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Boss Gp

The BOSS GP is a motor racing series in Europe. The category originated in 1995 as the BOSS series and evolved into the EuroBOSS Series.

BOSS is an acronym that stands for Big Open Single Seaters.


  • History 1
  • Similar series 2
  • Cars 3
  • Champions 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


The BOSS series was founded in 1995 under the regulations of the RAC Motor Sports Association and raced mainly in Great Britain. Later renamed European BOSS (shortened by the competitors to EuroBOSS) following the involvement of Paul Stoddart's European Aviation and their expansion into European circuits. It mainly saw grids of around 12–15 cars but on occasions dropped as few as five cars have competed. Common EuroBOSS entries included Formula One machines from Benetton, Jordan, Tyrrell, Minardi and on occasions a V12 Ferrari has appeared. Other frequent entrants are Lola and Reynard CART chassis, the 1997-2002 Panoz (aka G-Force) and Dallara IndyCar chassis, and starting in 2012, the 2003-2011 Dallara and Panoz Champ Car chassis after the new INDYCAR formula begins. The Panoz Champ Car DP01 chassis from 2007 is also now legal.

After the 2009 season, drivers Marijn van Kalmthout, Klaas Zwart, Henk de Boer and Frits van Eerd decided to split off and organize their own race series. For 2010 EuroBOSS and BOSS GP both existed. EuroBOSS saw small fields and decided to cancel the last 3 rounds. BOSS GP, on the other hand, flourished with many drivers making the switch to the new series. Subsequently most of the entries have been recent secondary level single seaters such as GP2 cars and Renault World Series cars with a small number of Formula 1 cars. As of 2013 two rounds of the BOSS GP series form an official German championship sanctioned by the DMSB.

Similar series

EuroBOSS is the European equivalent of USBOSS and OZBOSS. EuroBOSS tends to have mainly F1 Cars, while USBOSS mainly comprises Indy and Champ Cars and OZBOSS tends to have Formula 4000 or equivalent.


Over the years the classes have been updated. Nowadays relative new cars like the Dallara GP2/08 (GP2), Dallara T08 (WSbR) and Lola B05/52 (A1GP/Auto GP/FA1) are allowed in the series. For 2010 EuroBOSS allowed the Tatuus N.T07 International Formula Master car to race in the series. The car was never allowed in the BOSS GP series.

Open Class
Formula 1 cars built from 1997
Formula Class
Formula 1 cars built from 1992 until 1996
IndyCar, Champ Car, IRL built from 1992
GP2, A1GP, Auto GP, FA1, Superleague Formula
Masters Class
Formula 1 and Indycar built until 1991
Formula Nippon, Indy Lights, Formula 3000
World Series by Nissan/Renault


Season Champion Team Champion
1995 Klaus Panchyrz Mönninghoff Racing
1996 Johan Rajamaki Rajamaki Racing
1997 Nigel Greensall European Aviation
1998 Nigel Greensall European Aviation
1999 Tony Worswick Worswick Engineering
2000 Dave Hutchinson Kockney Koi Yamitsu
2001 Tony Worswick Worswick Engineering
2002 Earl Goddard Kockney Koi Yamitsu
2003 Klaas Zwart Team Ascari
2004 Scott Mansell Mansell Motorsport
2005 Patrick d’Aubreby Team Griffiths/Team Ascari
2006 Klaas Zwart Team Ascari
2007 Klaas Zwart Team Ascari
2008 Ingo Gerstl TopSpeed
2009 Henk de Boer De Boer Manx
2010 Damien Charveriat Zele Racing
BOSS GP Series
Season Open Champion Team Champion Formula Champion Masters Champion
2010 Klaas Zwart Team Ascari Karl Heinz Becker
2011 Klaas Zwart Team Ascari Ingo Gerstl Norbert Gruber
2012 Klaas Zwart Team Ascari Bernd Herndlhofer Johann Ledermair
2013 Gary Hauser Racing Experience Gary Hauser Hans Laub
2014 Jakub Śmiechowski Inter Europol Competition Jakub Śmiechowski Hans Laub


External links

  • Official website
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