Seven race events on the calendar for the BOSS GP Racing Series in 2022. Among them the return to France.
The 28th season of the only true Big Open single seater series will start at the beginning of May and not end until November 2022, which should ensure a largely trouble-free season even under the circumstances of the COVID pandemic. The provisional race calendar includes only Formula 1 and MotoGP level circuits. This guarantees a modern infrastructure and high safety standards.
The first two of 14 races in 2022 will take place at the Jim Clark Revival at the Hockenheimring on 6, 7 and 8 May. This is followed by the home race of the Austrian-registered racing series at the Red Bull Ring on 4 and 5 June. One of the season highlights is the return to “Paul Ricard” for the French Historic Grand Prix (17-19 June).
Another race is listed for July, but confirmation is still pending. This race is intended as a replacement for the 2021 event at the Nürburgring, which had been cancelled due to the flood disaster in the nearby Ahr Valley.
From 9 to 11 September, the BOSS GP Racing Series will once again run as the main act at the Masaryk Racing Days in Brno. The season ends with an Italian double: first at “Forza Fanatec” in Mugello from14-16 October, then at Misano (4-6 November) for the “Pirelli Grande Finale”.
The season’s races number 5 and 6 of Europe’s fastest racing series will take place this weekend at the Automotodrom in Brno.
The second largest city in the Czech Republic will once again host a Big Open Single Seater event this year. On the Brno racetrack, fast and flowing curves alternate with section that is technically demanding to say the least, making it many BOSS GP racing drivers’ favourite track. On the 5.4-kilometer-long track, the engine power of the V10 and V8 rockets is also decisive, as the Czech roller coaster takes a steep surge in the last third of the track.
Visitors are welcome this time
For the first time this year, viewers can experience the BOSS GP Racing Series live. A day ticket for the open grandstand’s (with a video wall) costs only 4 euros; parking is free of charge. Only the access to the paddock is unfortunately not possible for visitors due to the regulations for the containment of the Coronavirus. In addition to the headliner BOSS GP, numerous other racing series can be seen from Thursday to Sunday: The ESET V4 Cup with races from GT, TCR and one-make trophies, plus the Drexler Formula Cup, the Suzuki Swift Cup Europe and historic racing classes.
When are the BOSS GP cars on track?
Friday, 4 September 2020 11.10–11.40 Free Practice 1 15.15–15.45 Free Practice 2
Saturday, 5 September 2020 09.30–10.00 Qualifying 15.25–15.55 Race 1 (20 minutes)
The Big Open Single Seaters are going to rock the Ardennes this weekend.
The fastest racing series in Europe returns to Spa and its famous surroundings: Eau Rouge, Blanchimont and Stavelot. On August 1 and 2, the BOSS GP Racing Series will visit the legendary 7-kilometer Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps – after a nine-year break! The wishes of the drivers and teams as well as the circumstances of the last months have finally made a comeback possible. Among others, Ingo Gerstl’s Toro Rosso STR1, Riccardo Ponzio’s Jaguar R3, Ulf Ehninger’s 1997 Benetton as well as numerous GP2 cars will be seen at the event.
Similar to the season opener in Imola three weeks ago, this is also a two-day event. The schedule with almost three hours of driving time is accordingly compact: On Saturday, two practice sessions will be held, followed by qualifications on Sunday and, as usual, two races. In addition to the Formula 1 and Formula 2 racing cars from the last eras, the German Touring Car Masters and the new GT support series “DTM Trophy” will be competing at Spa.
When are the BOSS GP cars on track?
Saturday, 1 August 2020: 11:30–11:55 Free Practice 1 (25 minutes) 16:00–16:35 Free Practice 2 (35 minutes)
Unfortunately, visitors are not allowed to visit the race site due to the prevailing Covid-19 restrictions. Nevertheless, fans of the BOSS GP Racing Series can still get a piece of the action: in front of the TV, computer, or smartphone – all thanks to the free livestream on www.bossgp.com/livestream, YouTube or Facebook. The Sunday programme with the qualifications session as well as both races will be streamed. The broadcast will start ten minutes before each session.
BOSS GP tyre supplier Pirelli and champagne partner Cuvee Sensorium have invited to the 2019 BOSS GP awards ceremony in the Austrian Alps.
