2012 GP2 Series season

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2012 GP2 Series season
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Parent series:
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Support series:
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The start of the season-opening race at Sepang.

The 2012 GP2 Series season was the eighth GP2 Series season and the first season after merging with the GP2 Asia Series.[1] The championship was expanded to include rounds in Malaysia, Bahrain and Singapore, in support of the 2012 Formula One season.

The series adopted the points system used by Formula One for the feature race, with points awarded to the top ten drivers and twenty-five points on offer for victory. The points awarded in the sprint race were also changed, with the winner receiving fifteen points and top eight drivers receiving points. Further changes mean that drivers must use two compounds of tyres over a race weekend, as is the case in Formula One.[2] The points awarded for pole position and the fastest lap of the race were doubled as well.

The title was won by Italian Davide Valsecchi, driving for DAMS.

Teams and drivers[edit]

Team No. Driver Rounds
Spain Barwa Addax Team[3] 1 Venezuela Johnny Cecotto, Jr.[4] All
2 Czech Republic Josef Král[5] 1, 4–10
Spain Dani Clos[6] 2–3
United States Jake Rosenzweig[7] 11–12
France DAMS[3] 3 Italy Davide Valsecchi[8] All
4 Brazil Felipe Nasr[9] All
Spain Racing Engineering[3] 5 Switzerland Fabio Leimer[10] All
6 France Nathanaël Berthon[11] All
United Kingdom iSport International[3] 7 Sweden Marcus Ericsson[12] All
8 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer[13] All
France Lotus GP[14] 9 United Kingdom James Calado[15] All
10 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez[16] All
Malaysia Caterham Racing[17] 11 Venezuela Rodolfo González[18] All
12 Netherlands Giedo van der Garde[19] All
Italy Scuderia Coloni[3] 14 Monaco Stefano Coletti[20] 1–10
Italy Luca Filippi[21] 11–12
15 Italy Fabio Onidi[20] All
Italy Trident Racing[3] 16 Monaco Stéphane Richelmi[22] All
17 Colombia Julián Leal[23] All
Italy Venezuela GP Lazarus[24] 18 Italy Fabrizio Crestani[25] 1–7
Spain Sergio Canamasas[26] 8–12
19 Venezuela Giancarlo Serenelli[27] 1–9
Austria René Binder[28] 10–12
Italy Rapax[3] 20 Portugal Ricardo Teixeira[29] 1–5, 7–12
France Tom Dillmann[29] 6
21 1–5, 8
Netherlands Daniël de Jong[30] 6–7, 9–10
Monaco Stefano Coletti[31] 11–12
United Kingdom Arden International[3] 22 Switzerland Simon Trummer[32] All
23 Brazil Luiz Razia[33] All
Portugal Ocean Racing Technology[3] 24 United Kingdom Jon Lancaster[34] 1
New Zealand Brendon Hartley[35] 2–3
Brazil Victor Guerin[36] 4–12
25 Netherlands Nigel Melker[37] All
United Kingdom Carlin[38] 26 United Kingdom Max Chilton[38] All
27 Indonesia Rio Haryanto[38] All

Driver changes[edit]

Changed teams
Entering/Re-entering GP2 Series
Leaving GP2
Mid-season changes

Team changes[edit]

2012 schedule[edit]

The calendar for the 2012 series was unveiled on 16 December 2011.[56] The calendar was expanded to twelve rounds, featuring new races in Malaysia, Singapore, and Bahrain. The championship featured twenty-four races, a record high for the series.

