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Old 11-09-2005, 12:16 PM   #1
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Default Hamilton to race for ART in GP2 in 06

This would be the first move to him replacing one of the McLaren drivers (most likely Kimi) in F1 for the 2007 season. Assuming he dominates GP2 like he has every other category he's raced in.

For those of you unfamiliar with Lewis Hamilton, he's been a McLaren prodigy forever and has been expected to drive for the big Mac in F1 ever since he was twelve.

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Hamilton set for ART seat

By Tim Redmayne November 9th 2005, 16:21 GMT


Runaway F3 Euroseries Champion Lewis Hamilton has told autosport.com that he is 'likely' to race for inaugural GP2 series champions ART next season.

Hamilton is scheduled to conduct his first test with the French squad at Jerez tomorrow, and the Briton said it is probable this test will lead to a race drive with the team next season.

The McLaren-supported Brit dominated the F3 Euroseries this season for ART's sister team ASM, winning 15 of the series' 20 races.

"It's not signed yet, but I would say it is likely that I will race with ART next year," Hamilton told autosport.com. "We felt GP2 was the way forward for me and ART look amazing and are in good stead for the future.

"There is no reason I can't challenge for the title in my first year. ART have shown what a good team they are this season. However things could be different, you never know what will happen next season as teams get used to slick tyres."

The 20 year-old says tomorrow's test will be about finding his feet in the team.

"I've tested F1, but apart from that this is the most powerful machinery I will have driven. The test will just be about finding my feet with the engineers and in the car and getting used to the car and the power."
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Hamilton very quick on his GP2 debut.

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By Tim Redmayne November 10th 2005, 18:29 GMT

Lewis Hamilton showed he will be a force to be reckoned with in next year's GP2 series by topping the timesheets in both of his maiden test sessions in the series.

The newly crowned F3 Euroseries champion was fastest for the championship-winning ART team twice at the Jerez test sessions, in a field that featured several seasoned runners.

Hamilton, who yesterday revealed to autosport.com that he is likely to race for the team next season, completed 51 laps at the Spanish track in his first taste of GP2 machinery, and edged out previous race-winner Nelson Piquet Jr by two tenths for the fastest time of the day.

Nicolas Lapierre, fresh from his double A1 Grand Prix win in Australia last weekend, was third fastest for Arden International and Clivio Piccione was fourth for iSport.

The sessions were the last of a two-day test for the series for November. The series will test again at the Paul Ricard circuit at the start of December.

Morning times:

Pos Driver Team Time Laps
1. Hamilton ART Grand Prix 1:28.657 26
2. Piquet Jr. Piquet Sports 1:28.887 28
3. Lapierre Arden International 1:28.903 34
4. Piccione iSport International 1:29.121 22
5. Porteiro Campos Racing 1:29.259 21
6. Carrol Super Nova International 1:29.415 27
7. Viso Coloni Motorsport 1:29.473 28
8. Valles BCN Competicion 1:29.570 41
9. Yoshimoto iSport International 1:29.586 25
10. Monfardini DAMS 1:29.611 25
11. Zuber ART Grand Prix 1:29.721 23
12. Filippi Coloni Motorsport 1:29.786 16
13. Ammermuller Arden International 1:29.944 42
14. Bruni Durango 1:29.996 22
15. Pla DPR 1:30.023 28
16. Negrao Piquet Sports 1:30.045 38
17. Lopez Racing Engineering 1:30.131 34
18. Rossiter DAMS 1:30.354 30
19. Porteiro Campos Racing 1:30.611 14
20. Engel DPR 1:30.860 37
21. Maldonado Durango 1:31.290 31
22. Nunez Racing Engineering 1:31.767 28
23. Jouanny Super Nova International 1:32.119 16

Afternoon times:

