Formula Three

Thrills and spills in Macau

Thrills and spills in Macau

Tuesday, 20 November, 2012, 5:58pm

Bike king Rutter wins eighth Macau GP crown

Michael Rutter won his second successive and eighth Macau Grand Prix motorbike title on Sunday in Macau. Photo: Nora Tam

Michael Rutter extended his record number of Macau Grand Prix motorbike race wins on Sunday with a consummate display to claim his second successive title and eighth overall.

The 40-year-old beat last year’s runner-up, Martin Jessopp, into second place again, while Simon Andrews, in his first race back since a crash in the Isle of Man TT left his body in pieces, finished third.

18 Nov 2012 - 7:04pm

Da Costa wins Macau Grand Prix

Three-time Macau Grand Prix winner Antonio Felix Da Costa of Portugal. Photo: Nora Tam

Antonio Felix Da Costa of Portugal won the Macau Grand Prix at the third time of asking on Sunday, leading almost from start to finish in his country’s former colony.

The Carlin driver, part of Formula One team Red Bull’s Junior Team, started on pole but briefly lost the lead to Mucke Motorsport’s Felix Rosenqvist of Sweden at the start.

18 Nov 2012 - 5:36pm

Rich boys' racing toys – Macau again

Antonio Da Costa (#7); Alex Lynn (#14); and Carlos Sainz Jnr (#8) in action during the SJM Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix. Photo: Nora Tam

Most unlikely person to be spotted in the paddock in the Macau Grand Prix weekend?  Celebrity crimper Kim Robinson. Yes, he who charges US$1,000 a time for a haircut – while telling us it makes sense on a dollar-cost averaging basis because he's so good you go less often and therefore it makes financial sense.

18 Nov 2012 - 10:39am

Pole sitter Da Costa singing in the rain

Portugal's Antonio Da Costa leads Briton Alex Lynn with Spain's Carlos Sainz Jnr further back on his way to pole position for today's Macau Grand Prix. Photo: Nora Tam

Antonio Felix da Costa took pole for today's Macau Grand Prix as riders in the motorcycle race were left frustrated after rain forced the event to be postponed until today.

18 Nov 2012 - 3:22am

Teen F3 debutant Alex Lynn beats seasoned drivers in qualifying

The 19-year-old debutant, Alex Lynn, from Essex leads Malyasian driver Jazeman Jaafar during qualifying yesterday for the SJM Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix. Photo: Nora Tam

The Macau Grand Prix is supposed to be the ultimate test of a Formula 3 driver's abilities, but teenage debutant Alex Lynn made it look easy yesterday on his debut at the Guia Circuit.

17 Nov 2012 - 3:05am

Daniel Juncadella wants Macau Grand Prix repeat

Daniel Juncadella celebrates after he won Macau Grand Prix.

Daniel Juncadella has nothing to prove in Formula Three, but is still doing everything to become only the second driver to win two Macau Grands Prix, even squeezing in extra practice on a computer game at the GP Museum yesterday.

15 Nov 2012 - 3:26am

Bottas fired up to add Guia title to feather his crowded cap

Third time lucky is the fervent wish of Finland's Valtteri Bottas, who will return to the Guia circuit intent on winning next weekend's coveted Formula Three Macau Grand Prix.

13 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Steep learning curve

Each November, Andre Couto left the Macau Grand Prix with a new souvenir. Some years it was a bit off the front wing, other times it was a piece broken off the back wing.

Couto, at the time young, impressionable and a budding racing driver, would go to the garages after the race and ask for whatever they didn't need - something to remember that year's race.

11 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Driven Jamison believes he has the formula to succeed

When Ross Jamison lines up for the start of next weekend's opening rounds of the Formula BMW Asia Championship in Malaysia, he embarks on a journey he hopes will take him to the pinnacle of motor racing - Formula One.

29 Apr 2007 - 12:00am



14 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Minardi come calling for HK's Lee

Marchy Lee Yin-kin will make history when he becomes the first Hong Kong driver to go behind the wheels of a Formula One car after being offered a test drive with Minardi at Mugello, Italy.

24 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Marchy avoids trouble to finish 18th

Chinese race ace Marchy Lee Yin-kin finished 18th after starting 29th on the grid to complete a bittersweet Macau Grand Prix weekend yesterday. After an incident packed qualifying session on Saturday, Lee was forced to start from the back of the grid, but held his cool to avoid pile-ups during the race.

22 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Marchy Lee claims record with double

Hong Kong's Marchy Lee Yin-kin [pictured] left his mark on the Formula BMW Asian Championship like no one before him, winning both his races to claim the record of most wins for a season at the Taebaek Circuit near Seoul yesterday.

18 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Tinkering turns Courtney's car into slow-coach

Overnight provisional pole holder James Courtney lost his place in the front row for tomorrow's Formula Three race at the Golden Jubilee Macau Grand Prix after his team tinkered with his Dallara F303 machine yesterday.

His Toyota-Tom's outfit obviously hadn't heard of the old maxim, 'If it ain't broke, don't fix it'.

15 Nov 2003 - 12:00am