Round Circuit/Location Country Date Supporting
1 Feature Sepang International Circuit, Sepang  Malaysia 24 March Malaysian Grand Prix
Sprint 25 March
2 Feature Bahrain International Circuit, Manama  Bahrain 21 April Bahrain Grand Prix
Sprint 22 April
3 Feature Bahrain International Circuit, Manama  Bahrain 27 April none (independent round)
Sprint 28 April
4 Feature Circuit de Catalunya, Montmeló  Spain 12 May Spanish Grand Prix
Sprint 13 May
5 Feature Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo  Monaco 25 May Monaco Grand Prix
Sprint 26 May
6 Feature Valencia Street Circuit  Spain 23 June European Grand Prix
Sprint 24 June
7 Feature Silverstone Circuit  United Kingdom 7 July British Grand Prix
Sprint 8 July
8 Feature Hockenheimring, Hockenheim  Germany 21 July German Grand Prix
Sprint 22 July
9 Feature Hungaroring, Mogyoród  Hungary 28 July Hungarian Grand Prix
Sprint 29 July
10 Feature Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps  Belgium 1 September Belgian Grand Prix
Sprint 2 September
11 Feature Autodromo Nazionale Monza  Italy 8 September Italian Grand Prix
Sprint 9 September
12 Feature Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore  Singapore 22 September Singapore Grand Prix
Sprint 23 September

Calendar changes[edit]

Results[edit]

Round Circuit Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team Report
1 Feature Malaysia Sepang International Circuit Italy Davide Valsecchi Italy Davide Valsecchi Brazil Luiz Razia United Kingdom Arden International Report
Sprint Italy Fabrizio Crestani United Kingdom James Calado France Lotus GP
2 Feature Bahrain Bahrain International Circuit Italy Davide Valsecchi Italy Davide Valsecchi Italy Davide Valsecchi France DAMS Report
Sprint Netherlands Giedo van der Garde Italy Davide Valsecchi France DAMS
3 Feature Bahrain Bahrain International Circuit Netherlands Giedo van der Garde Italy Davide Valsecchi Italy Davide Valsecchi France DAMS Report
Sprint Brazil Luiz Razia France Tom Dillmann Italy Rapax
4 Feature Spain Circuit de Catalunya United Kingdom James Calado Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Netherlands Giedo van der Garde Malaysia Caterham Racing Report
Sprint Brazil Luiz Razia Brazil Luiz Razia United Kingdom Arden International
5 Feature Monaco Circuit de Monaco Venezuela Johnny Cecotto, Jr. Monaco Stefano Coletti Venezuela Johnny Cecotto, Jr. Spain Barwa Addax Team Report
Sprint Brazil Luiz Razia United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer United Kingdom iSport International
6 Feature Spain Valencia Street Circuit United Kingdom James Calado Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez France Lotus GP Report
Sprint Switzerland Fabio Leimer Brazil Luiz Razia United Kingdom Arden International
7 Feature United Kingdom Silverstone Circuit Switzerland Fabio Leimer Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez France Lotus GP Report
Sprint Sweden Marcus Ericsson Brazil Luiz Razia United Kingdom Arden International
8 Feature Germany Hockenheimring Netherlands Giedo van der Garde Venezuela Johnny Cecotto, Jr. Venezuela Johnny Cecotto, Jr. Spain Barwa Addax Team Report
Sprint United Kingdom James Calado United Kingdom James Calado France Lotus GP
9 Feature Hungary Hungaroring United Kingdom Max Chilton Italy Davide Valsecchi United Kingdom Max Chilton United Kingdom Carlin Report
Sprint Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez France Lotus GP
10 Feature Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps Indonesia Rio Haryanto Netherlands Giedo van der Garde Sweden Marcus Ericsson United Kingdom iSport International Report
Sprint Monaco Stefano Coletti Czech Republic Josef Král Spain Barwa Addax Team
11 Feature Italy Autodromo Nazionale Monza United Kingdom Max Chilton Switzerland Fabio Leimer Italy Luca Filippi Italy Scuderia Coloni Report
Sprint Italy Davide Valsecchi Italy Davide Valsecchi France DAMS
12 Feature Singapore Marina Bay Street Circuit Italy Luca Filippi Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez United Kingdom Max Chilton United Kingdom Carlin Report
Sprint Monaco Stefano Coletti Netherlands Giedo van der Garde Malaysia Caterham Racing

Championship standings[edit]

Scoring system

Points were awarded to the top 10 classified finishers in the Feature race, and to the top 8 classified finishers in the Sprint race. The pole-sitter in the feature race also received four points, and two points were given to the driver who set the fastest lap inside the top ten in both the feature and sprint races. No extra points were awarded to the pole-sitter in the sprint race.