Pos Driver Team Time Laps
1. Hamilton ART Grand Prix 1:29.113 25
2. Filippi Coloni Motorsport 1:29.232 24
3. Zuber ART Grand Prix 1:30.200 30
4. Lopez Racing Engineering 1:30.398 33
5. Maldonado Durango 1:30.541 29
6. Pla DPR 1:30.637 33
7. Piquet Jr. Piquet Sports 1:30.740 22
8. Negrao Piquet Sports 1:30.897 24
9. Porteiro Campos Racing 1:30.908 21
10. Porteiro Campos Racing 1:31.017 14 *
11. Lapierre Arden International 1:31.148 8
12. Ammermuller Arden International 1:31.174 24
13. Valles BCN Competicion 1:31.244 25
14. Yoshimoto iSport International 1:31.404 31
15. Carrol Super Nova International 1:31.421 27
16. Jouanny Super Nova International 1:31.442 26
17. Nunez Racing Engineering 1:31.729 30
18. Monfardini DAMS 1:32.075 19
19. Rossiter DAMS 1:32.204 31
20. Bruni Durango 1:32.477 16
21. Engel DPR 1:34.191 18
22. Gattuso Coloni Motorsport 1:34.573 37
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Good news, I'm pulling for him. With Nico and Speed gone and most likely Hekki going too Hamilton should be able to walk the field with ART.
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Old 12-02-2005, 02:52 PM   #4
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Hamillton again...

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December 2nd 2005, 17:12 GMT

Briton Lewis Hamilton topped the timesheets in the final GP2 testing session of the year at Paul Ricard, before rain forced to call it a day prematurely.

Hamilton, driving for the ART Grand Prix team, set the pace in the morning session from Nelson Piquet Jr, but an downpour and then a thick fog forced the test to be cancelled early for safety reasons.

Piquet was still fastest overall after setting the quickest time on Wednesday.

GP2 will take a break from testing until next year, when the first 26-car series test will take place.

They are expected to be back in action at Paul Ricard in late February.

Today's times:

Pos Driver Team Time Laps
1. Hamilton ART Grand Prix 1:28.173 37
2. Piquet Jr Piquet Sports 1:28.489 55
3. Pla DPR 1:28.834 42
4. di Grassi Super Nova International 1:29.294 31
5. Viso iSport International 1:29.322 46
6. Zuber BCN Competicion 1:29.541 35
7. Filippi Coloni Motorsport 1:30.384 27
8. Dirani Campos Racing 1:30.408 37
9. Negrao Piquet Sports 1:30.475 49
10. Monfardini DAMS 1:30.597 37
11. Conway DPR 1:30.777 44
12. Lopez Racing Engineering 1:30.785 33
13. Sutil Super Nova International 1:30.936 42
14. Jouanny Coloni Motorsport 1:31.520 25
15. Shimoda ART Grand Prix 1:31.880 43
16. Halliday DAMS 1:31.951 43
17. Villa Racing Engineering 1:32.074 42
18. Barba Campos Racing 1:32.279 47
19. Gommendy iSport International 1:32.948 19
20. Perera Arden International 1:33.349 24
21. Tahinci Durango 1:33.511 17
22. Valsecchi Durango 1:33.875 35
23. Montanari BCN Competicion 1:34.128 41
24. Lapierre Arden International 1:36.239 20
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Uh, I am very aware of this guy. Did you ever see this thread ?

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...lewis+hamilton

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Old 12-03-2005, 12:59 AM   #6
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I completely missed your thread Myles, sorry!

Nice to see there's another Hamilton fan out there. Most of the time when I mention his name all I get are blank stares.

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Hey wow, Hamilton is confirmed at ART for the 2006 season.

F1 certainly won't be far off.

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By Tim Redmayne January 19th 2006, 17:41 GMT

Reigning GP2 champions ART have confirmed that McLaren protege Lewis Hamilton will race for them this season.

The 21 year-old was widely expected to make the move since testing for the team towards the end of last year. He will join the already confirmed Frenchman Alexandre Premat in the squad.

Hamilton drove for sister team ASM to capture the F3 Euroseries crown in 2005, winning 15 of the series' 20 races.

ART's Nicolas Todt said: "ART GP's first season was exceptional in terms of results, and we are now able to continue our charge in the series with the same dynamics by ensuring we have a pair of exceptional drivers, such as the combination of Premat and Hamilton.

"Lewis has proven in all the lower formulas in which he competed that he has a natural talent for driving and has displayed great professionalism. We are thrilled to be able to count on his pure speed and maturity when it comes to defending both our drivers and constructors crowns."

Hamilton already has his sights set on race wins and possibly the championship in his first season.

He said: "I'm really excited about 2006! It is a great opportunity to be able to be a part of ART. I'm looking forward to it after the fantastic season we had last year and I'm sure the team will do a fantastic job this year.

