One of the decisions taken today in Paris by the World Motorsport Council is this:
The FIA will invite tenders for a new feeder series for Formula One. This championship, called Formula Two, would be launched in 2009 and used as an inexpensive platform to develop emerging driver talent for Formula One. It is hoped this can be achieved within a budget of around €200,000 a car per season.
The purpose of the new Formula Two series does not seem to be very different from the purpose of GP2. So one can make a conclusion – 2008 season is the last one GP2 as we know it. Or is the Formula 2 going to exist alongside GP2 ?
Will the new series be brand new with new chassis, engines, format or are will the new name be pretty much the only change ? One thing we can almost take for granted. With the budget only €200,000 a car per season the Formula Two would very likely have to be spec series, as GP2 currently is.
I must admit I do like the idea of Formula 1 having again, after 25 year absence, its feeder series called Formula 2. Now let’s hope that some good racing would come with it.