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#1 HistoryFan

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 20:21

Eric Lichtenstein will drive for Carlin in 2013, Samin Gómez Briceno for Jenzer.

MW Arden
?
?
Nick Cassidy?

Lotus:
?
?
?

Carlin
Eric Lichtenstein
? Jack Harvey
? Jazeman Jaafar

Jenzer
Samon Gómez Briceno
? Patric Niederhauser
? Mathéo Tuscher

Marussia Manor
? Tio Ellinas
? Jordan King
? Johan Jokinen

Status
? Ryan Cullen
? Alice Powell
?

Atech CRS
?
?
?

Trident
?
?
?

Koiranen
? Stefan Wackerbauer
?
?



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#2 TheUltimateWorrier

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 19:41

I'll be happy as long as my favourite driver, Driver #22 TBA, returns next year.

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#3 BackmarkerUK

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 20:11

Eric Liechtenstein, Josh Webster and Jack Harvey will test for Carlin.

Emanuele Zonzini and Roman De Beer will test for Trident.

Kevin Ceccon, David Fumanelli and Melville McKee will test for MW Arden.

Alex Fontana will test for Jenzer.

There's also a lot of drivers competing to win a GP3 test, which is the prize in the Henry Surtees Challenge.

Vicky Piria and John Wartique are unlikely to make it to the GP3 grid this season, as she lacks the budget.

#4 KateLM

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 20:27

Why Nick Cassidy HistoryFan? He didn't exactly set Eurocup on fire and the NZ link is so tenuous that I wouldn't consider it plausible.

Vicky Piria and John Wartique are unlikely to make it to the GP3 grid this season, as she lacks the budget.

They both lack talent as well so oh well.

Aren't the post-season tests this year still using the old car? I guess drivers who are a bit light on budget may wait until the tests next year with the new one.


#5 billm99uk

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 22:04

Shaping up nicely. Suspect Jafaar will try GP2/FR3.5 if he has the budget though. He's had three (?) Seasons in F3 & GP3 would be a bit of a sideways step for him, even with the new car. Can't say Wartique or Piria would be big losses either.

#6 Anja

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 12:38

Polish websites are reporting that Patryk Szczerbiński (2010 Autosport Young Guns champion, 3rd in Formula BMW InterSteps 2011, 10th in Porsche Supercup 2012) will test for Marussia Manor.

#7 KateLM

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 16:49

Shows what I know, because Nick Cassidy, along with Miki Weckstrom and Ryan Cullen, is testing for Status GP. Although in my defence my main doubt was why he would be with Arden specifically :p.

#8 balage06

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 17:09

Driver line-up for Jerez day 1:
http://www.gp3series...eason-GP3-test/

#9 HistoryFan

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 10:46

MW Arden: David Fumanelli (?), Robert Visoiu (?), Melvin McKee (?)
Lotus: Giovanni Venturini (?), Robert Visoiu (?), Jack Harvey (?)
Carlin: Eric Lichtenstein, Josh Webster (?), Harry Tricknell (?)
Jenzer: Samin Gomez, Alex Fontana (?), Mathéo Tuscher (?)
Marussia Manor: Tio Ellinas (?), Nicolas Costa (?), Adderly Fong (?)
Status: Nick Cassidy (?), Miki Weckström (?), Ryan Cullen (?)
Atech CRS: Lewis Williamson (?), Miki Monrás (?), Meindart van Buuren (?)
Trident: Roman de Beer (?), Emanuele Zonzini ( ?), Mario Marasca (?)
Koiranen: Daniil Kvyat (?), Stefan Wackerbauer (?)


#10 balage06

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 10:39

The sound of the new V6 engine is great:


#11 mgs315

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 10:44

The sound of the new V6 engine is great:



Nice, they actually sound like race cars instead of a dodgy old banger now!

#12 billm99uk

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 17:04

Shaping up nicely! :up:

#13 HistoryFan

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 18:28

Kvyat and Sainz jr. safe at MW Arden

MW Arden: Carlos Sainz jr., Daniil Kvyat, David Fumanelli (?),
Lotus: Giovanni Venturini (?), Robert Visoiu (?), Jack Harvey (?)
Carlin: Eric Lichtenstein, Josh Webster (?), Harry Tricknell (?)
Jenzer: Samin Gomez, Alex Fontana (?), Mathéo Tuscher (?)
Marussia Manor: Tio Ellinas (?), Nicolas Costa (?), Adderly Fong (?)
Status: Nick Cassidy (?), Miki Weckström (?), Ryan Cullen (?)
Atech CRS: Lewis Williamson (?), Miki Monrás (?), Meindart van Buuren (?)
Trident: Roman de Beer (?), Emanuele Zonzini ( ?), Mario Marasca (?)
Koiranen: Stefan Wackerbauer (?)

Edited by HistoryFan, 20 November 2012 - 18:30.


#14 CrossF1

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 11:18

Kevin Korjus says that he'll likely drive in GP3 next season.

