The 2011 GP3 Series review

The 2011 GP3 Series review

Ten winners from 10 races left the identity of the 2011 GP3 champion anybody's guess. But as ART found its feet, so its Finnish ace Valtteri Bottas stepped up to the plate to take the title. Glenn Freeman reviews an action-packed season

The mix of talent on the 2011 GP3 Series grid may never be repeated. Why? Because now that the Formula 1-support category has established itself at this level after two years of existence, drivers are more likely to go there directly from the lower rungs of the single-seater ladder, rather than going to Formula 3 first and then moving across to the grand prix support bill in a bid for recognition.

So this year's field was something to savour. It was a blend of previous GP3 winners, up-and-coming rookies, and a clutch of stars with impressive F3 pedigree. It was always going to be a hotly-contested campaign, and one where the ability of whoever won the championship could not be called into question.

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