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2010 GP2 Season
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Pastor Maldonado was the GP2 Series' 5th Champion.
Season Information
No. Rounds 20
First Round Flag of Spain 2010 Barcelona Feature Race
Last Round Flag of the United Arab Emirates 2010 Yas Marina Sprint Race
Maker Dallara-Renault
Tyre(s) Michelin
Driver's Championship
Champion Flag of Venezuela Pastor Maldonado 87 Pt(s)
6 Win(s), 0 Pole(s) 5 Fastest Lap(s)
Second Flag of Mexico Sergio Pérez 71 Pt(s)
5 Win(s), 1 Pole(s) 5 Fastest Lap(s)
Third Flag of France Jules Bianchi 52 Pt(s)
0 Win(s), 3 Pole(s), 1 Fastest Lap(s)
Team's Championship
Champion Flag of Italy Rapax 115 Pt(s)
6 Win(s), 0 Pole(s) 6 Fastest Lap(s)
Second Flag of Spain Barwa Addax Team 110 Pt(s)
5 Win(s), 1 Pole(s) 5 Fastest Lap(s)
Third Flag of France ART Grand Prix 100 Pt(s)
1 Win(s), 4 Pole(s) 5 Fastest Lap(s)
Season Guide
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The 2010 GP2 Series, otherwise officially known as the 2010 FIA GP2 Series Championship, was the sixth season of the FIA GP2 Series, staged between 8 May and 14 November 2010 across ten venues.[1] The campaign would see Pastor Maldonado beat Sergio Pérez to the crown as the pair shared eleven victories from twenty races.[1]

Nico Hülkenberg was the reigning GP2 Series Champion from 2009, although the German would not be able to defend his crown due to the Series' rules.[2] ART Grand Prix, meanwhile, would open the season as the defending Teams' Champions, having hired Jules Bianchi and Sam Bird for the campaign.[3][4]

The season began with victories for Charles Pic and Fabio Leimer in Barcelona, both of whom were making their GP2 Series debuts.[5] Pérez subsequently claimed his first win of the campaign in Monte Carlo, taking the lead in the Championship, while Jérôme d'Ambrosio secured his first win in the Monaco Sprint.[6]

Maldonado won his first win of the season in the Istanbul Feature Race, as Pérez found himself disqualified.[7] The Venezuelan racer would subsequently claim victory in each of the following five Feature Races, while Pérez collected three further wins in the corresponding Sprints.[8]

Heading into the penultimate pair of races in Monza, Maldonado was in a position to win the Championship, if he maintained a twenty point lead over Pérez.[9] Ultimately the Mexican racer failed to score in either race, handing Maldonado the title before the season finale in Yas Marina.[10]

Pérez and Davide Valsecchi would claim the final two wins of the season, the latter racer becoming the eleventh different winner of the season.[11] Maldonado, meanwhile, was crowned as the Champion by sixteen points over Pérez, while a winless Jules Bianchi secured third.[11]

In the Teams Championship it was debutantes Rapax who claimed the honours, having beaten ART Grand Prix and Barwa Addax Team at the season finale.[11] Indeed, the Italian squad, which replaced Piquet Sports on the entry list, would win their maiden title by just five points from Addax, while ART ended the season just fifteen behind on 100 points.[11]

Background

Calendar

The full calendar for the 2010 FIA GP2 Series Championship is shown below:

2010 GP2 Series Championship Calendar
Round Event Type Circuit Date Report
1 Flag of Spain 2010 Spanish Grand Prix F Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya 8 May 2010 Report
S 9 May 2010 Report
2 Flag of Monaco 2010 Monaco Grand Prix F Circuit de Monaco 14 May 2010 Report
S 15 May 2010 Report
3 Flag of Turkey 2010 Turkish Grand Prix F Istanbul Park 29 May 2010 Report
S 30 May 2010 Report
4 Flag of Europe 2010 European Grand Prix F Valencia Street Circuit 26 June 2010 Report
S 27 June 2010 Report
5 Flag of the United Kingdom 2010 British Grand Prix F Silverstone Circuit 10 July 2010 Report
S 11 July 2010 Report
6 Flag of Germany 2010 German Grand Prix F Hockenheimring 24 July 2010 Report
S 25 July 2010 Report
7 Flag of Hungary 2010 Hungarian Grand Prix F Hungaroring 31 July 2010 Report
S 1 August 2010 Report
8 Flag of Belgium 2010 Belgian Grand Prix F Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 28 August 2010 Report
S 29 August 2010 Report
9 Flag of Italy 2010 Italian Grand Prix F Autodromo Nazionale Monza 11 September 2010 Report
S 12 September 2010 Report
10 Flag of the United Arab Emirates 2010 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix F Yas Marina Circuit 13 November 2010 Report
S 14 November 2010 Report
2010 FIA GP2 Series Tests
Source:[12]

