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Three days test results summary mp motorsport news

Three days test result...

The Formula 2 and GP3 season came to an end last week after we finished the final race in Abu Dhabi. Three days later we already had the first test days to prepare for season 2019. Here are the results of each session for you.

Day 1| GP3
Morning session
P1 Jehan Daruvala 1:54.737
P10 Logan Sargeant 1:55.684
P18 Bent Viscaal 1:56.352

Afternoon session
P2 Jehan Daruvala 1:54.461
P9 Logan Sargeant 1:55.342
P14 Bent Viscaal 1:55.616

Day 1| Formula 2
Morning session
P8 Anthoine Hubert 1:51.366
P12 Juan Manuel Correa 1:52.340

Afternoon session
P10 Juan Manuel Correa 1:50.587
P13 Anthoine Hubert 1:51.178

Day 2| GP3
Morning session
P6 Richard Verschoor 1:55.379
P15 Lorenzo Colombo 1:56.323
P17 Ye Yifei 1:56.900

Afternoon session
P2 Richard Verschoor 1:54.799
P9 Lorenzo Colombo 1:55.495
P14 Ye Yifei 1:55.826

Day 2| Formula 2
Morning session
P1 Anthoine Hubert 1:51.116
P5 Dorian Boccolacci 1:52.173

Afternoon session
P8 Dorian Boccolacci 1:50.39
P20 Anthoine Hubert 1:52.597

Day 3| GP3
Morning session
P8 Lorenzo Colombo 1:55.691
P9 Ye Yifei 1:55.710
P14 Bent Viscaal 1:56.233

Afternoon session
P3 Ye Yifei 1:55.174
P5 Lorenzo Colombo 1:55.269
P8 Bent Viscaal 1:55.465

Day 3| Formula 2
Morning session
P2 Anthoine Hubert 1:51.323
P5 Richard Verschoor 1:51.564

Afternoon session
P9  Richard Verschoor 1:50.501
P14 Anthoine Hubert    1:50.790

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F2| Sprint race result mp motorsport news

F2| Sprint race result

Straight after the GP3 race, we continued with Formula 2. Temperatures increased to 33 degrees just before the race started.

Makino stalled at the start, and an extra formation lap was needed. A good decision because the crash of race one wasn’t a small one after Latifi stalled his car as well.

Boccolacci had a good start and took over the 8th position. Niko Kari had a strong start of the race, but he got hit by Galeal on his rear and had to retire. VSC went on and went off two laps later when the track was clear.

Boccolacci tried to make a move for the 6th position but wasn’t able to succeed what resulted in pressure from Albon. He made a move on Dorian what eventually resulted in a three places drop for Dorian. Some drivers started to struggle to keep the pace as well the drivers in front of him. It was from lap 13 on when Dorian began to close the gap with the drivers in front of him.

The DRS was disabled around lap 14 when various drivers had DRS issues. What made it more difficult to overtake for Dorian.

For a long time, not much happened. The pace of Dorian was ok but started to drop off slightly. Eventually, Dorian had to give up one place to Sette Camara and crossed the finish line 11th.

P11 Dorian Boccolacci
DNF Niko Kari

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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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GP3| Abu Dhabi Photos

GP3| Abu Dhabi

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F2 Abu Dhabi Photos

F2 Abu Dhabi

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GP3| Points for Verschoor mp motorsport news

GP3| Points for Verschoor

The last race of the season ended today. The race started at 12:14 local time under the temperatures of 31 degrees.

All three drivers had a great first lap. Richard Verschoor gained five places and ended 9th in that lap. He got followed by his teammate Devlin DeFrancesco at the 10th position, and Jehan Daruvala took over the 14th position.

VSC went on after two incidents happened during the first lap. It was lap 5 when the VSC went off, and Verschoor managed to move up to position eight in the lap after that. Devlin dropped back to position 12, and Jehan kept his 14th position.

Jehan Daruvala got the fastest race lap in lap 8. Both Devlin and Jehan moved up one position during lap 11. Richard Verschoor was constantly driving strong lap times while he was getting closer and closer to the top 7 drivers.

Jehan moved up to the 12th position in the second last lap but had to give it back in the last lap. Verschoor managed to take over the 7th position in the last lap.

P7 Richard Verschoor
P11 Devlin Defrancesco
P13 Jehan Daruvala

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F2| Chaotic start of race 1 mp motorsport news

F2| Chaotic start of r...

The first night race of this Abu Dhabi race weekend started at 18:44. Niko Kari had to start from the 14th position and Dorian Boccolacci from the 17th position.

The start of the race started with a big accident. Latifi stalled his car while Maini couldn’t avoid him and crashed into him. Dorian had a good start and gained seven positions (P10) while Niko Kari had to avoid the chaos more at the start what resulted in some loss of positions.

Straight after the Safety car went in Niko Kari came in for his official first pitstop. Two laps later Dorian Boccolacci came in for his pitstop while he was driving on the 8th position, but the crew lost time during his pitstop.

Niko Kari had a little moment at the exit of the second last corner halfway the race. He lost the control of his car on the big “banana” kerb, but he could continue his race on the 17th position. Boccolacci was running 15th at that moment.

The last few drivers did their pitstop with six laps to go. Dorian was 12th at that moment and Niko 15th. Both drivers kept their position till the chequered flag.