"My goal is to win races and maybe the championship, if I can. I have to work hard and make sure we maximize the time we have to develop car."
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Keeping tabs on Mr Hamilton's progress...

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Thursday, February 23rd 2006, 13:53 GMT

McLaren protege Lewis Hamilton continued to show that he will be a force to be reckoned with in this year's GP2 series, by topping the timesheets on the first day of 2006 testing at Paul Ricard on Wednesday.

ART driver Hamilton was fastest both in the morning and afternoon session of the day but run close by Soper Nova's Jose Maria Lopez who was just over a tenth of a second slower than the Briton.

New Durango recruit Lucas di Grassi, confirmed at the team earlier this month, was third quickest.

The test was an opportunity to test Bridgestone's new slick tyres for the first time, with early indications suggesting that the cars are approximately three seconds per lap quicker around the 2.4 mile '3D' track layout of the French circuit.

Today's times:

Pos Driver Team Time Laps
1. Hamilton ART Grand Prix 1:12.838 30
2. Lopez Super Nova International 1:12.957 31
3. di Grassi Durango 1:13.638 33
4. Premat ART Grand Prix 1:13.903 18
5. Ammermueller Arden International 1:14.006 50
6. Lapierre Arden International 1:14.010 44
7. Negrao Piquet Sports 1:14.103 54
8. Perera DAMS 1:14.106 36
9. Bruni Trident Racing 1:14.410 24
10. Carroll Racing Engineering 1:14.560 25
11. Monfardini DAMS 1:14.627 44
12. Yoshimoto BCN Competicion 1:14.827 16
13. Filippi FMS International 1:14.922 24
14. Piquet Piquet Sports 1:14.977 31
15. Gommendy iSport International 1:15.026 15
16. Zuber Trident Racing 1:15.186 45
17. Valles Campos Racing 1:15.253 20
18. Glock BCN Competicion 1:15.608 12
19. Pla DPR Direxiv 1:15.638 30
20. Fauzy Super Nova International 1:15.701 14
21. Viso iSport International 1:16.006 15
22. Porteiro Campos Racing 1:16.143 31
23. Tahinci FMS International 1:16.348 25
24. Villa Racing Engineering 1:16.400 6
25. Piccione DPR Direxiv 2
26. Hernandez Durango 1

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I'm really looking forward to this years GP2 championship.

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Any word on if Speed will cover any of the races this year?
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I haven't checked into that yet, but I assume they'll be showing them before the Grand Prixs like last year.

At least I hope they do.
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He is my sons HERO.....posters all over the place....everywhere....



Looks like him a little.....

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You're right, he does look like Hamilton a little bit.

Good looking kid Myles, congrats.

By his surroundings it looks like he's getting a proper education too!
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You're right, he does look like Hamilton a little bit.

Good looking kid Myles, congrats.

By his surroundings it looks like he's getting a proper education too!
he is kept in "check" by PS2 and karting threats. ITs like a tranquilizer gun...lol....if he is acting up and I even mention taking away his kart....he straightens up like getting out of the gas in a drift car...

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Nice!

I'll have to remember that when my time comes to play dad.


More GP2 testing.

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Piquet ends Paul Ricard test on top

Thursday, February 23rd 2006, 18:34 GMT

Nelson Piquet Jr emerged fastest on the final day of official GP2 testing at Paul Ricard.

Piquet's lap of 1:13.068 was good enough for the third fastest time overall in the week's two-day test at the circuit, behind ART's Lewis Hamilton and Super Nova's Jose Maria Lopez best laps from yesterday.

Hamilton continued to demonstrate how consistent he is likely to be this season, finishing the day second quickest behind Piquet.

World Series by Renault race winner Andreas Zuber was third fastest, driving for new GP2 team Trident Racing, ahead of Ernesto Viso, whose morning time was good enough for fourth quickest of the day.

New Racing Engineering recruit Adam Carroll was fifth quickest.

This morning's session had a number of red flags as the drivers pushed their cars to the limits and learnt the reconfigured equipment.

Hamilton's fastest time from yesterday suggested that the configuration of cars, with a bi-plane rear wing and new tyres, are three seconds per lap quicker around the 2.4 mile '3D' track layout of the French circuit.

