2016 GP2 Calendar is “perfect balance” says Series CEO

The 2016 GP2 Series Championship calendar was confirmed on March 4th, which included eleven race weekends, supporting the Formula 1 World Championship.

Eight rounds will take place in Europe with the remaining three being flyaway events. Malaysia has returned to the calendar as well as a new event in Baku, Azerbaijan being added the list.

GP2 Series CEO Bruno Michel said: “…This year again, our calendar is a mix of racing on Formula One circuits in Europe and flyaway venues with the addition of Baku and the return of Sepang – two prestigious tracks.

Working on this season’s events, we paid close attention to costs control in order to help our teams maintain a sustainable economic model. I believe we have reached the perfect balance and our drivers will be able to learn as many F1 tracks as possible in front of the F1 paddock.”

This season will mark the twelfth GP2 Series Championship and it will get underway on March 13-15 in Barcelona, Spain with the final round being held at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi.

Historic circuits such as Monte Carlo, Silverstone, Spa-Francorchamps and Monza will also remain on this season’s calendar.

Testing for the 2016 season gets underway in Barcelona next Wednesday, before the second test takes place a few weeks later in Jerez.