FIA F2 World Championship

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FIA F2
F2-new.png
Category Open-wheeler
Country/Region Worldwide
Founder(s) Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA)
Inaugural Season 2018
Engine supplier(s) Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Judd
Tyre supplier(s) Pirelli Icon.png
Records
Driver's Champion Flag of Germany svg.png Marvin Kirchhöfer
Team's Champion Flag of Germany svg.png Hilmer Motorsport
Motorsport current event.svg.png Current season


The FIA F2 World Championship is an open-wheel category of motor racing which serves as a feeder series to Formula One. The series was created by the FIA from the assets of the former F2RWRS championship, and henceforth uses the same Lola B17/50 chassis used within its predecessor series. Furthermore, the FIA ensured that running costs for teams would become cheaper by introducing a single-spec Judd VI engine.

History

Due to a more pronounced divide between F1 and F1RWRS, the FIA successfully sued the F1RWRS commission over their much-discussed naming conflict, and the latter series would have to undergo a name change if it was to continue operating. AutoReject International purchased the naming rights to F1RWRS, and the series became the lead competition of the AutoReject ladder under the guise of the AutoReject World Series.

F2RWRS and F3RWRS were now left without a parent series thanks to the departure of the ARWS, and seemed like they would perhaps go out of business. The FIA secured the rights to both series, and rebranded them to the FIA F2 World Championship and FIA F3 Eurasian Championship respectively.


Format changes

In deference to the greater relationship with Formula 1, the series' race-day format was changed in order to replicate the conditions drivers would experience further up the ladder. The championship moved from single races per venue to shorter, twin-races over a weekend, and the calendar was drafted to offer F1 with support events for most weekends. The scoring system also changed, now offering the top 10 finishers in the race points, as well as offering two points for pole position.

Points system for F2 races

Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th PP
Points 15 12 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1 2

List of Champions

Drivers

Season Driver Team Wins Podiums Points
2018 Flag of Germany svg.png Marvin Kirchhöfer Flag of Germany svg.png Hilmer Motorsport 9 17 279

Teams

Season Team Wins Podiums Points
2018 Flag of Germany svg.png Hilmer Motorsport 9 17 315