Today's times:

Pos Driver Team Time Laps
1. Nelson Angelo Piquet Piquet Sports 1:13.068 31
2. Lewis Hamilton ART Grand Prix 1:13.179 37
3. Andreas Zuber Trident Racing 1:13.276 32
4. Jose Maria Lopez Super Nova International 1:13.355 34
5. Adam Carroll Racing Engineering 1:13.426 37
6. Ernesto Viso iSport International 1:13.537 36
7. Alexandre Negrao Piquet Sports 1:13.568 44
8. Alexandre Premat ART Grand Prix 1:13.607 33
9. Timo Glock BCN Competicion 1:13.680 45
10. Lucas Di Grassi Durango 1:13.685 39
11. Nicolas Lapierre Arden International 1:13.704 38
12. Hiroki Yoshimoto BCN Competicion 1:13.717 41
13. Ferdinando Monfardini DAMS 1:13.726 37
14. Felix Porteiro Campos Racing 1:13.741 36
15. Franck Perera DAMS 1:13.757 30
16. Luca Filippi FMS International 1:13.794 40
17. Michael Ammermueller Arden International 1:13.823 35
18. Tristan Gommendy iSport International 1:13.872 33
19. Adrian Valles Campos Racing 1:13.968 38
20. Fairuz Fauzy Super Nova International 1:14.321 22
21. Sergio Hernandez Durango 1:14.719 51
22. Clivio Piccione DPR Direxiv 1:14.785 6
23. Javier Villa Racing Engineering 1:15.046 33
24. Olivier Pla DPR Direxiv 1:15.295 20
25. Jason Tahinci FMS International 1:15.552 25
26. Gianmaria Bruni Trident Racing 1:16.695 13

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Holy crap. 3 seconds a lap faster with tires and a new wing. That's huge.
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GP2 preseason testing continues..

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Wednesday, March 29th 2006, 16:35 GMT

Franck Perera set today the fastest ever GP2 time around Barcelona, on the second day of pre-season testing at the Spanish track.

The DAMS driver produced the lap during the first hour of the test, as the morning conditions proved the most conducive to quick times.

Lewis Hamilton was fastest in the afternoon session, but he was over a second slower than Perera's 1:22.467 benchmark. His morning time was sufficient for third in the combined order, behind iSport's Ernesto Viso.

After going quickest yesterday, Nelson Piquet Jr. was only 11th overall today, although he had been second fastest to Hamilton in the afternoon.

Trident Racing's Andreas Zuber had to sit out most of the day after a heavy crash on his 19th lap in the morning. Zuber was unhurt, but his car could not be repaired in time to rejoin the test.

Combined times:

Pos Driver Team Time
1. Franck Perera DAMS 1:22.467
2. Ernesto Viso iSport International 1:22.755
3. Lewis Hamilton ART Grand Prix 1:23.003
4. Alexandre Premat ART Grand Prix 1:23.148
5. Nicolas Lapierre Arden International 1:23.261
6. Tristan Gommendy iSport International 1:23.290
7. Alexandre Negrao Piquet Sports 1:23.428
8. Adrian Valles Campos Racing 1:23.541
9. J.M. Lopez Super Nova International 1:23.558
10. Ferdinando Monfardini DAMS 1:23.565
11. Nelson Piquet Jr. Piquet Sports 1:23.571
12. Olivier Pla DPR Direxiv 1:23.755
13. Felix Porteiro Campos Racing 1:23.792
14. Hiroki Yoshimoto BCN Competicion 1:23.835
15. Clivio Piccione DPR Direxiv 1:23.882
16. Lucas Di Grassi Durango 1:24.047
17. Javier Villa Racing Engineering 1:24.069
18. Sergio Hernandez Durango 1:24.172
19. Michael Ammermuller Arden International 1:24.199
20. Andreas Zuber Trident Racing 1:24.316
21. Adam Carroll Racing Engineering 1:24.392
22. Fairuz Fauzy Super Nova International 1:24.406
23. Luca Filippi FMS International 1:24.889
24. Timo Glock BCN Competicion 1:25.064
25. Gianmaria Bruni Trident Racing 1:25.158
26. Jason Tahinci FMS International 1:25.561
The GP2 season begins on April 8th at Valencia.

Complete GP2 calender..

