2011 GP2 Final

The GP2 Final 2011 was held on 12 and 13 November 2011 at the Yas Marina Circuit held on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. The individual event was one of no championship season of GP2 Series.

Fabio Leimer won the main, James Calado the sprint race. Leimer decided the overall standings for themselves.

  • 3.1 qualifying
  • 3.2 Main race
  • 3.3 sprint race
  • 4.1 Points system
  • 4.2 Drivers' Championship



Since the GP2 and GP2 Asia Series will be starting merged from the 2012 season, it was decided to host the GP2 event at the Yas Marina Circuit as a single event. All regular teams participated in the event.

On the part of the driver, there was some change to last season. 14 riders who had completed a race in the GP2 Series 2011 season, competed on this weekend and debuted partly in GP2. With Max Chilton Marcus Ericsson, Esteban Gutierrez, Josef Král and Luiz Razia started only five riders for the team for which they had completed the entire 2011 season. Moreover remained Kevin Ceccon and Stéphane Richelmi who had completed this season a substitute, some races in their teams. Ceccon was also the reigning champion of the Auto GP. Dani Clos, Stefano Coletti, Julian Leal, Fabio Leimer and Jolyon Palmer competed in the GP2 Final 2011 for a different team than in the GP2 season. Fabio Onidi ( Auto GP ), Mihai Marinescu (Formula 2 ), Jan Charouz (Formula Renault 3.5), James Calado, Tom Dillmann, António Félix da Costa, Rio Haryanto, Nigel Melker and Simon Trummer (all GP3 series) and Nicolas Marroc ( International GT Open) first took part in a GP2 race. Nathanael Berthon, Jake Rosenzweig and Alexander Rossi (all Formula Renault 3.5) and Giacomo Ricci ( no racing bets 2011) returned to the GP2.

Training and Qualifying

In the 45 minute workout Gutiérrez was the fastest rider in front Leimer and debutant Dillmann. Ricci and Marroc fell on by ignoring yellow flags and received a 10 -position grid position penalty.

In qualifying, Leimer claimed pole position ahead of Clos and Kral. Dillmann was again placed ninth as the best debutant.

Message list

All teams and drivers used the Dallara chassis GP2/11, engines from Renault Mecachrome and Pirelli tires.



Main race

Sprint race


Points system

In the main race (HAU ) were the first eight of the race, 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1 point (s). During the sprint race (SPR ), the first six of the race were 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1 point (s). In addition, the winner of qualifying, who started from pole position in the feature race, two points received. The driver, who scored the fastest lap of the first ten classified riders, also received a point.

Drivers' championship

  • Fat - Pole Position
  • Italics - Fastest lap