Regulations

Technical

Sporting

Season Report

Entrants

The full 2010 FIA GP2 Series entry list is outlined below:

2010 FIA GP2 Series Championship Entry List
Entrant No. Name Rounds
Flag of France ART Grand Prix
Dallara-Renault GP2/08
1 Flag of France Jules Bianchi[3] All
2 Flag of the United Kingdom Sam Bird[4] All
Flag of Spain Barwa Addax Team
Dallara-Renault GP2/08
3 Flag of the Netherlands Giedo van der Garde[13] All
4 Flag of Mexico Sergio Pérez[14] All
Flag of the United Kingdom Super Nova Racing
Dallara-Renault GP2/08
5 Flag of the Czech Republic Josef Král[15] 1-4, 10
Flag of Italy Luca Filippi[16] 5-9
6 Flag of Sweden Marcus Ericsson[17] All
Flag of Spain Racing Engineering
Dallara-Renault GP2/08
7 Flag of Spain Dani Clos[18] All
8 Flag of Germany Christian Vietoris[19] 1-9
Flag of China Ho-Pin Tung[20] 10
Flag of the United Kingdom iSport International
Dallara-Renault GP2/08
9 Flag of the United Kingdom Oliver Turvey[21] All
10 Flag of Italy Davide Valsecchi[22] All
Flag of France DAMS
Dallara-Renault GP2/08
11 Flag of Belgium Jérôme d'Ambrosio[23] 1-5, 7-10
Flag of France Romain Grosjean*[24][25] 6, 8-10
12 Flag of China Ho-Pin Tung[26] 1-7
Flag of Italy Rapax
Dallara-Renault GP2/08
14 Flag of Brazil Luiz Razia[27] All
15 Flag of Venezuela Pastor Maldonado[28] All
Flag of the Netherlands Arden International Motorsport
Dallara-Renault GP2/08
16 Flag of France Charles Pic[29] All
17 Flag of Venezuela Rodolfo González[30] All
Flag of Portugal Ocean Racing Technology
Dallara-Renault GP2/08
18 Flag of the United Kingdom Max Chilton[31] All
19 Flag of Switzerland Fabio Leimer[32] All
Flag of Italy Scuderia Coloni
Dallara-Renault GP2/08
20 Flag of Brazil Alberto Valerio[33] 1-7
Flag of Portugal Álvaro Parente[34] 8-9
Flag of the United Kingdom James Jakes[35] 10
21 Flag of Bulgaria Vladimir Arabadzhiev[36] 1-8
Flag of New Zealand Brendon Hartley[37] 9-10
Flag of Italy Trident Racing
Dallara-Renault GP2/08
24 Flag of Venezuela Johnny Cecotto, Jr.[38] 1-8
Flag of Italy Edoardo Piscopo[39] 9
Flag of Italy Federico Leo[40] 10
25 Flag of South Africa Adrian Zaugg[41] All
Flag of the United Kingdom DPR
Dallara-Renault GP2/08
26 Flag of Romania Michael Herck[42] All
27 Flag of Italy Giacomo Ricci[43] 1-7
Flag of Italy Fabrizio Crestani[44] 8-10
  • * Grosjean raced in the #12 car for the final three rounds.

Standings

2010 GP2 Series Championship for Drivers

The full Championship standings from the 2010 FIA GP2 Series Championship for Drivers is outlined below:

