Disappointing news for Tom Dillmann, who had a fantastic start to his GP3 campaign in Turkey. Having taken third place in the first race after being on pole position, he stands 4th in the championship on equal points with Alex Sims. However, he won’t be driving for Carlin this weekend in Barcelona. Considering that he is currently way ahead of Carlin’s other two drivers – Conor Daly and Leo Cordeiro – in the championship standings, it seems a strange decision.
This has only been reported on Twitter so far through the driver’s account. There has been no information from Carlin on their Twitter account or website. Tom is currently working with his management to try and get back in the car for Valencia at the end of June.
Following the earthquake in Lorca (Murcia, Spain), Hispania Racing are working hard to support the efforts of their countrymen, and helping to raise money to support the victims. The team’s headquarters are based in that area, as well as in Germany and expanding into the UK. Part of the fundraising involves a friendly football match between Real Madrid and Murcia locals, which will be attended by the president of Hispania, Jose Ramon Carabante, and the president of Murcia Basketball Club. The game will also be on Spanish national TV, so someone might stream it if you want to watch.
I can only wish Hispania all the best with the fundraising efforts, and offer my best wishes and prayers to Spain, Murcia and Lorca.