GP3 to visit Monaco for first time
26 January 2012 – GP3 will be making a first trip to Monte Carlo this year, it was confirmed on Thursday afternoon. The two races of the Formula 1 feeder series will support the Monaco Grand Prix on the four-day race weekend of 24-27 May.
“I am delighted to announce that Monaco has been confirmed on the 2012 GP3 Series calendar,” says Bruno Michel, CEO of the GP2 and GP3 championships.
“It was quite a task to study all logistic options to fit our paddock in an already busy environment. Thanks to Automobile Club de Monaco and Formula One Management, it’s all come together fine.
“This is a fantastic exposure opportunity for the series, for the drivers to showcase their talent around the challenging streets of Monaco and to provide, as usual, a great show.”
GP3’s two Champions to date are Mexico’s Esteban Gutiérrez and Finn Valtteri Bottas, now the respective F1 reserve drivers of Sauber and Williams.