P12 Dorian Boccolacci
P15 Niko Kari

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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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FR2.0 – Barcelona Photos

FR2.0 – Barcelona

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NEZ F4 – Assen Photos

NEZ F4 – Assen

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GP3| Difficult race one mp motorsport news

GP3| Difficult race one

Verschoor had to start 12th, Daruvala 15th and DeFrancesco 19th while the lights went off at 12:34 local time.

Richard Verschoor kept his position after his first lap. Daruvala gained a place during the first two sectors but dropped back to the 19th position before he crossed the finish line for the first time. DeFrancesco was 18th after the first lap.

Positions stayed more or less the same till lap 8 when Devlin managed to move up two places (P16). Jehan started to close the gap with the driver in front of him while he was driving top 5 lap times and even the fastest lap during lap 9.

Jehan Daruvala moved up to P18 in lap 11 while Verschoor had a moment where he lost, unfortunately, two places (P14). Not much later with five laps to go Jehan Daruvala received a 10-sec penalty. He got the penalty for leaving the track and gaining an advantage.

The chequered flag went out at 13:10. Verschoor crossed the finish line 14th and Devlin 17th. The first race of Jehan wasn’t great in result-wise, but he showed potential speed-wise.

P14 Richard Verschoor
P17 Devlin DeFrancesco
P19 Jehan Daruvala

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F2 qualifying result – Abu Dhabi mp motorsport news

F2 qualifying result &...

The Formula 2 qualifying started during the dark hours at 19:00 local time. Niko Kari and Dorian Boccolacci went straight out on track when the light went on green.

Niko Kari took the 10th position after his first flying lap followed by his teammate Dorian Boccolacci at 11th. After their cool down lap, they did another flying lap. What resulted in some faster sectors but in total not much of an improvement.

It was time to get in the pitlane for a new set of super soft. Quite soon after that, the drivers went out to do their last flying lap of the day. Almost everybody improved their lap times as well Niko and Dorian. Niko lost one position compared to his first run and finished 11th while Dorian had to do it with an 18th position.

P11 Niko Kari
P18 Dorian Boccolacci

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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 – Nurburgring Photos

FR2.0 – Nurburgring

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Formula Renault 2.0 – Hungaroring Photos

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GP3 Qualifying results – Abu Dhabi mp motorsport news

GP3 Qualifying results...

It is Friday 23 November 2018 and today was the last GP3 qualifying in history. Richard Verschoor, Devlin DeFrancesco and Jehan Daruvala are the ones behind the steering wheel during the Abu Dhabi race weekend.

The qualifying started at 15:10 local time. All the drivers went out when the lights changed to green. Verschoor was 5th fastest after he did his first push lap. In his second push lap he improved again in time, but not in position. Verschoor was 7th on that moment with a 0,3 sec gap to pole position. Jehan was 9th in his first run and Devlin 18th.

Everybody went into the pitlane for a new set of tyres. Almost everybody improved their time in the first push lap on the second set of tyres. Verschoor took over the 6th position, Jehan 11th and Devlin 19th. All three drivers improved again in their last lap, but unfortunately not enough to improve their position what finally resulted in:

P12  Richard Verschoor
P15  Jehan Daruvala
P19  Devlin DeFrancesco

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MP Motorsport welcomes Jehan Daruvala to third GP3 car for Abu Dhabi mp motorsport news

MP Motorsport welcomes...

Jehan Daruvala will race MP Motorsport’s third GP3 car in the series’ swan song in Abu Dhabi. Flying in straight from taking part in the Macau Grand Prix, the 20-year-old Indian driver will make his GP3 debut at the Yas Marina circuit this weekend.

Daruvala joins the Dutch team on the back of a season in FIA European F3 in which he scored one win, one pole position and five podiums. For the final GP3 weekend of the season, he will be team mate to Dutchman Richard Verschoor and Canadian Devlin Defrancesco. The Indian is already familiar with MP Motorsport and the Yas Marina circuit, having taken part in the GP3 end-of-season test with MP in 2017.

“After my 2017 test, it will be good to gain some more GP3 experience ahead of the 2019 season”, said Daruvala, “and I’m happy that MP has given me the opportunity to do so. It’s a busy November month for me, adding Abu Dhabi straight after Macau, but that’s only good!”

“I’m pleased to welcome Jehan to our GP3 team for the final weekend in the series’ nine-year history before we move on to the all-new FIA F3 in 2019”, said MP’s team manager Sander Dorsman. “I’m sure Jehan will gel well with Richard and Devlin, and will help us wave goodbye to GP3 by going out on a high.”

Having finished third in the 2014 CIK-FIA World Karting Championship, Daruvala moved to single-seater racing the next year, finishing fifth in the 2015 Formula Renault 2.0 NEC series and runner-up in the 2016 Toyota Racing Series. He began 2017 winning the New Zealand Grand Prix (Toyota Racing Series). He then debuted in the FIA F3 European Championship in which he took sixth in the championship with a win, a pole and three podiums in total. In his second FIA F3 season in 2018, Daruvala copied those results and added two more podiums and a fastest lap.

Photo: James Gasperotti Photography

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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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GP3 – Italian GP Photos

GP3 – Italian GP

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Fomula 2 – Italian GP Photos

Fomula 2 – Itali...

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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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