After weeks of speculation, Kazuki Armos has officially announced the Gerard Alaniz will take on the role of Test Driver and 2nd Reserve next season.
Alaniz will join Fazio as test driver with Jean de Panon expected to be leading the reserve squad.
Peugeot are expected to sign junior driver, Frances Bouvert.
In this round-up, we have news on the upcoming season for Peugeot, revealing the full team name along with the new title sponsor.
It has been highly reported that BMW have decided to stay in the sport running engines for the mysterious twelfth team.
Westwood Racing driver Douglas Bacon has stunned the entire paddock claiming pole position in a rain effected qualifying session. The teams were faced with a wet Hockenheim; however the rain eased off in the final minutes; producing an exiting finish to the session.
Good evening, and welcome to the fifth round of the IJGPC, and the first of the European season. A new development announced prior to the race is the European Trophy, that will be awarded to the person who wins the highest number of races within the European rounds of the championship. Earlier on during free practice series promotor Mathershaw said: 'We felt that the European rounds form the heartland of the championship, so we wanted to make each race that bit more special.' Also, there is the announcement of the Race Winners Cup, which will be awarded to the driver that wins the most races in the whole season.
Hello, and welcome to the coverage of Round 4 of the International Junior Grand Prix Championship live from a very wet Sepang circuit. After three races, Frances Bouvert is the championship leader for Peurteor, while the rest of the field are very close behind indeed, with the top 5 drivers separated by 12, less than half of the value of a victory.
In the Friday Free Practice, it looked as if Scuderia Rossi had found a good rhythm in their setup for Pedro Costa and Lorenzo Moretti, while Morley, Volkswagen Lucas Wilson and Team 23 were also looking strong. However, as seen so far, the spread between the two drivers in a team can be very large, so little could be found out before the first qualifying session.
In an in-depth interview with Ingram GP, William Ingram spoke exclusively to F1FVGPC.com about this season, next season and his ideal driver for next season.
Welcome to live coverage of the third round of the IJGPC from Suzuka. After the first two rounds, in which Yrjana Vahasoyrinki won the inaugural race in Australia for Fun GP2 and Bayurn Zrigovic gave Westwood their dream debut in China along with Luke Stokey, the pecking order is still yet to be fully seen. Other strong starters include Mikko Heininen for Morley Engineering, the F1FVGPC boss seeming to back a winner, and Juan Alejandro for the VW backed Lucas Wilson outfit, while Jamie Gerrard and Frances Bouvert have started steadily for Liverpool Grand Prix Junior Team and Peurteor respectively. Who will be the next winner in the championship, and will a clear contender emerge from the pack?
Former racer and brother to current Meteor driver, Allen Ledesma has taken over from Summer Chambers with immediate effect.
Round 2 of the IJGPC in Shanghai was hotly anticipated, with the centre of attention around the Westwood team's fantastic start to the season, wondering whether it could get any better for them.
The race started without incident, Zrigovic steaming away ahead of Palma and Stokey, but on Lap 7, Palma ran wide heading in to turn 6, and Stokey dived down the inside in a brilliant move.
Championship leader Vahasoyrinki got past Liverpool youngster Jamie Gerrard on Lap 12, with an entertaining battle that started from the turn 11 - 12 complex right through to turn 16, where the Finn slid inside. Other movers included Germund Svensson, who lost 3 positions after running very wide in the tricky turn one.
In the second half of the race, Zrigovic continued the domination, while Stokey was quick in second. Palma looked good as well, while Gerrard and Vahasoyrinki continued their fight long into the closing stages. On lap 33, Gerrard outbraked the Finn into turn 14, but couldn't hold on to the racing line, before getting through in turn one.
Callum Brandon in the VW was quick, picking up two places, while Team 23's Luis Pesdebills lost 4 places, 3 after running wide in turn 14 on lap 27, and a further one after a brilliant move from Felipe Cesar, the Piuttosto Veloce driver driving all the way outside turn 7, holding his line through turn 8 and eventually taking the spot in the 9th corner.
Eventually, the win went to Zrigovic, while his team mate joined him on the podium in P2, and Palma rounded off the top three, certain to please Mr Todt who was outspoken after qualifying.
After an entertaining race, the championships have been blown wide open, with Westwood immediately taking the lead of the constructors, although Fun F1 and Dick Diceman will be pleased with the fact that Vahasoyrinki has actually extended his championship lead to 9 points.
Thank you for reading, I hope you enjoyed the coverage of the Season One Chinese International Junior Grand Prix!
Having denied Nathaniel Powers a large re-signing wage, estimated over £17,000,000, three times the amount the team were going to pay for Will Hoskins, and over twenty times the re-signing Enrique Ruiz cost them, Franklin announced big plans for his team, and why it was simply not possible to re-sign the Championship leader.
Lewis Ellington has since issued an apology to members of the Formula 1 parade for previous controversy that took place earlier in the season.
"While at the moment I am not in a position to apologise to each team principal directly, I would like to meet with all of them individually at some point in the coming weeks to personally apologise, I would like to do it through this statement. The behaviour of my former management was despicable and I should not have allowed that behaviour to take place. I wish that team principals respect that the behaviour was out of my hands as I was given an option of a drive or parting with management. I can since say that I should have not taken the drive, after all, I have lost it already. I am happy to be a member of the Peugeot society now and I hope I am here for the future to come.
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