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The FIA Formula 2 Championship (formerly called the GP2 Series)[1] is a single-seater racing series introduced in 2005, which supports the Formula One World Championship during the Bahrain Grand Prix, the European leg and Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in 2017.[1] The series, whose rules mimic those of F1 to a significant degree, is a spec-limited series. This means that all teams run the same type of car, currently the Dallara GP2/11. As such, it is more a test of driver skill and car setup, than is the case in Formula One.

The GP2 series is typically fed from the GP3 Series, Formula Renault 3.5 Series and various similar junior formulae, and has commonly been a feeder series to Formula One. As of 2014, 25 GP2 drivers (including six of the 10 champions) have moved on to Formula One. Two of these, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, have gone on to win the F1 World Championship.

Currently, the reigning GP2 champion is not permitted to remain in the series for the following season. The reigning champion is Pierre Gasly, who clinched the 2016 series title at the final sprint race at Yas Marina.

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F1 driversEdit

Note: Only drivers who have completed in a round of the Formula One World Championship are listed here.

Driver GP2 years F1 years
France Jules Bianchi 2010–2011 2013–2014
Switzerland Sébastien Buemi 2007–2008 2009–2011
India Karun Chandhok 2007–2009 2010
United Kingdom Max Chilton 2010–2012 2013-2014
Belgium Jérôme d'Ambrosio 2008–2010 2011–2012
Brazil Lucas di Grassi 2006–2009 2010
Sweden Marcus Ericsson 2010–2013 2014–
Germany Timo Glock 2006–2007 2008–2012
France Romain Grosjean 2008–2011 2009, 2012–
Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez 2011–2012 2013–2014, 2016
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 2006 2007–
Indonesia Rio Haryanto 2012–2015 2016
Germany Nico Hülkenberg 2009 2010, 2012–
Japan Kamui Kobayashi 2008–2009 2009–2012, 2014
Finland Heikki Kovalainen 2005 2007–2013
Venezuela Pastor Maldonado 2007–2010 2011–2015
Japan Kazuki Nakajima 2007 2007–2009
Brazil Felipe Nasr 2012–2014 2015–2016
United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer 2011–2014 2016–
Mexico Sergio Pérez 2009–2010 2011–
Russia Vitaly Petrov 2006–2009 2010–2012
France Charles Pic 2010–2011 2012–2013
Brazil Nelson Piquet, Jr. 2005–2006 2008–2009
Germany Nico Rosberg 2005 2006–2016
United States Alexander Rossi 2013–2015 2015
Brazil Bruno Senna 2007–2008 2010–2012
United States Scott Speed 2005 2006–2007
Netherlands Giedo van der Garde 2009–2012 2013
Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne 2014–2015 2016–
Japan Sakon Yamamoto 2007–2008 2006–2007, 2010


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Newly renamed F2 series to feature at 10 Grands Prix". Formula 1® - The Official F1® Website. 9 March 2017. Retrieved 9 March 2017.

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