GP2 to run new Formula 2 series

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Dec 2, 2015, 7:07 PM

The FIA World Motor Sport Council has confirmed the GP2 Series will run the new Formula 2 championship.

2015 GP2 Series Round 7. Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Saturday 5 September 2015.Arthur Pic, Campos Racing leads Sergey Sirotkin, Rapax and Nobuharu Matsushita, ART Grand Prix
ART Grand Prix celebrate winning the GP2 and GP3 championships
GP2 cars in the pit lane

Formula 2 last ran from 2009 to 2012, but the FIA has been working on resurrecting the series, with a single-seater commission led by former Ferrari F1 team boss Stefano Domenicali.

GP2 had sent an offer to the FIA in July to promote the new F2 series.

In its meeting on Wednesday, the World Motor Sport Council said it has now began proceedings to formalise a contract with GP2.

"The World Motor Sport Council gave a mandate to the President to formalise the contract between the FIA and the GP2 promoter for the establishment of the FIA Formula 2 Championship to complete the FIA's single-seater pyramid from Karting to Formula One," said the WMSC statement.

No date has been given for the start of the new F2 series.

 

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