Feature race points
Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   Pole   FL 
Points 25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1 4 2
Sprint race points

Points were awarded to the top 8 classified finishers.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   FL 
Points 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1 2

Drivers' Championship[edit]

Pos Driver MYS
Malaysia
BHR1
Bahrain
BHR2
Bahrain
ESP
Spain
MON
Monaco
VAL
Spain
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
HUN
Hungary
BEL
Belgium
ITA
Italy
SIN
Singapore
Points
1 Italy Davide Valsecchi 2 Ret 1 1 1 3 4 3 4 Ret 18 10 7 2 13 7 2 4 3 Ret 6 1 4 5 247
2 Brazil Luiz Razia 1 5 2 4 4 2 8 1 15 6 3 1 5 1 7 10 3 3 6 20 Ret 16 5 4 222
3 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez 7 2 3 2 10 4 10 7 23† 8 1 Ret 1 4 10 5 8 1 11 13 9 Ret 2 6 176
4 United Kingdom Max Chilton 3 7 4 5 5 13 7 5 5 2 7 4 9 19† 14 Ret 1 11 12 22 4 6 1 19 169
5 United Kingdom James Calado 8 1 5 3 16 12 2 4 7 Ret 8 2 Ret 20† 8 1 4 6 2 3 12 14 Ret 10 160
6 Netherlands Giedo van der Garde 9 4 Ret 9 3 19 1 6 3 3 11 6 8 21† 5 2 5 10 5 21 Ret 10 8 1 160
7 Switzerland Fabio Leimer 4 6 7 12 2 8 12 11 18 Ret 4 3 14 9 2 4 9 14 Ret 5 5 2 3 3 152
8 Sweden Marcus Ericsson 13 Ret 13 16 7 7 13 22 2 4 2 Ret 21 7 11 15 18 Ret 1 4 3 7 7 2 124
9 Venezuela Johnny Cecotto, Jr. Ret 22 Ret 22† 9 Ret 18 13 1 Ret DSQ Ret 2 18† 1 6 Ret Ret 17 Ret 2 5 Ret 9 104
10 Brazil Felipe Nasr 6 3 Ret 6 11 5 11 9 17 Ret Ret 14 6 3 4 3 25† 8 8 2 Ret 21 6 7 95
11 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer 17 12 DNS 7 24† 22 9 DNS 6 1 Ret Ret 3 5 18 18 6 5 Ret 10 7 3 Ret Ret 78
12 France Nathanaël Berthon 11 8 21† Ret 12 10 5 2 9 7 6 5 12 14 15 9 7 2 14 19 15 15 10 15 60
13 Monaco Stefano Coletti 5 23† Ret 23† 21 18 3 8 10 Ret 9 Ret Ret Ret 20 19 10 9 20† 8 8 4 13 8 50
