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 Post subject: Re: FIA Formula 2 2009
PostPosted: 03 Oct 2008, 16:46  
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This has to be one of the worst thought out proposals in the history of motor racing.We have enough feeder categories already without this one,this one offers nothing new,and I can't see how this will be more "Cost effective" than other series.GP2 is still the main junior category and will cotinue to be so.I predict Formula 2 to die on its arse by the 3rd season.
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 Post subject: Re: FIA Formula 2 2009
PostPosted: 03 Oct 2008, 17:28  
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So, will it work? or is GP2 far too superior and appealing. Where do you see F2 fitting in? alongside GP2 level, alongside WSR, F3? or is it the wrong step for F1 proteges?

I don't think this is a good idea, there are a lot of junior categories already, and we don't need this series.

GP2 is still the best junior category, and I predict this series will be nowhere near of GP2, WSR or F3. Even I think Formula Masters is still better than this.

So, for the junior drivers...I think they don't have to participate in this series.
It's just a waste of time :sad:

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 Post subject: Re: FIA Formula 2 Championship
PostPosted: 04 Oct 2008, 15:13  
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How about GP3?
http://www.pitpass.com/fes_php/pitpass_ ... t_id=36153

So now it's supposed to be
GP3 -> GP2 -> F1

I wonder where F2 fits in.

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 Post subject: Re: FIA Formula 2 Championship
PostPosted: 04 Oct 2008, 16:22  
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So many support series GP2 for supporting GP2 and now to support a support series GP3.so when will GP3 occur before GP2???
so will there be three races on sunday on one track???

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 Post subject: Re: FIA Formula 2 Championship
PostPosted: 04 Oct 2008, 16:30  
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This is riduculous.Has Max's brain been affected by all the whippings he's received over the years??? GP2 is producing quality F1 drivers,so why these new categories? I have a feeling GP3 is meant to spoil F2,which is the brainchild of Max.Stop using feeder categories as pawns in a political battle.
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 Post subject: Re: FIA Formula 2 Championship
PostPosted: 05 Oct 2008, 16:26  
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Future F2 champs to win Williams test

Champions of the new FIA-backed Formula 2 series will win a full F1 test with the Williams team.

Promoter Jonathan Palmer said at the low-cost series' launch that the prize is possible due to the relationship with the Grove-based Formula One team, which will design the F2 car from 2009.

"I am absolutely determined that Formula 2 will attract the greatest depth of talent by virtue of its extraordinary cost effectiveness, and produce most of the best future F1 star talent in the coming years," Palmer, who was both a Williams driver and an F2 champion, said.

Unlike the Bernie Ecclestone-linked GP2 and newly-launched GP3 classes, Formula 2 will not be run at Grand Prix weekends, but instead based on the FIA's world touring car calendar.

F1 test with Williams doesn't sound very much considering that GP2 champions have usually got full race seats straight away.

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 Post subject: Re: FIA Formula 2 Championship
PostPosted: 05 Jan 2009, 21:31  
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Hmm, reviving this topic to ask the opinions of people - What do you think of the standard of drivers in this series?

Here's a list:

Alex Brundle
Seb Hohenthal
Julien Jousse
Henry Surtees
Tobias Hegewald
Armaan Ebrahim
Robert Wickens
Natacha Gachnang

Ok, out of this list, I see two or three types of drivers. The type who have had bad luck in the past and want to dominate a series (Jousse, Hohenthal, Wickens) and are therefore taking a chance on the series, but actually have the talent. Then there's those with no experience a ta decent level. Think Surtees, who's been midfield in British FRenault, Brundle (6th in FPalmer Audi). Then there's deadbeats like Ebrahim, Gachnang and Eurocup midfielder Hegewald. This is great for them (IMO) becuase it's more recognition for them, in an FIA sanctioned series which is implicitly second only to F1 ( :p ).

With this combination of drivers, it should be rather like the first season of GP2. I.e. full of hnagers-on (Lauda, Artam, Mondini, Sharp, Fauzy) who weren't really on the road to F1.

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 Post subject: Re: FIA Formula 2 Championship
PostPosted: 05 Jan 2009, 22:20  
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To be honest its such a pointless and badly thought out idea I couldn't care less about the championship.Its the worst idea in motor racing since the 10 place grid penalty.
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 Post subject: Re: FIA Formula 2 Championship
PostPosted: 06 Jan 2009, 17:34  
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I would consider F2 below series such as F3 and WSR let alone on par with GP2

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 Post subject: Re: FIA Formula 2 Championship
PostPosted: 06 Jan 2009, 20:39  
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Hey is this on the TV?
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 Post subject: Re: FIA Formula 2 Championship
PostPosted: 08 Jan 2009, 12:11  
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swca92 wrote:
To be honest its such a pointless and badly thought out idea I couldn't care less about the championship.Its the worst idea in motor racing since the 10 place grid penalty.


I think it's a bad idea too, but it could be interesting if someone with talent uses the exposure to get into F1.. I wouldn't mind seeing Sebastian Hohenthal get a third driver role or a decent GP2 seat with it.

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 Post subject: Re: FIA Formula 2 Championship
PostPosted: 27 Feb 2009, 19:31  
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F2 Driver Line up - and someone said the GP2 drivers looked weak

Complete 2009 Formula Two entry list:

Driver Nationality 2008 season
Robert Wickens Canadian 12th in WSR, 15th in Euro F3
Julien Jousse French 2nd in WSR
Armaan Ebrahim Indian 7th in FV6 Asia, also GP2 Asia
Jason Moore British Formula Palmer Audi champion
Tobias Hegewald German 3rd in FRenault NEC, 5th in Euro
Natacha Gachnang Swiss 3rd in Spanish F3
Sebastian Hohenthal Swedish 7th in British F3
Pietro Gandolfi Italian 26th in Swiss FRenault
Jolyon Palmer British 3rd in Formula Palmer Audi
Alex Brundle British 6th in Formula Palmer Audi
Henry Surtees British 12th in FRenault UK
Jack Clarke British 5th in Formula Palmer Audi
Nicola de Marco Italian 4th in Spanish F3
Mikhail Aleshin Russian 5th in WSR
Andy Soucek Spanish 14th in GP2 and GP2 Asia
Carlos Iaconelli Brazilian 28th in GP2
German Sanchez Spanish Spanish F3 champion
Kazim Vasiliauskas Lithuanian 21st in Italian FRenault
Mirko Bortolotti Italian Italian F3 champion
Jens Hoing German 17th in German F3
Philipp Eng Austrian 11th in German F3 (part-season)
Henri Karjalainen Finnish 17th in Atlantic
Tom Gladdis British 6th in Star Mazda
Milos Pavlovic Serbian GP2 part-season

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 Post subject: Re: FIA Formula 2 Championship
PostPosted: 28 Feb 2009, 03:03  
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has anyone a pic how the formula 2 car will look like?
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 Post subject: Re: FIA Formula 2 Championship
PostPosted: 28 Feb 2009, 06:46  
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It is launched on Monday (2 March)

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