For the first time since the inception  in 2010,  the  GP3 series will take place during the Monaco Grand Prix, the most prestigious and most watched event of the motorsport calendar.  After an opening round in Barcelona, two weeks later  the GP3 paddock will move   to Monaco to race alongside the GP2 Series and Formula One (May 24-27 2012). This season’s calendar will thus consist of eight rounds and will include all European F1 Grands Prix.

GP2 Series CEO Bruno Michel said: “I am delighted  to announce that Monaco has been confirmed on the 2012 GP3 Series calendar. It was  quite a task to study  all logistic options to  fit our paddock in an already  busy environment. Thanks to Automobile Club de Monaco and Formula One Management it’s all come together fine.  This is a fantastic exposure opportunity for the Series and for the drivers to showcase their talent around the challenging  streets of Monaco and to provide, as usual,  a great show ‘