The FIA Formula 2 Championship has been born following the re-branding of the GP2 Series, starting with the 2017 season.
Alexander Albon will make the jump from GP3 to GP2 in 2017, remaining with the ART Grand Prix squad he finished second with last season.
Oliver Rowland has joined DAMS for his sophomore season of GP2, joining Nicholas Latifi, who remains with the team for a second season.
Nobuharu Matsushita has become the first driver to be confirmed for ART Grand Prix’s line-up for the 2017 GP2 Series season.
After another year without the reigning GP2 Series champion not moving into Formula 1, Russian Time boss Svetlana Strelnikova believes something needs to be done to address F1’s feeder categories.
The 2017 GP2 Series season will not visit Malaysia but will have a round that does not support Formula 1 at the Circuito de Jerez in October.
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Pierre Gasly and Niko Kari will remain as part of the Red Bull Junior Team programme in 2017, but Sergio Sette Câmara and Luis Leeds have lost their backing.
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Bruno Michel believes Stoffel Vandoorne was ready for Formula 1 a year before he will make his full-time debut and did not learn much from his year in Japan.
Carlin have announced that they will not be participating in the 2017 edition of GP2 Series racing in order to focus on their other racing commitments.
Pierre Gasly believes his relationship with Helmut Marko is stronger than ever despite missing out on a F1 promotion in 2017.