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1 8 Apr Valencia/1 Valencia
2 9 Apr Valencia/2 Valencia
3 22 Apr San Marino/1 Imola
4 23 Apr San Marino/2 Imola
5 6 May Europe/1 Nurburgring
6 7 May Europe/2 Nurburgring
7 13 May Spain/1 Catalunya
8 14 May Spain/2 Catalunya
9 27 May Monaco Monte Carlo
10 10 Jun Great Britain/1 Silverstone
11 11 Jun Great Britain/2 Silverstone
12 15 Jul France/1 Magny-Cours
13 16 Jul France/2 Magny-Cours
14 29 Jul Germany/1 Hockenheim
15 30 Jul Germany/2 Hockenheim
16 5 Aug Hungary/1 Hungaroring
17 6 Aug Hungary/2 Hungaroring
18 26 Aug Turkey/1 Istanbul
19 27 Aug Turkey/2 Istanbul
20 9 Sep Italy/1 Monza
21 10 Sep Italy/2 Monza
22 16 Sep Belgium/1 Spa-Francorchamps
23 17 Sep Belgium/2 Spa-Francorchamps
Does anyone have the word on what sort of coverage Speed has planned for GP2 this year..if they have any at all.
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During round 1 of F1 they said they would be covering the GP2 series. I don't know if they will do the same thing as last year, cover only the coressponding F1 races. I hope they show them all.
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First round of the GP2 Championship kicks off at Valencia this weekend, however according to Speed's schedule, they won't be showing it until Saturday, April 22nd...

Oddly enough the GP2 boys like to test at the track before the race...

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Wednesday, April 5th 2006, 15:28 GMT

Lewis Hamilton emerged quickest as ART topped the timesheets for the first day of official GP2 testing at Valencia this week - however the show was stolen by former Renault F1 test driver Franck Montagny.

Hamilton's morning lap of 1:19.362 seconds put him ahead of teammate Alexandre Premat for the overall quickest lap in the first day of the prolonged build-up to this weekend's opening round of the series.

However Montagny, recruited by FMS International just to help rookie drivers Luca Filippi and Jason Tahinci with car set-up, was third quickest overall, and the fastest runner in the afternoon session.

Montagny has experience of Valencia from his Renault and World Series by Nissan days. He was also involved in the development of the GP2 car, although he never ran more than ten consecutive laps in that period.

Both Tahinci and Filippi shared the team's other car in the session. Tomorrow, they will return to having a car each, as Montagny has only been recruited for today.

Nelson Piquet was fourth quickest ahead of teammate Xandi Negrao and iSport's Tristan Gommendy.

Several red flags fell as drivers pushed the limits, which included offs for Ferdinando Monfardini and Sergio Hernandez.

The new season begins on Saturday, when the first of this weekend's two races will be held.

Morning times:

Pos Driver Team Time Laps
1. Hamilton ART Grand Prix 1:19.362 30
2. Premat ART Grand Prix 1:19.597 30
3. Piquet Piquet Sports 1:19.947 33
4. Negrao Piquet Sports 1:20.017 28
5. Gommendy iSport International 1:20.099 31
6. Valles Campos Racing 1:20.178 33
7. Perera Dams 1:20.318 24
8. Di Grassi Durango 1:20.342 17
9. Yoshimoto BCN Competicion 1:20.403 6
10. Lapierre Arden International 1:20.424 27
11. Lopez Super Nova International 1:20.490 21
12. Ammermuller Arden International 1:20.520 22
13. Bruni Trident Racing 1:20.746 23
14. Montagny FMS International 1:20.749 12
15. Glock BCN Competicion 1:20.891 21
16. Porteiro Campos Racing 1:20.919 23
17. Zuber Trident Racing 1:20.920 31
18. Pla DPR Direxiv 1:20.985 15
19. Carroll Racing Engineering 1:21.189 33
20. Villa Racing Engineering 1:21.347 23
21. Viso iSport International 1:21.376 28
22. Monfardini Dams 1:21.536 33
23. Piccione DPR Direxiv 1:21.931 16
24. Hernandez Durango 1:22.054 16
25. Fauzy Super Nova International 1:22.110 31
26. Filippi FMS International 1:22.320 29

Afternoon times:

