In 2009 Swedish driver Sebastian Hohenthal will participate in the reborn FIA Formula Two championship. > Read all about the series at www.formulatwo.com



Here below we have put together a small presentation with material from FormulaTwo.com


FIA FORMULA TWO - INTRODUCTION


Formula Two is a new international single seater championship, derived from an FIA initiative to provide young, talented drivers with the opportunity to
compete in top-level racing on a competitive budget.

The FIA’s overall concern was that the cost of competing in motor racing at a level to progress directly to Formula 1 today is so high that it prevents many talented drivers from having the opportunity to participate. Compared to rival series, Formula Two will cost significantly less per season whilst allowing drivers to prove their skill and develop their racecraft in identical 1.8-litre Audi-powered turbocharged vehicles, designed by a six man team from Williams F1, led by Director of Engineering Patrick Head.

In September 2008 the FIA tender to supply the cars and operate the FIA Formula Two Championship was awarded to MotorSport Vision, which has years of experience of organising the Formula Palmer Audi Championship, in addition to running four major UK race circuits and the British Superbike Championship.

The F2 vehicles will be assembled and prepared between races at MotorSport Vision’s Bedford Autodrome facility, with testing sessions scheduled at circuits around the UK prior to the opening race of the inaugural championship in May 2009.

F2 CAR

Chassis: Ground effect, 2005 F1 safety regulations
Engine: Audi 1.8 litre, 4 cyl. turbo
Power: 400 bhp (+50 bhp with overboost)
Gearbox: 6 speed, paddle shift



2009 F2 CALENDAR


The 2009 FIA Formula Two Championship calendar will comprise of 16 rounds, as part of 8 events across Europe. A number of events will run alongside the FIA World Touring Car Championship, with two rounds partnering the International GT Open series in addition to a standalone event at Donington.

1&2 May 29-31, Valencia, Spain (WTCC)
3&4 June 19-21, Brno, Cech Rep. (WTCC)
5&6 June 26-28, Spa, Belgium (GT Open)
7&8 Juny 17-19, Brands Hatch, England (WTCC)
9&10August 15-16, Donington, England (F2)
11&12 September 4-6, Oschersleben, Germany (WTCC)
13&14 September 19-20, Imola, Italy (WTCC)
15&16 October/November 30-1, Barcelona, Spain (GT Open)

The provisional event format is as follows:
Practice 1 30 minutes
Practice 2 30 minutes
Qualifying 1 30 minutes
Qualifying 2 30 minutes
Race 1 30 - 40 minutes
Race 2 30 - 40 minutes

It is anticipated that in one race during each event there may be a mandatory 10 sec pit stop.          



LIVE (HDTV) Racing

The FIA Formula Two championship will be broadcast by Eurosport during 2009 & 2010
> Learn more about it and get the TV schedule (på svenska).