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Niko Kari steps up to Formula 2 with MP Motorsport mp motorsport news

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MP Motorsport has promoted its Finnish ace Niko Kari to its Formula 2 team. From this weekend’s Sochi round on, the 18-year-old will join Dorian Boccolacci to recreate the GP3 line-up with which the Dutch team started the season – but one level higher up.

Kari steps up to Formula 2 after a second season in GP3 in which he scored a string of points finishes for MP Motorsport. Having started the season as a team mate to Dorian Boccolacci, the Finn will now once again team up with the Frenchman, in a copy of MP Motorsport’s GP3 line-up at the start of the season. Kari will take the seat previously occupied by Ralph Boschung.

“I’m really happy that MP has had the confidence to promote me to their Formula 2 team”, said Kari. “The new F2 cars have looked fantastic this season, and I can’t wait to step into one of them myself. I’m also looking forward to working with Dorian again, with whom I had a great working relationship during our time as GP3 team mates.”

“Niko has been a bit unlucky in his second GP3 season with us”, says Sander Dorsman, team manager at MP Motorsport, “but he has always shown his raw pace. We are confident that he will quickly convert that pace into results in the final few Formula 2 races of the season. With two young hotshoes in our F2 cars, we are aiming to surprise a fair few people in the category in the two remaining weekends at Sochi and Abu Dhabi.”

Niko Kari finished 10th in last year’s GP3 Series, capping the season with a win in race 1 at Abu Dhabi. Having taken the SMP NEZ F4 title in 2015, his debut season in single-seaters, Kari moved up to FIA F3 in 2016, taking a win and five podiums. Meanwhile, he made his GP3 debut at Spa in 2016.

Niko Kari samen met MP Motorsport naar Formule 2

MP Motorsport heeft Niko Kari promotie gegeven naar het Formule 2-team. De 18-jarige Fin stapt vanaf komend weekend op Sochi in als teamgenoot van Dorian Boccolacci, met wie eerder dit jaar samen in het GP3-team van het Nederlandse team zat.

Kari promoveert naar de Formule 2 na een tweede seizoen in de GP3, waarin hij diverse keren in de punten reed. Nadat hij het GP3-seizoen begon als teamgenoot van Dorian Boccolacci, ontmoeten de twee elkaar nu weer in het F2-team van MP: een kopie van de opstelling waarin MP aan het GP3-seizoen begon. Kari neemt de plaats in van Ralph Boschung, die het seizoen met MP begon.

“Ik ben heel blij dat MP mij het vertrouwen schenkt om de opstap te maken naar het Formule 2-team”, aldud Kari. “De nieuwe F2-auto’s zagen er dit seizoen geweldig uit en ik kan niet wachten om er nu zelf in plaats te nemen. Ik kijk er ook naar uit om weer met Dorian samen te werken. Ik had een heel goede werkrelatie met hem in het GP3-team van MP.”

“Niko is wat ongelukkig geweest in zijn tweede GP3-seizoen”, aldus Sander Dorsman, teammanager van MP Motorsport, “maar aan zijn onderliggende snelheid hebben we nooit getwijfeld. Ik heb er alleen vertrouwen in dat hij die snelheid kan omzetten in resultaten in de laatste twee F2-weekenden van het jaar. Met twee jonge talenten in onze auto’s zijn we vast van plan om mensen te verrassen in onze laatste optredens op Sochi en in Abu Dhabi.”

Niko Kari finishte vorig seizoen als 10e in de eindstand van het GP3-kampioenschap. Daarbij sloot hij het seizoen af met een overwinning in Abu Dhabi. Nadat hij in 2015 de SMP F4-titel veroverde – zijn debuutseizoen in de autosport – schoof hij in 2016 door naar het FIA F3-kampioenschap. Daarin sleepte hij één overwinning en vijf podiumplaatsen in de wacht. In de tussentijd maakte hij op Spa zijn GP3-debuut.

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FR2.0| Race 2 result – Hockenheim mp motorsport news

FR2.0| Race 2 result &...

Qualifying:
It was group B with Alex Peroni included that had to do their qualifying run first at 9:45 Sunday morning. It was lap 4, and Alex Peroni was taking over the lead with still 4 min on the clock. Eventually, Alex Peroni dropped back to the 2nd position in his group.

