About the FIA

The FIA is the governing body of world motor sport – it regulates and adjudicates at hundreds of events in a huge variety of series each year. Across the disciplines of single-seaters, endurance racing, rallies, the brand new 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 tier of the single-seater pyramid, which has been designed to create a clear path for drivers from karting to FIA Formula 4, FIA Formula 3, FIA Formula 2 and finally the FIA Formula One World Championship. This system not only benefits competitors, but also is 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 will provide a driver training programme specific to the discipline.

The FIA is the governing body of world motor sport – it regulates and adjudicates at hundreds of events in a huge variety of series each year. Across the disciplines of single-seaters, endurance racing, rallies, the brand new 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 represents a significant step towards the completion of the single-seater pyramid, which has been designed to create a clear path for drivers from karting to FIA Formula 4, the FIA Formula 3 European Championship, FIA Formula 2 and finally the FIA Formula One World Championship. This system not only benefits competitors, but also is 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 will provide a driver training programme specific to the discipline.

Jean Todt, FIA President

"I am delighted to welcome you to the coming 2020 season. The FIA Formula 2 Championship is built on strong foundations – between 2005 and 2017, F2’s forbear GP2 provided an excellent platform for drivers to progress to Formula One. As FIA Formula 2, it is now clearer and more engaging for motor sport fans to follow the careers of young drivers.

The 12 rounds of the 2020 season will be in support of a Formula One Grand Prix, and we believe that such close proximity to the F1 environment is an important part of the learning process for young drivers. The new addition to the calendar – at Zandvoort in the Netherlands – will be particularly exciting to see.

The car features the latest performance and safety advancements and adds to the already-potent combination of talented young drivers and a hugely competitive and educational environment that makes F2 a crucial final stepping-stone.

The FIA has long been committed to creating a logical pyramid for its single-seater championships. In recent years we have seen the carefully prepared foundations develop into a thriving system which is already producing a wealth of gifted young drivers who will undoubtedly become the stars of the future. To give clear direction to the large number of budding racers coming out of the FIA karting series, we have established a hugely successful programme of FIA Formula 4 championships in 11 countries or zones around the world.

From there, the top drivers aim for a seat in the FIA Formula 3 Championship, via the interim step of the FIA Formula Regional Championships in the US, Europe, Asia and Japan.

FIA Formula 3 joined the same platform as Formula 2 and Formula 1 last year and has not only become very strong and competitive, but also offers drivers the track time and technical training to equip them with the necessary skills to move forward.

In this season for FIA Formula 2 you can look forward to close racing, an even greater commitment to driver preparation, including a specific FIA F2 driver training programme, as well as continued efforts to ensure the costs of competing remain as affordable as possible, thus helping to safeguard the championship as a place where talent is able to shine in front of the world’s foremost race teams.

I wish you all a safe and enjoyable season as you report on the 2020 FIA Formula 2 Championship."