The scheduled BOSS GP races in Misano Adriatico and at the Hockenheimring will not take place in 2020.
The first BOSS GP race after the Corona crisis should have taken place in Misano (ITA) on June 20, 2020. The organizers in Italy have tried until the end to be able to hold the race event, if necessary, without spectators. However, as the Italian authorities have not yet given their approval, the event had to be cancelled unfortunately. The reason for the restrictions are the still ongoing regulations to contain the corona pandemic. This means that the debut of Europe’s fastest racing series on the very interesting racetrack on the Adriatic coast is postponed to next year.
Sadly, the race at the Jim Clark Revival in Hockenheim (DEU) cannot take place either. The race originally planned for April was already postponed two months ago. The organisers are aiming a spare date in autumn. However, because BOSS GP has already planned two races each in September and October, the Big Open Single Seater will not be able to compete in this year’s Hockenheim Historic.
weekends in the schedule of the 2020 BOSS GP series are currently confirmed:
4–6 September Brno (Czech Republic) Masaryk Racing Days
25–27 September Assen (Netherlands) Cuvee Sensorium Grand Prix
9–11 October Mugello (Italy) BOSS Mugello Grand Prix
23–25 October Imola (Italy) Pirelli Grande Finale
BOSS GP is in negotiations with other racetracks and organisers in order to be able to include possible substitute races in the calendar. As soon as there are any news, we will publish them on www.bossgp.com.
The BOSS GP race weekend at Hockenheim planned for April 24-26 has been postponed.
Due to the
current rules and regulations in place to contain the corona virus, the BOSS GP
races in Germany cannot take place at the scheduled time.
organisers of the traditional event in Hockenheim try their best to find a
later date this year. Tickets that have already been purchased remain valid.
Previously, the BOSS GP Season Opening in Mugello, scheduled for the end of March, had to be postponed due to the corona crisis. As soon as alternative dates are confirmed, they will be published on www.bossgp.com.
Unfortunately, the race weekend in Mugello planned for 27 to 29 March had to be cancelled.
According to a further decree of the Italian government, it is no longer possible to hold a sporting event of this size on the scheduled date. The reason for this are the security measures of the Italian government to prevent the spread of the corona virus.
The protection of participants, helpers and spectators has top priority for BOSS GP. In addition, freedom of travel is restricted in large parts of the world. That means fair competition, in which all drivers can travel to the race, is currently impossible.
BOSS GP and the race organisers Peroni try to arrange a substitute race later this year. Updates on this will be published on www.bossgp.com.
Therefore, the season of the Big Open Single Seater will start in Hockenheim as in previous years. The Jim Clark Revival will take place from April 24th to 26th with two races of BOSS GP.
Europe’s most exciting racing series visits six top-class racetracks in the upcoming season – two of them are new on the schedule.
The 26th season of BOSS GP begins with a premiere. The
opening race of this spectacular motorsport series will take place at the end
of March in Mugello. The MotoGP circuit is one of the most popular tracks in
Italy and is owned by Ferrari. In 2020 the location will be back on the BOSS GP
schedule after a five-year break. From 27 to 29 March, the comeback of the Big
Open Single Seater series will be the highlight of the Peroni Racing Weekend.
From 24 to 26 April, the fastest racing cars on the
continent will be guests at the Hockenheimring in Germany. The Bosch Hockenheim
Historic is one of the most important classic racing events in Europe and
attracts numerous spectators to the Motodrom year after year. In the program of
the revival dedicated to Jim Clark, BOSS GP is a perfect headliner.
A completely new racetrack for the BOSS GP pilots will
follow in June: The Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli is the venue for
races 5 and 6 of the season. The flat track is technically demanding and an
ideal playground for BOSS GP racing. The racetrack near Rimini is located
directly on the Adriatic coast and can be easily combined with a holiday.
In 2020 the BOSS GP series is again part of the Gamma
Race Days in Assen. After the summer break in July, Formula 1, Formula 2 and other
spectacular monoposto cars will show their strength from 7 to 9 August in front
of an enormous crowd of 100,000 Dutch fans. In addition to BOSS GP,
motorcycles, touring cars and superkarts will also be putting the pedal to the
metal. Admission is free.
The first weekend of September (4–6) will see the
Masaryk Racing Days in Brno on the schedule of the BOSS GP racing series. The
biggest Czech circuit will be once again a thrilling location, which has
delivered exciting BOSS GP races in the past.
The grand final will take place in Imola like in 2019. After a successful comeback with fantastic races and satisfied drivers, BOSS GP will return to the Emilia-Romagna region on 23, 24 and 25 October. We hope for another exciting title decision as in FORMULA class 2019.