The anniversary season of BOSS GP ended with a festive event where teams and friends from Europe’s fastest racing series celebrated the 25th year of BOSS GP. This year, the prize giving ceremony took place in Maria Alm near Salzburg.
With specially decorated BOSS GP gondolas the guests were taken up to Toms Almhütte at 1166 metres above sea level. In addition to excellent champagne from BOSS GP partner Cuvee Sensorium, excellent Austrian cuisine was offered. After traditional cheese noodles, roast and Kaiserschmarrn, the three best from the two categories OPEN and FORMULA were honoured. The trophies were handed over by star guest and Elvis Tribute artist Rusty.
Ingo Gerstl (Top Speed) from Austria received for the fifth time the champions trophy for winning the OPEN class. For the Frenchman “Piter” (Ray-Ban) it was a premiere at the award ceremony. This year he not only performed brilliantly on the dancefloor, he also took second place in OPEN standings.
Proud champion of the FORMULA category is Marco Ghiotto (ITA, Scuderia Palladio). In a season-long duel with fellow countryman Alessandro Bracalente (Speed Center) he finally won by a narrow margin. Ghiotto announced that he will bring more drivers into the series next year. Andreas Fiedler (DEU, Fiedler Racing) was presented with the trophy for third place.
Furthermore, the champions Gerstl and Ghiotto received custom-made carbon helmets from Bell. All other BOSS GP drivers got a very special present too: The best photo of the year from each pilot was printed on glass, shown during the evening and handed over later.
The new season starts on March 28, 2020 in Mugello. Details on the further schedule will be published soon on bossgp.com
The last qualifying session of 2019 promises high tension in the fight for the BOSS GP FORMULA title.
(AUT, Top Speed) in the Toro Rosso STR1 takes his fifth pole position in the
sixth race of the year. Behind him title contender Alessandro Bracalente (ITA,
Speed Center) set the fastest time of the FORMULA drivers and put himself in a
good position for the first race on Saturday afternoon (starting time: 15:50).
With 1:30.641 he was a solid six-tenths faster than championship leader Marco
Ghiotto (ITA, Scuderia Palladio), who will start the race in third place from
the second row of the grid. On the very last lap Ghiotto managed to drive into
the top-3. Should Ghiotto win the first race, Bracalente must finish at least
sixth to postpone the title decision until the last race on Sunday.
Martucci (ITA, MM International) starts from row 2 next to Ghiotto. This means
that three Italian will chase pole setter Ingo Gerstl through Tamburello, Acque
Minerali, Rivazza and Co. Benetton driver Phil Stratford (USA, Penn Elcom) had
to retire from qualifying early. There had already been a leak in the gearbox
yesterday. With just one fast lap he qualified in fifth place on the grid.
driver in Q2 was Salvatore de Plano (ITA, Top Speed), who qualified sixth
overall. After a messed-up season, he wants to perform strongly in the finale.
Fiedler (DEU, Fiedler Racing) increased his pace from lap to lap as usual. When
hardly anyone could further improve his lap times, Fiedler drove the seventh
fastest time. So, Fiedler starts a row
ahead of his fiercest competitor for third place in the championship: Philippe
Haezebrouck (FRA, Speed Center).
Steding (DEU, Inter Europol) proved the strong impression from the free
practice sessions on Friday with rank 10. With 10th place he was able to repeat
his best qualifying result of this year in Assen.
of two races this weekend will have a distance of 20 minutes and begin at 3:50
p.m. – according to the forecast at dry weather and 22 degrees.
The fastest BOSS GP qualifying of the year in review.
position in the third BOSS GP event 2019 for Ingo Gerstl (AUT, Top Speed). In
the V10 Toro Rosso STR1 Gerstl was again the fastest pilot in qualifying. This
means he sets the pace for the start of the first of two races at 4 p.m. this
Stratford (USA, Penn Elcom) will line up next to him once again. In the
Benetton B197 he was able to improve by two seconds compared to qualifying 2018
– this opens the chase for permanent rival Gerstl.
