Formula 1 President and CEO, Stefano Domenicali, has announced that the FIA Formula 2 and Formula 3 Championships will race together again in 2022.
In revised discussions regarding the current format, where Formula 2 and Formula 3 have been separated in a bid to save costs for the feeder series’, Domenicali said:
“Everyone racing under the same spotlight will bring plenty of action for people coming to the track, and for interested parties.”
Acknowledging the current preparation as being, “superb”, Domenicali continued, “It is important for drivers to stay on the same weekend, because it is crucially beneficial to Formula 1.”
The 2022 calendar will be announced after the world council, held on 15th October. But Domenicali felt, “… the news was important to share at this time.”
The full calendar for 2022 is still under discussion, but today’s announcement was primarily to declare that both Formula 2 and Formula 3 Championships will be held together on the same platform, when racing with Formula 1.
This exclusive announcement proves that Domenicali, Formula 2 CEO, Bruno Michel, and FIA Single-Seater Sporting Director, Michael Masi, are always considering how to give the best possible opportunities for drivers and teams.
“The talent on display in both Championships is incredible.
“You think what you have to do better in terms of driver quality, and to give possibilities for both Single-Seaters together.”
Pivotal to the decision is fan enjoyment:
“We want to ensure all our fans get the maximum entertainment during a race weekend and bringing the Championships back together in 2022 will provide more racing action during our events and ensure our fans have activity that will keep them engaged and excited.”
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