As usual there will be two free practice sessions, one qualifying session and two 20 to 25-minute races on each race weekend. The exact timetables and ticket information will be published on bossgp.com prior to the races.
In front of DTM driver Timo Glock the BOSS GP stars showed a lot of overtaking action in the second race. Ingo Gerstl (OPEN) and Andreas Fiedler (FORMULA) win again.
The flying start to the second BOSS GP race of the year went off without a hitch. Andreas Fiedler (DEU, Fiedler Racing) was repeatedly the one who was able to take the lead in the FORMULA class in the initial phase. At the flying start he snatched Salvatore de Plano (ITA, Top Speed) and Alessandro Bracalente (ITA, Speed Center), the man on FORMULA pole position.
Bracalente and De Plano were able to catch up again
after a few laps and put Fiedler under increasing pressure. But the winner of
the first race made no mistakes. After eight laps Fiedler was again flagged as
class winner. Thus, the runner-up of 2018 is also the first leader of the
standings in FORMULA. Rookie Bracalente and De Plano were among the winner on
the podium. This meant that De Plano were able to take home a trophy after the
penalty in the first run.
Marco Ghiotto (ITA, Scuderia Palladio) could just
prevent a spin in lap 1. Although he lost a few places at first, in a
courageous duel with Philippe Haezebrouck (FRA, Inter Europol) for 4th place he
finally kept his nose in front.
Team mates Armando Mangini and Gianluca Ripoli (both
ITA, MM International) duelled throughout the race. The better end belonged to
team boss Mangini (6th).
In the OPEN class Ingo Gerstl (AUT, Top Speed) in the V10 Toro Rosso won. ‘Piter’ (FRA, Ray-Ban) once again stood on the podium next to Gerstl. For the Frenchman these were the first podium places of his BOSS GP career.
The Sound of Speed will be performed next time from
23rd to 25th May, then the BOSS GP will race at the Red Bull Ring in Austria.
The first race of the BOSS GP in Hockenheim had a lot to offer. Andreas Fiedler wins the FORMULA class, Ingo Gerstl wins the OPEN class.
Update 14:05: The penalty against Marco Ghiotto has been rescinded. The result in the FORMULA class is as follows: 1st Andreas Fiedler, 2nd Marco Ghiotto, 3rd Alessandro Bracalente, 4th Gianluca Ripoli.
The decisive scene in the FORMULA class happened six minutes before the end of the race. Philippe Haezebrouck (FRA, Inter Europol) stopped at the exit of first corner. Salvatore de Plano (ITA, Top Speed) came around the corner in the slipstream of leader Andreas Fiedler (DEU, Fiedler Racing). When Fiedler avoided the standing car on the left, De Plano only had to go right. But he overtook Fiedler, which is forbidden under yellow. Only a few moments later the safety car was sent on the track and the field was neutralized.
The drama wasn’t over yet, because Salvatore de Plano spun at the restart and thereby lost the lead of the race. The race control decided to discontinue the race due to the recovery of De Plano’s vehicle – which is why, according to the regulations, the lap before the restart counts for the final result. De Plano (7th place) was prosecuted after the race with a time penalty.
Instead it was underdog Andreas Fiedler who cheered, setting the fastest times especially at the start of the race and quickly building up a lead over his rivals. Alessandro Bracalente (ITA, Speed Center) kept a cool head in a turbulent race and finished 3rd in his first BOSS GP race.
Gianluca Ripoli and Armando Mangini (both ITA, MM International) drove an inconspicuous and controlled race. Due to the penalty for De Plano, Ripoli and Mangini finished 4th and 5th in the FORMULA.
The cool temperatures in Hockenheim caused problems for all drivers who found it difficult to bring the tyres up to operating temperature. Remarkable are the performances of Thomas Jakoubek (AUT, Top Speed; 7th place), Walter Steding (DEU, Inter Europol; 8th place), Christian Eicke (SUI, Speed Center; 9th place) and Peter Göllner (SUI, Speed Center; 10th place), who kept their cars on the track and scored a good number of points.
Sergio Ghiotto (ITA,
Scuderia Palladio) provided a shock moment on the way to the pre-start. The
accident with wall contact ended without any serious consequences for Ghiotto.
He was able to get out of the car on his own and completed a medical check at
the Medical Center. Thanks to the fast work of the marshals at the
Hockenheimring, the BOSS GP was able to complete the full 20 minutes of the
The OPEN class was an easy challenge for Ingo Gerstl (AUT, Top Speed) in the Toro Rosso STR1 after the technical failures of the two Benettons earlier this weekend. ‘Piter’ was classified second. Phil Stratford (USA, Penn Elcom) already parked his GP2 Judd in the grass in the warm up lap.
