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Champion : Sam Stopford

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The 2018 season of the GP4 IndyCar Offline Championship was the second and final season of the said championship.

Organized by azschmy, the series happened on Grand Prix 4.

Evan Byrne was the reigning champion, but had a problematic season and was nowhere near the title hunt.

Coming to the final race, at Laguna Seca, there were five title contenders: rookies Sam Stopford and Daniel Adventure and sophomores Robert Ionescu, Bruno de Barros and Dariusz Kowal. Stopford won the title after winning the final race.

Teams and Drivers

Team Engine No Driver Rounds
Team Penske Chevrolet 1
Italy
Francesco Caputo (R)
All
2
UK
Armar Cah
All
3
UK
Daniel Macamo
All
12
Brazil
Bruno de Barros
All
A. J. Foyt Enterprises Chevrolet 4
Serbia
Snezana Radivojević (R)
1-3
UK
Jamie Griffiths (R)
4-9
14
Argentina
Franco López (R)
All
Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda 5
Eire
Evan Byrne
All
7
Poland
Dariusz Kowal
All
Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 8
UK
Will Neller
All
9
Hungary
Roland Mótyán
All
10
UK
David Greenwood
All
83
Romania
Robert Ionescu
All
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda 15
Indonesia
Rifky Fachrizain (R)
All
16
Italy
Paolino Tomaselli (R)
All
Dale Coyne Racing Honda 18
Italy
Lorenzo Tomaselli (R)
All
19
Eire
Shaun Grant (R)
All
Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet 20
Poland
Daniel Adventure (R)
All
21
UK
Connor Smith (R)
All
Andretti Autosport Honda 26
UK
Sam Thompson (R)
All
27
France
Xavi Perez (R)
All
28
UK
Sam Stopford (R)
All
98
UK
Etienne Jones
All
  • (R) indicates Rookie


Mid-season changes

  • Jamie Griffiths replaced Snezana Radivojević after the Motegi race.

Calendar

Round Circuit Laps Date Type of circuit
1
USA
Streets of St. Petersburg, Florida
110 June 22nd, 2018 STREET
2
USA
Streets of Long Beach, California
85 June 28th, 2018 STREET
3
Japan
Twin Ring Motegi, Tochigi, Japan
150 July 6th, 2018 OVAL
4
USA
Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indiana
85 July 13th, 2018 ROAD
5
USA
Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indiana
200 July 19th, 2018 OVAL
6
USA
Watkins Glen International, New York
60 August 3rd, 2018 ROAD
7
USA
Road America, Wisconsin
55 August 12th, 2018 ROAD
8
Brazil
Autódromo de Jacarepaguá, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
100 August 17th, 2018 OVAL
9
USA
Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca, Monterey
83 August 23rd, 2018 ROAD
  • The Austin and Talladega rounds have been scrapped.
  • St. Petersburg, Indianapolis (road course), Rio de Janeiro and Laguna Seca have been added.
  • Initially, the season finale was supposed to happen at the Detroit Street Circuit, but it was changed to the Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca.

Pre-season testing

No. Fastest Driver Fastest lap Track Date
20
Poland
Daniel Adventure (R)
1:12.709
USA
Watkins Glen International, New York
June 2nd, 2018

Results

Round Circuit Pole Position Fastest Lap Most Laps Led Winner
1
USA
St. Petersburg
UK
Sam Thompson (R)
Italy
Lorenzo Tomaselli (R)
Italy
Lorenzo Tomaselli (R)
Italy
Lorenzo Tomaselli (R)
2
USA
Long Beach
UK
Sam Thompson (R)
UK
Sam Stopford (R)
UK
Sam Stopford (R)
UK
Sam Stopford (R)
3
Japan
Motegi
Italy
Paolino Tomaselli (R)
Italy
Francesco Caputo (R)
UK
Sam Thompson (R)
Italy
Lorenzo Tomaselli (R)
4
USA
Indianapolis GP
UK
Sam Thompson (R)
UK
Sam Stopford (R)
Poland
Daniel Adventure (R)
UK
Sam Stopford (R)
5
USA
Indianapolis 500
UK
Etienne Jones
Italy
Paolino Tomaselli (R)
UK
Sam Stopford (R)
France
Xavi Perez (R)
6
USA
Watkins Glen
Indonesia
Rifky Fachrizain (R)
UK
Etienne Jones
Indonesia
Rifky Fachrizain (R)
Indonesia
Rifky Fachrizain (R)
7
USA
Road America
Poland
Daniel Adventure (R)
Poland
Dariusz Kowal
Poland
Dariusz Kowal
Poland
Dariusz Kowal
8
Brazil
Rio de Janeiro
UK
Armar Cah
Eire
Evan Byrne
UK
Armar Cah
Poland
Daniel Adventure (R)
9
USA
Laguna Seca
Brazil
Bruno de Barros
UK
Sam Stopford (R)
UK
Sam Stopford (R)
UK
Sam Stopford (R)


