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 the United Kingdom svg.png George Russell
Team's Champion Flag of France svg.png ART Grand Prix
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. While the first three years of the new F2 championship ran two races per weekend, 2021 saw the championship return to a single race per venue to shorter, with the calendar getting 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
2019 Flag of India svg.png Victoria Desai Flag of Italy svg.png Prema Powerteam 7 15 240
2020 Flag of the Philippines svg.png Roger Ibe Flag of France svg.png ART Grand Prix 8 11 194
2021 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png George Russell Flag of Germany svg.png HWA Racelab 4 12 164

Teams

Season Team Wins Podiums Points
2018 Flag of Germany svg.png Hilmer Motorsport 9 17 315
2019 Flag of Italy svg.png Prema Powerteam 8 17 337
2020 Flag of Qatar svg.png Aspire Formula 4 15 275
2021 Flag of France svg.png ART Grand Prix 3 11 205

Records

Race Wins (Drivers)

Pos. Driver Wins
1 Flag of India svg.png Victoria Desai 10
2 Flag of Germany svg.png Marvin Kirchhöfer 9
Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Lando Norris
4 Flag of the Philippines svg.png Roger Ibe 8
5 Flag of Sweden svg.png Felix Rosenqvist 6
6 Flag of Germany svg.png Sophia Floersch 5
Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png George Russell
8 Flag of Monaco svg.png Charles Leclerc 4
9 Flag of the Netherlands svg.png Beitske Visser 3
Flag of Italy svg.png Antonio Giovinazzi

Race Wins (Teams)

Pos. Team Wins
1 Flag of France svg.png ART Grand Prix 17
2 Flag of Germany svg.png Hilmer Motorsport 13
3 Flag of Italy svg.png Prema Powerteam 8
4 Flag of Qatar svg.png Aspire Formula 7
Flag of Italy svg.png Trueba Racing Team
6 Flag of Nigeria svg.png Falik Arrows 6
7 Flag of Russia svg.png RUSSIAN TIME 4
Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png KitKat Warriors
9 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png DMR by Carlin 2
Flag of Germany svg.png Mücke-Precision Formula