As the GP2 Series ends its eighth season of competition we look forward to providing even more excitement for our fans, as the best young drivers in the world fight for their place with the cream of racing talent in Formula 1 in 2013.
2013 promises to provide heart-stopping action as 26 drivers fight to follow in the footsteps of their now famous forebears all the way to the top.
2010 saw the GP2 Series solidify its position as the strongest Formula 1 feeder category with its Champion Pastor Maldonado and runner-up Sergio Perez making their way to the pinnacle of motorsport: now more than ever the GP2 Series is the most watched category by those who wish to know Formula One’s future stars.
Since its inception in 2005 the GP2 Series has firmly established itself on the world stage as one of the premier one-make racing championships in the world. The combination of a fast, safe, high tech car with a talent pool of the best up-and-coming drivers in single-seater motorsport has made the series unmissable for fans of real racing. Almost half of the 2010 F1 grid got their chance to race at the pinnacle of motorsport after proving their worth in the GP2 Series. In fact, 50 drivers so far have received the opportunity to drive an F1 car as a result of their time in GP2 since it began.
The series provides an opportunity for our drivers to show their ability in front of the F1 teams as they compete on world-renowned circuits throughout Europe, while a new generation of car is created on a tri-annual basis, with upgrades throughout its life, to ensure that the challenge for the teams is also maintained.
The series also benefits from close ties to the FIA, the governing body of world motorsport, and FOM: the FIA scrutineer the cars and oversee the running of all GP2 events, while FOM’s unparalleled expertise in the broadcasting and marketing of the GP2 Series has ensured that it has truly global reach and appeal.
As the GP2 Series ends its eighth season of competition we look forward to providing ever more excitement for our fans, as the best young drivers in the world fight for their place with the cream of racing talent in Formula 1 in 2013.
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