R.J. O'Connell

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    Nirei Fukuzumi has been confirmed for a move up to ART Grand Prix. Here’s some things to know about Japan’s newest GP3 competitor:

    This is his third year of single-seaters. He was really quick in December testing at YMC. He had a dominant round last year in Motegi in Japanese F3, where he finished fourth in the championship behind second-year drivers Kenta Yamashita and Mitsunori Takaboshi, and Nick Cassidy, who had small handfuls of European F3 experience beforehand. As good as Nobuharu Matsushita is, Fukuzumi might be even better.

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    @lolzerbob That’s actually a fifth year of Daniel de Jong, Mr. #VeteranPresents himself. But he’s basically bankrolling Rowland’s drive, which is a good thing, and I’m glad that he’s recovered from that savage crash at Spa. Kinda like how Ricardo Gelael is bankrolling his son, his son’s teammate, and his son’s best friend who doesn’t even drive for the same team as the previous two.

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    Then again, we don’t know what potential MP Motorsport has had while De Jong has been their lead driver. Rowland did fairly well for them last year. Marco Sorensen and Tio Ellinas were good the year before. If they want to turn their form around, getting a driver on Rowland’s caliber is a good place to start.

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    Personally, I think Chiltonmania is going to eclipse Mansellmania ’93. :P

    So I think that’s every full-time seat occupied so far. Is Carpenter getting a road course driver for the 20 car?

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    Welcome four drivers to the 2016 Formula V8 3.5/Formula Gibson 3.5/I Can’t Believe It’s Not Renault 3.5 championship!

    Yu Kanamaru at Teo Martin Motorsport:

    Beitske Visser and Aleksander Bosak at Pons:

    And Fortec has a team of next-generation drivers, adding Pietro Fittipaldi today:

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    Rumoured for some time now, but finally confirmed – Red Bull Junior Team’s Pierre Gasly is the second driver at Prema Powerteam:

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    That was a great result for Stephane Lefebvre as well – 5th overall on his Monte WRC debut. Some “demotion” for Elfyn Evans – he was 8th overall and just blitzed the field in WRC-2.

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    Just hit the front page – Kubica’s out (as well as Paddon and Camilli).

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    Antonio Giovinazzi is making a much-deserved move up to GP2 at Prema Powerteam after finishing runner-up in last year’s European Formula 3 Championship:

    http://www.paddockscout.com/giovinazzi-to-secure-gp2-graduation-with-prema/32985

    And Jagonya Ayam Campos Racing makes it officially official with Evans and Gelael:

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    Rafaelle Marciello has signed for Russian Time alongside Artem Markelov.

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    Marciello is confirmed for one of the other twenty vacant seats, though no longer with the FDA.

    Also, how about it, Sergey!

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    Team Le Mans is likely to lose title sponsor Kygnus for this season, in addition to their Super GT title sponsor Eneos.

    A shame – the Kygnus Sunoco cars are some of the best-looking in single seaters.

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    My only worry is reliability and how badly they’ll get pummeled on BoP after Le Mans, because if the car has the whopping downforce advantage that it’s supposed to, Ford could turn GTE Pro at Le Mans into a leisurely Sunday drive.

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    I think Meeke and Lefebvre are poised to spring an upset or two at some point in the season.

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    Spare a thought also for Jann Mardenborough and Harry Tincknell, who should be trading Le Mans titles in the years to come, but now have uncertain plans going into 2016.

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