After the FIA World Motor Sport Council meeting which was held in Mexico on Friday, it has been confirmed that GP2 Series Limited has made an offer to become the promoter of the future Formula 2 championship.
In an attempt to stream-line junior categories, the governing body revealed their intention in bring back the F2 championship, which had been given the top spot in the new points-based superlicense criteria earlier in the year. The F2 championship would be set to become the new gateway into Formula 1.
“The WMSC acknowledged an update in the call for expression of interest related to the creation of the new F2 Championship; the intended final step in the FIA single-seater ladder to Formula 1,” read a statement.
The GP2 Series had put forward their interest in becoming promoter of F2 in April of this year but at the time, hadn’t put in an offer to the FIA.
“The FIA has received an offer from GP2 Series Limited to be appointed as the promoter of the championship, and discussions are ongoing with the aim being to secure the best possible FIA F2 Championship,” the statement continued.
Over the past 10 years, GP2 has been the key feeder series into Formula 1 alongside Formula Renault 3.5.