The F2 Championship was born of a FIA initiative : provide young, talented drivers the opportunity to compete in top-level racing. This season they begin to use a JPH1B F2 car, designed by Williams F1 Team, producing 500bhp from a turbocharged 1.8 litre Audi engine, new Yokohama tyres and carbon composite brakes.
Each week end of race is formatted as following :
Free Practice 1 : 45 minutes
Free Practice 2 – 45 minutes
Qualifying 1 – 30 minutes
Race 1 – 40 minutes (Boost zones enabled from lap 2)
Qualifying 2 – 30 minutes (Overboost enabled)
Race 2 – 40 minutes (Boost Zones enabled from lap 2)
The F2 championship uses the same points system as F1 with a driver’s end of season total made up of his/her best results less two scores.