GP2 series boss Bruno Michel has promised that the category will do all it can to control costs as it expands to accommodate multiple races outside of Europe next year.
The championship is working toward a 12-round calendar for 2012, as it will merge the winter-based Asia series with the main championship.
That has led to concerns from teams and drivers regarding the potential budgets for next season, but Michel believes GP2 will be able to keep costs under control.
"We are currently working on the 2012 calendar, which will most likely consist of 12 rounds; eight in Europe and four overseas," said Michel. "We are working on finding different options in order to control the costs and keep affordable a season on such a complex car and in the F1 environment."
One of the ways this will be achieved is by GP2 deciding against adopting any of the overtaking aids used in Formula 1 such as KERS and DRS. And Michel added that he didn't think a junior category should go down the route of trying to artificially spice up the show.
"We considered many options during the design of the  car, including movable wings and KERS," he said. "But we decided against them as we felt it was not in keeping with the spirit of our series.
"GP2 has always been about finding the best drivers. When you are one step away from the pinnacle of motor racing, you should be able to race and overtake without assistance from the car."