F2 lowers driver entry fee for 2011

F2 lowers driver entry fee for 2011

5 November 2010 – Formula 2 series organisers MotorSport Vision have confirmed that the cost of entering the championship will be 225,000 pounds plus VAT per driver next season. The new prize tag is a course for confidence with Jonathan Palmer, who is sure that it will guarantee a full starting grid.

F2 will continue to promote itself as one of the most affordable junior formulae next year, with an already low figure of 275,000 pounds now being reduced by a dramatic 50,000.

Formula 2 Chief Executive Jonathan Palmer

On top of this, more track time will be on offer, with Friday practice being lengthened by 50 percent and Sunday’s race length changed from 30 to 40 minutes.

“A primary objective for the FIA with the new Formula 2 Championship has been to provide outstanding accessibility for talented aspiring F1 drivers, recognising that many do not have access to the budgets required to run with a team capable of winning in comparable international single-seater championships,” commented F2’s Chief Executive Palmer.

“It is so important too that drivers at this level have the greatest opportunity to develop their skills during a season from extensive track time.

“We have also preserved the structure of the Race 2 grid being derived from its own qualifying session to ensure that a bad practice or first qualifying does not compromise the whole weekend.

“The 2011 F2 season will undoubtedly be our best yet.”

related

Comments

Latest News
Full
Compact

  1. Saturday 23 August 2014

  2. Stoneman wins crazy GP3 race at Spa 17:29

    Stoneman wins crazy GP3 race at Spa

    British driver Dean Stoneman emerged victorious in a crazy GP3 race at a wet/dry Spa-Francorchamps as he beat compatriot...

    GP3
  3. Button hoping for dry race day 17:26

    Button hoping for dry race day

    Jenson Button hopes that the Belgian Grand Prix will be a dry affair, after experiencing treacherous weather conditions in...

    F1
  4. Alonso surprised by second row grid slot 16:38

    Alonso surprised by second row grid slot

    Fernando Alonso has admitted to feeling surprised over his second row starting position for the Belgian Grand Prix. With...

    F1
  5. Rain masks Williams potential in qualifying 16:27

    Rain masks Williams potential in qualifying

    Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa blamed the wet weather on their Williams team's low key qualifying performance in...

    F1
  6. Marciello beats Vandoorne in GP2 epic 16:11

    Marciello beats Vandoorne in GP2 epic

    Raffaele Marciello claimed a sensational maiden GP2 victory as he triumphed over Stoffel Vandoorne at a wet...

    GP2
  7. Ricciardo rues error at Blanchimont 15:58

    Ricciardo rues error at Blanchimont

    Daniel Ricciardo was left to ponder what might have been after making a mistake on his final qualifying lap at...

    F1
  8. Vettel pleased with 'best' qualifying outcome 15:26

    Vettel pleased with 'best' qualifying outcome

    Sebastian Vettel has admitted that a place on the second row was the best he could achieve during Belgian Grand Prix...

    F1
  9. Hamilton: Front-left brake wasn't working 15:13

    Hamilton: Front-left brake wasn't working

    Lewis Hamilton says faulty brakes hindered his chances of fighting for pole position during qualifying for the Belgian Grand...

    F1
  10. 14:45

    Latest F1 photos: Saturday at Spa-Francorchamps

    F1
  11. Rosberg reckons pole earned at Eau Rouge 14:44

    Rosberg reckons pole earned at Eau Rouge

    Nico Rosberg reckons he beat Lewis Hamilton to pole position at Spa-Francorchamps with a superior run through Eau...

    F1
  12. 14:08

    Belgian GP: Full qualifying results

    F1
  13. Rosberg beats Hamilton to Spa pole 14:07

    Rosberg beats Hamilton to Spa pole

    Nico Rosberg beat Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton to pole in a wet qualifying session for the Belgian Grand Prix. The...

    F1
  14. 12:49

    Follow qualifying for the Belgian GP!

    F1
  15. 11:16

    Belgian GP: Full Free Practice 3 results

    F1
  16. Bottas quickest in wet/dry final practice 11:07

    Bottas quickest in wet/dry final practice

    Valtteri Bottas finished atop the timesheets in Saturday morning's wet/dry final practice session for the Belgian Grand...

    F1
  17. Villeneuve hits out at Verstappen signing 10:34

    Villeneuve hits out at Verstappen signing

    1997 Formula 1 World Champion Jacques Villenuve has hit out at Red Bull's decision to promote Max Verstappen to a Toro Rosso...

    F1
  18. 09:52

    Follow final practice for the Belgian GP!

