The GP2 series is proud to unveil the 2009 calendar. Thirteen teams have been confirmed for next season.

There will be few major changes to the 2009 line-up. As previously announced, Ocean Racing Technology join the GP2 Series grid after the Portuguese team guaranteed acquisition of BCN Competicion. Piquet Sports become known as "Piquet GP" while Arden will be called "Arden International".

In 2009, the GP2 series starts its season in Barcelona, Spain where the Formula One circus will open their European season. This event will be the first of nine weekends as the official Formula One support series. The 2009 championship will be concluded with the one stand-alone event of the season in Portimao in mid-September. This will mark the first time that the GP2 Series race in Portugal.

2009 GP2 Series - Calendar of events

Date Venue
11-13 March Paul Ricard, France Test
23-25 March Barcelona, Spain Test
9-10 May Barcelona, Spain Race
22-23 May Monte-Carlo, Monaco Race
6-7 June Istanbul, Turkey Race
20-21 June Silverstone, Great-Britain Race
11-12 July Nurburgring, Germany Race
25-26 July Budapest, Hungary Race
22-23 August Valencia, Spain Race
29-30 August Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium Race
12-13 September Monza, Italy Race
19-20 September Portimao, Portugal Race

2009 GP2 Series Grid

1, 2 Barwa Int. Campos Team ESP
3, 4 iSport International GBR
5, 6 Piquet GP BRA
7, 8 Racing Engineering ESP
9, 10 ART Grand Prix FRA
11, 12 Arden International NED
14, 15 Super Nova Racing GBR
16, 17 Dams FRA
18, 19 Trident Racing ITA
20, 21 Fisichella Motor Sport Int. ITA
22, 23 Durango ITA
24, 25 Ocean Racing Technology POR
26, 27 DPR GBR

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