The 2009-10 GP2 Asia Series season was the third season of the GP2 Asia Series. It began on 31 October 2009 and ended on 14 March 2010 after four double-header rounds. All teams from the 2009 GP2 Series season except for Racing Engineering were due to take part, with the thirteenth slot being filled by MalaysiaQi-Meritus.com. Durango withdrew from the season for financial reasons. The season was the last to use the first specification of the GP2 car, as used in Europe between 2005 and 2007.
Davide Valsecchi of iSport International won the drivers' championship title, clinching it with three races to spare, in Bahrain after a comprehensive performance in the first five races, winning a race at each of the first three meetings with two seconds before clinching the title. He added a fourth second place at the final round, to seal a 27-point championship-winning margin. Second place was settled by a tie-breaker between a pair of Italian drivers, MalaysiaQi-Meritus.com driver Luca Filippi and DPR's Giacomo Ricci. Despite not scoring in any of the sprint races to be held, a win and two second places in feature races for Filippi compared to six top-five finishes - including a first GP2 win at the final Bahrain race - for Ricci allowed Filippi to take the runner-up spot. Arden International drivers completed the top-five placings with Javier Villa fourth despite missing the first meeting at Abu Dhabi, and Charles Pic fifth, the only other driver to win a race during the campaign, winning at the first Bahrain meeting. In the teams' championship, iSport won the championship with two races to spare, after the points amassed by Valsecchi and Oliver Turvey put them out of reach of their rivals. Second place, 36 points behind iSport, were Arden due to the strong performances of Villa and Pic, while Ricci's DPR squad finished third, a point further back.
|Piquet GP||3||Vladimir Arabadzhiev||1|
|Barwa Addax Team||5||Max Chilton||1, 3-4|
|Giedo van der Garde||2|
|ART Grand Prix||7||Marcus Ericsson||1|
|Arden International||11||Charles Pic||All|
|Super Nova Racing||14||James Jakes||1|
|iSport International||16||Oliver Turvey||All|
|Trident Racing||18||Johnny Cecotto Jr.||1|
|Dani Clos||2, 4|
|Ocean Racing Technology||22||Alexander Rossi||1|
|Scuderia Coloni||24||Roldán Rodríguez||1|
The season started with a two-day test over 23-24 October 2009 in Abu Dhabi at the new Yas Marina Circuit. The series returned there a week later for the opening championship rounds, in support of the 2009 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
A further round took place in Abu Dhabi, before the series moved to Bahrain.
|Round||Circuit/Location||Date||Pole Position||Fastest Lap||Winning Driver||Winning Team||Report|
|1||R1||Yas Marina Circuit||31 October||Davide Valsecchi||Davide Valsecchi||Davide Valsecchi||iSport International||Report|
|R2||1 November||Davide Valsecchi||Christian Vietoris||DAMS|
|2||R1||Yas Marina Circuit||5 February||Charles Pic||Davide Valsecchi||Oliver Turvey||iSport International||Report|
|R2||6 February||Davide Valsecchi||Davide Valsecchi||iSport International|
|3||R1||Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir||26 February||Jules Bianchi||Javier Villa||Davide Valsecchi||iSport International||Report|
|R2||27 February||Giacomo Ricci||Charles Pic||Arden International|
|4||R1||Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir||13 March||Luca Filippi||Luca Filippi||Luca Filippi||MalaysiaQi-Meritus.com||Report|
|R2||14 March||Sam Bird||Giacomo Ricci||DPR|
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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While F1 will be celebrating its sixtieth anniversary, GP2 Asia will be saying goodbye to the GP2 Series first generation car. This chassis debuted back in 2005 in Imola and was the instrument of Nico Rosberg, Lewis Hamilton and Timo Glock's success in the category. But after three seasons in the European Series and another three in the Asia Series, it's time to bid farewell to this machine.