GP2 introduces F1-style tyre system

5th October 2011

The GP2 motor racing series is set to adopt the same tyre system used in Formula One (F1) next year.

Each driver will have access to a total of four sets of Pirelli tyres over the race weekend, including three sets of prime tyres and one set of softer, option tyres.

One set of prime must be reserved for the sprint race, with teams therefore left to choose between the remaining two sets of prime and the one set of options to use during practice, qualifying and the main race.

GP2 boss Bruno Michel claimed the new ruling offers a "fantastic opportunity" to the drivers as it will better prepare them for the challenges of F1 racing.

"More than ever, tyre management is key to how quickly young drivers can adapt to the pinnacle of motorsport," he said.

"It will be interesting to watch as our teams will put in place the best possible strategy. It will add even more suspense, but it will also make tyre management all the more delicate. We're very happy that Pirelli will help us achieve that."

Next year, both the GP2 and GP3 competitions will also use the same points scoring system as in F1.

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