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2018 GP3 Series
Drivers' Champion: Anthoine Hubert
Teams' Champion: ART Grand Prix
Previous: 2017 Next: 2019 (Formula 3)
Parent series:
Formula 1 World Championship
Formula 2 Championship
Rival series:
FIA Formula 3 European Championship
Anthoine Hubert, the series champion.
ART Grand Prix successfully defended the teams' championship.

The 2018 GP3 Series was the ninth season of the third-tier of Formula One feeder championship and also ninth season under the moniker of GP3 Series, a motor racing feeder series that runs in support of the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship and sister series Formula 2. This was the final contested season of GP3, as the series will unite with the FIA Formula 3 European Championship to form the FIA Formula 3 Championship.[1]

2018 was the final season that the Dallara GP3/16 chassis package—which débuted in the 2016 GP3 Series—was used in competition, as a brand new chassis package for the FIA Formula 3 Championship will be introduced in 2019.

After finishing 3rd in the final Feature Race of the last season of GP3, Anthoine Hubert was crowned the 2018 GP3 Champion. ART successfully defended their teams' title over Trident after the first race at Sochi, winning the teams' title in eight of the nine seasons of GP3.[2]

Runner-up Nikita Mazepin won 4 races; in Barcelona, Hungaroring, Spa-Francorchamps, and Yas Marina. After having four rounds with Jenzer Motorsport, David Beckmann moved to Trident before the summer break and took 3 race wins. Champion Anthoine Hubert, Callum Ilott, Leonardo Pulcini, and Pedro Piquet all won 2 races. Also, Giuliano Alesi won the second race in Spain, Jake Hughes won for the third time in the series at the Red Bull Ring, and Dorian Boccolacci, who drove for MP Motorsport before being promoted to their Formula 2 team won the sprint race at the Hungaroring.

Teams and driversEdit

All GP3 drivers competed in a Dallara GP3/16 chassis using a Mecachrome GP3 V6 engine and Pirelli P Zero and Cinturato tyres.

Team No. Driver name Rounds
  ART Grand Prix 1   Callum Ilott[3] All
2   Anthoine Hubert[4] All
3   Nikita Mazepin[5] All
4   Jake Hughes[6] All
  Trident 5   Pedro Piquet[7] All
6   Giuliano Alesi[8] All
7   Ryan Tveter[9] All
8   Alessio Lorandi[10] 1–4
  David Beckmann[11] 5–9
  Jenzer Motorsport 9   Tatiana Calderón[12] All
10   Juan Manuel Correa[13] All
11   David Beckmann[14] 1–4
  Jannes Fittje[15] 5–9
  Arden International 14   Gabriel Aubry[16] All
15   Julien Falchero[17] 1–7
  Sacha Fenestraz[18] 8–9
16   Joey Mawson[19] All
  Campos Racing 18   Leonardo Pulcini[20] All
19   Simo Laaksonen[21] All
20   Diego Menchaca[22] All
  MP Motorsport 22   Dorian Boccolacci[23] 1–5
  Richard Verschoor[24] 6–9
23   Will Palmer[25] 1
  Christian Lundgaard[26] 2
  Devlin DeFrancesco[27] 3–9
24   Niko Kari[28] 1–7
  Jehan Daruvala[29] 9
Sources:[30][31]

Team changesEdit

Driver changesEdit

Midseason changes

CalendarEdit

The following nine rounds took place as part of the 2018 championship. Each round consisted of two races, a longer race 1 and a shorter race 2:

Round Circuit Race 1 Race 2 Supporting
1   Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona 12 May 13 May Spanish Grand Prix
2   Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet 23 June 24 June French Grand Prix
3   Red Bull Ring, Spielberg 30 June 1 July Austrian Grand Prix
4   Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone 7 July 8 July British Grand Prix
5   Hungaroring, Budapest 28 July 29 July Hungarian Grand Prix
6   Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Francorchamps 25 August 26 August Belgian Grand Prix
7   Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza 1 September 2 September Italian Grand Prix
8   Sochi Autodrom, Sochi 29 September 30 September Russian Grand Prix
9   Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi 24 November 25 November Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Source:[39]

