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GP2 Series to become the FIA Formula 2 Championship

World Motor Sport Council approves creation of FIA Formula 2

From FIA.com

 

Race Leader: Jules Bianchi, Lotus ARTPhoto Courtesy of Marc:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/sumofmarc/


The FIA has reached an agreement with the Formula One Group regarding the transition of the GP2 Series to FIA Formula 2.

This agreement was approved today (9 March) by the World Motor Sport Council, and will further strengthen the FIA’s single-seater pyramid which provides a clear path for drivers from grassroots to the pinnacle of motor racing. It also highlights the strong will of both the FIA and the Formula One Group to work closely together to build a strong future for the world of motor sport.

Since its inception in 2005, GP2 has been an excellent platform for drivers to progress to Formula One, and with the series now coming under the umbrella of the FIA, there is a complete ecosystem in place which will nurture future talent as well as be clearer and more engaging for motor sport fans.

FIA President Jean Todt said: “Completing this process with Formula One Group and bringing FIA Formula 2 to life is a very important step. The championship will provide the final level for junior drivers who are looking to reach the ultimate goal of Formula One, and we have achieved a key target for the FIA in completing our single-seater pyramid.

“In recent years we have developed a hugely successful programme of FIA Formula 4 championships in 12 countries around the world, the FIA F3 European Championship has become very strong and competitive, and now we have this final piece of the puzzle. I am also very pleased to see that we are already working in the same direction as Formula One Group, and I am sure that this positive relationship will continue to benefit our sport.”

Formula One Group CEO Chase Carey said: “I am very pleased to announce the evolution of the GP2 Series to become the FIA Formula 2 Championship.

“Junior categories and especially the upcoming Formula 2 Championship are strategic activities for Formula 1.

“We are delighted to strengthen them through this agreement with the FIA.”

FIA Single-Seater Commission President Stefano Domenicali said: “With FIA Formula 2, we now have everything we need to craft a clear and logical path for single seater drivers from grassroots for Formula One. As they progress from karting, we have FIA Formula 4 at national level in countries all over the world, and from there the FIA Formula 3 European Championship is a fantastic proving ground before drivers take on the challenge of competing on the world stage.

“For us to now have FIA F2 in this process makes the whole thing complete, and we are looking forward to making FIA F2 a strong and popular series for drivers and fans alike.”

FIA Formula 2 will support the FIA Formula One World Championship at ten events listed below in 2017, with one additional round at Jerez on 6-8 October:

14-16 April Sakhir Bahrain
12-14 May Barcelona Spain
25-27 May Monaco Monte Carlo
23-25 June Baku Azerbaijan
7-9 July Spielberg Austria
16 July Silverstone Great Britain
30 July Budapest Hungary
25-27 August Spa-Francorchamps Belgium
3 September Monza Italy
8 October* Jerez Spain
26 November Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi

*Not in support of a Formula One event

 


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NICO HÜLKENBERG JOINS RENAULT SPORT FORMULA ONE TEAM

Renault Sport Formula One Team is proud to announce that Nico Hülkenberg will join the team for 2017 as part of a multi-year deal.

10/14/2016

Renault Sport Formula One Team is proud to announce that Nico Hülkenberg will join the team for 2017 as part of a multi-year deal. Twenty-nine year-old Nico has raced in 111 Formula 1 Grands Prix since making his debut in 2010. Nico’s motorsport CV includes a Formula 1 pole position in his debut season, winning the GP2 Series at his first attempt as well as victory in his first Le Mans 24 Hours. Currently driving for Force India, Nico has previously raced for Williams and Sauber in Formula 1.

Jérôme Stoll, Renault Sport Racing Chairman:

“2017 will be the second season of Groupe Renault’s return as a manufacturer entry in Formula 1 and the next step in our journey. This season has been about putting the foundations in place for future success. For our next step we required an experienced driver who is still hungry for podiums. Nico Hülkenberg fulfils this role perfectly and is an excellent complement to what we want to achieve. He is a highly talented, dedicated and motivated driver. Nico will enable us to harness all the hard work completed this season and translate it to improved results on track in 2017 and beyond. We look forward to seeing him in our new car for 2017.”

Nico Hulkenberg

Nico Hülkenberg:

“I’m very happy to join Renault Sport Formula One Team in 2017. Renault has always been a big player in the motorsport world that brings up incredible memories: in his stint with Renault, Michael Schumacher not only helped make Germany an F1 nation, he also sparked my enthusiasm and fire for racing. As a part of the Renault family, I want to develop the car and write new success stories. “It has always been my dream to work for a manufacturer team. F1’s new regulations will change the game and give our team a good opportunity. In the years to come, Renault will play a challenger role, which fits my approach to racing 100%. I can’t wait to become part of the family. “For the remaining races this year, I will give my best for Force India to reach fourth place in the constructors’ championship. This would be a great achievement for the whole Force India team, the biggest success in its history and a great end to a fantastic time there. “I am grateful that Force India has given me the chance to take up this new opportunity.”


