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The FIA release new F2 details - We find out all the gory details about the new F1 feeder series

Published by Christine

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Welcome to F1Minute for the 12th July 2008.

The FIA have given us a few more details about the F2 series they announced recently. The idea is to encourage more young drivers to the sport through a low-cost feeder series, and the tender process is now open for manufacturers to become the supplier of the single-chassis series. The calendar has also been released and information about how a race weekend will stack up. The series will feature across 10 weekends between April and September in Europe, and there’ll be an hour of free practice, qualifying and a 175 km race across just Saturday and Sunday.

There will also be three one-day test events before, and three one-day events during the season. Competitors can enter two drivers but must be signed up for the whole season, and it looks like the FIA are after a minimum grid of 14 cars – which means at least 7 teams.

All this for 200,000 Euros per car.

That’s it for today, I’ll be back tomorrow with another F1Minute.