2013 GP2 Series season
The GP2 Series 2013 season was the ninth season of the GP2 series. There were held eleven race weekends. The season began on March 23 at Sepang and ended on 3 November at the Yas Island. Fabio Leimer won the championship.
- 3.1 Points system
- 3.2 Drivers' Championship
- 3.3 Evaluation team
Teams and Drivers
Changes in drivers
The following list contains all the drivers who took part in the 2012 GP2 Series season and did not start in the 2013 season for the same team as in 2012.
Drivers who have changed their team:
- Nathanael Berthon: Racing Engineering → Trident Racing
- Sergio Canamasas: Venezuela GP Lazarus → Caterham Racing
- Johnny Cecotto Jr.: Barwa Addax Team Arden International →
- Dani Clos: Barwa Addax Team → MP Motorsport
- Tom Dillmann: Rapax → Russian Time
- Marcus Ericsson: iSport International → DAMS
- Rio Haryanto: Barwa Addax Team Carlin →
- Daniël de Jong: Rapax → MP Motorsport
- Jon Lancaster: Ocean Racing Technology → Hilmer Motorsport
- Julian Leal: Trident Racing → Racing Engineering
- Felipe Nasr: DAMS → Carlin
- Jolyon Palmer: iSport International → Carlin
- Stéphane Richelmi: Trident Racing → DAMS
- Ricardo Teixeira: Rapax → Trident Racing
- Simon Trummer: Arden International → Rapax
Driver who went and returned to the GP2 series:
- Daniel Abt: GP3 Series ( Lotus GP) → ART Grand Prix
- Sam Bird: Formula Renault 3.5 (ISR ) → Russian Time
- Sergio Campana: Auto GP World Series ( Zele Racing) → Trident Racing
- Kevin Ceccon: GP3 series ( Ocean Racing Technology ) → Trident Racing
- Conor Daly: GP3 Series ( Lotus GP) → Hilmer Motorsport
- Mitch Evans: GP3 series ( MW Arden ) → Arden International
- Frijns: Formula Renault 3.5 ( Fortec Motorsport) → Hilmer Motorsport
- Vittorio Ghirelli: Formula Renault 3.5 ( Comtec Racing) → Venezuela GP Lazarus
- Kevin Giovesi: European F3 Open ( DAV Racing) → Venezuela GP Lazarus
- Qing Hua Ma: Formula 1 test driver (HRT F1 Team ) → Caterham Racing
- Adrian Quaife - Hobbs: Auto GP World Series (Super Nova International) → MP Motorsport
- Gianmarco Raimondo: European F3 Open ( RP Motorsport) → Trident Racing
- Alexander Rossi: Formula Renault 3.5 ( Arden Caterham ) → Caterham Racing
- Pål Varhaug: Auto GP World Series ( Virtousi Racing UK) → Hilmer Motorsport
Drivers who have left the GP2 series:
- Max Chilton: Carlin → Formula 1 ( Marussia F1 Team )
- Luca Filippi: Scuderia Coloni → IndyCar Series ( Bryan Herta Autosport w / Curb Agajanian )
- Giedo van der Garde: Caterham Racing → Formula 1 ( Caterham F1 Team )
- Rodolfo González: Caterham Racing → Formula 1 test driver ( Marussia F1 Team )
- Victor Guerin: Ocean Racing Technology → no racing activities in 2013
- Esteban Gutierrez Lotus GP → Formula 1 ( Sauber F1 Team )
- Brendon Hartley: Ocean Racing Technology → European Le Mans Series ( Murphy Prototypes )
- Josef Král: Barwa Addax Team → Auto GP ( Zele Racing)
- Nigel Melker: Ocean Racing Technology → Formula Renault 3.5 (Tech 1 Racing )
- Fabio Onidi: Scuderia Coloni → FIA GT series (AF Corse)
- Luiz Razia: Arden International → International GT Open ( Bhai Tech Racing)
- Giancarlo Serenelli: Venezuela GP Lazarus → Indy Lights ( Belardi Auto Racing )
- Davide Valsecchi: DAMS → Formula 1 test driver ( Lotus F1 Team )
Changes the teams
- MP Motorsport took the place of the Scuderia Coloni. MP Motorsport 2012 was been active in the Auto GP World Series.
- Hilmer Motorsport took over Ocean Racing Technology, which had stopped for financial reasons its commitment in the GP2 series. For the first time joined a racing team from Germany in the GP2 series. Franz Hilmer, owner of Hilmer Motorsport, is also owner of the Formtech GmbH, supplied as a supplier of several Formula 1 racing teams. Team seat was Niederwinkling.
- ISport International withdrew shortly before the first tests in February 2013 from the GP2 series back. Due to financial constraints, the team was not able to ensure the racing for the 2013 season. The team sold the launch site to the Russian investors, who reported the team Moto Park Academy under the name Russian Time. He is the first GP2 team with Russian license. After Hilmer Motorsport Russian Time is the second team with team based in Germany, who joined in the GP2 Series in 2013. The team works in Oschersleben. Team manager of the racing team is Igor Mazepa.
Changes during the season
- In Caterham Racing Qing Hua Ma was replaced after the first race weekend by Alexander Rossi.
- Hilmer Motorsport changed hands several times the occupation. Conor Daly lost his cockpit after the first event at Frijns. Frijns met five times to for Hilmer, before he was replaced by Adrian Quaife - Hobbs. Pål Varhaug was replaced after two race weekends of Jon Lancaster. After five events for Hilmer Lancaster lost a race weekend of his cockpit at Frijns.
- In Venezuela GP Lazarus Kevin Giovesi was replaced on the fifth event by Fabrizio Crestani. The team stated that Giovesi was sick. After two race weekends Crestani gave the vehicle to Vittorio Ghirelli on.
- At Trident Racing Kevin Ceccon was replaced after the sixth race weekend by Ricardo Teixeira. After two events Sergio Campana and Gianmarco Raimondo took over the cockpit for one or two race weekends.
- MP Motorsport replaced Adrian Quaife - Hobbs to the sixth event by Dani Clos.
2013 were recognized eleven race weekends. In comparison to the previous season gat there is only one event in as- Sachir. The race weekend in Valencia did not take place, but returned a race weekend back on the Yas Island in the calendar. All events were held as part of the Formula 1 Grand Prix weekends. The race at the Hockenheimring Baden- Württemberg changed on schedule at the Nürburgring.
With the exception of race weekend in Monaco all the major races were on Saturday, and all the sprint race on Sunday. In Monaco, the main event were held on Friday and the Sprint race on Saturday.
In the main race (HAU ), the first ten of the race, 25, 18, 15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2 and 1 were given point (s). During the sprint race (SPR ), the first eight of the race were 15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2 and 1 point (s). In addition, the winner of qualifying, who started from pole position in the feature race, four points received. The driver, who scored the fastest lap of the first ten classified riders will receive two points.
- Fat - Pole Position
- Italics - Fastest lap
- Underline - overall leader