Connect with us

2016 F1

F1 feeder series Formula 2 debut delay until 2017

Published

on

F1 feeder series Formula 2 debut delay until 2017
F1 feeder series Formula 2 has been put on the back burner for now.

Actually, the FIA intended to revive the series for 2016 to be a genuine new step between Formula 3 and F1, with the last iteration having collapsed in 2012.

In charge of the project is the former Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali.

Reportedly, given the success of the Bernie Ecclestone-conceived and Bruno Michel-promoted GP2 and GP3, the plan was for the FIA to complement the renewed success of its European F3 format with another genuine route to F1.

The target, reportedly, was that a full F2 campaign should cost less per driver than the EUR 1.4 million barrier into GP2, the current obvious F1 feeder series.

But Finland’s Turun Sanomat newspaper reports that FIA single seater chief Domenicali’s project has hit a “major setback”, as a suitable promoter or manufacturer has not come forward in time.

Correspondent Luis Vasconcelos claims that the only offer came from the GP2 and GP3 promoter, leaving Domenicali “with only two options”.

“Either accept the offer and undermine the original aim, or delay the F2 debut until 2017,” he explained.

However, the F2 concept has got a boost given that the highly-regarded Formula Renault 3.5 series, an obvious direct competitor, has reportedly lost the support of the French carmaker.

Comments

Latest Results




Latest F1 News

2018 F116 hours ago

Raikkonen could return to Sauber F1 for 2019

333SharesThe signs are growing ever stronger that Ferrari will have a new driver in 2019. Kimi Raikkonen admits that it...

2018 F116 hours ago

Red Bull encourages Honda power to prepare for 2019 F1

1ShareRed Bull is encouraging Toro Rosso and Honda to help the senior energy drink-owned team prepare for 2019. Honda already...

2018 F11 day ago

Hamilton and Vettel Battling For The F1 Title

238SharesThe British Grand Prix at Silverstone is one that Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes have dominated for years and that trend...

2018 F14 days ago

Can Red Bull Challenge Mercedes And Ferrari?

24SharesSo, things didn’t exactly go to plan for Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes at Silverstone as the Brit made a disastrous...

2018 F15 days ago

Liberty working on securing future of British GP – Brawn

5SharesRoss Brawn says Liberty Media is working on securing the future of the British grand prix. Silverstone owner the BRDC...

2018 F15 days ago

Grosjean form ‘unacceptable’ – Haas F1

1ShareGunther Steiner says a “critical moment” could come amid his patience with struggling Haas driver Romain Grosjean. Frenchman Grosjean has...

2018 F15 days ago

No ‘negotiations’ with Raikkonen yet – McLaren

36Shares Zak Brown says McLaren has not yet opened contract talks with former team driver Kimi Raikkonen. It is rumoured in...

2018 F15 days ago

Wolff wants Hamilton beyond 2020

660SharesToto Wolff has revealed he wants to keep Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes even beyond 2020. Although not yet announced, it...

2018 F16 days ago

Renault engine power deficit a bigger problem – Verstappen

5SharesMax Verstappen says Red Bull’s title chances have taken a dive. Although the Dutchman won in Austria, he says at...

2018 F17 days ago

Ricciardo admits 2019 Red Bull contract ‘likely’

1ShareDaniel Ricciardo now says it is “likely” he will stay at Red Bull in 2019. Earlier, the Red Bull driver...




Most Popular

ThisisF1.com is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organization or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organizations or their shareholders. Copyrighted material used under Fair Use/Fair Comment.

References
We could use the following leading F1 news sources for stories: SkyF1, BBC F1, Autosport, ESPN F1, FIA Media Center, MotorSport, JamesAllen and others leading authors blog.

All Rights Reserved © 2017 Prime Sport Media