2011 GP3 Series season

The GP3 Series 2011 season was the second season of the GP3 series. It started on May 7, 2011 at the Istanbul Park Circuit and ended on 11 September 2011 at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza. The champion of the driver achieved ahead of Valtteri Bottas, whose team Lotus ART prematurely also won the team title.

  • 3.1 Points system
  • 3.2 Drivers' Championship
  • 3.3 Evaluation team

Starter box

All teams and drivers used by Dallara chassis, engines from Renault and Pirelli tires.

Changes in drivers

The following list contains all the drivers who have participated in the GP3 Series 2010 season and did not start in the 2011 season for the same team as in 2010.

Drivers who have changed their team:

Drivers who go into the GP3 Series:

  • Zoel Amberg: Swiss Formula Renault ( Jenzer Motorsport) → Atech CRS Grand Prix
  • Luciano Bacheta: Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup (Interwetten Junior Team ) → RSC Mücke Motorsport
  • Valtteri Bottas: Formula 3 Euro Series ( ART Grand Prix) → Lotus ART
  • James Calado: British Formula 3 Championship (Carlin ) → Lotus ART
  • Andrea Caldarelli: Italian Formula 3 Championship (Prema Junior) → Tech 1 Racing
  • Gabby Chaves: Italian Formula 3 Championship ( Euro International) → Addax Team
  • Conor Daly: Star Mazda Series ( Juncos Racing) → Carlin
  • Tom Dillmann: German Formula 3 Cup ( HS Technik ) → Carlin
  • Mitch Evans: Toyota Racing Series ( Giles Motorsport) → MW Arden
  • Alex Fontana: Italian Formula 3 Championship ( Corbetta Competizioni ) → Jenzer Motorsport
  • Christophe Hurni: Central European Formula Renault ( Sports-Promotion ) → Jenzer Motorsport
  • Thomas Hylkema: British Formula Renault (Manor Competition) → Tech 1 Racing
  • Matias Laine: Formula 3 Euro Series ( Moto Park Academy ) → Marussia Manor Racing
  • Tamás Pál Kiss: British Formula Renault ( Atech Grand Prix) → Tech 1 Racing
  • Callum MacLeod: European F3 Open ( Team West -Tec ) → Carlin
  • Daniel Mancinelli: Italian Formula 3 Championship (Team Ghinzani ) → RSC Mücke Motorsport
  • Maxim Zimin: Formula Abarth ( Jenzer Motorsport) → Jenzer Motorsport
  • Alexander Sims: Formula 3 Euro Series ( ART Grand Prix) → Status Grand Prix
  • Richie Stanaway: ADAC Formula Masters (Ma -Con Motorsport) → Lotus ART
  • Marlon Stöckinger: British Formula Renault ( Atech Grand Prix) → Atech CRS Grand Prix
  • Dominic Storey: break → Addax Team
  • Aaro Vainio: Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup (Tech 1 Racing ) → Tech 1 Racing
  • Lewis Williamson: British Formula Renault (Manor Competition) → MW Arden
  • Nick Yelloly: British Formula Renault ( Atech Grand Prix) → Atech CRS Grand Prix

Drivers who have left the GP3 series:

  • Mikhail Aleshin: Carlin → German Formula 3 Cup ( Stromos ArtLine )
  • Marco Barba: Jenzer Motorsport → Auto GP ( Campos Racing)
  • Mirko Bortolotti: Addax Team → FIA Formula 2 Championship
  • Stefano Coletti: Tech 1 Racing → ​​GP2 Series ( Trident Racing)
  • Lucas Foresti: Carlin → British Formula 3 Championship ( Fortec Motorsport)
  • Felipe Guimarães: Addax team out →
  • Esteban Gutiérrez: ART Grand Prix → GP2 Series ( Lotus ART)
  • Tobias Hegewald: RSC Mücke Motorsport → FIA Formula 2 Championship
  • James Jakes: Manor Racing → ​​IndyCar Series (Dale Coyne Racing)
  • Daniel Juncadella: Tech 1 Racing → ​​Formula 3 Euro Series (Prema Powerteam)
  • Roberto Merhi: Atech CRS GP → Formula 3 Euro Series (Prema Powerteam)
  • Miki Monras: MW Arden → FIA Formula 2 Championship
  • Josef Newgarden: Carlin → Indy Lights ( Sam Schmidt Motorsports )
  • Oliver Oakes: Atech CRS GP → out
  • Jim Pla: Tech 1 Racing → ​​out
  • Patrick Reiterer: Atech CRS GP → out
  • Alexander Rossi: ART Grand Prix → World Series by Renault ( Fortec Motorsport)
  • Pablo Sánchez López: Addax team out →
  • Doru Sechelariu: Tech 1 Racing → ​​out
  • Adrien Tambay: Manor Racing → ​​Auto GP ( DAMS )
  • Pål Varhaug: Jenzer Motorsport → GP2 Series ( DAMS )
  • Jean- Éric Vergne: Tech 1 Racing → ​​World Series by Renault (Carlin )
  • Robert Wickens: Status Grand Prix → World Series by Renault (Carlin )
  • Renger van der Zande: RSC Mücke Motorsport → DTM ( Persson Motorsport)

Changes during the season

  • Already in front of the start of the season there were two driver changes. Although Doru Sechelariu was taken in February of Tech 1 Racing under contract, in early April the team, however, a driver trio, which he did not belong confirmed. In the week before the season opener Willi Steindl lost, who was already since November 2010 with RSC Mücke Motorsport under contract, his cockpit to Luciano Bacheta. Both pilots had already completed testing for the teams.
  • Carlin moved to the second weekend a pilot. Tom Dillmann was replaced for three race weekends by Daniel Morad, followed by Callum MacLeod. Dillmann paused the second race weekend and came since the third race weekend for the Addax team. He replaced Dominic Storey.
  • Andrea Caldarelli has been replaced by Tech 1 Racing for the third race weekend by Thomas Hylkema because it was changed in the Formula Nippon.
  • For race weekend at Spa- Francorchamps, there were several changes: Richie Stanaway replaced Pedro Nunes at Lotus ART from Alex Fontana sparked Vittorio Ghirelli at Jenzer Motorosport from and Daniel Mancinelli sparked Luciano Bacheta RSC Mücke Motorsport from. Stanaway led to this point in the German Formula 3 Cup and the European F3 Open Fontana.
  • In the final race weekend in Monza Christophe Hurni was for Jenzer Motorsport as a replacement for Alex Fontana his GP3 debut. At the age of 48 years Hurni thus became the earliest archaeological GP3 driver.


The race calendar of the GP3 Series season 2011 was published on 18 January 2011. A total of eight race weekends were held, which were held as support to the Formula 1 and the GP2 series. A planned weekend in Monte Carlo had to be canceled for lack of space at the racetrack.


Points system

The points were awarded according to the following scheme:

In addition, given the fastest driver in qualifying, who started from pole position in the feature race, two points. The driver, who had scored by the drivers who were classified in the top ten fastest race laps, also received a point.

Drivers' championship

Team standings