Group A left the pitlane straight after Group B came in. Christian Lundgaard took over the lead of his group like his teammate Alex did during lap 4, but it was Ye Yifei that took it over soon after that. Freek Schothorst had a much better start of his qualifying compared to yesterday. He was 10th in his group at that moment. Finally, It was Christian Lundgaard that took pole position for race 2.

P1   Christian Lundgaard
P4   Alex Peroni
P15 Freek Schothorst

Race 2 was delayed by 10 min while it started to rain lightly. Christian Lundgaard had a good start and kept the lead after the first lap. Alex Peroni had to battle a lot but could hold his 6th positions as well. Freek Schothorst lost one place and crossed the start en finish 16th.

Peroni lost three positions after a big battle during the second lap, but unfortunately, he dropped back another position after he got forced off the track in the hairpin and ended up 10th.

The safety car went out after Victor Martins span with 17 min to go, but it went in with 11 min left. Fewtrell made a move on Lundgaard at the hairpin and after that Lundgaards car slowed down. It is still unclear what happened at the moment. Alex Peroni span at the same hairpin after he got hit by another driver. Freek Schothorst profited from this and took over P15.

Race 2 result
P19 Freek Schothorst
DNF Alex Peroni
DNF Christian Lundgaard

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20 years MP Motorsport Shop

20 years MP Motorsport

This book tells the story of 20 years of MP Motorsport, Holland’s most renowned motor racing team – how it started as a modest Formula Ford team and went through many highs and lows to reach GP2. Experience all their adventures through the eyes of the best photographers and the memories of team members, drivers and others linked to the team.

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“This corner I l...

Each driver has their favourite corner. A corner that feels so well when you take it. A turn that nobody can do better than you do.

We asked our GP3 and Formula 2 drivers what their favourite corner is and what their most unfavourite corners is.

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Medical Practice ̵...

Spending time with the engineer speaking about the upcoming weekend, track walk, drivers briefing and more for the drivers today. Not only we had to prepare but the medical team as well. Racing is still dangerous, so we need them.

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FR2.0 – Nurburgring Photos

FR2.0 – Nurburgring

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Formula Renault 2.0 – Hungaroring Photos

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GP2 rear wing endplate – Rene Binder Shop

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Spanish F4| Race 2 and 3 results – Jerez mp motorsport news

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Qualifying two results
P2   Amaury Cordeel
P5   Patrick Schott
P7   Nazim Azman
P10 Lazslo Toth

A good start for Patrick Schott he moved up from 5th position to 3rd position. As well for Amaury Cordeel he took over the lead of the race at the start. Lazslo Toth moved up 2 places while Nazim Azman dropped back 3 places.

Guillem Pujeu was the whole race very close behind Amaury Cordeel, but he wasn’t able to take over the lead from Amaury Cordeel. Everybody kept their positions during the race that resulted in a double podium for MP Motorsport.

race 2 results:
P1   Amaury Cordeel
P3   Patrick Schott
P9   Lazslo Toth
P10 Nazim Azman

The last race of this weekend started at 15:40. Amaury Cordeel kept the lead again after the start. Patrick Schott was 5th, 6th Nazim Azman and 7th Lazslo Toth.

Nazim Azman overtook his teammate Patrick Schott for 5th in lap three while Amaury Cordeel increased his lead by almost 2 sec. Eventually, It was Amaury Cordeel that crossed the finish line first.

Race 3 result
P1 Amaury Cordeel
P5 Patrick Schott
P6 Nazim Azman
P8 Lazslo Toth

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F4 NEZ| Race 3 result – Avanisto mp motorsport news

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The last qualifying started this morning. Isac Blomqvist managed to qualify 4th for his last race of this weekend.

The start of the last race was ok for Isac Blomqvist until he got tapped from behind and went off in turn 2. He dropped back to the 7th position. He had a big gap to close to Bulantsev in front of him, but eventually, he managed to close the gap. Bulantsev blocked Isac on the straight that resulted in a broken front wing for Isac when he hit his rear wheel because of that.

Race 3 result
DNF Isac Blomqvist

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Rim – Ralph Boschung Shop

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Formula 2 rim – Ralph Boschung
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Pitstop practice!

The Formula 2 team have to practice their pitstops.
You can win a lot of time by doing a good pitstop, and that can make the difference.

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Christian Lundgaard an...

A little interview with Christian Lundgaard and his engineer Diederik kinds about his unexpected news that he will join the GP3 race at Le Castellet. Christian is a Junior Renault driver that won last year two Formula 4 championships with MP Motorsport, and he is currently at the second position in the Eurocup Formula Renault Championship.

