GP3 Series organisers announce the 2017 calendar. This season, the Series will be contested over a total of eight rounds, with seven support events
to the Formula One World Championship. Seven rounds will be held on European soil, including Jerez de la Frontera which will host the only standalone race weekend. The campaign will conclude at Yas Marina. The eighth season of the Series will kick off at Barcelona on May 12-14 followed by a test session in Budapest on June 06-07. The action will resume in July with Spielberg and Silverstone back-to-back on 07-09 and 14-16 respectively. There will be a third race weekend at the end of the month at the Hungaroring on July 28-30 before the summer break.
The teams will meet again at Spa-Francorchamps on August 25-27, back-to-back with Monza on September 01-03. The seventh round of the year will be held at Circuito de Jerez on October 06-08 whilst the season will conclude the following month at the Yas Marina Circuit on November 24-26.
GP3 Series CEO Bruno Michel: “I am pleased to confirm that there will be a total of eight rounds on the 2017 calendar including seven race weekends alongside Formula One. In order to control the costs, we have decided to have only one flyaway event this year, which will be Abu Dhabi in November. We are also delighted to take GP3 racing alongside GP2 in Jerez in October between Monza and the final round of the season. This campaign will bring new challenges with the addition of the DRS to the third generation GP3 car. I am convinced that there will be many opportunities for our drivers to showcase their talent in front of the F1 paddock and the fans.”