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2009–10 GP2 Asia Series

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2009–10 GP2 Asia Series
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The 2009–10 GP2 Asia Series season was the third season of the GP2 Asia Series. It began on 31 October 2009 and ended on 14 March 2010 after four double-header rounds. All teams from the 2009 GP2 Series season except for Racing Engineering were due to take part, with the thirteenth slot being filled by MalaysiaQi-Meritus.com. Durango withdrew from the season for financial reasons.[1] The season was the last to use the first specification of the GP2 car, as used in Europe between 2005 and 2007.[2]

Davide Valsecchi of iSport International won the drivers' championship title, clinching it with three races to spare, in Bahrain after a comprehensive performance in the first five races, winning a race at each of the first three meetings with two seconds before clinching the title. He added a fourth second place at the final round, to seal a 27-point championship-winning margin. Second place was settled by a tie-breaker between a pair of Italian drivers, MalaysiaQi-Meritus.com driver Luca Filippi and DPR's Giacomo Ricci. Despite not scoring in any of the sprint races to be held, a win and two second places in feature races for Filippi compared to six top-five finishes – including a first GP2 win at the final Bahrain race – for Ricci allowed Filippi to take the runner-up spot. Arden International drivers completed the top-five placings with Javier Villa fourth despite missing the first meeting at Abu Dhabi, and Charles Pic fifth, the only other driver to win a race during the campaign, winning at the first Bahrain meeting. In the teams' championship, iSport won the championship with two races to spare, after the points amassed by Valsecchi and Oliver Turvey put them out of reach of their rivals. Second place, 36 points behind iSport, were Arden due to the strong performances of Villa and Pic, while Ricci's DPR squad finished third, a point further back.

Entry listEdit

CalendarEdit

The season started with a two-day test over 23–24 October 2009 in Abu Dhabi at the new Yas Marina Circuit.[36] The series returned there a week later for the opening championship rounds, in support of the 2009 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.[37]

A further round took place in Abu Dhabi, before the series moved to Bahrain.[37]

Race Calendar and resultsEdit

Round Circuit/Location Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team Report
1 R1   Yas Marina Circuit 31 October   Davide Valsecchi   Davide Valsecchi   Davide Valsecchi   iSport International Report
R2 1 November   Davide Valsecchi   Christian Vietoris   DAMS
2 R1   Yas Marina Circuit 5 February   Charles Pic   Davide Valsecchi   Oliver Turvey   iSport International Report
R2 6 February   Davide Valsecchi   Davide Valsecchi   iSport International
3 R1   Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir 26 February   Jules Bianchi   Javier Villa   Davide Valsecchi   iSport International Report
R2 27 February   Giacomo Ricci   Charles Pic   Arden International
4 R1   Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir 13 March   Luca Filippi   Luca Filippi   Luca Filippi   MalaysiaQi-Meritus.com Report
R2 14 March   Sam Bird   Giacomo Ricci   DPR

ResultsEdit

Scoring system

Points are awarded to the top 8 classified finishers in the Feature race, and to the top 6 classified finishers in the Sprint race. The pole-sitter in the feature race will also receive two points, and one point is given to the driver who set the fastest lap inside the top ten in both the feature and sprint races. No extra points are awarded to the pole-sitter in the sprint race.

Feature race points
Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th 
Points 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1
Sprint race points

Points are awarded to the top 6 classified finishers.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th 
Points 6 5 4 3 2 1