Standings and point system

Points for every race except Indianapolis

Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th 21st 22nd Pole Most Laps Led
Points 50 40 35 32 30 28 26 24 22 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 1 2


Points for Indianapolis qualifying

Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th
Points 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Points for Indianapolis race

Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th 21st 22nd Most Laps Led
Points 100 80 70 64 60 56 52 48 44 40 38 36 34 32 30 28 26 24 22 20 18 16 4


Pos. No. Driver Races

Points

USA
STP
USA
LBH
Japan
MOT
USA
INDYGP
USA
INDY500Q
USA
INDY500R
USA
WGL
USA
ROA
Brazil
RIO
USA
LAG
1 28
UK
Sam Stopford (R)
4 1* Ret 1 3 Ret* 6 3 8 1* 339
2 83
Romania
Robert Ionescu
14 Ret 2 14 15 2 2 13 2 8 286
3 7
Poland
Dariusz Kowal
8 6 Ret Ret 22 8 4 1* 3 2 284
4 12
Brazil
Bruno de Barros
6 3 3 5 4 6 9 4 Ret Ret 267
5 20
Poland
Daniel Adventure (R)
9 4 Ret 2* 7 Ret 7 2 1 9 266
6 2
UK
Armar Cah
5 2 7 3 12 Ret "12" 10 4* 12 254
7 15
Indonesia
Rifky Fachrizain (R)
10 12 Ret 6 8 Ret 1* 5 Ret 3 252
8 9
Hungary
Roland Mótyán
11 13 6 11 5 5 8 9 7 11 239
9 18
Italy
Lorenzo Tomaselli (R)
1* 8 1 13 10 Ret 5 Ret Ret Ret 232
10 10
UK
David Greenwood
Ret Ret 4 4 21 3 Ret 6 5 Ret 228
11 27
France
Xavi Perez (R)
Ret Ret Ret 16 16 1 11 Ret Ret 6 225
12 3
UK
Daniel Macamo
7 11 Ret 7 18 4 Ret 17 12 10 221
13 16
Italy
Paolino Tomaselli (R)
3 10 "9" 12 14 7 Ret Ret Ret 4 212
14 14
Argentina
Franco López (R)
2 9 8 8 6 Ret Ret 11 6 13 210
15 98
UK
Etienne Jones
Ret Ret Ret 17 1 Ret 3 Ret Ret 7 178
16 19
Eire
Shaun Grant (R)
Ret Ret 5 9 20 Ret Ret 7 Ret Ret 159
17 26
UK
Sam Thompson (R)
Ret 5 Ret* Ret 9 Ret Ret 8 Ret Ret 159
18 21
UK
Connor Smith (R)
13 Ret Ret Ret 13 Ret Ret 12 Ret 5 157
19 1
Italy
Francesco Caputo (R)
Ret Ret Ret 10 19 Ret Ret 16 10 Ret 156
20 8
UK
Will Neller
Ret 7 Ret 18 11 Ret Ret 14 Ret Ret 154
21 5
Eire
Evan Byrne
12 Ret Ret 15 17 Ret Ret 15 11 Ret 146
22 4
UK
Jamie Griffiths (R)
Ret 2 Ret 10 Ret 9 Ret 111
23 4
Serbia
Snezana Radivojević (R)
Ret Ret Ret 28
  • Bold indicates pole position, Italics indicates fastest lap, an asterisk (*) indicates most laps led and the position number in quotation marks ("position") indicates that the driver was classified despite not finishing the race.
  • Paolino Tomaselli was classified in the official results of the Motegi race despite failing to finish with 15 laps to go.
  • Armar Cah was classified in the official results of the Watkins Glen race despite crashing.