Tag: 2021

New partner: GlobeAir

From now on: Europe’s leading private jet airline will bring you to BOSS GP events.

There is a new partner on board – GlobeAir, the leading award-winning private jet airline in Europe, which offers on-demand charter flights at the best prices. As an official travel partner of the BOSS GP Racing Series, GlobeAir will transport teams and drivers to all BOSS GP events in 2021 in style, comfort and safety.

The advantages:

  • 24/7 customer service
  • Fast check-in: on the plane in 15 minutes
  • All-in-one travel solution: from home pick-up to the pit lane
  • Other services: Hotel booking, restaurant reservation and much more
  • Highest security standards (only 20 instead of 700 touchpoints due to COVID 19)
  • Price advantage for BOSS GP participants
  • Several passengers can share a private jet
  • Approved for 984 destinations in Europe

More at www.globeair.com and BOSS GP upon request.

GlobeAir’s key to success is reflected in helping customers to save time and subsequently ensure a better quality of life.

From his own experience, the managing director, Bernhard Fragner, knows that far too much precious time is lost to travel long distances by car for a short meeting, thus tugging at the balance between work, family and leisure. Thanks to GlobeAir, not only is the flight time shorter, but the entire journey is smoother compared to a commercial airline. Private jet terminals and the quick 15-minute boarding procedure make the day at the airport uncomplicated. It is even possible to have a limousine or helicopter ready upon landing to shorten the transfer time, saving up to a total of three hours per trip.

“The extension of our partnership section with Europe’s largest private jet operator in the very light jet segment gives BOSS GP the benefit of providing additional services to racing enthusiasts at a reasonable price to complete our bespoke door-to-door racing experience.”

Siegfried Stieger, Board Member BOSS GP

“With BOSS GP on our side, GlobeAir is now able to extend its long list of provided experiences with an unforgettable event: Driving a GP2 car at full speed. Racing has always been very closely linked to aviation and now the passion for speed and safety can be shared on a long day of racing.”

Bernhard Fragner, CEO GlobeAir

New race in May

Additional BOSS GP race at the Red Bull Ring in Austria on 21 and 22 May.

After the season opener in Mugello, the BOSS GP circus heads to Spielberg for the second race event. The Formula 1 circuit in the Alps replaces the Jim Clark Revival at the Hockenheimring, which was cancelled for May (for more details: www.hockenheim-historic.de/en/2021/03/postponement-of-the-bosch-hockenheim-historic-to-late-summer-autumn). The event on 20 and 21 May 2021 is a 2-day event – two practice sessions will be held on Friday, qualifying and both races on Saturday.

The Red Bull Ring previously hosted the BOSS GP Racing Series in 2019, when Phil Stratford (USA, Penn Elcom Racing) and Ingo Gerstl (AUT, Top Speed) were victorious. Many drivers and fans are happy about the return of the Big Open Single Seater to the Austrian race track. At the same time, the STM waterjet race at the Red Bull Ring is also the home race of the series approved by the Austrian Motorsport Federation.

The event is organised by Bernhard Fischer and the P9 Challenge. Other series in the schedule are the Drexler Formula Cup and the Suzuki Swift Cup Europe in addition to the GT racing cars from the P9 Challenge.

Individual entries for the STM waterjet Race at the Red Bull Ring are possible, more details on request via race@bossgp.com

Further events in 2021:

  • 21/22 May | STM waterjet Race Red Bull Ring (Austria)
  • 18–20 June | Forza Fanatec Misano (Italy)
  • 3/4 July | Pirelli Official BOSS GP Test Days Monza (Italy)
  • 13–15 August | Cuvee Sensorium Grand Prix Nürburgring (Germany)
  • 3–5 September | Masaryk Racing Days Brno (Czech Republic)
  • 22–24 October| GlobeAir Grande Finale Imola (Italy)

Report Race 1 Mugello

Marco Ghiotto beats everyone in the first race of the season. Premier victory for Ulf Ehninger in OPEN class.

