GP2 Asia Series
The GP2 Asia Series was a motor sports race series which was launched alongside the European GP2 series in 2008. These race series went in the winter months on the Asian continent. After the end of the 2011 season, the series was set.
- 2.1 Family
- 2.2 Engine and transmission
- 2.3 Tyre
The regulations of the GP2 Asia Series was constructed analogously to the GP2 series.
The end of the race weekend
On a GP2 Asia weekend each one races were held on Saturday and Sunday. After a practice session of 30 minutes on Friday also a 30-minute qualifying session on the starting grid of the first race decided on Saturday, which was held over 180 kilometers. The starting grid for the second race on Sunday over a distance of 80 Kilometerer resulted from the result of the first race, with the first eight pilots started in reverse order.
The points classification was based on the scoring system that was used until 2009 in Formula 1. Thus, the first place winner ten, the second eight, the third party received six points, up to eight runners who got a point. In addition, extra points were distributed: The Pole - setter of the first race got two bonus counter. In each race, another point was credited for the pilot with the fastest lap time in the top 10. The maximum score that could reach a racing driver per race weekend, so that was 20 meters.
- Pole position for the main race: 2 points
- Main race: 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 for the best 8
- Sprint Race: 6-5-4-3-2-1 for the best 6
- Fastest lap: 1 point per race ( The point was only awarded within the first ten pilots. )
Drivers and teams
Since the GP2 Asia Series was created to support Asian drivers, the teams in the first season at least agreed to employ a driver who does not come from Western Europe or America. Eight of the 13 teams adhered to this agreement, with Trident Racing and BCN Competición even started two other drivers.
The 13 teams were in the first three seasons of 12 teams in the regular GP2 series (except for Racing Engineering ) and the Team Qi - Meritus Mahara from Malaysia. Last season, both the chassis and the team with which the GP2 series were identical.
All technology also came from the main series. However, the engines were limited in order to increase their life span in the first season. Other cost-saving measures have been taken to make it more affordable for the teams to compete in both series.
In compare to the formula 1 significantly more cost-effective racing series uniform technique is used. In appearance, technology and performance but the seaters GP2 resembled the cars in Formula 1 strongly. The chassis were manufactured by the Italian company Dallara. From 2008 to 2010, the GP2/05-Rennwagen was used. 2011 used the GP2 Asia Series the GP2/11-Rennwagen, which was also used in the GP2 series.
Engine and transmission
The used 4.0-liter V8 engines from Renault were designed to survive a complete GP2 season. They had about 600 hp. The lap of the GP2 cars were in the race, depending on the route profile, up to 10 seconds over which the formula 1 gear based on the previously used by the team cheers. They were considered too heavy and provide a strong stern-heaviness. In addition, there were difficulties when starting, which often engines were choked in the standing start. Was connected by rocker on the steering wheel. Additional driver aids such as traction control or power steering were forbidden.