#15 Kyo

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 11:32

Kevin Korjus says that he'll likely drive in GP3 next season.

Sometimes you need a step back to go forward. Let's see if this works for him.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 13:24

Correct me if I'm wrong but Carlos Sainz jr. and Daniil Kvyat are the first Red Bull Junior drivers in GP3?

Ignoring Da Costa who was there already.

Edit: Oh and Stefan Wackerbauer is also a Red Bull driver.

Edited by Brandz07, 25 November 2012 - 13:25.


#17 billm99uk

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 14:48

Kevin Korjus says that he'll likely drive in GP3 next season.


Budget?

#18 HistoryFan

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 15:25

Correct me if I'm wrong but Carlos Sainz jr. and Daniil Kvyat are the first Red Bull Junior drivers in GP3?

Ignoring Da Costa who was there already.

Edit: Oh and Stefan Wackerbauer is also a Red Bull driver.


Wackerbauer is no longer Red Bull Junior.

#19 Brandz07

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 15:32

Wackerbauer is no longer Red Bull Junior.


:up:

I've just seen that Albon was dropped as well.

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#20 olliek88

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 17:08

Harvey has been confirmed at ART Lotus (or whatever they're name is now)

Think the British F3 to GP3 route is a very good one. Brit F3 gives you loads of milage (30 races a season) and miles of testing too so its a great place for learning but GP3 is needed for learning all the relevant GP2/F1 circuits.

Expecting good things from Jack, already ran most circuits in Formula BMW back in 09/10 so should be well prepared plus a new car reduces the advantage of the series returnees.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 17:19

:up:

I've just seen that Albon was dropped as well.


Albon is a weird one, incredible karting record suggesting he could be very, very good but was nowhere in FR2.0, i know not all karters hack it in cars but i can't remember one who has failed so badly!

#22 HistoryFan

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 20:06

MW Arden: Carlos Sainz jr., Daniil Kvyat, Robert Visoiu
Lotus: Jack Harvey, Giovanni Venturini (?)
Carlin: Eric Lichtenstein, Josh Webster (?), Harry Tricknell (?)
Jenzer: Samin Gomez, Alex Fontana (?), Mathéo Tuscher (?)
Marussia Manor: Tio Ellinas (?), Nicolas Costa (?), Adderly Fong (?)
Status: Nick Cassidy (?), Miki Weckström (?), Ryan Cullen (?)
Atech CRS: Lewis Williamson (?), Miki Monrás (?), Meindart van Buuren (?)
Trident: Emanuele Zonzini, Roman de Beer (?), Mario Marasca (?)
Koiranen: Patrick Kujala (?), Stefan Wackerbauer (?)


#23 Bloggsworth

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 20:18

If they don't start confirming seats soon, there won't be a GP3 series...

#24 Risil

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 20:20

Four months to go...

#25 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 20:23

And according to HistoryFan the grid is filled.

#26 HaydenFan

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 20:43

This series and FR3.5 have for the last couple of seasons been slow to fill up seats. GP3 last season had 10+ seats open with less than a month until Catalunya.

I think with what Robin Frijns and Vandoorne is showing that you might not need the F3/GP3 level to move up.

#27 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 20:44

I think it's easier to go to WSR if you've done year(s) in the 2.0 cars on the same tracks.

#28 Tufty

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:24

Why has Samin Gomez been listed as confirmed since December when the GP3 site has no such announcement?

#29 William Hunt

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 14:44

Why has Samin Gomez been listed as confirmed since December when the GP3 site has no such announcement?


Another Venezuelan driver, this time a woman, she drove F. Abarth in Italy for Jenzer last year. On the Dutch wikipedia she is confirmed to be driving for Jenzer in GP3 this season.

#30 Tufty

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 14:46

Another Venezuelan driver, this time a woman, she drove F. Abarth in Italy for Jenzer last year. On the Dutch wikipedia she is confirmed to be driving for Jenzer in GP3 this season.

But only on Wikipedia is she confirmed. Meaning she's not been confirmed by the team.

#31 HaydenFan

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 15:48

Whether confirmed or not, looking at the results from Formula Abarth last year, not much is to be ecstatic about. And she is a bit older than many of her competitors (20 yrs.).

#32 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 15:53

20 is old? Jesus.

#33 HaydenFan

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 16:13

20 is old? Jesus.


For this level, I will argue yes. Well, if she was a title contender, maybe not, but when she is at best a mid pack contender, she is old. Especially when Mitch Evans took the title at 18, and was a winning contender a year younger. She's the oldest "confirmed" driver on the grid so far, and of those, she's the bottom just in terms of prior results.

Could see stun and win (or at least score points)? Sure! I don't think many expected Matias Lane or Aaron Vainio to do what they did last year in GP3, but in comparison, they only did 2-3 years of Formula Renault/Formula Abarth experience, opposed to Samin Gomez, who has run those series for 5.

#34 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 16:15

It's two years. You aren't that different at 20 as 18, and not all 18 and 20 year olds are interchangeable. And that's before we get into issues like neuroplasticity.