Hectic hustle and bustle just before race start on the grid. Most of the teams changed from the Pirelli Cinturato rain tyres to the P Zero slicks. The rain had stopped before the start of the race, so that a large part of the 5.2-kilometre-long track had dried up. Nevertheless, a small group of drivers including Marco Ghiotto (ITA, Scuderia Palladio), Andreas Fiedler (GER, Fiedler Racing), Bruno Jarach (EST, Eesti Motorsport) and Formula 3000 individual Walter Colacino (ITA, Colacino), relied on the wet weather tyres from exclusive supplier Pirelli.

It was soon clear that they had bet on the right card. Ghiotto was already in front under hard braking into the first corner. Pole setter Marc Faggionato, who was cautious at the start, immediately lost a few places. Gianluca De Lorenzi (SMR, GDL Racing) slid into the gravel with under-tempered slicks in the wet, but was able to continue and Simone Colombo (ITA, MM International) was also only just able to avoid a spin in the first couple of corners.

Marco Ghiotto’s first pursuer was Andreas Fiedler (GER, Fiedler Racing), who started the race from only 11th on the grid and crossed the start-finish line in second place after lap 1. But on lap 4, the German parked his GP2-Dallara in the paddock and was sad about the missed chance.

But the action continued: Ingo Gerstl (AUT, Top Speed), who had started from pitlane with his Formula 1 Toro Rosso, tried to get through the packed field. In lap 5 he had reached the front of the pack and started chasing Ghiotto, until tyre blistering stopped him as well. At that time Luca Martucci (ITA, MM International) took over second place. Martucci drove the fastest race lap but lost too much time to Ghiotto in the early stages of the race. Meanwhile, the 2020 and 2021 FORMULA champion was looking for every wet spot on the asphalt to keep his rain tyres alive. A late safety car period helped Marco Ghiotto to clinch the race victory.

f.l. Martucci, race winner Ghiotto, OPEN winner Ehninger and De Lorenzi

Martucci finished second and made up six places compared to qualifying. Gianluca De Lorenzi recovered quickly from his initial excursion into the gravel trap, third place is the well-deserved reward on his BOSS GP debut. Ulf Ehninger (GER, ESBA Racing) benefited from Gerstl’s retirement, but the Benetton driver can still refer to a controlled race in slippery conditions. Even a short ride through the gravel could not stop Ehninger. He was awarded with a well-deserved winner’s trophy in the OPEN class – the first of his BOSS GP career!

Nicolas Matile (MCO, Zig-Zag) and Bruno Jarach (EST, Eesti Motorsport) had a lap-long duel. Matile in the Auto GP was slightly faster in the corners, Jarach in his GP2 on the straights. In the end Matile was able to beat Jarach, which meant sixth place for the Monegasque.

The race of Simone Colombo (ITA, MM International) and Marc Faggionato (MCO, Zig-Zag) ended unhappily in the gravel bed of turn 1. In the duel for the podium, the two collided slightly. The revenge of the beaten may follow tomorrow. Race 2 starts at 14:25 local time. The race will be broadcast on Italian television (MS Motortv) and on race organiser Gruppo Peroni’s YouTube channel. Before that, a warm-up will be run at 10:00 am.

Photos: Michael Jurtin/BOSS GP

Last Call for 2021 entry

Start Hockenheim F1 2018

Europe’s fastest racing series shifts up a gear, offering drivers and their unique cars the opportunity to race on the continent’s most attractive tracks again in 2021.

For those who have not yet registered for the 2021 BOSS GP season, now is the right time! The last day for the registration for all races and therefore a cheaper registration fee compared to single entries is on Thursday, February 18, 2021.

However, interested drivers and team will have the option of registering as guest drivers for individual events after that date. Further information on registration and regulations can be requested from BOSS GP’s Race Coordinator Malin Strandberg: race@bossgp.com or +43 650 784 07 84

BOSS GP Racing Series Calendar 2021:

  • 6/7 March | BOSS GP Official Test Days Adria (Italy)
  • 9–11 April | BOSS GP Season Opening Mugello (Italy)
  • 7–9 May | Jim Clark Revival Hockenheim (Germany)
  • 18–20 June | Forza Fanatec Misano (Italy)
  • 3/4 July | Pirelli Official BOSS GP Test Days Monza (Italy)
  • 13–15. August | AvD Grand Prix Nürburgring (Germany)
  • 3–5 September | Masaryk Racing Days Brno (Czech Republic)
  • 22–24 October | Grande Finale Imola (Italy)