EuroBOSS Series

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EuroBOSS Series
Category Single seaters
Country Europe
Inaugural season 1995
Constructors
Tyre suppliers Avon
Drivers' champion Luxembourg Gary Hauser
Official website BOSS GP

The BOSS GP is a motor racing series in Europe. The category originated in 1995 as the BOSS series and evolved into the EuroBOSS Series.

BOSS is an acronym that stands for Big Open Single Seaters.

History[edit]

The BOSS series was founded in 1995 under the regulations of the RAC Motor Sports Association and raced mainly in Great Britain. Later renamed European BOSS (shortened by the competitors to EuroBOSS) following the involvement of Paul Stoddart's European Aviation and their expansion into European circuits. It mainly saw grids of around 12–15 cars but on occasions dropped as few as five cars have competed. Common EuroBOSS entries included Formula One machines from Benetton, Jordan, Tyrrell, Minardi and on occasions a V12 Ferrari has appeared. Other frequent entrants are Lola and Reynard CART chassis, the 1997-2002 Panoz (aka G-Force) and Dallara IndyCar chassis, and starting in 2012, the 2003-2011 Dallara and Panoz Champ Car chassis after the new INDYCAR formula begins. The Panoz Champ Car DP01 chassis from 2007 is also now legal.

After the 2009 season, drivers Marijn van Kalmthout, Klaas Zwart, Henk de Boer and Frits van Eerd decided to split off and organize their own race series. For 2010 EuroBOSS and BOSS GP both existed. EuroBOSS saw small fields and decided to cancel the last 3 rounds. BOSS GP, on the other hand, flourished with many drivers making the switch to the new series. Subsequently most of the entries have been recent secondary level single seaters such as GP2 cars and Renault World Series cars with a small number of Formula 1 cars. As of 2013 two rounds of the BOSS GP series form an official German championship sanctioned by the DMSB.

Similar Series[edit]

EuroBOSS is the European equivalent of USBOSS and OZBOSS. EuroBOSS tends to have mainly F1 Cars, while USBOSS mainly comprises Indy and Champ Cars and OZBOSS tends to have Formula 4000 or equivalent.

Cars[edit]

Over the years the classes have been updated. Nowadays relative new cars like the Dallara GP2/08 (GP2), Dallara T08 (WSbR and Lola B05/52 (A1GP/Auto GP) are allowed in the series. For 2010 EuroBOSS allowed the Tatuus N.T07 International Formula Master car to race in the series. The car was never allowed in the BOSS GP series.

Open Class
Formula 1 cars built from 1997
Formula Class
Formula 1 cars built from 1992 until 1996
Indycar, Champcar, IRL built from 1992
GP2, A1GP, Auto GP, Superleague Formula
Masters Class
Formula 1 and Indycar built until 1991
Formula Nippon, Indy Lights, Formula 3000
World Series by Nissan/Renault

Champions[edit]

Season Champion Team Champion
1995 Germany Klaus Panchyrz Germany Mönninghoff Racing
1996 Sweden Johan Rajamaki Sweden Rajamaki Racing
1997 United Kingdom Nigel Greensall United Kingdom European Aviation
1998 United Kingdom Nigel Greensall United Kingdom European Aviation
1999 United Kingdom Tony Worswick United Kingdom Worswick Engineering
2000 United Kingdom Dave Hutchinson United Kingdom Kockney Koi Yamitsu
2001 United Kingdom Tony Worswick United Kingdom Worswick Engineering
2002 South Africa Earl Goddard United Kingdom Kockney Koi Yamitsu
2003 Netherlands Klaas Zwart United Kingdom Team Ascari
2004 United Kingdom Scott Mansell United Kingdom Mansell Motorsport
2005 France Patrick d’Aubreby United Kingdom Team Griffiths/Team Ascari
2006 Netherlands Klaas Zwart United Kingdom Team Ascari
2007 Netherlands Klaas Zwart United Kingdom Team Ascari
2008 Austria Ingo Gerstl United Kingdom TopSpeed
2009 Netherlands Henk de Boer Netherlands De Boer Manx
2010 France Damien Charveriat Austria Zele Racing
BOSS GP Series
Season Open Champion Team Champion Formula Champion Masters Champion
2010 Netherlands Klaas Zwart United Kingdom Team Ascari Germany Karl Heinz Becker
2011 Netherlands Klaas Zwart United Kingdom Team Ascari Austria Ingo Gerstl Austria Norbert Gruber
2012 Netherlands Klaas Zwart United Kingdom Team Ascari Austria Bernd Herndlhofer Austria Johann Ledermair
2013 Luxembourg Gary Hauser Luxembourg Racing Experience Luxembourg Gary Hauser Germany Hans Laub

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