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 birth of Formula 2 has so far brought us four brilliant and unique seasons, providing a fantastic spectacle to the worldwide motorsport fans.It has also produced ready-made talent for F1 with Charles Leclerc, George Russell, Lando Norris, Alexander Albon, Nicholas Latifi, Mick Schumacher, Yuki Tsunoda and Nikita Mazepin all making the step up.
2021 marks the fifth year of the F2 Championship and promises to deliver once again some gripping on-track entertainment, pairing the best up-and-coming drivers in single-seater with the competitive and challenging F2 machinery.
The 2020 campaign saw the introduction of 18-inch Pirelli tyres ahead of F1, proving that F2 is the perfect training ground, not only for drivers, but also for technology.
Racing on F1 weekends, we provide the drivers with the 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 technologically advanced, ultra-competitive, whilst controlling the costs.
The Championship benefits from the experience of the FIA who oversees 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.