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GP2 Series 2015 season calendar and teams unveiled

Next season made of eleven support events of Formula OneTM World Championship
The 2015 GP2 SeriesTM calendar was confirmed today and will once again consist of eleven rounds in total, all support events of the Formula OneTM World Championship. Just as in 2014, eight rounds will be held in Europe with three overseas events to complete the calendar.
The eleventh season of the GP2 SeriesTM will open in Sakhir on April 17-19. The action will then move to Europe with its first stop in Barcelona on May 08-10 before going to Monte Carlo on May 21-23. Four weeks later, the season will resume on June 19-21 in Spielberg, followed by Silverstone on July 03-05 and Germany (venue TBA) two weeks later, with Budapest back-to-back before the summer break.
The action will pick-up first in Spa-Francorchamps on August 21-23 then Monza two weeks later. The paddock will next go to Sochi on October 09-11 before the season finale in Yas Marina on November 27-29.
The GP2 organisers have also announced the pre-season testing dates: the first one will take place at Yas Marina on March 09-10-11, whilst the second session will be held at Sakhir on April 01-02-03.
GP2 SeriesTM CEO Bruno Michel said: “I am glad that once again all of our events will take place alongside Formula OneTM. It’s the best way for young drivers to not only learn as many F1 tracks as possible, but also to showcase their skills directly in front of the F1 paddock. With the introduction of DRS in 2015 – which will be the only important technical modification on our cars – GP2 is the perfect category to prepare the drivers for the next step.
“Just like in 2014, next season’s calendar is a balance between racing on F1 circuits, in Europe and overseas, and costs control with the race events limited to eleven in order to enable our thirteen teams to maintain a sustainable economic model.”
2015 GP2 Series Calendar
Date
Venue
 
09-10-11 March
Yas Marina, UAE
Test
01-02-03 April
Sakhir, Bahrain
Test
 
 
 
17-19 April
Sakhir, Bahrain
Race
08-10 May
Barcelona, Spain
Race
21-23 May
Monte Carlo, Monaco
Race
19-21 June
Spielberg, Austria
Race
03-05 July
Silverstone, Great-Britain
Race
17-19 July
TBA, Germany
Race
24-26 July
Budapest, Hungary
Race
21-23 August
Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium
Race
04-06 September
Monza, Italy
Race
09-11 October
Sochi, Russia
Race
27-29 November
Yas Marina, UAE
Race
2015 GP2 Series Teams
Numbers
Team
License
1 – 2
DAMS
FRA
3 – 4
Carlin
GBR
5 – 6
ART Grand Prix
FRA
7 – 8
Racing Engineering
ESP
9 – 10
RUSSIAN TIME
RUS
11 – 12
Trident
ITA
14 – 15
Campos Racing
ESP
16 – 17
MP Motorsport
NED
18 – 19
Rapax
ITA
20 – 21
Arden International
GBR
22 – 23
Status Grand Prix
CAN
24 – 25
Hilmer Motorsport
GER
26 – 27
Lazarus
ITA