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GP3 – Italian GP Photos

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Fomula 2 – Italian GP Photos

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Formula 2 Rim –  Sergio Sette Camara Shop

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Formula 2 Rim – Sergio Sette Camara

An unusable rim from the car of Sergio Sette Camara. Sergio drove for us in 2017, and he won two sprint races (Spa and Monza) during the season. On the rim, you can find the number 14 that was his car number during this season. Sergio finished 12th in the 2017 Formula 2 championship.

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Spanish F4| Race one result – Jerez mp motorsport news

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Our Formula 4 team is racing this weekend in Finland for the NEZ Formula 4 championship. Isac Blomqvist is the only MP Motorsport driver that joint this event. All the other Formula 4 driver are racing in Jerez for the Spanish Formula 4 weekend.

Start positions race one:
P2 Patrick Schott
P4 Nazim Azman
P8 Lazslo Toth
P10 Amaury Cordeel

Amaury Cordeel qualified first but got a 10 position grid drop penalty. Patrick Schott started 2nd and Nazim Azman started 4th. Both drivers lost a position to Amaury Cordeel. He took over 3rd position already in lap 4. Lazslo Toth was 10th at that moment.

More overtaking happened the laps after that. Cordeel moved up from 3rd position to the second position. While the other drivers kept their positions.

Lap 11 and Patrick Schott is struggling. He lost another position and his teammate Nazim Azman just got close behind him with a 0,3 sec gap. But it was Patrick Schott that crossed the finish line at the 5th position.

Race one result
P2 Amaury Cordeel
P5 Patrick Schott
P6 Nazim Azman
P10 Lazslo Toth

22 September 2018

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NEZ F4| Race 1 & 2 result – Alastaro mp motorsport news

NEZ F4| Race 1 & ...

Our Formula 4 team is racing this weekend in Finland for the NEZ Formula 4 Championship. Isac Blomqvist is the only MP Motorsport driver that joint this event. All the other Formula 4 driver are racing in Jerez for the Spanish Formula 4 weekend.

Qualifying 1 & Race 1
Isac qualified 5th during the first qualifying under wet conditions. He had a perfect start during race one. He took over the lead of the race, but he went off the track in lap three after it started to rain a bit. Isac crossed the finish line 7th in the end.

Result
P7 Isac Blomqvist

Race 2
Isac Blomqvist had to start 4th in race 2. His start wasn’t so strong like race one, but it was good enough to keep his 4th position. He overtook the 3rd position on lap 4. The gap to the second position was 4 seconds in lap 10. It was too far away to gain any more positions before the finish of the race.

Result
P3 Isac Blomqvist

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The build-up of the ne...

A little video that we didn’t show you until now! At the beginning of this year, we had to build up the new Formula 2 car. But it worked a bit different than usual because everything was kind of new for the mechanics and engineers.

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Questions and Answers ...

A few weeks ago you were able to send questions to our Formula Renault drivers, and you were able to win a rear wing endplate.
We made the questions and answers during the Monaco GP weekend, and the drivers Christian Lundgaard, Alex Peroni and Max Defourny were able to sign the rear wing endplate that you could win.

Not all the questions were included in the video!
Here are some that were left out:

Max Defourny: Have you ever felt that you were faster than the car you were driving?

* It was a bit of an unclear question, but we all thought that it was all about experiencing the sensation that the car feels slow. So when you are used to a fast car, and you step back in a slow car than yes, it feels like you are faster than the car you are driving.

Alex Peroni: How do you prepare mentally for a race weekend and is there any difference after a crash or do you simply forget about it?

*Preparing start early in the week with my engineer and you start to study onboard and some simulator work, but not really “mental” stuff.
And you have to analyse a crash to see if you can learn anything from it, but if not then forget it and move forward.

Max Defourny: Do you think the Halo was a good idea?

* I rather don’t have it, because it changes the whole concept of formula cars, but it is part of the “evolution”, and we have to deal with it.

Christian Lundgaard: Do you have a dance move to impress women?

* No, I don’t dance! 🙂

Alex Peroni: After a crash are there any procedures you have to follow?

* If it was a hard crash injured or not then you have to do a medical check, and the things they check are really basic things. After contact with any car, you usually have to go to the stewards and the one that caused the problem normally gets a penalty.

Thank you for watching and see you next time!