#35 Richard T

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:57

German F3 champion Jimmy Eriksson will race with Status GP this year. An announcement was made on his Facebook page just now.

http://www.facebook....rikssonofficial

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:19

German F3 champion Jimmy Eriksson will race with Status GP this year. An announcement was made on his Facebook page just now.

http://www.facebook....rikssonofficial


Good for him, making the move into the GP2/3 ladder. Will be interesting to see how he goes, as German F3 is not the strongest F3 category.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 16:42

I think the most drivers from German F3 were pretty good in F3 Euroseries as Pascal Wehrlein

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 16:44

MW Arden: Robert Visoiu, Carlos Sainz jr., Daniil Kvyat
Lotus: Jack Harvey, Giovanni Venturini (?)
Carlin: Eric Lichtenstein, Josh Webster (?), Harry Tricknell (?)
Jenzer: Alex Fontana (?), Samin Gomez (?), Mathéo Tuscher (?)
Marussia Manor: Tio Ellinas (?), Nicholas Costa (?), Adderly Fong (?)
Status: Jimmy Eriksson, Nick Cassidy (?), Ryan Cullen (?)
Atech CRS: Lewis Williamson (?), Miki Monrás (?), Meindart van Buuren (?)
Trident: David Fumanelli, Emanuele Zonzini, Roman de Beer (?)
Koiranen: Patrick Kujala (?), Stefan Wackerbauer (?)


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Posted 25 January 2013 - 21:48

I think the most drivers from German F3 were pretty good in F3 Euroseries as Pascal Wehrlein


Rosenqvist, Abt etc...

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 19:59

Niederhauser stays at Jenzer

MW Arden: Robert Visoiu, Carlos Sainz jr., Daniil Kvyat
Lotus: Jack Harvey, Giovanni Venturini (?)
Carlin: Eric Lichtenstein, Josh Webster (?), Harry Tricknell (?)
Jenzer: Patric Niederhauser, Alex Fontana (?), Samin Gomez (?)
Marussia Manor: Tio Ellinas (?), Nicholas Costa (?), Adderly Fong (?)
Status: Jimmy Eriksson, Nick Cassidy (?), Ryan Cullen (?)
Atech CRS: Lewis Williamson (?), Miki Monrás (?), Meindart van Buuren (?)
Trident: David Fumanelli, Emanuele Zonzini, Roman de Beer (?)
Koiranen: Patrick Kujala (?), Stefan Wackerbauer (?)


#41 Tufty

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 18:13

Tiny correction HistoryFan - the CRS is being dropped from Atech's name.

#42 CrossF1

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 19:25

Kevin Korjus joins Koiranen
http://ohtuleht.ee/508082

+ his manager reveals that Koiranen is in talks with Vainio and Kujala.

Edited by CrossF1, 29 January 2013 - 19:48.


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Posted 29 January 2013 - 20:08

Kevin Korjus joins Koiranen
http://ohtuleht.ee/508082

+ his manager reveals that Koiranen is in talks with Vainio and Kujala.


Would be a step down IMO, but a very good move for him. While he did very well in 2011, along with his tough 2012 season, I felt he might be in the wrong series for his prior experience.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 20:13

Would be a step down IMO, but a very good move for him. While he did very well in 2011, along with his tough 2012 season, I felt he might be in the wrong series for his prior experience.


Yes, it is a step down, but it is a cheaper option for him as he lost Gravity backing (they still support him, but not financially). He needs to do something fresh because 3rd season in WSR would be rather uninspiring. Also, GP3 is closer to F1 with tyres and tracks. So in ideal it would be one step back to take two steps forwards ;)
It is quite a nice grid shaping up so far!

Edited by CrossF1, 29 January 2013 - 20:14.


#45 BackmarkerUK

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 20:49

Also, GP3 is closer to F1 with tyres and tracks.


But a lot less horsepower and no DRS like in FR3.5. Though more GP3 champions than FR3.5 champions have made it to F1 in recent years!


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Posted 30 January 2013 - 00:52

Kevin Korjus joins Koiranen
http://ohtuleht.ee/508082

+ his manager reveals that Koiranen is in talks with Vainio and Kujala.


I would have hoped to see Vainio in either GP2 or World Series by Renault in 2013

#47 Tufty

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 15:17

Koiranen has confirmed Patrick Kujala, Aaro Vainio and Kevin Korjus now.

Carlin has confirmed Luis Sa Silva.

ART has confirmed Facu Regalia.

Edited by Tufty, 15 February 2013 - 17:24.


#48 Tufty

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 17:20

Oh, and Samin Gomez Briceno has just been confirmed at Jenzer.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 10:12

Atech becomes Bamboo Engineering

And Yelloly moves back to GP3 with Carlin:
http://www.carlin.co...ewithCarlin.htm

Edited by balage06, 18 February 2013 - 11:34.


#50 Tufty

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 14:58

Fontana completes the Jenzer lineup.