The 2008-09 GP2 Asia Series season was the second season of the GP2 Asia Series. It began on 18 October 2008 and ended on 26 April 2009 and consisted of twelve races at six events.
All teams from the 2008 GP2 Series season except for Racing Engineering took part in the competition, with the thirteenth slot being filled by Qi-Meritus Mahara. The reigning champion Romain Grosjean did not defend his title. Kamui Kobayashi clinched the title with a fourth place at the penultimate race in Bahrain. 8 different winners were in 12 races: Kamui Kobayashi become champion, after Japanese won in two consecutive feature races at Dubai Autodrome, and at Bahrain International Circuit. Diego Nunes won the last two feature races at Sepang International Circuit, and at Bahrain International Circuit. Roldán Rodríguez wins in first race of the season. Nico Hülkenberg, Luiz Razia, Vitaly Petrov, Davide Valsecchi, and Sergio Pérez each other won one race.
|ART Grand Prix||1||Sakon Yamamoto||All|
|Pastor Maldonado||2, 5-6|
|Trust Team Arden||3||Luiz Razia||All|
|Renger van der Zande||2|
|Barwa International Campos Team||5||Vitaly Petrov||All|
|GFH Team iSport||9||Giedo van der Garde||All|
|10||Hamad Al Fardan||All|
|Super Nova Racing||11||Javier Villa||All|
|Fisichella Motor Sport International||14||Andreas Zuber||1-2|
|Michael Dalle Stelle||2-6|
|My Qi-Meritus Mahara||18||Alex Yoong||1-2|
|Piquet GP||20||Roldán Rodríguez||All|
|BCN Competición*||24||Hiroki Yoshimoto||1|
|Ocean Racing Technology*||24||Yelmer Buurman||2-5|
|Trident Racing||26||Giacomo Ricci||1|
|27||Chris van der Drift||1-2|
On 12 July, GP2 Series organisers announced a provisional calendar for their second season. Unlike the first season of the GP2 Asia Series, this season will start prior to the new year, and be expanded to six events from the previous five. The Indonesian round has been dropped, while Bahrain earns a second event and Shanghai earns its first GP2 races. Shanghai will also host the official GP2 Asia Series test session prior to the start of the season.
On 17 December, an alteration was made to the calendar, with the Losail International Circuit in Qatar replacing the February meeting in Dubai. The meeting was also moved to February 12-14 because the original date on the calendar was unsuitable, due to MotoGP testing. This event will also introduce night racing to GP2, following the circuit's lead with MotoGP and its support classes and also Formula One's night race in Singapore.
|Round||Circuit||Date||Pole Position||Fastest Lap||Winning Driver||Winning Team||Report|
|1||R1||Shanghai International Circuit||18 October||Roldán Rodríguez||Kamui Kobayashi||Roldán Rodríguez||Piquet GP||Report|
|R2||19 October||Javier Villa||Davide Valsecchi||Durango|
|2||R1||Dubai Autodrome||5 December||Kamui Kobayashi||Kamui Kobayashi||Kamui Kobayashi||DAMS||Report|
|R2||6 December||Race cancelled|
|3||R1||Bahrain International Circuit||23 January||Nico Hülkenberg||Kamui Kobayashi||Kamui Kobayashi||DAMS||Report|
|R2||24 January||Jérôme d'Ambrosio||Sergio Pérez||Barwa International Campos Team|
|4||R1||Losail International Circuit||13 February||Nico Hülkenberg||Nico Hülkenberg||Nico Hülkenberg||ART Grand Prix||Report|
|R2||14 February||Sergio Pérez||Sergio Pérez||Barwa International Campos Team|
|5||R1||Sepang International Circuit||4 April||Jérôme d'Ambrosio||James Jakes||Diego Nunes||Piquet GP||Report|
|R2||5 April||Álvaro Parente||Vitaly Petrov||Barwa International Campos Team|
|6||R1||Bahrain International Circuit||25 April||Kamui Kobayashi||Jérôme d'Ambrosio||Diego Nunes||Piquet GP||Report|
|R2||26 April||Jérôme d'Ambrosio||Luiz Razia||Trust Team Arden|
Points are awarded to the top 8 classified finishers in the Feature race, and to the top 6 classified finishers in the Sprint race. The pole-sitter in the feature race will also receive two points, and one point is given to the driver who set the fastest lap inside the top ten in both the feature and sprint races. No extra points are awarded to the pole-sitter in the sprint race.
Points are awarded to the top 6 classified finishers.
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