09 Mai GP3 – BARCELONE | ESPAGNE | 2018 [Before the race]
READY FOR THE GP3 SERIES BATTLE !
GP3 SERIES – ROUND 1
Barcelona-Catalunya, Spain / May 11-13, 2018
GP3 Series season will begin this week-end on the Barcelona race track ! Gabriel Aubry will take the wheel of the Dallara #14 with Arden Motorsport : « I’m really excited to begin my single sitter season. My last week-end in FIA WEC was fantastic, but i have to stay concentrated for this new adventure with Arden Motorsport. I have to learn and perform ! »
RACE WEEKEND SCHEDULE :
- PRACTICE 1 FRIDAY 11 MAY 2018, 09:30 (GMT+2)
- QUALIFYING FRIDAY 11 MAY 2018, 17:50 (GMT+2)
- RACE 1 SATURDAY 12 MAY 2018, 10:15 (GMT+2)
- RACE 2 SUNDAY 13 MAY 2018, 10:25 (GMT+2)
HOW TO FOLLOW THE RACE :
- INFOS : http://www.gp3series.com/
- LIVE TIMING : http://www.gp3series.com/Live-Timing/
- RESULTS : http://www.gp3series.com/Results/
- TV LIVE : Race 2 > Sunday, 9.10am on CANAL PLUS SPORT
SPORTING RULES – HOW TO UNDERSTAND :
- Each event weekend features one forty-five minute practice session and one thirty minute qualifying session, followed by two races.
- The GP3 Series is a one-make championship consisting of up to 24 identical cars.
- The Chassis is designed and built by Dallara Automobili with a Mecachrome V6 3.4 litre naturally-aspirated engine, producing 400HP @8000 rpm.
- The GP3 Series uses Pirelli PZero tyres in three specifications (hard, medium and soft). Each driver has four sets of dry-weather tyres and two sets of wet-weather tyres available at each event.
- No individual developments or upgrades are permitted in the series, and all spare parts must be purchased directly from the GP3 Series.
- Repairs of structural components must be carried out by Dallara in order to ensure integrity.
- A race weekend features one forty-five minute practice session and one thirty minute qualifying session, followed by two races, with race one to be no longer than 40 minutes in total, and race two not to exceed 30 minutes.
- The qualifying session is a straight fight for fastest laptime, and determines the order of the grid for Race 1. Four points are awarded for pole position.
- The distance of both races is established prior to each event. However, should 40 minutes elapse in race one before the designated number of laps the lead driver will be shown the chequered flag. Race two features a reverse grid (30 minutes in total).
- There are no mandatory pitstops and refuelling is not permitted at any time in the pit lane or on the grid.
- Four points are awarded for pole position.
- The top ten drivers score points in Race 1 (25, 18, 15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2, 1) with two points being awarded to the driver who set the fastest lap of the race.
- In Race 2 the top eight finishers score points (15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2, 1) and the driver who sets the fastest lap scores two points.
- The point for fastest lap in both Race 1 and Race 2 will only be awarded to a driver who finishes in the top 10, and who has started the race from the grid.
RACE 2 GRID EXPLAINED
- The first eight finishers in race one will start race two in reverse order, cars finishing in 9th position and downwards will start in their finishing position.
- By way of illustration:
- Race one / Race twoDriver’s Finishing Position / Driver’s Starting Position1st / 8th2nd / 7th3rd / 6th4th / 5th5th / 4th6th / 3rd7th / 2nd8th / 1st9th / 9th and so on
- If there is a dead heat in race one, priority will be given to the driver with the most points in the drivers’ championship.
- Preparing the GP3 Series’ drivers for a path to Formula 1, DRS was incorporated into the GP3/16 car for the 2017 season, available to use in the pre-determined activation zones around the circuit. Like Formula 1 and Formula 2, the DRS may only be used when the driver is within a second of the car in front.
- However, GP3 offers drivers a limited number of DRS activations, adding a tactical element to the races. In Race 1, drivers will be able to use DRS on a maximum of six laps, while Race 2 allows a maximum of four laps to use it.
- In the first two laps of all races, and in the event that conditions are deemed poor, the DRS functionality will be disabled by the race director.