Davide Valsecchi, GP2, DAMS, Monza, 2012

Abu Dhabi added to shortened 2013 GP2 calendar

GP2Posted on Author Keith Collantine

Davide Valsecchi, GP2, Monza, 2012The GP2 calendar will include a round in Abu Dhabi in 2013 but fall from 24 races to 22, the series organisers have confirmed.

The reduction in races comes as the European Grand Prix, where GP2 runs as a support race, will be dropped.

A round is slated to take place at the Nurburgring on the weekend of 6th-7th July, when F1’s yet-to-be-confirmed German Grand Prix is set to take place.

GP2 will support 11 rounds on the 2013 F1 calendar. Unlike last year there will be no standalone double-header in Bahrain, though the series will race there during the F1 race weekend.

The restoration of the Abu Dhabi races means there is a six-week gap between the Singapore double-header and the final two races at Yas Marina Circuit.

An Abu Dhabi round was last part of the GP2 calendar in 2010. A one-off ‘GP2 Final’ was held at the track in 2011.

Pre-season testing will take place at Jerez and the Circuit de Catalunya in February and March respectively.

2013 GP2 calendar

Date Circuit
1 22nd-24th March Sepang International Circuit
2 19th-21st April Bahrain International Circuit
3 10th-12th May Circuit de Catalunya
4 23rd-25th May Monte-Carlo
5 28th-30th June Silverstone
6 5th-7th July Nurburgring
7 26th-28th July Hungaroring
8 23rd-25th August Spa-Francorchamps
9 6th-8th September Monza
10 20th-22nd September Singapore
11 1st-3rd November Yas Marina

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