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GP2 Series 2013 season calendar unveiled

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Text: / Photos: GP2 Motorsport Press | posted December 19, 2012 17:45

Final round to be hosted at Abu Dhabi

The GP2 Series organizers have revealed their 2013 calendar today which will consist of eleven rounds in total, all of which supports events of the official Formula One World Championship. Seven rounds will be held in Europe while four overseas events have been added, making it once again an international Series.

The ninth season of the GP2 Series will open in Sepang, Malaysia on March 22-24 before flying off to Bahrain for the second round a month later on April 19-21. As Formula One will make its way back to Europe, so will GP2 starting in Barcelona on May 10-12 and Monte-Carlo two weeks later. The action will then resume in Silverstone on June 28-30. The month of July will host two race weekends, first in Nurburg on the 5th, 6th and 7th, and then in Budapest on the 26th, 27th and 28th.

After the summer breather, the Series will set-up camp in Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium on August 24th followed by the Italian round at Monza two weeks later. The Series will return to Singapore on September 20th, 21st and 22nd. The 2013 season will be concluded on the first weekend of November in Abu Dhabi at the prestigious Yas Marina Circuit.

GP2 SeriesTM CEO Bruno Michel commented: “2013 will be another strong season for GP2. We have decided to keep the prestigious tracks outside of Europe, starting with Sepang and Sakhir, two venues which provided some heart-stopping action last season. Our sole goal has always been and will continue to remain to prepare the next generation of F1 drivers. I believe that’s exactly what we will see again in 2013 and I am really looking forward to next season.”

In addition to these eleven rounds, two pre-season test sessions will be organized first at Jerez de la Frontera on February 26 to 28, followed by Barcelona on March 5 to 7.

Date

Venue

 

February 26-28

Jerez de la Frontera, Spain

Test

March 5-7

Barcelona, Spain

Test

 

 

 

March 22-24

Sepang, Malaysia

Race

April 19-21

Sakhir, Bahrain

Race

May 10-12

Barcelona, Spain

Race

May 23-25

Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Race

June 28-30

Silverstone, Great-Britain

Race

July 05-07

Nurburg, Germany

Race

July 26-28

Budapest, Hungary

Race

August 23-25

Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium

Race

September 06-08

Monza, Italy

Race

September 20-22

Singapore, Singapore

Race

November 01-03

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Race