How should new Formula 2 work?
Formula 2 is back this season, but it's a very diferent beast to its previous iterations. Having 'taken over' GP2, how should Formula 1's 'newest' feeder series work?
GP2 officially became Formula 2 last Thursday when the move was ratified by the FIA's World Motor Sport Council, bringing to an end a sometimes-painful two years of attempts to put into place what Jean Todt had wanted since his election for a second term as the governing body's president.
On the face of it, this is great news for junior single-seater racing. I'm sure I'm not the only one tired of explaining to non-motorsport friends and family why the intermediate step between Formula 1 and Formula 3 is called GP2, and that there's also GP3 to further muddy the waters. Purely from a branding and common-sense viewpoint - and by implication from the commercial side - F2 will work much better than GP2.
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