The tenth season of GP2 kicks of as support to the Formula 1 circuit at the Bahrain Grand Prix on April 4, with the European season beginning in May in Barcelona. The season concludes in Abu Dhabi for the second consecutive season on November 23.
“2014 will consist of eleven rounds, all of them on F1 tracks in front of the F1 paddock and on F1 tires," said GP2 Series boss Bruno Michel.
“In our effort to cut freight costs, we have decided to keep the same number of events as we did last season and to only maintain Sakhir and Yas Marina as overseas rounds; each opening and closing our season.
“I am delighted to add Sochi to our calendar as well: this is another prestigious Formula 1 circuit which our drivers will be able to learn.
“Our European season now also includes Spielberg: it will be the first time that GP2 goes to Austria, another F1 venue.
“In addition to these eleven rounds, we have decided to organize our two pre-season test sessions, firstly in Yas Marina and then in Sakhir, with the season opener in Bahrain two weeks later. This is in order to keep down the costs, but also to test on F1 circuits where two events will take place, as well as enjoying great weather for testing.
“2014 will be our tenth season and we’ll see once again thirteen teams competing for the title and twenty-six drivers whose only goal is to showcase their skills and impress the rest of the Formula One world."
All of the teams who raced in 2013 return apart from Addax, whose entry has been taken back over by Campos Racing, run by former Formula 1 driver Adrian Campos. Campos Racing were an original team in the GP2 series back in 2005 and ran until 2008, after which Campos sold the team to Alejandro Agag, who renamed the team Addax.
2014 GP2 Series Pre-Season Test Dates
March 11-13 – Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi
March 19-21 – Sakhir, Bahrain
2014 GP2 Series Calendar
April 4-6 – Sakhir, Bahrain
May 9-11 – Circuit de Catalunya, Spain
May 22-24 – Monte Carlo, Monaco
June 20-22 – Spielberg, Austria
July 4-6 – Silverstone, Great Britain
July 18-20 – Hockenheim, Germany
July 25-27 – Hungaroring, Hungary
August 22-24 – Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium
September 5-7 – Monza, Italy
October 10-12 – Sochi, Russia
November 21-23 – Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi
2014 GP2 Series Team Entry List
1/2 – Russian Time
3/4 – Carlin
5/6 – Racing Engineering
7/8 – DAMS
9/10 – ART Grand Prix
11/12 – Hilmer Motorsport
14/15 – Rapax
16/17 – Arden International
18/19 – EQ8 Caterham Racing
20/21 – MP Motorsport
22/23 – Trident
24/25 – Venezuela GP Lazarus
26/27 – Campos Racing