14 Indonesia Rio Haryanto 12 10 9 15 6 6 16 15 14 11 5 Ret 10 12 17 11 12 7 10 7 19 12 9 11 38
15 France Tom Dillmann 18 11 6 10 8 1 22 12 11 Ret Ret 12 9 Ret 29
16 Italy Luca Filippi 1 22 Ret DNS 29
17 Czech Republic Josef Král 14 9 20 16 Ret 10 DSQ 11 16 10 12 13 24† 17 4 1 27
18 Monaco Stéphane Richelmi 19 19 11 Ret 17 17 21 19 8 Ret 14 Ret 13 Ret 3 21 17 21 9 6 13 9 14 22† 25
19 Netherlands Nigel Melker 16 14 20† 18 19 11 14 24 Ret 12 Ret 13 4 6 6 8 14 18 Ret DNS 11 Ret 12 12 25
20 Italy Fabio Onidi 20 13 8 14 20 9 6 18 Ret Ret 13 17 22 8 19 22 11 24 16 12 21 Ret Ret 20 13
21 Colombia Julián Leal 15 15 12 17 15 14 24 17 21 Ret 12 8 20 17 21 12 16 15 7 9 10 8 11 16 9
22 Venezuela Rodolfo González Ret 18 15 21 18 15 15 14 13 5 15 15 23 Ret 23 20 23 16 Ret 14 22 20 Ret 18 6
23 Switzerland Simon Trummer 23 16 16 8 14 24† 23 20 12 9 10 7 15 11 16 17 13 13 15 16 16 17 Ret 14 4
24 Italy Fabrizio Crestani 10 21 14 19 Ret 23 17 10 19 Ret Ret DNS 11 22† 1
25 New Zealand Brendon Hartley 10 Ret 13 16 1
26 Netherlands Daniël de Jong 16 9 Ret 13 15 19 13 11 0
27 Spain Sergio Canamasas 22 14 22 12 Ret Ret 14 11 16 DSQ 0
28 Spain Dani Clos 19† 11 Ret Ret 0
29 Portugal Ricardo Teixeira 21 24† 17 13 23 20 Ret 23 20 Ret 18 15 DSQ 16 19 20 18 15 20 18 17 21 0
30 Brazil Victor Guerin 19 21 16 Ret 17 18 17 DNS Ret 23 21 23 Ret 18 23 Ret Ret 13 0
31 Austria René Binder 19 17 17 13 Ret Ret 0
32 United States Jake Rosenzweig 18 19 15 17 0
33 Venezuela Giancarlo Serenelli 22 20 18 20 22 21 25 Ret 22 Ret Ret 16 19 16 24 Ret 20 22 0
34 United Kingdom Jon Lancaster Ret 17 0
Pos Driver MYS
Malaysia
BHR1
Bahrain
BHR2
Bahrain
ESP
Spain
MON
Monaco
VAL
Spain
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
HUN
Hungary
BEL
Belgium
ITA
Italy
SIN
Singapore
Points
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Finished, in points
Blue Finished, no points
Not classified (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

