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2010 GP3 Series season
Champion Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez
Runner-up Canada Robert Wickens
Third Switzerland Nico Müller
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The 2010 GP3 Series season was the first season of the GP3 Series, a feeder series for the GP2 Series. The championship was contested over sixteen races held at eight rounds, beginning on May 8 at Circuit de Catalunya and ending on September 12 at Autodromo Nazionale Monza. Ten teams were announced, running three cars each.

The inaugural title was claimed by ART Grand Prix driver Esteban Gutiérrez, having taken the final pole position of the season at Monza to put him out of reach of title rival Robert Wickens. Gutiérrez took five race wins during the season, four of which coming in the higher points-rewarding races held on Saturdays. He also took four further podium finishes en route to a 17-point championship win over Wickens. Wickens eventually ended the season with three victories at Hockenheim, Spa-Francorchamps – despite spinning in wet conditions and damaging the nose of his Status Grand Prix car against the pit wall – and Monza, as well as four second place finishes, two of which being behind Gutiérrez.


Nico Müller finished in third position for Jenzer Motorsport, taking victories in Valencia and at the Hungaroring. He finished 15 points clear of Gutiérrez's team-mate Alexander Rossi, who took wins from pole position in the sprint races in Barcelona and at the Hungaroring. Rio Haryanto was fifth for Manor Racing, winning in Istanbul from a reverse-grid pole position. Other victories were taken by Status Grand Prix's Daniel Morad at Silverstone, Pål Varhaug won the season-opening race in Barcelona and Adrien Tambay won from 27th on the grid at Spa in a wet/dry race. ART Grand Prix also claimed the teams' championship, having done so at Spa-Francorchamps, finishing 44 points clear of nearest challengers Status Grand Prix, while Jenzer Motorsport finished in third position ahead of Manor Racing.

Teams and driversEdit

  • For the first two tests of the season, teams were given numbers in relation to alphabetical order. Thus, Addax were given 1, 2 and 3, with ART receiving 4, 5 and 6, and so forth. However, a "qualifying" session was held at Circuit Paul Ricard on 1 April 2010, where Alexander Rossi ended quickest. With this, ART ran cars 1, 2 and 3 during the season.
Team No Driver Rounds
France ART Grand Prix 1 United States Alexander Rossi All
2 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez All
3 Brazil Pedro Nunes All
Ireland Status Grand Prix 4 Canada Robert Wickens All
5 Russia Ivan Lukashevich All
6 Canada Daniel Morad All
United Kingdom Manor Racing 7 United Kingdom James Jakes 1-5, 8
France Adrien Tambay 6-7
8 Indonesia Rio Haryanto All
9 United Kingdom Adrian Quaife-Hobbs All
Germany RSC Mücke Motorsport 10 Netherlands Nigel Melker All
11 Netherlands Renger van der Zande All
12 Germany Tobias Hegewald All
United Kingdom Carlin 14 United States Josef Newgarden All
15 United Kingdom Dean Smith All
16 Brazil Lucas Foresti 1, 3-5, 8
Russia Mikhail Aleshin 2
Portugal António Félix da Costa 6-7
Spain Addax Team 17 Brazil Felipe Guimarães All
18 Mexico Pablo Sánchez López All
19 Italy Mirko Bortolotti All
Australia MW Arden 20 Denmark Michael Christensen All
21 Spain Miki Monrás All
22 Brazil Leonardo Cordeiro All
Switzerland Jenzer Motorsport 23 Norway Pål Varhaug All
24 Switzerland Simon Trummer 1-5, 7-8
Spain Marco Barba 6
25 Switzerland Nico Müller All
France Tech 1 Racing 26 Romania Doru Sechelariu All
27 Spain Daniel Juncadella 1
Monaco Stefano Coletti 2-8
28 France Jean-Éric Vergne 1, 3
France Jim Pla 2
Spain Daniel Juncadella 4-5, 7-8
United Kingdom ATECH CRS GP 29 Italy Patrick Reiterer 1-2
Spain Roberto Merhi 3-8
30 United Kingdom Oliver Oakes All
31 Italy Vittorio Ghirelli All

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