Russian Sergey Afanasiev will race in the 2011 series Auto GP. According to the official site of "Lukoil Racing" hold Afanasiev coming season in the French team DAMS, whose pilots last year took the first three places in the overall standings Auto GP.
Sergey Afanasyev was born in 1988 in Moscow. European racing career Sergey began in 2004, when the pilot made his debut in the Italian Junior Series Formula Renault Monza. The best results Afanasyev in the international arena are second in the Swiss Formula Renault championship in 2006 and an international series of International Formula Masters in 2009. Russians spent last season in Formula 2, where the end of the season came in third.
Sponsorship of Moscow has a pilot oil company "Lukoil". In addition Afanasyev, a support program for riders of "Lukoil" consisting of seven athletes, including WTCC championship participant Alexey Dudukalo and Swedish rally driver Patrik Flodin, who plays in the category Championship Production WRC.
Auto GP racing series held its inaugural season in 2010 — to rename the championship existed under the name of the European Formula 3000. The current series is the winner of the French Roman Grosjean, who joined this season in GP2. Under the rules of Auto GP, winner of the championship will be awarded the opportunity to test the car series GP2. A similar prize winner will receive a trophy Under 21 played out among drivers under 21 years old.
The cars for the Auto GP championship builds company Lola. Cars equipped with the 550-horsepower eight-cylinder engines Zytec displacement of 3.4 liters. In 2011 Auto GP races will be held as support races WTCC series and will be broadcast television channel Eurosport.