THE FIA Formula 2 Championship, rebranded from the GP2 SERIES, IS A PREMIER ONE-MAKE, SINGLE-SEATER CHAMPIONSHIP THAT IS WIDELY ACCEPTED AS THE CHIEF FEEDER SERIES TO FORMULA 1.
Launched in 2005, it has firmly established itself on the world stage as it offers a combination of a fast, safe, high-tech car with a talent pool of the best up-and-coming drivers in all of motorsport.
The series provides an opportunity for drivers to show their ability in front of Formula 1 teams as they compete on world-renowned circuits throughout Europe, on a car created to ensure that the challenge for the teams is also maintained.
In 2015, eight out of 20 drivers on the Formula 1 grid initially proved their worth in the GP2 Series. In fact, over 60 drivers have so far received the opportunity to drive an F1 car as a result of their time in GP2.