"Stupid" Aubry punished for Calderon tangle

Gabriel Aubry has been penalised for making contact with fellow GP3 racer Tatiana Calderon in Saturday’s first race at Silverstone.

"Stupid" Aubry punished for Calderon tangle
Gabriel Aubry, Arden International
Tatiana Calderon, Jenzer Motorsport
Tatiana Calderon, Jenzer Motorsport
Tatiana Calderon, Jenzer Motorsport
Tatiana Calderon, Jenzer Motorsport
Gabriel Aubry, Arden International

Arden driver Aubry tagged Calderon’s Jenzer machine on the exit of Luffield on the third lap, as Calderon found herself on the outside on the long right-hander, having attacked on the inside at the previous turn, Brooklands. 

The Sauber Formula 1 test driver had all but completed the move when she was hit by Aubry’s front wing and sent into a spin.

Calderon was able to briefly continue until she stopped on-track with a throttle sensor issue, while Aubry was eliminated on the spot.

Aubry was found culpable for the incident, the Frenchman being handed a three-place grid penalty and two points on his licence. He will therefore start Sunday’s race from the back.

“I gave him room and I was on the outside for [Luffield],” Calderon told Motorsport.com. “I was already on the kerb and he still touched me, I spun and that was over.

“You can clearly see on my onboard his wing and where I was, I couldn’t have moved [over] more.

“It was really stupid, because he had the whole inside [part of the track] and the whole race to re-pass me, if he was quicker.”

Calderon is due to start 17th on the grid for Sunday’s second race, one place behind ART driver Jake Hughes, who failed to finish the opener due to a battery problem.

Julien Falchero and Juan Manuel Correa will start immediately behind, having been eliminated in an incident of their own at the start of the race.

shares
comments
Silverstone GP3: Hubert retakes points lead with win

Previous article

Silverstone GP3: Hubert retakes points lead with win

Next article

Silverstone GP3: Piquet leads all-Trident podium

Silverstone GP3: Piquet leads all-Trident podium
Load comments
From zero to hero: How F3's 2021 champion bounced back Prime

From zero to hero: How F3's 2021 champion bounced back

After a disastrous 2020 in FIA Formula 3 with Hitech, Dennis Hauger began to doubt himself - with the self-belief he had built through success in junior series evaporating. But after regrouping, he stormed to the F3 title in 2021. Here’s how he did it...

FIA F3
Oct 7, 2021
How Campos Racing has bounced back from its devastating loss Prime

How Campos Racing has bounced back from its devastating loss

After the sudden death of its founder in January, Formula 2 stalwart Campos Racing was left facing its hardest season to date. But new team boss Adrian Jr is determined to honour his father’s legacy and has returned the team to its winning ways

FIA F2
Sep 20, 2021
How F2 and F3's flawed format changes could prove shortlived Prime

How F2 and F3's flawed format changes could prove shortlived

After a chaotic 2020, marred by the coronavirus pandemic, the FIA brought in radical changes to Formula 2 and 3. But less than 12 months later, there are talks of them being reversed after all did not go to plan…

FIA F2
Sep 9, 2021
How the latest 'son of' youngster found his feet in F3 Prime

How the latest 'son of' youngster found his feet in F3

After a promising start to his single-seater racing career, life in the Formula 1 feeder series gave Jack Doohan a reality check. But, following a year of learning and toiling, the driver with one of the most famous surnames on the Formula 3 grid isn’t feeling the weight of expectation pushing down too hard on him any longer

FIA F3
Jun 30, 2021
The Monaco win that started another triple crown Prime

The Monaco win that started another triple crown

30 years ago, victory in the Monaco Grand Prix-supporting Formula 3 race – then a showpiece invitational event – began a young Jorg Muller’s pursuit of a unique set of street circuit wins that he’d later complete at Macau and Pau.

FIA F3
May 21, 2021
Why Correa's return is the feel-good story racing needed Prime

Why Correa's return is the feel-good story racing needed

Juan Manuel Correa has had a long road to recovery from that horrific day at Spa in 2019. ART's decision to give him his race return in FIA Formula 3 in 2021 is a victory in itself, but his determination will surely - in time - have him fighting for bigger things

FIA F3
Feb 2, 2021
Why Piastri's F3 title was better than results suggested Prime

Why Piastri's F3 title was better than results suggested

F3 rookie Oscar Piastri only just snatched the 2020 title with Prema Racing, but the setbacks he overcame to do so suggest that Renault's next Australian talent is one destined for the top.

FIA F3
Jan 12, 2021
The young driver Red Bull couldn't ignore Prime

The young driver Red Bull couldn't ignore

Igor Fraga has a more colourful career behind him than any other driver on the FIA Formula 3 grid, and now he's beginning to become as recognised for his talents in real racing as in the virtual world.

FIA F3
Jun 21, 2020