2017 Supercup season
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Teams and drivers
The amount of team slots was reduced from 14 to 13 for the 2017 season, with the GPVWC Management citing a desire to promote quality over quantity in GPVWC series in 2017.
- 2016 Teams' Championship winners Team Proline elected not to continue in the Career Ladder in 2017. Subsequently, Streetfighter Racing Systems were promoted to the Superleague.
- Neither Proline, Enterprise GP, Fox Racing, GoSport International or Ice Cold Racing continued into the 2017 season.
- Cosmo Seiki, Deltec Racing Team, Epic Racing, Hinss Motorsport and Zedderick Racing were all promoted from the Formula Challenge.
- Notably, Cosmo's team base moved from England to Japan, with the team citing their change as following a desire to improve further on their 2017 successes.
- Draig Racing made their return to Supercup after a six-year absence.
- A new second dry tyre compound (the "Soft" compound) was added, with the existing 2016 compound becoming the "Hard" compound. Both compounds would need to be used in a race.
- The wet tyres recieved an adjustment to grip levels.
- The downforce package selection was simplified, leaving just one aero package.
|Round||Race Title||Grand Prix||Circuit||Conditions||Date||Start Time|
|1||Australian Grand Prix||Australian GP||Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit, Melbourne||TBC||8th March 2017||14:00||19:00|| |
|2||Russian Grand Prix||Russian GP||Sochi Autodrom, Sochi||TBC||22nd March 2017||14:00||19:00|| |
|3||Chinese Grand Prix||Chinese GP||Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai||TBC||5th April 2017||14:00||18:00||19:00|
|4||Spanish Grand Prix||Spanish GP||Valencia Street Circuit, Valencia||TBC||19th April 2017||14:00||18:00||19:00|
|5||Austrian Grand Prix||Austrian GP||Red Bull Ring, Spielberg||TBC||3rd May 2017||14:00||18:00||19:00|
|6||Monaco Grand Prix||Monaco GP||Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo||TBC||17th May 2017||14:00||18:00||19:00|
|7||Canadian Grand Prix||Canadian GP||Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal||TBC||31st July 2017||14:00||18:00||19:00|
|8||British Grand Prix||British GP||Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire||TBC||14th June 2017||14:00||18:00||19:00|
|9||Hungarian Grand Prix||Hungarian GP||Hungaroring, Budapest||TBC||28th June 2017||14:00||18:00||19:00|
|10||German Grand Prix||German GP||Nurburgring, Nürburg||TBC||26th July 2017||14:00||18:00||19:00|
|11||Belgian Grand Prix||Belgian GP||Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Spa||TBC||9th August 2017||14:00||18:00||19:00|
|12||Italian Grand Prix||Italian GP||Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, Monza||TBC||23rd August 2017||14:00||18:00||19:00|
|13||Singapore Grand Prix||Singapore GP||Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore||TBC||6th September 2017||20:00||18:00||19:00|
|14||Japanese Grand Prix||Japanese GP||Suzuka Circuit, Suzuka||TBC||20th September 2017||14:00||18:00||19:00|
|15||United States Grand Prix||United States GP||Circuit of the Americas, Austin||TBC||4th October 2017||14:00||18:00||19:00|
|16||Mexican Grand Prix||Mexican GP||Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, Mexico City||TBC||18th October 2017||14:00||18:00||19:00|
|17||Brazilian Grand Prix||Brazilian GP||Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo||TBC||1st November 2017||14:00||19:00|| |
|18||Abu Dhabi Grand Prix||Abu Dhabi GP||Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island||TBC||15th November 2017||17:00||19:00|| |
The 2017 testing schedule is as follows:
|Preseason Test #1||15th Feb 2017||Sepang International Circuit, Sepang|
|Preseason Test #2||22nd Feb 2017||Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir|
- The Bahrain Grand Prix, Turkish Grand Prix and Dutch Grand Prix were removed from the calendar, the Dutch round having been replaced with the German Grand Prix in 2016.
- The location of the Spanish Grand Prix changed from the Circuit de Catalunya to the Valencia Street Circuit, Valencia hosting the Spanish Grand Prix for the first time since 2009 and for the first time in Supercup history.
- The location of the German Grand Prix changed from the Hockenheimring to the Nurburgring.
- The Singapore Grand Prix and Chinese Grand Prix returned to the calendar after being removed in 2016 and 2015 respectively.
- The season-ending race was changed from the Brazilian Grand Prix to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.