No more Formula 2 in 2013 and beyond

L-R: Jonathan Palmer (GBR), CEO MotorSport Vision, with Jean Todt (FRA), FIA President. FIA Formula Two Championship, Rd2, Marrakech, Morocco. Saturday 1 May 2010.Dec.7 (GMM) Formula Two will not be run next year, after the FIA series’ operator Motorsport Vision, headed by former F1 driver and commentator Jonathan Palmer, said the existing format of the single seater series has “reduced its appeal to drivers”.

“Other championships at F2’s level have also increased their appeal through recent performance upgrades, and it is logical to conclude that [in 2013] grid numbers would reduce, perhaps significantly,” said Palmer.

2013 was to be Motorsport Vision’s final year of its existing contract with the FIA.

The governing body said: “The FIA is determined to develop a clear path for young drivers from karting to F1 and therefore reiterates our commitment to single seater racing series.”

F2 in its current low-cost format was re-launched in 2009, enlisting Williams for chassis design.

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  • jmartinez2767

    If a minimum age is required for each step on the ladder. For example 18 for F3 then 22 for GP2 and 24 for F1 i think it would be excellent for the commercial side of motorsport as a whole.

  • f1 fan

    Not only the commercial side, but maybe also the safety side of motorsport as well ! :)