What is GP3?

Launched in 2010, the aim of the GP3 Series is to give young promising drivers a chance to develop their driving skills and jump to the next step: the GP2 Series.

The Series has been designed to make it the perfect driver training ground for GP2 and Formula One. All but one GP3 event will follow the Formula One European Calendar giving drivers firsthand experience of racing in the Grand Prix environment and gaining that all important F1 exposure.
 

Format of the race week-end:

Friday Saturday Sunday
  • One 45 minute Free Sessions
  • 30 minute qualifying
  • Race 1 right after the GP2 Series race 1.

(Starting grid determined by morning’s qualifying)

  • Race 2

(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
Points allocated the same as in GP2 Series. 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 of the race and 4 points for the pole winner. Top 8 drivers secure points (15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2, 1). 1 additional point will be awarded to the driver who secures the fastest lap of the race.

 

 

Find more info on the Official website.