GP2 confirms 11-race calendar for 2016

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The GP2 calendar for 2016 was finally confirmed today. F1’s main feeder series will feature on the bill at eleven Grand Prix weekends this year, including a new race in Baku and the return of Germany and Malaysia. Russia and Bahrain are absent in 2016.

The GP2 season begins this year in Barcelona on May 13-15 at the Spanish Grand Prix and finishes at Yas Marina during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on November 25-27. GP2 support races will feature at all European Grands Prix this year, with the exception of Sochi in Russia, which is missing from this year’s calendar.

As with F1, GP2 will also make its debut in 2016 on the streets of Baku, the Azerbaijani capital, and also returns to Hockenheim for the German Grand Prix.  After the European F1 calendar concludes at Monza in early September, GP2 returns to the Malaysia Grand Prix at Sepang for the first time in three years. The Sakhir circuit in Bahrain, which held two races in 2015, is absent from this year’s calendar.

With close, competitive racing, GP2 is a popular feature of the Grand Prix weekend schedule. In addition to practice and qualifying, two GP2 races are run on each weekend: a longer feature race on Saturday afternoon and a shorter sprint race on Sunday morning.

Here’s the 2016 GP2 series calendar (click on the destinations to read our travel guide to the event):

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