    F1
  19. Debutant Ghiotto claims pole at wet Spa 09:24

    Debutant Ghiotto claims pole at wet Spa

    Italian debutant Luca Ghiotto claimed pole position for his first ever GP3 race during a wet qualifying session at...

    GP3
  20. Tereshchenko to sit out Spa weekend after crash 08:48

    Tereshchenko to sit out Spa weekend after crash

    New Trident signing Konstantin Tereshchenko will miss this weekend's GP3 round at Spa-Francorchamps after he suffered an...

    GP3
  21. Video of the Day: Hamilton/Corden outtakes 05:00

    Video of the Day: Hamilton/Corden outtakes

    Enjoy a series of outtakes as actor James Corden interviews Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton.

    F1
  22. Vettel avoids Belgian Grand Prix grid penalty 03:00

    Vettel avoids Belgian Grand Prix grid penalty

    Sebastian Vettel will avoid a grid penalty for the Belgian Grand Prix after reverting to an older engine. The Red Bull...

    F1
  23. Friday 22 August 2014

  24. Bottas: Williams can be close to Mercedes 18:01

    Bottas: Williams can be close to Mercedes

    Valtteri Bottas is hopeful that his Williams team can put pressure on championship leaders Mercedes at the Belgian Grand...

    F1
  25. Lotterer 'very pleased' with opening day 17:19

    Lotterer 'very pleased' with opening day

    André Lotterer described himself as "very pleased" after making a positive start to his Formula 1 career at the Belgian...

    F1
  26. Ricciardo wary of strong midfield rivals 17:15

    Ricciardo wary of strong midfield rivals

    Daniel Ricciardo has conceded that Red Bull faces a tough challenge to break away from midfield rivals in this weekend's...

    F1
  27. Räikkönen rues Ferrari technical problems 17:07

    Räikkönen rues Ferrari technical problems

    Kimi Räikkönen was left to lament a difficult day as he ended second practice for this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix at S...

    F1
  28. 17:00

    Latest F1 photos: Friday at Spa-Francorchamps

    F1
  29. Maldonado given all clear after accident 16:52

    Maldonado given all clear after accident

    Pastor Maldonado has been given the all clear following his accident in Friday's second practice session for the Belgian...

    F1
  30. Vettel says power unit penalties 'inevitable' 16:31

    Vettel says power unit penalties 'inevitable'

    Sebastian Vettel says it is "inevitable" that he will pick up engine penalties during the second half of the 2014 season,...

    F1
  31. Vandoorne takes pole for Spa Feature Race 15:45

    Vandoorne takes pole for Spa Feature Race

    Belgium's Stoffel Vandoorne grabbed pole position for the GP2 Feature Race in his home country. The ART driver delivered...

    GP2
  32. Hamilton encouraged by FP2 gains 14:58

    Hamilton encouraged by FP2 gains

    Lewis Hamilton says he was pleased with the changes that were made to his Mercedes between first and second practice in...

    F1
  33. 14:40

    Belgian GP: Full Free Practice 2 results

    F1
  34. Hamilton moves ahead in second practice 14:34

    Hamilton moves ahead in second practice

    Lewis Hamilton moved to the fore during second practice for the Belgian Grand Prix on Friday afternoon. The Briton lapped...

    F1
  35. Technical trouble ends Vettel's day early 13:32

    Technical trouble ends Vettel's day early

    Sebastian Vettel's opening day in Belgium has come to a premature end due to technical trouble. The German suffered a...

    F1
  36. 12:53

    Follow second practice for the Belgian GP!

    F1
  37. Formula 1 drivers on Verstappen promotion 12:27

    Formula 1 drivers on Verstappen promotion

    Max Verstappen will become the youngest driver in Formula 1's history when he joins the grid at just 17 years of age next...

    F1
  38. Video: Hamilton's ice bucket challenge 12:04

    Video: Hamilton's ice bucket challenge

    Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton takes the ASL ice bucket challenge.

    F1
  39. 10:38

    Belgian GP: Full Free Practice 1 results

    F1
  40. Rosberg on top as Spa weekend begins 10:37

    Rosberg on top as Spa weekend begins

    Nico Rosberg set the standard as the Formula 1 field returned to action during Friday morning's first practice session for...

    F1
  41. Chilton to race as Marussia makes Spa U-turn 09:26

    Chilton to race as Marussia makes Spa U-turn

    Marussia has reinstated Max Chilton for the Belgian Grand Prix weekend, just a day after announcing that Alexander Rossi...

    F1
  42. 08:43

    Follow first practice for the Belgian GP!

    F1
more news