Italian racer Vicky Piria will become the first female to contest the GP3 Series this season when she competes for Trident Racing, while Marusssia Manor complete their line-up with Tio Ellinas and Fabiano Machado. Robert Visoiu joins Jenzer Motorsport.
A stunning victory for Luca Filippi in his 100th GP2 event may have grabbed the headlines, but it was Romain Grosjean's Sprint Race with that proved the more decisive.
In one corner Jules Bianchi secured a stunning victory at a wet Silverstone, while a dry Sprint Race helped Romain Grosjean to success, but as the title battle hots up, who has the long term advantage.
As the GP2 Series returned from a month long break, feeder series veteran Romain Grosjean got his title charge back on track, while GP2 rookie Esteban Gutierrez claimed his first honours.
MGP2 at Monaco in 2011 will be remembered for Davide Valsecchi and Charles Pic taking the honour, but others will remember it as the weekend Romain Grosjean's championship push really came together.
Charles Pic and Fabio Leimer made the most of the conditions at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya to claim the honours in the second GP2 round of the 2011 season.