THE FIA Formula 2 Championship, rebranded from the GP2 SERIES, IS A PREMIER ONE-MAKE, SINGLE-SEATER CHAMPIONSHIP THAT IS WIDELY ACCEPTED AS THE CHIEF FEEDER SERIES TO FORMULA 1.
Launched in 2005, it has firmly established itself on the world stage as it offers a combination of a fast, safe, high-tech car with a talent pool of the best up-and-coming drivers in all of motorsport.
The series provides an opportunity for drivers to show their ability in front of Formula 1 teams as they compete on world-renowned circuits throughout Europe, on a car created to ensure that the challenge for the teams is also maintained.
The 2017 season is its first being known as Formula 2. Drivers have graduated from GP2 to Formula 1 every year, with the series’ first-ever champion being Nico Rosberg, who was last year’s Formula 1 champion.
In 2015, eight out of 20 drivers on the Formula 1 grid initially proved their worth in the GP2 Series. In fact, over 60 drivers have so far received the opportunity to drive an F1 car as a result of their time in GP2.