The GP3 Series has confirmed that teams will be permitted to enter four cars each from 2016, expanding the grid to 28 entries.
Last month, it was announced that DAMS and Virtuosi Racing would be entering GP3 from the beginning of next season, taking over the entries of Status Grand Prix and Carlin.
However, it has now been confirmed that Virtuosi Racing will not be joining the grid, but that the seven remaining teams will be permitted to field four cars each.
“Following a request from the teams, GP3 Series organizers have decided to allow them to line up a maximum of four cars per squad instead of the three that is currently authorized,” a statement from GP3 confirmed.
“Therefore, the 2016 GP3 grid will be made of a maximum 28 cars. The new GP3/16 car will be delivered early next year to the teams given an entry for the next three year cycle.”
“I am pleased to announce that our GP3 teams will be allowed to line up a fourth car next season,” GP3 series CEO Bruno Michel said.
“It is something that has been discussed between us and the teams this year and I feel that it will give them an even stronger financial base for the season to come.”
GP3 Teams – 2016-2018
Arden International (GBR)
ART Grand Prix (FRA)
Campos Racing (ESP)
Jenzer Motorsport (SUI)
Koiranen GP (FIN)