Pos Driver Team Time Laps
1. Montagny FMS International 1:19.918 34
2. Lapierre Arden International 1:20.214 29
3. Perera Dams 1:20.236 37
4. Lopez Super Nova International 1:20.438 19
5. Pla DPR Direxiv 1:20.453 26
6. Bruni Trident Racing 1:20.520 21
7. Ammermuller Arden International 1:20.524 24
8. Gommendy iSport International 1:20.691 31
9. Valles Campos Racing 1:20.720 22
10. Viso iSport International 1:20.734 29
11. Piccione DPR Direxiv 1:20.821 33
12. Zuber Trident Racing 1:20.863 18
13. Porteiro Campos Racing 1:20.863 18
14. Hernandez Durango 1:20.920 19
15. Glock BCN Competicion 1:20.983 30
16. Yoshimoto BCN Competicion 1:21.118 27
17. Monfardini Dams 1:21.178 26
18. Carroll Racing Engineering 1:21.257 31
19. Villa Racing Engineering 1:21.265 35
20. Di Grassi Durango 1:21.584 28
21. Filippi FMS International 1:21.595 18
22. Premat ART Grand Prix 1:21.673 29
23. Hamilton ART Grand Prix 1:21.730 16
24. Fauzy Super Nova International 1:21.812 18
25. Negrao Piquet Sports 1:23.254 12
26. Piquet Piquet Sports 1:23.950 7
27. Tahinci FMS International 1:27.923 8
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Hamilton still on top at Valencia

Thursday, April 6th 2006, 16:10 GMT

Lewis Hamilton continued to set the pace in testing for this weekend's GP2 series' season opener at Valencia, beating his best from yesterday by almost a second.

Hamilton's lap of 1:18.625 was nearly four tenths of a second quicker the next best of the day, set by Nelson Piquet Jr.

Hamilton set his blistering time in this morning's three-hour session, as most of the teams worked on qualifying runs in preparation for Saturday's morning's qualifying session.

Teams chose not to focus on outright laptimes this afternoon, opting to worked on longer runs and race set-ups.

Spits of rain also affected this afternoon's running, while times in the morning session were aided by increased cloud cover over the Spanish circuit.

Piquet, who was quickest in the slower afternoon session, topped a group of seven drivers who were within a quarter of a second of each other, proving that qualifying will be a close run thing for this weekend's race.

Jose Maria Lopez was third quickest, ahead of Adrian Valles of Campos Racing entry.

With no more free practice left, teams have a day off tomorrow before going straight into qualifying on Saturday morning. The season's first race will be held on Saturday afternoon.

Morning times:

Pos Driver Team Time Laps
1. Hamilton ART Grand Prix 1:18.625 28
2. Piquet Piquet Sports 1:19.012 41
3. Lopez Super Nova International 1:19.069 36
4. Valles Campos Racing 1:19.102 29
5. Di Grassi Durango 1:19.173 57
6. Bruni Trident Racing 1:19.194 45
7. Pla DPR Direxiv 1:19.240 35
8. Premat ART Grand Prix 1:19.246 34
9. Lapierre Arden International 1:19.372 29
10. Viso iSport International 1:19.394 48
11. Yoshimoto BCN Competicion 1:19.394 21
12. Piccione DPR Direxiv 1:19.529 36
13. Fauzy Super Nova International 1:19.587 32
14. Ammermuller Arden International 1:19.656 40
15. Gommendy iSport International 1:19.674 27
16. Zuber Trident Racing 1:19.694 41
17. Perera Dams 1:19.737 8
18. Filippi FMS International 1:19.861 34
19. Negrao Piquet Sports 1:19.868 50
20. Glock BCN Competicion 1:19.964 23
21. Villa Racing Engineering 1:20.110 38
22. Hernandez Durango 1:20.116 29
23. Carroll Racing Engineering 1:20.135 34
24. Monfardini Dams 1:20.160 38
25. Porteiro Campos Racing 1:20.368 31
26. Tahinci FMS International 1:21.813 39

