The FIA is the governing body of world motor sport – it regulates and adjudicates on hundreds of events in a huge variety of series each year. Across the disciplines of single-seaters, endurance racing, rallies, the burgeoning arena of electric and new energy championships, and the huge number of regional and grassroots events around the world, the FIA’s passion for motor sport and its dedication to ensuring fair play and safety for all competitors are undiminished.
Confirmed in March 2017, the FIA Formula 2 Championship is the penultimate step to the pinnacle of the single-seater pyramid, which has been designed to create a clear path for drivers from karting to Formula 4 championships certified by FIA, Formula Regional championships certified by FIA, FIA Formula 3, FIA Formula 2 and finally the FIA Formula One World Championship. This system not only benefits competitors but is also more engaging and easily accessible to fans.
The FIA governs F2’s technical and sporting regulations and appoints the FIA officials who ensure that those regulations are adhered to at all times. It also maintains the highest safety standards of the cars and circuits and provides a driver briefing specific to the discipline.
FIA President, Mohammed Ben Sulayem
“The FIA Formula 2 Championship is one of the most exciting categories in all of racing. It is the final proving ground for drivers battling for a place at the top of the motor sport pyramid, and the many young talents now making a big impression in the FIA Formula One World Championship are doing so as former FIA Formula 2 champions.
“The racing competition is intense, and the quality of the teams and drivers is at an all-time high. We are committed to ensuring that FIA Formula 2 keeps pace with the amazing innovations we see in Formula 1, which is why we will continue to see F2 adopting key updates in areas like safety and environmental sustainability. I am sure that, like me, you will be watching this season closely to get a first look at the stars of the future, and encourage all the teams and drivers to race hard, fast, and most importantly, safely.”