Drivers' ChampionshipEdit

Pos Driver YMC1
 
YMC2
 
BHR1
 
BHR2
 
Points
1   Davide Valsecchi 1 2 2 1 1 20 2 4 56
2   Luca Filippi 2 8 14† 17 2 18 1 8 29
3   Giacomo Ricci Ret Ret 5 3 4 2 5 1 29
4   Javier Villa 4 11 3 3 7 6 19
5   Charles Pic Ret 15 10 8 5 1 3 19 18
6   Oliver Turvey 8 4 1 5 9 6 9 11 17
7   Sam Bird 18† 18 Ret Ret 13 4 6 2 12
8   Álvaro Parente 6 Ret 4 3 12
9   Alexander Rossi 4 5 6 9 Ret Ret 11 5 12
10   Christian Vietoris 6 1 Ret 14 14 9 Ret 14 9
11   Josef Král 5 3 9 Ret 21 11 16 10 8
12   Jules Bianchi 3 7 10 NC 10 Ret 8
13   Michael Herck 13 9 7 2 23 13 18 Ret 7
14   James Jakes 3 10 6
15   Sergio Pérez 12 4 7 17 5
16   Edoardo Piscopo 9 7 Ret 16 15 5 8 DNS 3
17   Johnny Cecotto Jr. 7 6 3
18   Max Chilton 16 17 8 6 18 12 19† 15 2
19   Adrian Zaugg 8 19 1
20   Vladimir Arabadzhiev Ret Ret 13 10 17 7 12 9 0
21   Yelmer Buurman 12 10 13 7 0
22   Daniel Zampieri 15 Ret Ret 15 11 8 0
23   Roldán Rodríguez 10 14 0
24   Marcus Ericsson 11 12 17† 12 0
25   Will Bratt 12 Ret 11 21† 16 Ret 15 16 0
26   Luiz Razia Ret 11 Ret 13 0
27   Dani Clos Ret 13 14 12 0
28   Diego Nunes Ret 13 0
29   Rodolfo González 14 16 Ret Ret 0
30   Jake Rosenzweig 19 14 17 17 0
31   Fabio Leimer 17 Ret Ret Ret 20 15 Ret DNS 0
32   Alberto Valerio 15 18 0
33   Plamen Kralev Ret Ret 16 20 22 16 Ret 18 0
34   Giedo van der Garde Ret 19 0
Pos Driver YMC1
 
YMC2
 
BHR1
 
BHR2
 
Points
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (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 (DNP)
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' ChampionshipEdit

Pos Team Car
No.
YMC1
 
YMC2
 
BHR1
 
BHR2
 
Points
1   iSport International 16 8 4 1 5 9 6 9 11 73
17 1 2 2 1 1 20 2 4
2   Arden International 11 Ret 15 10 8 5 1 3 19 37
12 14 16 4 11 3 3 7 6
3   DPR 26 13 9 7 2 23 13 18 Ret 36
27 Ret Ret 5 3 4 2 5 1
4   MalaysiaQi-Meritus.com 20 2 8 14† 17 2 18 1 8 34
21 Ret 13 6 9 Ret Ret 11 5
5   ART Grand Prix 7 11 12 3 7 10 NC 10 Ret 20
8 18† 18 Ret Ret 13 4 6 2
6   Super Nova Racing 14 3 10 17† 12 19 14 17 17 14
15 5 3 9 Ret 21 11 16 10
7   DAMS 1 6 1 Ret 14 14 9 Ret 14 12
2 9 7 Ret 16 15 5 8 DNS
8   Scuderia Coloni 24 10 14 15 18 6 Ret 4 3 12
25 12 Ret 11 21† 16 Ret 15 16
9   Ocean Racing Technology 22 4 5 8 6 12 10 13 7 9
23 17 Ret Ret Ret 20 15 Ret DNS
10   Barwa Addax Team 5 16 17 Ret 19 18 12 19† 15 5
6 Ret 11 12 4 7 17 Ret Ret
11   Trident Racing 18 7 6 Ret 13 8 19 14 12 4
19 Ret Ret 16 20 22 16 Ret 18
12   Piquet GP
  Rapax
3 Ret Ret 13 10 17 7 12 9 0
4 15 Ret Ret 15 11 8 Ret 13
Pos Team Car
No.
YMC1
 
YMC2
 
BHR1
 
BHR2
 
Points
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (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 (DNP)
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.

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