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FR2.0 Race one result – Hockenheim mp motorsport news

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The second last Eurocup Formula Renault race event started this weekend in Hockenheim. Group A with Freek Schothorst and Christian Lundgaard started their qualifying at 9:00.

Christian Lundgaard was directly on it! He took the lead during the second lap, but the lap times kept improving for everybody. Freek Schothorst was 11th fastest during that time in his group. Christian dropped back to the 4th position in his group, but he managed to take over the 2nd position just behind his championship rival Ye Yifei in the last lap. Freek Schothorst finished 15th in his group. His sectors were improving in the last lap, but unfortunately not enough.

It was Alex Peroni’s turn to qualify with his group B.
Second fastest was Alex Peroni after he completed his 3rd lap, but he didn’t improve enough during the last few laps. Alex eventually finished the qualifying 6th in his group.

Qualifying one result
P4 Christian Lundgaard
P11 Alex Peroni
P29 Freek Schothorst

Race one started at 13:40. The start itself was quite ok for Christian Lundgaard. Martins and Lundgaard got in contact with each other in turn two what caused a puncture on the left rear tyre of Lundgaards car.

The safety car went out for a short moment after another incident on the track. Alex Peroni was at that moment 7th while Freek Schothorst had the 20th place. Alex Peroni moved up to the 6th position during lap 7, and Freek Schothorst moved up to 19th.

Peroni was doing an excellent job with 6 min on the clock. He was still driving on the 6th position while he was doing purple sectors. Freek moved up to P15 while he started the race from P29.

P6 Alex Peroni
P15 Freek Schothorst
DNF Christian Lundgaard

22 September 2018

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FR2.0| Race 2 result – Nurburgring mp motorsport news

FR2.0| Race 2 result &...

The last qualifying of this weekend started at 9:00 with group B. Alex Peroni took the 5th positions with 5 min to go. Freek Schothorst was 12th at that moment. Times kept improving and finally Alex was 6th fastest in his group and Freek Schothorst 10th.

It was Christian Lundgaards turn to do a lap. It was again a battle between Lundgaard and Fewtrell for the pole position, but he had to accept the 3rd position in his group after Milesi Charles took over the 2nd position.

Qualifying result:
P5 Christian Lundgaard
P12 Alex Peroni
P20 Freek Schothorst

Race 2 started with a clean start for Christian Lundgaard. He kept his 5th position with his big rival just behind him. Alex Peroni and Freek Schothorst held both their start positions as well.

The safety car went out in lap 2, because of a crash on the main straight. The marshal was struggling to get the broken car off the track, so the organisation decided to stop the race with a red flag.

The race restarted behind the safety car with 17 min to go. Alex Peroni moved up two places and Freek Schothorst with one place after the restart while Lungaard kept his 5th position. Peroni Moved up another position (P9) the lap after that.

Freek Schothorst made some progress and moved up to the 17th position in the last few laps. Alex and Christian stayed in the same place while they crossed the finish line.

P5 Christian Lundgaard
P9 Alex Peroni
P17 Freek Schothorst

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The Monaco vlog –...

We competed with the Formula 2 and Formula Renault team at Monaco Formula 1 event this year (2018). Monaco is as always a special race circuit/street circuit, and Daniel de Jong will show you around. He will show you the Formula 2, and Formula Renault speeds through each corner, and Roberto Merhi was talking about his secrets?? Find it out in this video.

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You can win a part fro...

Hi All,

We have a Eurocup Formula Renault and Formula 2 race at Monaco on 26/27th May. I am going to do a Questions and Answer with Alex Peroni, Max Defourny and Christian Lundgaard and at the same time, you can win this signed rear wing from last weeks crash at Monza.

Give it a try!

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NEZ Formula 4 – Moscow Photos

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Welcome to MPMotorsport

MP Motorsport is Holland’s Formula 2 team and one of the biggest race teams in Europe. We are competing this year with Roberto Merhi and Ralph Boschung in the Formula 2. MP Motorsport got bigger with a new GP3 team this year. The experienced drivers Dorian Boccolacci and Niko Kari joint our new GP3 team and the Vice Eurocup Formula Renault champion Will Palmer. We will retake part in Eurocup Formula Renault, with Alex Peroni, Max Defourny and with our Formula 4 champion and Renault junior driver Christian Lundgaard. We have to defend as well our Spanish and NEZ Formula 4 champion title, and that is why we compete here as well. Let’s race!

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