What is GP2?

The GP2 series took over from the pre-existing F3000 championship as of the 2005 season, with the aim of taking on the role of the later, to be the best school and springboard for the highest level in motorsport, Formula 1. As the two first GP2 Champions’ , Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton, graduation to F1 underline, the target has been achieved fast and well.

State of the art technologies and simplicity of a concept financially reasonable have made of the GP2 Series a winning formula. The GP2 Series runs alongside Formula One for each of its 11 meetings calendar. The GP2 Series are a professional and popular success and are the obliged way to enter Formula One.
 

Format of the race week-end:

Friday Saturday Sunday
  • Free Sessions (45 minutes)
  • Qualifying (30 minutes)
     
  • Race 1 right after the F1 qualifying session

(Starting grid determined by Friday’s qualifying)

  • Race 2, Sprint (80 km)

(The starting grid for Race 2 will be decided by the rankings from Race 1, the 8 top finishers will start in reverse order.)

Points allocation :

Race 1 Race 2
The top ten secures 25, 18, 15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2, 1 respectively. 1 additional point will be awarded to the driver who secures the fastest lap and 4 to the pole winner. Top 8 drivers secure points (15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2, 1). 1 point for the fastest man.

 

 

Find more info on the Official website.