Oct 07

GP2 Asia Series 2011 calendar revealed‏

Fourth season will be comprised of six races in the Middle East

GP2 Series organisers are pleased to reveal the calendar of the fourth GP2 Asia Series, a category that previously crowned Romain Grosjean, Kamui Kobayashi and Davide Valsecchi.

This season, the Asia  Series will  consist of  three  rounds, all  based  in the Middle  East  – Abu  Dhabi  and  Bahrain, including  one as a support race of the 2011 opening Formula One Grand Prix at Sakhir in March. Prior to the GP2 Asia 2011 season kick-off, all twenty six drivers will get their first taste of the new GP2/11 car on Pirelli tyres during pre-season tests in Abu Dhabi.

Teams  will  receive  their  first  car on  October  18th  and  19th   and  a  shakedown  will  take  place on November 18th  at Circuit Paul Ricard.

All cars will then be shipped from Europe to Abu Dhabi mid- December and will arrive one month later in the Middle East.

GP2 Asia Series CEO Bruno Michel said: “It is true that this season’s calendar is particularly short due to the fact that we have a new car to deliver to our teams. It will be the first that we use the same car for both GP2 Asia and GP2 Series, and it will definitely be an exciting new season: not only will we have a new car, new tyres, new drivers, but also two new teams with Carlin and Team Air Asia joining us. Since the beginning of the GP2 Asia Series, we have seen great races and I am confident that this coming season will provide us with the same quality show. It will be exciting for everyone to see how quickly teams and drivers will adapt to the new car and tyres!”

2011 GP2 Asia Series
Feb 11-12 Abu Dhabi – Yas Marina Circuit
Feb 18-19 Bahrain
Sakhir Mar 12-13 Bahrain
Sakhir GP2 Asia Series official test Feb 1-2 Abu Dhabi –
Yas Marina Circuit Feb 6-7 Abu Dhabi – Yas Marina Circuit Teams’ Entry list

Following the  results  of the 2009/2010  GP2  Asia Series  Teams Championship  classification, the 2011 GP2 Asia Series grid will carry the following numbers:
iSport International    1-2
Arden International    3-4
ART Grand Prix 5-6
Super Nova Racing     7-8
Dams 9-10
Scuderia Coloni 11-12
Ocean Racing Technology 14-15
Barwa Addax Team    16-17
Trident Racing 18-19
Rapax 20-21
Racing Engineering    22-23
Carlin 24-25
Team Air Asia 26-27

source: GP2 Series