Launched in 2010, the GP3 Series is a motorsport category founded by Bernie Ecclestone and Bruno Michel. “We will make sure that this Series is as successful as GP2 in revealing young drivers able to jump to the next step.” -Bruno Michel, GP3 Series CEO.
- The Series has been designed to provide young upcoming drivers with a chance to develop their driving skills, making it the perfect driver training ground for GP2 and Formula One™.
- All GP3 events follow the Formula One™ Calendar giving drivers first-hand experience of racing in the Grand Prix environment and gaining important F1 exposure. Three of the four GP3 champions to date have already become full-time Formula One™ drivers.
- Using the same chassis, engine and tyre supplier, young drivers have to showcase their skills both in speed and in managing tyres, something that is essential in both GP2 and Formula One™. With two races per weekend, reverse grids and identical cars, driver ability is crucial in the battle to become champion.
GP3 Series Race Weekend Explained
Saturdays on the Circuit
|Race 1||60 Minutes|
|Starting grid determined by morning’s qualifying.|
The top 10 finishers secure 25, 18, 15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2, 1 point(s) each respectively. 2 additional points are awarded to the driver who secures fastest lap of the race and 4 points are awarded to the pole position winner.
Sundays on the Circuit
|Race 2||45 Minutes|
|Starting grid determined by Race 1 results – the top 8 finishers will start Race 2 in reverse order.|
The top 8 finishers secure 15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2, 1 point(s) each respectively. 2 additional points are awarded to the driver who secures fastest lap of the race.