Marco Ghiotto (ITA, Scuderia Palladio) confirmed his performance of Friday: With 1:36.169 he drove the fastest lap time of all Formula 2 drivers. Teammate and cousin Sergio Ghiotto starts the race from 5th place as third best FORMULA driver.
will be Alessandro Bracalente (ITA, Speed Center), who was the only one in the
turbulent Qualifying 2 to make it into the top 5. Later in qualifying the
FORMULA leader had an accident. At the end of the second chicane he spun to the
inside and into the barriers. For the race driver and car should be made ready
dominance at their home race in the FORMULA class is underlined by Armando
Mangini (grid position 6), Salvatore de Plano (grid position 7) and Gianluca
Ripoli (grid position 8). First non-Italian in the FORMULA category is Philippe
Haezebrouck (FRA, Speed Center). The Frenchman continues the good pace of
Hockenheim and Spielberg in his first race with the new team.
Martucci (ITA, MM International) starts in tenth. Walter Steding qualified as
eleventh despite a spin into the gravel bed. Christian Eicke (SUI, Speed
Center) was able to participate today after his accident in the first free
practice and thanked his team with rank 12. Thomas Jakoubek (AUT, Top Speed)
will start from 13, OPEN driver “Piter” (FRA, Ray-Ban) in the only
World Series car from 14.
Fiedler (DEU, Fiedler Racing) had to miss qualifying, because his rear wing
broke yesterday. He hopes to find a spare wing before today’s first race,
otherwise he must skip another race.
starts today at 4 p.m. – with best weather and free entry.
Friday in Monza: Getting used to the high-speed track in the Royal Park.
Speeds beyond 300 kph demand man and machine. It’s good that on Friday there were two 30-minute practice sessions for the BOSS GP drivers.
man in this high-speed challenge was Ingo Gerstl (AUT, Top Speed). The reigning
OPEN champion set his fastest time (1:29.929) in the second free practice
session in the afternoon. With similar good conditions tomorrow another big
improvement in lap time is possible for Gerstl in his Toro Rosso STR1.
Stratford (USA, Penn Elcom) finished with the second-fastest time of the day in
the Benetton B197, by far behind Gerstl but in front of the Formula 2 cars. He
will probably be the only driver who can challenge Gerstl this weekend.
Ghiotto (ITA, Scuderia Palladio) was third fastest in both practice sessions.
Last year’s winner at Monza is the hottest candidate for FORMULA victory.
Italians managed to set a lap time of 1 minute 39 seconds: Luca Martucci (MM
International), Sergio Ghiotto (Scuderia Palladio), Armando Mangini (MM
International), Salvatore de Plano (Top Speed), Alessandro Bracalente (Speed
Center) will also be playing a big role in tomorrow’s fight for pole position.
Andreas Fiedler (DEU, Fiedler Racing) failed close to manage a 1:39 lap. In
practice 2 Fiedler was involved in an incident with De Plano, Peter Göllner
(SUI, Speed Center) and Martucci, both Fiedler and Martucci had an early end to
Eicke (SUI, Speed Center) set a great time in the first practice session. With
a flattened rear wing and therefore little drag, he managed the second fastest
time in sectors 1 and 3, beaten only by Ingo Gerstl’s Formula 1. However, Eicke
had an accident only a little later at the end of the Ascari variant. But he
will be able to participate again in the fight for pole position on Saturday.
will take part in qualifying tomorrow at 9:45 am. Today’s top 5 start in Q1 (8
minutes), the remaining drivers in Q2 (20 minutes). The fastest driver from the
two combined sessions will be the first to start the 25-minute race at 16:00,
the fifth in this BOSS GP anniversary season 2019.
It’s gonna be hot: The Formula 1, Formula 2 and World Series cars of the BOSS GP will be on Italy’s “fastest motorway” from 14 to 16 June in perfect weather and for free.
Races 5 and 6 of the 2019 BOSS GP season will take place next weekend at the Monza Eni Circuit. The traditional race track is 5.8 kilometres long and not far from the city of Milan. With an average speed of around 240 km/h, it is the fastest track in the BOSS GP racing calendar.
17 drivers are registered for the first of two Italian races of the BOSS GP this year. For seven of them it is a home race: the Italian team MM International comes with Marco Martucci, Gianluca Ripoli and team owner Armando Mangini. The runner-up of the FORMULA, Marco Ghiotto, in the former Charles Leclerc F2 car and cousin Sergio Ghiotto are competing for the Scuderia Palladio. Two more Italians are driving for non-Italian teams: Salvatore de Plano for Top Speed and FORMULA leader Alessandro Bracalente for Speed Center. They all drive cars from different Formula 2 generations.
