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.
Alexander Rossi's 2013 GP2 debut with Caterham Racing saw him place third in the feature race.
Barwa Addax Team all out for the second race of the season.
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.
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."
The speed was there – not the points!
Arthur Pic now travels to Europe for round two of the campaign at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on May 9-11.
The nomination for GP2 in Bahrain was once more an even more extreme selection than the compounds chosen for Formula One.
A mixed race for the Racing Engineering team with Stefano taking 4th place which will put him 5th on tomorrow’s reversed grid.
The weekend's programme will continue tomorrow with the Feature Race scheduled for 14.45 (CEST). The Sprint Race will take place on Sunday at 9.50.
Nancy Knapp Schilke, GP2 correspondent
Stefano claimed 6th starting spot, while Marciello - 9th.
Daniël De Jong had the bitter disappointment of a swift retirement from round three.
Alongside Jolyon Palmer this season with DAMS , Stéphane Richelmi knows that his ambitious teammate will be for him a source of motivation.
In his current video blog the 21-year-old driver Daniel Abt uses open and honest words to explain why hes looking towards the future with optimism nonetheless.
Daniel Abt: "All in all we have a great car and I hope that we can have good results in Barcelona finally.”
Fabio Leimer and Julián Leal hope to expand their points toward the GP2 Series championship on the Sakhir International Circuit.