Back in 2017, we forged a new beginning for the penultimate rung of the openwheel motorsport ladder. A new era dawned with the ideology of the ultimate training ground for Formula 1 - the FIA Formula 2 Championship (F2). An agreement was made between the FIA and the former GP2 Series Organisation to re-brand, re-style and re-think the Road to F1, with the aim of creating the most competitive single-make championship on the planet.
The 2020 edition of the Championship marks the fourth year of this successful arrangement and with the FIA as F2’s regulatory body, bringing a level of professionalism that is the ideal preparation for the top step - F1.
The birth of Formula 2 has so far brought us three scintillating and unique seasons, providing a fantastic spectacle to both the attending crowd and the sofa-based fanatic, while producing ready-made talent for F1 with Charles Leclerc, George Russell, Lando Norris, Alexander Albon and Nicholas Latifi all making the step up.
2020 promises to be on par, pairing the best up-and-coming drivers in single-seater motorsport with the competitive and challenging F2 machinery, guaranteeing a championship that is a must-see for fans of real racing. The new campaign will also see the introduction of 18-inch Pirelli tyres a year before F1, proving that F2 is the perfect training ground, not only for drivers, but also for technology and machinery.
Racing on F1 weekends, we provide our drivers with the inimitable opportunity to showcase their talents in front of F1 teams, competing on some of the most challenging and renowned circuits in the world.
Our partners Pirelli are one of the most respected names in top-level automotive expertise, which allows F2 to continually evolve. This, along with further relationships with a host of committed suppliers, has enabled us to create a category that is affordable, technologically advanced and ultra-competitive.
The Championship benefits from the experience of the FIA, who oversee the running of all on-track events, while F1’s unparalleled expertise in broadcasting and marketing ensures that the F2 Championship has a truly global reach and appeal.
We look forward to providing more excitement for our fans, as the best young drivers in the world fight for their place with the cream of racing talent in Formula 1.