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FIA F2 Monza
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How F2 and F3's flawed format changes could prove shortlived

After a chaotic 2020, marred by the coronavirus pandemic, the FIA brought in radical changes to Formula 2 and 3. But less than 12 months later, there are talks of them being reversed after all did not go to plan…

Formula 1's two main feeder series underwent a radical overhaul for 2021, but there are already talks of the changes being reversed after they were panned by both team principals and drivers alike.

As the coronavirus pandemic left FIA Formula 2 and 3 teams struggling for cash, the FIA introduced a radical new format featuring fewer events but with three races each weekend instead of two in a bid to reduce costs. The governing body also hoped that by splitting the two series and ensuring they raced on separate weekends, that teams could share personnel.

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