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The central GP2 Series 2010 thread for all your news, rumors, and race reports
2010 race calendar unveiled
Series organisers have revealed the race calendar ahead of the 2010 Main Series. With two pre-season test sessions in France and Spain, race action will kick off alongside Formula 1 in Barcelona with an added trip to Portugal coming in mid-June. The season, which includes two more races than in 2009, will reach its climax in Abu Dhabi on 14 November.
The 2010 GP2 Main Series calendar is as follows:
Pre-season test: Le Castellet, France - 23-25 Mar
Pre-season test: Barcelona, Spain - 7-9 Apr
Rounds 1 & 2: Barcelona, Spain - 8-9 May
Rounds 3 & 4: Monte-Carlo, Monaco - 14-15 May
Rounds 5 & 6: Istanbul, Turkey - 29-30 May
Rounds 7 & 8: Portimao, Portugal - 19-20 Jun
Rounds 9 & 10: Valencia, Spain - 26-27 Jun
Rounds 11 & 12: Silverstone, Great Britain - 10-11 Jul
Rounds 13 & 14: Hockenheim, Germany - 24-25 Jul
Rounds 15 & 16: Budapest, Hungary - 31 Jul-1 Aug
Rounds 17 & 18: Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium - 28-29 Aug
Rounds 19 & 20: Monza, Italy - 11-12 Sep
Rounds 21 & 22: Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi - 13-14 Nov
Teams for 2010
1, 2: ART Grand Prix, Frankrijk
3, 4: Barwa Addax Team, Spanje
5, 6: Super Nova Racing, Groot-Brittannië
7, 8: Racing Engineering, Spanje
9, 10: iSport International, Groot-Brittannië
11, 12: DAMS, Frankrijk
14, 15: Rapax, Italië (voorheen Piquet GP)
16, 17: Arden International, Nederland
18, 19: Ocean Racing Technology, Portugal
20, 21: Scuderia Coloni, Italië
24, 25: Trident Racing, Italië
26, 27: DPR, Groot-Britannië
Wow, big gap between the penultimate and last rounds.
Yeah probably because F1 is heading for Brazil in that gap and GP2 only races at Yas Marina as their only non-european round?
WTCC had big gaps like that last year too, very perplexing from a sporting standpoint.
They could just rock on up to A1-Ring from Monza, not very far, but oh no, that would be far too logical.
Calendar Asia Series 2010
05-06 February 2010
Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi
26–27 February 2010
13–14 March 2010
Valerio joins Scuderia Coloni
Alberto Valerio will race with Scuderia Coloni in the GP2 Series 2010 season. The 24 year-old Brazilian driver signed the agreement with the team in the past week and will indeed drive one of the Dallara-Renault cars raced by the italian outfit throughout the season. For Scuderia Coloni it’s a first rate pick, because Paolo Coloni’s expert eyes did notice Valerio’s growth during the 2009 championship: not only the Brazilian driver was consistent but he also clinched his first GP2 victory, in Silverstone race 1, with a dominating performance in which he managed to overtake the future Renault F.1 driver, Romain Grosjean.
That’s why Scuderia Coloni decided to offer him a day of testing at the end of the season in Jerez. There, Valerio showed all his talent posting the second fastest time of the whole three days. That was no surprise because the winning attitude was part of Alberto’s DNA right from the start of his career: he won the South American F3 championship in 2005, and then he was among the top racers in the 2007 British F3.
In order to get acquainted with the team, Valerio will compete with Scuderia Coloni in the GP2 Asia Series next event, in Abu Dhabi on February 5-6; his first Main Series duty will be the official testing session in Le Castellet from March 23 to 25, while the first racing weekend will be on May 8-9 in Barcelona.
Dani Clos with Trident Racing in Abu Dhabi
Trident Racing is ready to resume their track activity with the 2009/2010 GP2 Asia Series’ second round on the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi on February 5th and 6th. On this occasion, Spaniard Dani Clos and GP2 Series podium finisher in 2009 joins the team and Bulgarian Plamen Kralev.
The team have also announced that they will soon reveal their line-up for GP2 Series 2010 season.
Maurizio Salvadori, Team Principal & Owner said: “We are really happy to have the opportunity to see Dani in one of our cars. The first GP2 Asia Series race in November showed Trident to be very competitive and I think Clos is a very fast driver. Surely it will not be easy for him to close the gap with the drivers who have already run in Abu Dhabi for 2 test days and one race week-end, but I am confident that Dani will find the right feeling with the car and with our team very quickly”.