Calendar changesEdit

Results and standingsEdit

Season summaryEdit

Round Circuit Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning team
1 R1   Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya   Leonardo Pulcini   Anthoine Hubert   Nikita Mazepin   ART Grand Prix
R2   Giuliano Alesi   Giuliano Alesi   Trident
2 R1   Circuit Paul Ricard   Dorian Boccolacci   Anthoine Hubert   Anthoine Hubert[N 1]   ART Grand Prix
R2   Anthoine Hubert   Callum Ilott   ART Grand Prix
3 R1   Red Bull Ring   Callum Ilott   Leonardo Pulcini   Callum Ilott   ART Grand Prix
R2   Leonardo Pulcini   Jake Hughes   ART Grand Prix
4 R1   Silverstone Circuit   Anthoine Hubert   Callum Ilott   Anthoine Hubert   ART Grand Prix
R2   Callum Ilott   Pedro Piquet   Trident
5 R1   Hungaroring   Anthoine Hubert   Nikita Mazepin   Nikita Mazepin   ART Grand Prix
R2   Dorian Boccolacci[N 2]   Dorian Boccolacci   MP Motorsport
6 R1   Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps   David Beckmann   Anthoine Hubert   David Beckmann   Trident
R2   Nikita Mazepin   Nikita Mazepin   ART Grand Prix
7 R1   Autodromo Nazionale Monza   David Beckmann   David Beckmann   David Beckmann   Trident
R2   Nikita Mazepin   Pedro Piquet   Trident
8 R1   Sochi Autodrom   Leonardo Pulcini[N 3]   Nikita Mazepin   Leonardo Pulcini   Campos Racing
R2   David Beckmann[N 4]   David Beckmann   Trident
9 R1   Yas Marina Circuit   Nikita Mazepin   Nikita Mazepin   Leonardo Pulcini   Campos Racing
R2   Ryan Tveter[N 5]   Nikita Mazepin   ART Grand Prix

Scoring systemEdit

Points were awarded to the top 10 classified finishers in the race 1, and to the top 8 classified finishers in the race 2. The pole-sitter in the race 1 also received four points, and two points were given to the driver who set the fastest lap inside the top ten in both the race 1 and race 2. No extra points were awarded to the pole-sitter in the race 2.

Race 1 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
Race 2 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' championshipEdit

Pos. Driver CAT
 
LEC
 
RBR
 
SIL
 
HUN
 
SPA
 
MNZ
 
SOC
 
YMC
 
Points
1   Anthoine Hubert 2 2 1 7 17 9 1 4 3 3 3 2 2 DSQ 3 4 3 Ret 214
2   Nikita Mazepin 1 10 2 5 13 7 2 7 1 12 5 1 5 3 2 Ret 5 1 198
3   Callum Ilott 3 7 8 1 1 6 3 5 6 2 6 3 3 DSQ 13 18 4 4 167
4   Leonardo Pulcini 4 9 4 8 2 3 6 6 2 4 15 Ret 14 7 1 8 1 12 156
5   David Beckmann 6 17 18 10 8 Ret 14 Ret 4 7 1 Ret 1 5 5 1 2 Ret 137
6   Pedro Piquet 9 Ret 6 2 4 2 7 1 12 9 4 5 7 1 15 11 12 Ret 106
7   Giuliano Alesi 7 1 3 6 6 Ret 8 2 17† 16 9 6 6 2 14 17 6 10 100
8   Jake Hughes 13 3 10 17 5 1 Ret 8 16 14 7 4 9 4 7 16 7 2 85
9   Ryan Tveter 17 14 11 9 7 Ret 4 3 5 6 2 8 11 16 18 9 11 5 69
10   Dorian Boccolacci 5 5 DSQ 14 10 5 5 9 8 1 58
11   Alessio Lorandi 11 16 5 4 3 4 10 12 42
12   Juan Manuel Correa 8 4 9 12 19 13 Ret 15 7 5 11 10 17 Ret 9 5 8 6 42
13   Joey Mawson 16 15 7 3 Ret 10 9 13 Ret 18 8 17† 12 12 8 2 20 9 38
14   Simo Laaksonen 15 8 13 11 9 15 13 16 14 11 12 13 4 8 6 14 9 3 36
15   Richard Verschoor 17 7 8 9 4 3 14 7 30
16   Tatiana Calderón Ret Ret 17 16 12 12 Ret 10 11 8 10 9 15 6 10 7 10 8 11
17   Niko Kari Ret 6 DSQ Ret 11 8 11 Ret Ret Ret 14 12 10 10 6
18   Gabriel Aubry 12 Ret 15 Ret 16 Ret Ret Ret 10 13 13 11 Ret Ret 11 6 15 14 5
19   Diego Menchaca 10 12 14 Ret 14 16 12 11 9 10 19 16 Ret 14 Ret 15 18 16 3
20   Jannes Fittje 13 17 20 15 16 11 12 10 13 Ret 0
21   Devlin DeFrancesco 18† 11 15 14 WD WD 18 Ret 13 15 17 12 17 11 0
22   Julien Falchero 14 11 16 15 15 14 Ret Ret 15 15 16 14 Ret 13 0
23   Christian Lundgaard 12 13 0
24   Sacha Fenestraz 16 13 16 15 0
25   Will Palmer 18 13 0
26   Jehan Daruvala 19 13 0
Pos. Driver CAT
 
