Formula 2 Rejects World Race Series
|Engine supplier(s)||Holden, Lancia, BMW, Aston Martin, Ford|
|Tyre supplier(s)||Michelin, Bridgestone|
The Formula 2 Rejects World Race Series was a feeder series to the F1RWRS with the first series being the 2014 season. The creation of the series was done mostly by MRT owner Daniel Melrose and his business partner Don Rennis to help promote young talent into the F1RWRS.
With the influx of drivers into the F1RWRS from all around the world, there were fears from several prominent members of the paddock that there wouldn't be enough opportunities for drivers to make their name in the F1RWRS. Daniel Melrose in particular was worried about this growing problem, especially when he was one of the few team owners who actively pushed younger talent through with the likes of Jeroen Krautmeir, Phillippe Nicolas, Mitchell Macklin and Michael Robertson all around the world over the years as a team owner. He took it upon himself to help the F1RWRS commission to form a feeder category for the F1RWRS which will be run by former McLaren team boss Don Rennis.
22 cars from 11 teams lined up on the grid for the first ever race at the 2013 F2RWRS Indianapolis 100 which was eventually won by Belgian Wouter Lamberigts after a strategic battle between him, the two KitKat cars of Hansuke Shioya and Giconi Okorie, Macklin and Rosco Vantini.
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.
List Of Champions
|2014||Mitchell Macklin||/ Virgin MRT||5||10||93|
|2015||Tomo Kazama||Aston Martin||1||7||64|
|2016||Diego Álvarez Torrente|| Dofasco Lukoil Racing
Plus One Racing Engineering
|2017||Dan Greenlaw||DSCity Voeckler||4||7||88|
|2014||/ Virgin MRT|| Mitchell Macklin
|2015||Scuderia Lancia Alitalia|| Andrej Kremnicky
Bastiaan van Nieuwenhuijzen
|2016||Gulf M/Power Racing|| Luc Pellerin
|2017||National Jones Ford Juniors|| Terry Hawkin