The first race was
postponed from Saturday afternoon to Sunday morning due to the rain. The flat underfloor
of the racing cars would have caused them to lose the traction because they ‘float
up’. Not only the vehicles and their pilots would have been endangered, but
also the marshals and the many volunteers.
The second race takes
place at 2:10 p.m. local time.
The 25th season of BOSS GP starts this weekend at the Hockenheimring in Germany. With more track time and more power than ever.
Europe’s fastest racing series has been around for 25 years, ten of them under the label BOSS GP. Reason enough to get the party rolling for the Big Open single Seater 2019. The season traditionally begins on the Formula 1 circuit of Hockenheim near Stuttgart this weekend (26 to 28 April).
Two races of the spectacular BOSS GP are on the schedule, in a setting that could hardly be more wonderful: The Bosch Hockenheim Historic, in honour of Scottish racing driver Jim Clark, who died in an accident in Hockenheim on 7 April 1968, attracts around 500 starters and more than 20,000 fans to the Motodrom every spring. The ticket includes free access to the paddock, the exhibitions, the pit roof and the pits themselves.
Competitors: BOSS GP 20 drivers are registered for the race weekend in Hockenheim. With record champion Ingo Gerstl (AUT, Toro Rosso STR1), Gerd Thöny (LIE, Jordan EJ13), Phil Stratford (USA, Benetton B197) and Ulf Ehninger (DEU, Benetton B197) four Formula 1 cars have been announced.
There will also be 15 Formula 2 cars on the grid, including local heroes Andreas Fiedler (runner-up in the FORMULA class 2018) and Walter Steding.
The definitive starter list will be published later.
Apart from Andreas Fiedler (paddock), the teams and drivers of the BOSS GP will be based in the front pits (numbers 3 to 21).
Timetable: BOSS GP at Bosch Hockenheim Historic The 4.5-kilometre Grand Prix circuit and the supporting events will compete for the favour of the spectators. Each of the three days of the event start at 9 am. Alongside the BOSS GP, the highlights are the FIA Lurani Trophy, the CanAm racing cars and the Young Timer touring cars.
The BOSS GP will have two half hour practice sessions on Friday. On Saturday morning the qualifying for the starting grid of both races will take place. The first race (20 minutes) will be held on Saturday, the second race (25 minutes) on Sunday at prime time at 2:10 pm. Before that there will be an additional warm-up for the drivers and fans in the morning.
Thursday (25 April) is test day.
Friday, 26 April 2019 11:20–11:50: Free Practice 1 16:00–16:30: Free Practice 2
Saturday, 27 April 2019 10:10–10:40: Qualifying 16:10–16:30: Race 1 (20 min)
Weather Forecast: Typical for April Packing an umbrella can be helpful this weekend. In typical April weather with a change of sunshine and rain the drivers must adapt to changing conditions. At temperatures of around 10 to 15 degrees Celsius.
Tickets: Bosch Hockenheim Historic For Friday there’s an offer for 10 euro. A day ticket for Saturday or Sunday costs 30 euro each, 45 euro the weekend. Wheelchair users and children under the age of 14 have free admission – paddock and free choice of seat included.
Tickets can be ordered on site, via the online ticket shop or by calling the hotline +49 6205 950-222.
Only 86 days left until the first race of the BOSS GP 2019. Here are the first details about the anniversary season of Europe’s fastest racing series.
Interested drivers and teams can now find the preliminary version of the sporting and technical regulations for the 2019 season on bossgp.com/forteams or directly here for download. The most important changes have been marked yellow in the PDF document.
The biggest change concerns the classification of the classes:
If enough entries are submitted, a separate ranking for the otherwise less competitive 6-cylinder vehicles will be offered in 2019. The name of the new class is BOSS GP Prestige. Cars from the World Series by Renault V6, the World Series by Nissan and Formula 3000 cars built from 2002 onwards are permitted.
This has an effect on the start numbers: The Open class for Formula 1 cars, IndyCars and cars with similar performance gets the starting numbers 1 to 9, the Formula class for Formula 2 and similar cars the numbers 20 to 99, the Prestige class 100 to 990.
Drivers and teams can already submit their entries for the entire season. For all those who register before the end of February, there is a discount on the entry fee. The document can also be found at bossgp.com/forteams or downloaded here. The closing date for entries is March, the 29th 2019.
In 2019 the Big Open Single Seaters (BOSS) will have their 25th season. Six attractive events with 12 races on the most beautiful racetracks in Europe are on the schedule: