Positive result for the CRG Team after the first races of the season

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With the first three rounds of the WSK Super Master Series held in Lonato, Cremona, and Franciacorta officially closed, it is time for CRG to take stock of this season's start. The 2024 chassis gave the feedback we expected and the inclusion of new drivers was also positive.

Formula Winter Series Valencia: Trio score wins as track limits causes tension

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Andres Cardenas, Griffin Peebles, and Matheus Ferreira took the race victories as track limits and safety cars disrupted a frantic weekend of Formula Winter Series Formula 4 action in Valencia.

Chase for Australian Kart Championship glory starts this weekend in Adelaide

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The 2024 SP Tools Australian Kart Championship kicks off at the Southern Go Kart Club in the northern suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia this weekend.

Bogdan Cosma Cristofor wins Franciacorta duel in style

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A tireless competitor and leader in the WSK series, Bogdan Cosma Cristofor took another victory in the OK-N Junior category, which is further proof of his determination and unceasing desire to win. In 2024, the talented young Romanian is now on a run of four podiums in four races, including two victories. Having arrived in Franciacorta in the lead of the WSK Super Master Series, the driver from the Forza Racing team took advantage of the opportunity to extend his lead, before tackling the finale at Sarno at the beginning of March.

Shawn Rashid embarks on a new chapter with VRD Racing by Arden for GB3 2024

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American Shawn Rashid has confirmed that he will remain in the GB3 Championship in 2024, as he switches to the VRD Racing by Arden team for his second campaign in Britain’s leading single-seater series. 

Cárdenas, Peebles and Ferreira share the Formula Winter Series wins in Cheste

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The second round of the 2024 Formula Winter Series season organised by Gedlich Racing and the Spanish Formula 4 Championship took place this weekend in Cheste. There, Andrés Cárdenas, Griffin Peebles, and Matheus Ferreira shared the victories at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo.

Fantastic Finn Tuukka Taponen Wins 2024 Formula Regional Middle East Championship

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Ferrari Driver Academy talent Tuukka Taponen became the 2024 Formula Regional Middle East Champion (FRMEC) in the final round at Dubai Autodrome. Victory in Saturday’s opening race of the weekend for R-ace GP’s 17-year-old Finnish star was enough to put him beyond reach of his only remaining title rival, Taylor Barnard, and for good measure, Taponen put on a dominant display in Sunday’s season finale to further underline his superiority with another win.

Freddie Slater Crowned 2024 F4 UAE Champion After Epic Dubai Finale

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Freddie Slater was crowned at the end of a thrilling 2024 Formula 4 UAE Championship (F4 UAE) title decider at Dubai Autodrome, during which fortunes ebbed and flowed between the 15-year-old Briton, his Mumbai Falcons Racing team-mate Kean Nakamura-Berta and Yas Heat Racing Academy’s pre-weekend points leader Keanu Al Azhari.

Spectacle on track and great duels at the WSK Super Master Series in Franciacorta

Spectacle on track and great duels at the WSK Super Master Series in Franciacorta Read more

The Finals have been won by Miron Lorente (MINI Gr.3), Perico (MINI U10), Costoya (OKJ), Leuillet (KZ2), Matveev (OK) and Cosma Cristofor (OKNJ).

Livestream: Round 3 of the '2024 WSK Super Master Series' at the Franciacorta Karting Track

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Franciacorta Karting Track is ready for the start of the WSK Super Master Series, the third and penultimate round of the championship that features a significantly high number of participants, with 400 drivers coming from over 50 nations across the MINI, OKNJ, OKJ, OK, and KZ2 categories. The championship standings are still tight and far from decided.

Sunday live streaming coverage: Round 2 of the Formula Winter Series at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Valencia

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The second round of the Formula Winter Series takes place at an all-favorite racetrack: Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia. A technical racetrack that always delivers spectacular races.

The leaders in the heats of the WSK Super Master Series in Franciacorta

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Top performances in the heats were put in by Robertson (MINI U10), Miron (MINI Gr.), Viapiana (OKNJ), Pavan (OK), Costoya (OKJ) and Leuillet (KZ2). The Final stages on Sunday will enjoy TV Live Streaming coverage from 9:20.

Saturday live stream: Round 2 of the Formula Winter Series at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Valencia

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The second round of the Formula Winter Series takes place at an all-favorite racetrack: Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia. A technical racetrack that always delivers spectacular races.

Livestreaming Rok cup South Africa at Zwartkops Kart Circuit - African Karting cup

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The first winners of the heats of the WSK Super Master Series in Franciacorta

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The first qualifying heats have been run at the Franciacorta Karting Track. Heats will continue on Saturday to define the finalists for Sunday, February 18th.

Qualifying practice of the WSK Super Master Series in Franciacorta

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The opening of the third round of the WSK Super Master Series at the Franciacorta Karting Track is currently led by: Krutogolov (OKJ), Gustavsson (KZ2), Robertson (MINI Gr.3 U10), Venant (MINI Gr.3), Viapiana (OKNJ) and Bottaro (OK).

Results: Round 3 of the '2024 WSK Super Master Series' at the Franciacorta Karting Track

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Franciacorta Karting Track is ready for the start of the WSK Super Master Series, the third and penultimate round of the championship that features a significantly high number of participants, with 400 drivers coming from over 50 nations across the MINI, OKNJ, OKJ, OK, and KZ2 categories. The championship standings are still tight and far from decided.

Results: Round 2 of the Formula Winter Series at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Valencia

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The second round of the Formula Winter Series takes place at an all-favorite racetrack: Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia. A technical racetrack that always delivers spectacular races.

Live timing: Round 3 of the '2024 WSK Super Master Series' at the Franciacorta Karting Track

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Live timing: Round 2 of the Formula Winter Series at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Valencia

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Formula Winter Series Jerez: Cardenas, Peebles And Cota share wins

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Drivers from three different continents and representing three different teams shared the victories as the Formula Winter Series got underway with a triple-header at Jerez. Andres Cardenas of Peru and Campos Racing grabbed race one on Saturday. Then Griffin Peebles of Australia and MP Motorsport won race two on Sunday morning before home driver Juan Cota led a DriveX 1-2 in the final race of the weekend.

IPKarting presents the new Formula K chassis

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The technical upgrades of the latest Racing products designed and manufactured by IPK are accompanied by an innovative livery as well as by the newly formed IPK Engineering brand.

The rain is the protagonist in the WSK Super Master Series in Cremona

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The Tony Kart Racing Team takes part in the second round of the championship, with a line-up of 22 drivers in total in the KZ2, OK, OKJ and MINI categories.

Parolin Motorsport Srl: Ups and downs in the Cremona rain

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The weekend in Cremona was marked by very wet weather for the second round of the WSK Super Master Series. Rain was a feature of all phases of the competition before starting to ease on Sunday morning. The Finals provided the opportunity to use slick tyres for the first time, but grip was far from perfect and there were numerous pitfalls awaiting the competitors on the 1,210-metre track.

Kart Republic: A brand, drivers and teams committed whatever the conditions

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The 2024 WSK Super Master Series continued at the Cremona International Circuit from 7th to 11th February. Competitors had to contend with wet conditions from the Qualifying sessions on Friday through to Sunday.

IPKarting presents the new OK1 chassis

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400 entered drivers in Franciacorta for the third round of the WSK Super Master Series

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A lot of new protagonists are expected in all categories at Franciacorta. The championship leaders after the first two rounds are: Bertuca (KZ2), Eyckmans (OK), Schaufler (OKJ), Cosma Cristofor (OKNJ), Calleja (MINI Gr.3), and Nellegard (MINI Gr.3 U10).

Arden Motorsport expands into GB4 Championship with Leon Wilson

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SODI Racing Team - Magnificent double for Sodikart in Italy

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After a sparkling start to the season marked by two pole positions and very high overall performances in the KZ2 category, Émilien Denner dominated the Final of the second of the four WSK Super Master Series events at the wheel of his Sodi-TM. In his new colours, Giuseppe Palomba confirmed the technical and sporting choices made by the French factory by securing a one-two finish on the Cremona circuit in the presence of all the major international teams.

Williams Racing Academy Drivers to participate in Abu Dhabi FP1 Session and Young Driver Test

Published on Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Williams Racing Academy Drivers to participate in Abu Dhabi FP1 Session and Young Driver Test

Williams Racing Academy Driver Zak O’Sullivan will take part in the first Free Practice session at the 2023 Formula 1® Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The 2023 Formula 3 Vice Champion will get behind the wheel of Alex Albon’s FW45 at Yas Marina Circuit for the hour session. Zak’s outing, his first in the FW45, fulfills the team’s second and final mandated rookie driver session this season.

Zak will also take part in this year’s end-of-season Young Driver Test in Abu Dhabi, sharing driving duties across the course of the day with fellow Academy driver Franco Colapinto. The Argentinian driver will get his first taste of a Formula 1 car during the test following his debut in Formula 2 with MP Motorsport in the final race of the season in Abu Dhabi.

After successful seasons in Formula 3, in which Zak and Franco tied the all-time record for most wins in the championship (4), both Academy drivers will be stepping up into Formula 2 for 2024 with Zak competing for ART Grand Prix and Franco with MP Motorsport.

Zak’s 2023 season included four victories with two Feature Race wins and two Sprint wins, along with one pole position and a further podium finish, resulting in second place in the Championship. The British driver joined the Williams Racing Driver Academy in 2022 and has most notably won the prestigious Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year Award.

Franco’s second season in F3 saw him finish fourth in the driver standings after claiming two Sprint victories and a total of five podium finishes. Franco has been a part of the Driver Academy since the start of 2023 and has impressive credentials, with his most notable achievements including becoming the 2021 Asian Le Mans Series Rookie of the Year and winning the 2019 Spanish Formula 4 Championship.

Williams Racing Formula 1 drivers Alex Albon and Logan Sargeant will split driving duties in the FW45 as part of the end of season testing in Abu Dhabi.

Sven Smeets, Sporting Director, Williams Racing: “Both Zak and Franco have had impressive seasons in Formula 3 and we’re now looking forward to giving them the opportunity to drive the FW45 in Abu Dhabi to aid their development as part of their roles in the Williams Racing Driver Academy. The pair have demonstrated a high level of understanding and maturity during their simulator work conducted at Grove. I know they'll both be working hard in preparation for this experience and will make the most of it.”

Zak O’Sullivan: “I’m really excited to participate in FP1 at Abu Dhabi. I can’t wait to get behind the wheel of the FW45 for the first time and get some good mileage under my belt. In addition to that, I’m returning to the car for the post-season rookie test to further my development with the team. Huge thanks to Williams Racing for the opportunity and for putting their faith in me to drive the 2023 car.”

Franco Colapinto: “I am extremely grateful to Williams Racing for giving me the opportunity to drive an F1 car in only my first year in the Academy. I’ve been dreaming of this day since I was a kid and have been working really hard for this. To have this chance at the official young driver test is a real honour. Thank you to the team for entrusting me with the FW45. Being part of the Academy this year has opened my eyes in so many different areas and I feel ready to make this step. I can’t wait.”

 

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