GP2-Series byter namn till FIA F2 Championship

Det var snack tidigare i år om att man kanske ville byte namn på GP2 till F2 för att få en bättre struktur och mer relevans som juniorserie till F1.
Under dagens (torsdag) WMSC möte så klubbades förslaget igenom och GP2-series kommer från och med 2017 att heta FIA Formula 2 Championship.

Alla race, förutom ett, kommer att köras i samband med Formel 1 helger. Åtminstone en svensk, Gustav Malja, kommer att köra i serien, han återfinns i Racing Engineer stallet tillsammans med Louis Delétraz.

Chase Carey, VD – Formula One Group

“I am very pleased to announce the evolution of the GP2 Series to become the FIA Formula 2 Championship.

“Junior categories and especially the upcoming F2 Championship are strategic activities for the Formula One Group.

“We are delighted to strengthen them through this agreement with the FIA.”

Bruno Michel, VD – FIA Formula 2 Championship

“After twelve amazing GP2 seasons which have provided an incredible show for fans and took twenty-eight drivers to an official Formula 1 seat – including two World Champions – we have decided along with the FIA to become known as the FIA Formula 2 Championship.

 “The FIA has fully embraced GP2’s core values which will now be adopted by Formula 2; a powerful, safe and challenging car, enthralling races, and a training ground to enter Formula 1 with a particular focus on cost control.

“This is a great opportunity for our drivers, our teams and our partners.”