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Italy GP 2016 – Full timetable

From Formula1.com

* Please note that this timetable is subject to amendments

 

Thursday 1st September
Formula One Press Conference – Press Room 15:00
Promoter Activity Public Pit Lane Walk For 3 Day Ticket Holders Only 16:00 – 18:00
Formula One Champions Football Charity Cup – Starting Grid 18:00 – 20:00
Friday 2nd September
Promoter Activity Promoter Pit Lane Walk 07:30 – 08:35
Formula One Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk 08:45 – 09:45
Formula One Practice 1 10:00 – 11:30
GP2 Series Practice Session 12:00 – 12:45
Formula One Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk 12:50 – 13:45
Formula One Practice 2 14:00 – 15:30
GP2 Series Qualifying Session 15:55 – 16:25
Formula One Press Conference – Press Room 16:00 – 17:00
Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Practice Session 16:45 – 17:30
GP3 Series Practice Session 17:50 – 18:35
Saturday 3rd September
Promoter Activity Promoter Pit Lane Walk 07:30 – 08:20
Formula One Team Pit Stop Practice 08:30 – 09:15
Formula One Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk 08:30 – 09:30
GP3 Series Qualifying Session 09:45 – 10:15
Formula One Practice 3 11:00 – 12:00
Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Qualifying Session 12:25 – 12:55
Formula One Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk 13:00 – 13:45
Formula One Qualifying 14:00 – 15:00
GP2 Series First Race (30 Laps or 60 Mins) 15:40 – 16:45
GP3 Series First Race (22 Laps or 40 Mins) 17:15 – 18:00
Sunday 4th September
GP3 Series Second Race (17 Laps or 30 Mins) 09:15 – 09:50
GP2 Series Second Race (21 Laps or 45 Mins) 10:25 – 11:15
Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Race (14 Laps or 30 Mins) 11:35 – 12:10
Formula One Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk 12:15 – 13:15
Formula One Drivers’ Track Parade 12:30
Formula One Starting Grid Presentation 12:45 – 13:15
Formula One Minute Silence For The Italian Earthquake Tragedy 13:45
Formula One National Anthem 13:46
Air Display TBC Air Display 13:47
Formula One Grand Prix (53 Laps or 120 Mins) 14:00 – 16:00

 

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Viasat sine sendetider for Hungarian GP 2016

Pirelli:
“Following the flat-out straights and fast corners of Silverstone is the tight and twisty Hungaroring: two circuits that could not be any more different. “

Weather Forecast below the table.

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Great Britain GP timetable

“I absolutely love my home race,” says Englishman Jenson Button. “Silverstone is a great challenge and some of the corners are the best in Formula One, particularly at the start of the lap. Away from the track, there isn’t much to do, but it doesn’t matter because I love racing at home.”

From Formula1.com

THURSDAY 7th JULY
Formula One Press Conference – Press Room 15:00
Promoter Activity 3 Day Ticket Holders Pit Lane Walk (Prize Winners Only) 15:15 – 19:00
FRIDAY 8th JULY
Formula One Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk 08:45 – 09:45
Formula One Practice 1 10:00 – 11:30
Air Display RAF Falcons Parachute Display 11:35 – 11:45
GP2 Series Practice Session 12:00 – 12:45
Formula One Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk 12:50 – 13:45
Formula One Practice 2 14:00 – 15:30
GP2 Series Qualifying Session 15:55 – 16:25
Formula One Press Conference – Press Room 16:00 – 17:00
Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Practice Session 16:45 – 17:30
GP3 Series Practice Session 17:50 – 18:35
SATURDAY 9th JULY
Formula One Team Pit Stop Practice 07:30 – 08:15
Formula One Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk 07:30 – 08:35
GP3 Series Qualifying Session 08:45 – 09:15
Formula One Practice 3 10:00 – 11:00
Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Qualifying Session 11:25 – 11:55
Air Display Typhoon Air Display 12:00 – 12:08
Formula One Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk 12:00 – 12:45
Formula One Qualifying 13:00 – 14:00
GP2 Series First Race (29 Laps or 60 Mins) 14:40 – 15:45
GP3 Series First Race (20 Laps or 40 Mins) 16:20 – 17:05
Promoter Activity Drivers’ Fan Forum 17:30 – 18:00
SUNDAY 10th JULY
GP3 Series Second Race (15 Laps or 30 Mins) 08:15 – 08:50
GP2 Series Second Race (21 Laps or 45 Mins) 09:25 – 10:15
Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Race (13 Laps or 30 Mins) 10:35 – 11:10
Formula One Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk 11:15 – 12:05
Formula One Drivers’ Track Parade 11:30
Formula One Starting Grid Presentation 11:45 – 12:15
Air Display The Red Arrows 12:20
Formula One National Anthem 12:46
Air Display The Red Arrows Fly Past 12:47
Formula One Grand Prix (52 Laps or 120 Mins) 13:00 – 15:00



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