Notes:

  • † — Drivers did not finish the race, but were classified as they completed over 90% of the race distance.

Teams' Championship[edit]

Pos Team Car
No.
MYS
Malaysia
BHR1
Bahrain
BHR2
Bahrain
ESP
Spain
MON
Monaco
VAL[N 1]
Spain
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
HUN
Hungary
BEL
Belgium
ITA
Italy
SIN
Singapore
Points
1 France DAMS 3 2 Ret 1 1 1 3 4 3 4 Ret 18 10 7 2 13 7 2 4 3 Ret 6 1 4 5 342
4 6 3 Ret 6 11 5 11 9 17 Ret Ret 14 6 3 4 3 25† 8 8 2 Ret 21 6 7
2 France Lotus GP 9 8 1 5 3 16 12 2 4 7 Ret 8 2 Ret 20† 8 1 4 6 2 3 12 14 Ret 10 336
10 7 2 3 2 10 4 10 7 23† 8 1 Ret 1 4 10 5 8 1 11 13 9 Ret 2 6
3 United Kingdom Arden International 22 23 16 16 8 14 24† 23 20 12 9 10 7 15 11 16 17 13 13 15 16 16 17 Ret 14 226
23 1 5 2 4 4 2 8 1 15 6 3 1 5 1 7 10 3 3 6 20 Ret 16 5 4
4 Spain Racing Engineering 5 4 6 7 12 2 8 12 11 18 Ret 4 3 14 9 2 4 9 14 Ret 5 5 2 3 3 212
6 11 8 21† Ret 12 10 5 2 9 7 6 5 12 14 15 9 7 2 14 19 15 15 10 15
5 United Kingdom Carlin 26 3 7 4 5 5 13 7 5 5 2 7 4 9 19† 14 Ret 1 11 12 22 4 6 1 19 207
27 12 10 9 15 6 6 16 15 14 11 5 Ret 10 12 17 11 12 7 10 7 19 12 9 11
6 United Kingdom iSport International 7 13 Ret 13 16 7 7 13 22 2 4 2 Ret 21 7 11 15 18 Ret 1 4 3 7 7 2 202
8 17 12 DNS 7 24† 22 9 DNS 6 1 Ret Ret 3 5 18 18 6 5 Ret 10 7 3 Ret Ret
7 Malaysia Caterham Racing 11 Ret 18 15 21 18 15 15 14 13 5 15 15 23 Ret 23 20 23 16 Ret 14 22 20 Ret 14 166
12 9 4 Ret 9 3 19 1 6 3 3 11 6 8 21† 5 2 5 10 5 21 Ret 10 8 1
8 Spain Barwa Addax Team 1 Ret 22 Ret 22† 9 Ret 18 13 1 Ret DSQ Ret 2 18† 1 6 Ret Ret 17 Ret 2 5 Ret 9 131
2 14 9 19† 11 Ret Ret 20 16 Ret 10 DSQ 11 16 10 12 13 24† 17 4 1 18 19 15 17
9 Italy Rapax 20 21 24† 17 13 23 20 Ret 23 20 Ret Ret 12 18 15 DSQ 16 19 20 18 15 20 18 17 21 44
21 18 11 6 10 8 1 22 12 11 Ret 16 9 Ret 13 9 Ret 15 19 13 11 8 4 13 8
10 Italy Trident Racing 16 19 19 11 Ret 17 17 21 19 8 Ret 14 Ret 13 Ret 3 21 17 21 9 6 13 9 14 22† 34
17 15 15 12 17 15 14 24 17 21 Ret 12 8 20 17 17 12 16 15 7 9 10 8 11 16
11 Portugal Ocean Racing Technology 24 Ret 17 10 Ret 13 16 19 21 16 Ret 17 18 17 DNS Ret 23 21 23 Ret 18 23 Ret Ret 13 26
25 16 14 20† 18 19 11 14 24 Ret 12 Ret 13 4 6 6 8 14 18 Ret DNS 11 Ret 12 12
12 Italy Venezuela GP Lazarus 18 10 21 14 19 Ret 23 17 10 19 Ret Ret DNS 11 22† 22 14 22 12 Ret Ret 14 11 16 DSQ 1
19 22 20 18 20 22 21 25 Ret 22 Ret Ret 16 19 16 24 Ret 20 22 19 17 17 13 Ret Ret
Italy Scuderia Coloni 14 5 23† Ret 23† 21 18 3 8 10 Ret 9 Ret Ret Ret 20 19 10 9 20† 8 1 22 Ret DNS 0[N 2]
15 20 13 8 14 20 9 6 18 Ret Ret 13 17 22 8 19 22 11 24 16 12 21 Ret Ret 20
Pos Team Car
No.
MYS
Malaysia
BHR1
Bahrain
BHR2
Bahrain
ESP
Spain
MON
Monaco
VAL[N 1]
Spain
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
HUN
Hungary
BEL
Belgium
ITA
Italy
SIN
Singapore
Points
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Finished, in points
Blue Finished, no points
Not classified (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

Notes:

  • † — Drivers did not finish the race, but were classified as they completed over 90% of the race distance.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Barwa Addax Team were disqualified from the Feature race in Valencia due to a technical infringement.[57]
  2. ^ Following what the team described as a "disagreement" between the team and series organisers, Scuderia Coloni announced its intentions to leave the GP2 Series at the end of the 2012 season, and formally forfeited all of the points it had received to date and would receive for the remainder of the season.[58]

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