LEC
 
RBR
 
SIL
 
HUN
 
SPA
 
MNZ
 
SOC
 
YMC
 
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 (Race 1 only)
Italics – Fastest Lap

Notes:

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

Teams' championshipEdit

Only three best-finishing cars are allowed to score points in the championship.[40]

Pos. Team CAT
 
LEC
 
RBR
 
SIL
 
HUN
 
SPA
 
MNZ
 
SOC
 
YMC
 
Points
1   ART Grand Prix 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 4 1 2 3 1 2 3 2 4 3 1 640
2 3 2 5 5 6 2 5 3 3 5 2 3 4 3 16 4 2
3 7 8 7 13 7 3 7 6 12 6 3 5 DSQ 7 18 5 4
2   Trident 7 1 3 2 3 2 4 1 4 7 1 5 1 1 5 1 2 5 433
9 14 5 4 4 4 7 2 5 8 2 6 6 2 14 9 8 10
11 16 6 6 6 Ret 8 3 12 9 4 8 7 5 15 11 11 Ret
3   Campos Racing 4 8 4 8 2 3 6 6 2 4 12 13 4 7 1 8 1 3 195
10 9 13 11 9 15 12 11 9 10 15 16 14 8 6 14 9 16
15 12 14 Ret 14 16 13 16 14 11 19 Ret Ret 14 Ret 15 18 Ret
4   MP Motorsport 5 5 12 13 10 5 5 9 8 1 14 7 8 9 4 3 14 7 94
18 6 DSQ 14 11 8 11 14 Ret Ret 17 12 10 10 17 12 17 11
Ret 13 DSQ Ret 18† 11 15 Ret WD WD 18 Ret 13 15 DNP DNP 19 13
5   Jenzer Motorsport 6 4 9 10 8 12 14 10 7 5 10 9 15 6 9 5 8 6 65
8 17 17 12 12 13 Ret 15 11 8 11 10 16 11 10 7 10 8
Ret Ret 19 16 19 Ret Ret Ret 13 17 20 15 17 Ret 12 10 13 Ret
6   Arden International 12 11 7 3 15 10 9 13 10 13 8 11 12 12 8 2 15 9 43
14 15 15 15 16 14 Ret Ret 15 15 13 14 Ret 13 11 6 16 14
16 Ret 16 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 18 16 17 Ret Ret 16 13 20 15
Pos. Team CAT
 
LEC
 
RBR
 
SIL
 
HUN
 
SPA
 
MNZ
 
SOC
 
YMC
 
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 (Race 1 only)
Italics – Fastest Lap

Notes:

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

NotesEdit

  1. ^ MP Motorsport driver Dorian Boccolacci won the race but was later disqualified for a technical infringement.
  2. ^ Joey Mawson set the fastest lap, but finished outside the top 10, so he was ineligible to score points for the fastest lap.
  3. ^ Nikita Mazepin qualified on pole for the Sochi feature race, but was penalised for leaving the circuit limits and gaining an advantage.
  4. ^ Jake Hughes set the fastest lap, but finished outside the top 10, so he was ineligible to score points for the fastest lap.
  5. ^ Jehan Daruvala set the fastest lap, but finished outside the top 10, so he was ineligible to score points for the fastest lap.

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