Jules Bianchi, Robin Frijns and Sam Bird are all vying for a place in F1 and any one of them could clinch the Formula Renault 3.5 title this weekend.
A run-down of who’s driving for which team, and what’s on their racing CVs.
All three to test the same drivers as they did last year.
Daniel Ricciardo did the fastest ever lap of the Yas Marina circuit during the second young drivers’ test day.
All the lap times set by each of the drivers in the test presented in an interactive chart.
Discover the fresh racing talents who are driving at Yas Marina on the 16th and 17th of November.
Mercedes will run GP2 driver Sam Bird in the young drivers’ test at the end of the season.
Young drivers backed by Ferrari, McLaren and Renault are among those competing in the new GP2 season which starts this weekend. Winning the category is the best way to get yourself a ticket into F1 – and it’s great racing too. Here’s your guide to the season ahead:
Marko Asmer clinched the British Formula Three championship in unusual style after retiring from the race with a blown engine. He effectively took the title when rival Maro Engel clashed with Carlin team mate Niall Breen at the first corner, ruining the German’s race. Asmer’s retirement on lap 12 handed the lead to Stephen Jelley … Continue reading British F3 Croft 1: Asmer seals crown
Stephen Jelley broke his British F3 duck by scoring his first ever victory at Thruxton. The Double R racer started the race fifth and moved up to second before a safety car period needed to recover Sam Bird and Atte Mustonen’s cars. After the restart he moved ahead of team mate Jonathan Kennard, who stayed … Continue reading British F3 Thruxton 1: Jelley’s maiden win
Nico H?â??lkenberg won the prestigious F3 Masters race at Zolder after pole sitter Romain Grosjean stalled on the grid and was relegated to the rear of the field. The victory is a timely boost for H?â??lkenberg who has had a very mixed season in the F3 Euroseries, winning in the wet at Zandvoort last weekend, … Continue reading H?â??lkenberg wins F3 Masters as Grosjean stalls
Jonathan Kennard broke his victory race in very wet conditions at Spa-Francorchamps after only four laps’ racing. He started the race from pole and was aided by the race starting behind the safety car as the track was extremely wet and rain was continuing to fall. The race got underway after three laps and the … Continue reading British F3 Spa 2: Kennard’s first win
Sam Bird took a classy win at Spa-Francorchamps, moving from third to second at the start before passing Stephen Jelley for the win. Bird extended his lead as Jelley and Jonathan Kennard battled for second, the latter finally taking the pace on the final lap. Atte Mustonen was fourth ahead of Rodolfo Gonzalez, and championship … Continue reading British F3 Spa 1: Bird flies to second win
Marko Asmer will start the first of two British F3 races at Spa from 29th on the 30 car grid. The Estonian, who is leading the championship, crashed in morning practice and was only able to do one lap in his hastily-repaired car. His championship rivals Stephen Jelley, Maro Engel and Sam Bird occupy the … Continue reading Qualifying disaster for Asmer at Spa
Sebastian Hohenthal took a close win in the second race at Brands Hatch, chased home by Atte Mustonen and Marko Asmer. The podium finishers were covered by one second at the line. Both Asmer and Mustonen made efforts to pass Hohenthal but the Swede kept his cool. Michael Devaney scored the best result of the … Continue reading British F3 Brands Hatch 2: Narrow win for Hohenthal
Marko Asmer won the second British F3 race at Snetterton commandingly from pole position. It was as if his disappointing first race performance hadn’t even happened. Alberto Valerio and Sam Bird were second and third in a reversal of their finishes in the first race, after Valerio sliced past Bird on lap seven. Bird dropped … Continue reading British F3 Snetterton 2: Asmer back to the front
Niall Breen headed a Carlin 1-2-3 in the seventh round of the British F3 championship at Snetterton. Team mates Sam Bird and Alberto Valerio followed him home. Bird leapt up the field with a magnificent start put pole sitter Atte Mustonen had a terrible getaway and was swamped by the field. He eventually retired with … Continue reading British F3 Snetterton 1: Breen leads Carlin podium
Marko Asmer won the second race at Oulton Park – but only after the race had to be re-started twice following multiple crashes. Just as in race one the Estonian had Stephen Jelley on his tail at the chequered flag. Pole sitter Jonathan Kennard finished fourth ahead of first race winner Maro Engel and his … Continue reading British F3 Oulton 2: Asmer wins after three starts
Maro Engel converted pole to victory in the first round of the British F3 championship at Oulton Park. The season got off to a dramatic start as three drivers crashed out at Cascades on the first lap. Following a safety car restart Engel retained his lead and kept it to the end despite pressure from … Continue reading British F3 Oulton 1: Easy win for Engel