Mar.9 (GMM) GP2 looks set to be rebranded as ‘Formula 2’.
Ross Brawn, F1’s sporting chief on behalf of new owner Liberty Media, told Sport Bild: “The ultimate goal is putting formula one, F2 and F3 all together” in the way that the MotoGP categories are layered.
And that plan appears to be also backed by F1’s governing body.
In fact, it is believed an announcement of GP2’s rebranding is imminent.
FIA president Jean Todt told the Paris federation’s own Auto magazine: “Rationalising the pathway to formula one has been a major goal of the FIA in my time here and the designation of a new F2 would achieve that goal.”
02/02/2017 Todt no fan of two-day race weekend idea Feb.2 (GMM) F1 does not look set to switch to a two-day race weekend format any time soon.
The news comes after Renault boss Cyril Abiteboul said that as Liberty Media takes over the […]
22/03/2017 Todt agrees V10 return ‘unthinkable’ Mar.22 (GMM) Jean Todt has joined fellow F1 boss Ross Brawn in saying a return of loud, normally-aspirated engines in the sport is "unthinkable".
The volume, complexity and expense of […]
01/02/2017 Todt denies F1 needs radical overhaul Feb.1 (GMM) Jean Todt has denied that formula one needs to make radical changes in the new Liberty Media era.
The headline news of Liberty having completed its takeover of the sport is […]
09/03/2017 F1 won’t return to V10 engines – Todt Mar.9 (GMM) Jean Todt has ruled out a reversion to screaming V10 engines for formula one.
Liberty Media's new F1 sporting chief Ross Brawn admitted at the Barcelona test that although […]
25/01/2017 Liberty era future brighter for German GP Jan.25 (GMM) F1's new Liberty Media era is good news for "traditional" race hosts like Germany, new sport managing director Ross Brawn says.
Germany will not host a race in 2017, after […]
01/11/2016 Brawn signs deal to replace Ecclestone – report Nov.1 (GMM) Ross Brawn has already signed a contract to become F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone's successor.
That is the claim this week of Auto Bild Motorsport, in the wake of reports […]
16/02/2017 FIA denies ‘conflict of interest’ Feb.16 (GMM) F1's governing body has hit back at reports a "conflict of interest" could be set to trigger a full European investigation into the sport.
The European parliament this week […]
18/01/2017 Liberty still seeking FIA green light Jan.18 (GMM) Only one hurdle remains as F1's new owner Liberty Media looks to complete its buyout of the sport.
This week, Liberty's shareholders got together in Colorado to vote on the […]
15/12/2016 F1 should consider new engines for 2020 – Brawn Dec.15 (GMM) Ross Brawn has admitted F1 should consider taking a sharp turn with its engine regulations for 2020.
The retired former Ferrari and Mercedes chief has been linked with a […]
01/02/2017 Liberty should scrap Friday practice – Abiteboul Feb.1 (GMM) F1 should shake up its weekend format by eliminating the Friday practice sessions.
That is the view of Renault team boss Cyril Abiteboul, when asked by the French magazine […]