Auto GP
CategorySingle seaters
Inaugural season1999
Engine suppliersZytek
Tyre suppliersKumho Tires[1]
Last Drivers' championMexico Luis Michael Dörrbecker
Last Teams' championItaly Torino Squadra Corse

Auto GP, sometimes referred to as the Auto GP World Series and formerly known as both Euro Formula 3000 and the Euroseries 3000, was a European formula racing series.

The series' roots can be traced back to 1999 and the Italian Formula 3000 series, organised by Pierluigi Corbari, which used old Lola chassis with Zytek engines. The teams used the Lola T96/50 in the first two years. At the beginning nearly all races were held in Italy, but very quickly the series expanded and had venues in different European countries.

The series became European Formula 3000 in 2001. The next three years (2001–2003) saw the Lola B99/50 in use. For 2004, Superfund became the series' title sponsor, planning to use a new car with a new set of regulations, named Formula Superfund, but the funding was pulled before the 2005 season got under way and the series was cancelled.

For 2005, Coloni Motorsport established an Italian national-level championship, using the Italian Formula 3000 name. In 2006, Coloni expanded this to form a new European championship named Euroseries 3000 with the Lola B02/50. The Italian series continued to run as part of Euroseries races.

In 2009, the organisers announced that the first-generation A1 Grand Prix Lola B05/52 were allowed alongside the Lola F3000 chassis, replacing the old cars completely from 2010.[2]

The championship itself was rebranded for the 2010 season, with it adopting the Auto GP name. As well as that, the championship offered a €200,000 prize fund at each of its six rounds.[3]

2015 marked the start of the Auto GP World Series working with ISRA, a company from the Netherlands who set up the 2014 FA1 Series, this partnership, however, has not lasted long with the Auto GP Organisation announcing at Round 1 (of the 2015 season) that the two companies have parted ways. The 2015 season was "archived" midway through the season and midway through the 2016 season the series merged with the BOSS GP series.


Formula 3000 era

Season Champion Second Third Team Champion Secondary Class Champion
Italian Formula 3000
1999 Italy Giorgio Vinella South Africa Werner Lupberger Italy Marco Apicella Italy Team Martello not awarded
2000 Brazil Ricardo Sperafico United Kingdom Warren Hughes Italy Gabriele Lancieri Russia Arden Team Russia
Euro Formula 3000
2001 Brazil Felipe Massa Italy Thomas Biagi Germany Alex Müller Italy Draco Junior Team not awarded
2002 Brazil Jaime Melo, Jr. France Romain Dumas Czech Republic Jaroslav Janiš Italy Team Great Wall
2003 Brazil Augusto Farfus Italy Fabrizio del Monte Italy Gianmaria Bruni Italy Draco Junior Team
Superfund Euro Formula 3000
2004 Netherlands Nicky Pastorelli Italy Fabrizio del Monte Austria Norbert Siedler Italy Draco Junior Team not awarded
Italian Formula 3000
2005 Italy Luca Filippi Czech Republic Jaroslav Janiš Italy Giacomo Ricci Italy FMS International L: Italy Stefano Gattuso
Euroseries 3000
2006 Italy Giacomo Ricci Italy Marco Bonanomi Russia Vitaly Petrov Italy FMS International I: Italy Giacomo Ricci
2007 Italy Davide Rigon Brazil Diego Nunes Brazil Luiz Razia Italy Minardi by GP Racing I: Italy Davide Rigon
2008 France Nicolas Prost Italy Fabio Onidi Pakistan Adam Khan Italy Bull Racing I: Colombia Omar Leal
2009 United Kingdom Will Bratt Italy Marco Bonanomi Italy Fabio Onidi Italy FMS International I: United Kingdom Will Bratt

Auto GP

Season Champion Second Third Team Champion Secondary Class Champion
Auto GP
2010 France Romain Grosjean Italy Edoardo Piscopo United Kingdom Duncan Tappy France DAMS U21: France Adrien Tambay
2011 Italy Kevin Ceccon Italy Luca Filippi Russia Sergey Afanasyev France DAMS U21: Italy Kevin Ceccon
Auto GP World Series
2012 United Kingdom Adrian Quaife-Hobbs Norway Pål Varhaug Russia Sergey Sirotkin United Kingdom Super Nova International U21: United Kingdom Adrian Quaife-Hobbs
Auto GP
2013 Italy Vittorio Ghirelli Japan Kimiya Sato Italy Sergio Campana United Kingdom Super Nova International U21: Italy Vittorio Ghirelli
2014 Japan Kimiya Sato Hungary Tamás Pál Kiss Germany Markus Pommer United Kingdom Super Nova International not awarded
2015 cancelled
Auto GP Formula Open Championship
2016 Mexico Luis Michael Dörrbecker India Mahaveer Raghunathan Switzerland Christof von Grünigen Italy Torino Squadra Corse not awarded

Scoring system

Current system

Teams only score from their two highest placed cars. 48 points is the maximum possible haul for one driver in a race weekend.

2012 Auto GP points system[4][5]
Race  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th  Pole Position Fastest Lap
R1 25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1 1 1
R2 20 15 12 10 8 6 4 3 2 1 1

Previous points systems

Previous Auto GP points systems
Years Race  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th  Pole Position Fastest Lap
2011 R1 25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1 1 1
R2 18 13 10 8 6 4 2 1 1
2006–2010 R1 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1 1 1
R2 6 5 4 3 2 1 1
2005 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1 1 1
1999–2004 10 6 4 3 2 1


  1. ^ "Kumho Tyres and double compound for 2012". Auto GP. Auto GP Organisation. 3 February 2012. Archived from the original on 23 July 2012. Retrieved 3 February 2012.
  2. ^ "Euro 3000 com antigos carros do A1GP -". Archived from the original on 2012-02-17. Retrieved 2013-05-15.
  3. ^ Freeman, Glenn, ed. (2009-10-29). "Pit & Paddock: Euroseries 3000; Euro 3000 revamped for 2010". Autosport. Vol. 198, no. 5. p. 29.
  4. ^ "Auto GP tweaks race 2 points system for 2012 season". Autosport. Haymarket Publications. 29 February 2012. Retrieved 29 February 2012.
  5. ^ "More points awarded for Race 2". Auto GP World Series. Auto GP Organisation. 29 February 2012. Archived from the original on 24 February 2015. Retrieved 29 February 2012.