Afternoon times

Pos Driver Team Time Laps
1. Piquet Piquet Sports 1:19.445 24
2. Gommendy iSport International 1:19.770 19
3. Porteiro Campos Racing 1:20.178 44
4. Perera Dams 1:20.434 52
5. Zuber Trident Racing 1:20.444 34
6. Bruni Trident Racing 1:20.541 19
7. Valles Campos Racing 1:20.827 53
8. Di Grassi Durango 1:20.839 32
9. Lapierre Arden International 1:20.882 34
10. Hamilton ART Grand Prix 1:20.933 46
11. Glock BCN Competicion 1:20.953 49
12. Filippi FMS International 1:21.070 35
13. Ammermuller Arden International 1:21.148 38
14. Negrao Piquet Sports 1:21.217 27
15. Premat ART Grand Prix 1:21.234 47
16. Piccione DPR Direxiv 1:21.286 22
17. Villa Racing Engineering 1:21.415 30
18. Hernandez Durango 1:21.712 50
19. Fauzy Super Nova International 1:21.733 40
20. Lopez Super Nova International 1:21.840 38
21. Pla DPR Direxiv 1:22.032 25
22. Viso iSport International 1:22.353 24
23. Carroll Racing Engineering 1:22.423 18
24. Yoshimoto BCN Competicion 1:22.565 35
25. Monfardini Dams 1:22.601 14
26. Tahinci FMS International 1:22.807 28
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Hamilton not expecting title in 2006

By Tim Redmayne Thursday, April 6th 2006, 12:11 GMT

Runaway F3 Euroseries champion Lewis Hamilton says he will be happy with a top three finish in this year's GP2 championship.

Hamilton, who dominated the F3 Euroseries title last season winning 15 out 20 races, has replaced Williams driver Nico Rosberg at champions ART this season.

McLaren-backed Hamilton has been quick in pre-season testing.

However, he says he is up against a spate of quick drivers with experience of the formula, such as teammate Alex Premat and Piquet Sport's Nelson Piquet Jr, and won't necessarily walk to the title like last year.

"I will be satisfied with a top three championship," Hamilton told autosport.com. "I think that would be good. Obviously I always set my goals high so I aim to reach them. This is the strongest field I've ever raced against. I'm not expecting to be champion this year, and I don't feel there is any pressure for me to be champion.

"I think I'm more laid back this season. It is my first year in GP2 and it is not like Alex [Premat] and some other guys who are second year drivers and have a bit more pressure on themselves.

"I'm not going to be too hard on myself. When you are in a second season, like I was in Formula Three there is more pressure and you have to do it.

"But that said I'm a racing driver and I'm here to win. I do not feel I'm that far behind the others in experience terms. In single-seaters all the experience is relevant and counts.

"I think I have performed well in testing but I've been working very hard, with the engineers and trying to learn. So far I've been learning well."

This year's GP2 season begins with a stand-alone event in Valencia this weekend, before it joins the European Formula One races as a supporting category. Hamilton was quickest overall in the first day of official testing at the circuit, yesterday.

"I hope that this weekend myself and the team can qualify well and I'll work hard," he added. "Yesterday we had a problem with the afternoon session and we had to change the engine, which meant we lost two hours, which was a shame.

"But I set my quick lap in the morning session, which was at a similar time to when qualifying happens on Saturday, so it bodes well.

"It has been a long pre-season but I haven't had as much time in the car as people think - just ten days. It is not going to be easy and there are new things because it is different category such as pitstop and starts.

"In terms of learning how to use the tyres in between pitstops it has been hard to do any long runs on the tyres because there have been so many red flags, so that will be different. I learnt how to conserve tyres in Formula Three."
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Hamilton not rushing F1 move

By Tim Redmayne Thursday, April 6th 2006, 13:20 GMT

Lewis Hamilton has insisted he will only make the step up to Formula One when both he and McLaren believe he is ready.

Hamilton's pre-season testing form has marked himself out as one of the favourites to win this year's GP2 title which, if achieved, would put him in a prime position to emulate Nico Rosberg and land a Formula One drive.

McLaren have supported Briton Hamilton throughout his racing career since he was successful in the McLaren-backed 'Champions of the Future' karting series in the mid-1990s.

He has been successful progressing up the motor racing ladder, winning both the Formula Renault UK and F3 Euroseries titles.

McLaren boss Ron Dennis said last month that it is unlikely that Hamilton's first Formula One drive would be with them, but he could be loaned out to another team.

"I'm young and whether I have one or two years in GP2, I don't know," Hamilton told autosport.com. "People try to go to F1 as soon as they get the opportunity, at such a young age, but it should be when you are ready.

"If I and McLaren don't feel I'm ready at the end of the season I won't move up. They will make sure I move up when I'm ready."

This year's GP2 series begins at Valencia this weekend.
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