: admin@paddocktalk.com
Privacy