Arthur Pic concludes the year with a race victory and five further podiums from two MRF Challenge rounds at Bahrain International Circuit.
Schilke, GP2 correspondent
New challenge and new faces for the second round of the new season.
Barwa Addax Team all out for the second race of the season.
Alexander Rossi's 2013 GP2 debut with Caterham Racing saw him place third in the feature race.
Arthur Pic now travels to Europe for round two of the campaign at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on May 9-11.
Nancy Knapp Schilke, GP2 correspondent
The speed was there – not the points!
Sam Bird: ""Apparently, in Russia they call a bird, which symbolises good luck "Blue Bird". I wear a blue suit and my name is Bird, so obviously the team are nicknaming me Blue Bird."
Tomorrow’s Sprint Race will see Fabio start from 8th on the reversed grid and with a great chance of finishing on the podium again.
A mixed race for the Racing Engineering team with Stefano taking 4th place which will put him 5th on tomorrow’s reversed grid.
Daniel Abt: "All in all we have a great car and I hope that we can have good results in Barcelona finally.”
After also taking points for pole position and for setting fastest lap in both races, Jolyon holds a 10 point advantage over nearest rival Julian Leal.
Daniël De Jong had the bitter disappointment of a swift retirement from round three.
The first race weekend of the 2014 GP2 Series will take place on this very track in just two weeks’ time.
Excellent performance for Richelmi who, with a good time of 1'40"704, won the third row of the Race 1 grid
The result of the two races is very positive, especially for Jolyon Palmer.