What does the Competizione BOSS GP offer? In addition to the Big Open Single Seater, ten other racing series are part of this exciting event organized by Gruppo Peroni. These include the prototype class of the Sports Car Challenge, the GT3 of the P9 Challenge, the Renault Clio Cup Italia one-make cup and some historic racing series such as the Alfa Revival Cup.
On that weekend, a road safety course for children will also be inaugurated on the racetrack grounds. The use is free of charge for visitors on the opening weekend.
According to weather forecasts, it will get hot: up to 33 degrees Celsius, precipitation is not to be expected.
BOSS GP schedule: Friday, June 14, 2019 09:55–10:25: Free Practice 1 15:20–15:50: Free Practice 2
Saturday, June 15, 2019 10:45–11:15: Qualifying 16:00–16:20: Race 1 (20 min)
Where can I find the BOSS GP cars, teams and drivers? The BOSS GP teams are located in the pit lane exit area. These are the garages with the numbers 46 to 60. The BOSS GP catering from Sabel Racing and the Hollerweger Pirelli tyre service are located right behind them in the paddock. Fans can watch the teams and racers from the front row at work.
How do I get tickets for the Competizione BOSS GP? Admission is free on each of the three days, access tickets are not required. Seating is free on all open grandstands and access to the paddock is not restricted. Only parking costs extra.
Surprise in qualifying at the Red Bull Ring: Stratford and Bracalente in row 1.
Phil Stratford (USA, Penn Elcom Racing) took pole position in both BOSS GP races at the Pirelli Masters 2019, putting a BOSS GP crowd favourite at the front of the field: Stratford’s Benetton B197 is a real eye-catcher. Since last year, the car also has the signature of his ex-pilot Gerhard Berger on it’s painting. For Stratford, the pole position is his first in the BOSS GP. It’s also a conciliatory result, as last year he was unable to compete in the season finale on this circuit due to a gearbox failure.
With a fabulous time of 1:17.332 min Alessandro Bracalente (ITA, Speed Center) fought his way into the front row. This also makes the BOSS GP rookie the fastest pilot in the FORMULA class.
Florian Schnitzenbaumer (DEU, Top Speed) and Marco Ghiotto (ITA, Scuderia Palladio) will start from row 2. Ghiotto was fastest in the second qualifying group. Little by little he improved his times, at the end he set the very good time of 1:19.158. Similarly well managed Armando Mangini (ITA, MM International) his Pirelli P Zero tyres. The experienced Italian also drove his fastest time at the very end of the 20-minute session and starts alongside Andreas Fiedler (DEU, Fiedler Racing). Yesterday Fiedler complained about problems in the first of the two left corners at the Red Bull Ring. But with 5th place in qualifying the championship leader will be able to have a serious say about the victory
Sergio Ghiotto (Scuderia Palladio), Luca Martucci (MM International), Gianluca Ripoli (MM International) complete the Italian package in places 7 to 10.
Salvatore de Plano had to change to the spare car this morning. Instead of his yellow-red GP2 Dallara he drives the rest of the weekend with a black-and-red car. Although he only completed seven laps, de Plano was able to finish in the top 10.
Philippe Haezebrouck finished eleventh, beating Inter Europol team mate Walter Steding by a narrow two-tenths of a second.
Thomas Jakoubek (AUT, Top Speed) is starting the race in 13th place. Ulf Ehninger (DEU, ESBA Racing) in the second 1997-Benetton starts the hunt in 14th place. Ehninger was able to rewind 14 laps without any problems and collected valuable kilometres for him in a Formula 1 racing car he was not used to yet.
The Swiss Speed Center drivers Peter Göllner and Christian Eicke start from 15 and 16.
Ingo Gerstl (AUT, Top Speed) had to move to the second qualifying group after an engine change. With only two laps, OPEN leader Gerstl didn’t set a qualifying time. Gerstl will start from the very last position in the race as it looks.
Race 1 will take place today, Friday: Start is at 15:30. Race 2 follows tomorrow at 15:45 o’clock, before there will be a warm-up at 10.