2010 FIA GP2 Series Championship for Drivers
Pos. Name Flag of Spain Flag of Monaco Flag of Turkey Flag of Europe Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of the United Arab Emirates Pts.
F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S
1st Maldonado 6th 3rd 2nd 11th 1st 6th 1st 4th 1st 4th 1st 20th 1st DSQ 1st Ret Ret Ret 17th 9th 87
2nd Pérez 4th Ret 1st 6th DSQ 7th 11th 16th 5th 1st 2nd 1st 3rd Ret 7th 1st Ret 13th 1st Ret 71
3rd Bianchi Ret 12th 4th 3rd Ret 13th 2nd Ret 2nd 5th 5th 4th Ret DNS 14th Ret 2nd 4th 18th 7th 52
4th Clos 3rd 6th 3rd Ret 8th 1st 5th 7th 3rd 3rd 4th 6th 16th 7th Ret DNS Ret 12th 4th 4th 51
5th Bird 9th 4th 18th 10th 3rd 10th 3rd 10th 4th DNS 14th 5th 13th Ret Ret 12th 1st 3rd 3rd Ret 48
6th Turvey 5th 5th 15th 15th 14th 18th Ret 12th 8th 2nd 8th 2nd 4th 5th 6th 5th 3rd 6th 2nd 17th 47
7th van der Garde 20th 9th 6th 2nd 4th 3rd 4th 2nd 9th 7th 12th 9th 5th 4th 9th 2nd Ret Ret Ret 19th 39
8th Valsecchi 10th 11th Ret 16th 2nd 4th 10th 6th 7th 6th 17th 18th 9th 3rd 18th 8th 9th 16th 5th 1st 31
9th Vietoris Ret 18th 14th DNS 7th Ret 12th Ret 6th 10th Ret 10th 2nd 2nd 11th Ret 4th 1st 29
10th Pic 1st 7th 11th 7th Ret DNS 6th 5th 10th 8th 3rd 17th 11th 9th 4th Ret 11th 8th 20th 11th 28
11th Razia 7th 2nd 7th 5th 5th 2nd Ret Ret Ret 15th Ret 13th 10th Ret 16th 10th Ret 10th 7th 2nd 28
12th d'Ambrosio Ret 13th 8th 1st 10th 8th Ret 8th 11th 11th 6th Ret Ret Ret 5th 2nd 14th 8th 21
13th Ricci 2nd 8th 17th Ret Ret 17th Ret Ret 13th 12th 16th 11th 8th 1st 16
14th Grosjean 20th 19th 3rd 6th 13th 17th 6th 3rd 14
15th Parente 2nd 3rd 12th 9th 13
16th Herck 17th 21st 16th Ret 6th 5th 8th 3rd 22nd 14th 9th 8th 7th Ret Ret 13th Ret Ret 16th 10th 12
17th Ericsson 11th Ret 12th 9th Ret Ret 7th 1st 12th 18th 6th Ret 12th 10th 13th 7th Ret 11th 11th Ret 11
18th Zaugg 16th 15th Ret 12th Ret Ret 14th 15th 15th 21st 7th 3rd 15th 8th 15th 9th 6th 7th Ret DNS 9
19th Leimer 8th 1st Ret 17th 13th 15th Ret Ret 17th 13th 21st Ret Ret 11th 12th Ret Ret DNS Ret 15th 8
20th Filippi 20th 9th 10th 7th 14th 6th 5th Ret Ret 14th 5
21st González 15th 14th 10th Ret 16th 16th Ret Ret 16th 20th 18th Ret Ret 15th 8th 4th Ret Ret 10th 16th 4
22nd Valerio 14th Ret 5th Ret 17th 19th 9th Ret 14th 22nd 11th 12th Ret 12th 4
23rd Cecotto Jr. Ret 17th 9th 4th 12th 12th Ret 14th 18th 23rd 13th Ret Ret 13th 10th Ret 3
24th Král 12th 19th 13th 8th 15th 14th Ret Ret 8th 5th 3
25th Chilton 18th 16th Ret 14th 9th 11th Ret 11th 19th 19th 19th 16th 17th 16th 17th 11th 8th 5th 12th 12th 3
26th Piscopo 7th Ret 2
27th Hartley Ret Ret 9th 6th 1
28th Tung 13th 10th Ret Ret 11th 9th Ret 13th Ret 15th Ret 14th Ret DNS Ret 13th 0
29th Arabadzhiev 19th 20th Ret 13th Ret Ret 13th 9th 21st 17th 15th 15th 18th 14th 19th Ret 0
30th Crestani Ret 14th 10th 15th 13th 14th 0
31st Jakes 15th 18th 0
32nd Leo 19th Ret 0
Pos. Name F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S Pts.
Flag of Spain Flag of Monaco Flag of Turkey Flag of Europe Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of the United Arab Emirates

2010 GP2 Series Championship for Teams

The full Championship standings from the 2010 FIA GP2 Series Championship for Teams is outlined below:

2010 FIA GP2 Series Championship for Teams
Pos. Name No. Flag of Spain Flag of Monaco Flag of Turkey Flag of Europe Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of the United Arab Emirates Pts.
F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S
1st Rapax 14 7th 2nd 7th 5th 5th 2nd Ret Ret Ret 15th Ret 13th 10th Ret 16th 10th Ret 10th 7th 2nd 115
15 6th 3rd 2nd 11th 1st 6th 1st 4th 1st 4th 1st 20th 1st DSQ 1st Ret Ret Ret 17th 9th
2nd Barwa Addax Team 3 20th 9th 6th 2nd 4th 3rd 4th 2nd 9th 7th 12th 9th 5th 4th 9th 2nd Ret Ret Ret 19th 110
4 4th Ret 1st 6th DSQ 7th 11th 16th 5th 1st 2nd 1st 3rd Ret 7th 1st Ret 13th 1st Ret
3rd ART Grand Prix 1 Ret 12th 4th 3rd Ret 13th 2nd Ret 2nd 5th 5th 4th Ret DNS 14th Ret 2nd 4th 18th 7th 100
2 9th 4th 18th 10th 3rd 10th 3rd 10th 4th DNS 14th 5th 13th Ret Ret 12th 1st 3rd 3rd Ret
4th Racing Engineering 7 3rd 6th 3rd Ret 8th 1st 5th 7th 3rd 3rd 4th 6th 16th 7th Ret DNS Ret 12th 4th 4th 80
8 Ret 18th 14th DNS 7th Ret 12th Ret 6th 10th Ret 10th 2nd 2nd 11th Ret 4th 1st Ret 13th
5th iSport International 9 5th 5th 15th 15th 14th 18th Ret 12th 8th 2nd 8th 2nd 4th 5th 6th 5th 3rd 6th 2nd 17th 78
10 10th 11th Ret 16th 2nd 4th 10th 6th 7th 6th 17th 18th 9th 3rd 18th 8th 9th 16th 5th 1st
6th DAMS 11 Ret 13th 8th 1st 10th 8th Ret 8th 11th 11th 20th 19th 6th Ret Ret Ret 5th 2nd 14th 8th 35
12 13th 10th Ret Ret 11th 9th Ret 13th Ret 15th Ret 14th Ret DNS 3rd 6th 13th 17th 6th 3rd
7th Arden International 16 1st 7th 11th 7th Ret DNS 6th 5th 10th 8th 3rd 17th 11th 9th 4th Ret 11th 8th 20th 11th 32
17 15th 14th 10th Ret 16th 16th Ret Ret 16th 20th 18th Ret Ret 15th 8th 4th Ret Ret 10th 16th
8th DPR 26 17th 21st 16th Ret 6th 5th 8th 3rd 22nd 14th 9th 8th 7th Ret Ret 13th Ret Ret 16th 10th 28
27 2nd 8th 17th Ret Ret 17th Ret Ret 13th 12th 16th 11th 8th 1st Ret 14th 10th 15th 13th 14th
9th Super Nova Racing 5 12th 19th 13th 8th 15th 14th Ret Ret 20th 9th 10th 7th 14th 6th 5th Ret Ret 14th 8th 5th 19
6 11th Ret 12th 9th Ret Ret 7th 1st 12th 18th 6th Ret 12th 10th 13th 7th Ret 11th 11th Ret
10th Scuderia Coloni 20 14th Ret 5th Ret 17th 19th 9th Ret 14th 22nd 11th 12th Ret 12th 2nd 3rd 12th 9th 15th 18th 18
21 19th 20th Ret 13th Ret Ret 13th 9th 21st 17th 15th 15th 18th 14th 19th Ret Ret Ret 9th 6th
11th Trident Racing 24 Ret 17th 9th 4th 12th 12th Ret 14th 18th 23rd 13th Ret Ret 13th 10th Ret 7th Ret 19th Ret 14
25 16th 15th Ret 12th Ret Ret 14th 15th 15th 21st 7th 3rd 15th 8th 15th 9th 6th 7th Ret DNS
12th Ocean Racing Technology 18 18th 16th Ret 14th 9th 11th Ret 11th 19th 19th 19th 16th 17th 16th 17th 11th 8th 5th 12th 12th 11
19 8th 1st Ret 17th 13th 15th Ret Ret 17th 13th 21st Ret Ret 11th 12th Ret Ret DNS Ret 15th
Pos. Name No. F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S Pts.
Flag of Spain Flag of Monaco Flag of Turkey Flag of Europe Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of the United Arab Emirates

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