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No Monaco for GP3

February 2, 2011

GP3 will not grace Monaco this year. © Drew Gibson/GP3 Media Service.

This years GP3 Series will now not take in a race at Monaco.

The Formula 1 feeder championship had announced that it was in discussions to hold a race at the famed venue during the final weekend in May.
Unfortunately, due to lack of space in an already crowded environment, the GP3 event has had to be shelved for this year at least.
As well as the Grand Prix itself, GP2, World Series by Renault and the Porsche Supercup Series also run over the weekend.

With the exclusion of the principality, this year’s GP3 Championship will now comprise of eight race weekends; however a further two days of testing has been added to bolster the season calendar. The test is to be held in June, although both the date and venue have yet to be announced.

Revised 2011 GP3 schedule:

Test  3-4 March        Paul Ricard
Test  29-31 March      Silverstone
Test  12-14 April      Barcelona
Race  7-8 May          Istanbul
Race  21-22 May        Barcelona
Test  TBA June         TBA
Race  25-26 June       Valencia
Race  9-10 July        Silverstone
Race  23-24 July       Nurburgring
Race  30-31 July       Hungaroring
Race  27-28 August     Spa
Race  10-11 September  Monza

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2 Comments
  1. Must say I was slightly sceptical when it was announced just a few weeks ago, not in terms of paddock space but in the running order what with 3.5 also on the schedule.
    Personally I think the new FIA International F3 Trophy should be at Monaco instead of both GP3 or FR3.5.

    • Leigh O'Gorman permalink

      I do wonder how long World Series by Renault will be on the Monaco support list. If GP3 grows to be some success, then World Series may not find itself renewed come the next contract discussions.

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