The FIA Formula 2 Championship is a second-tier single-seater racing championship organized by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA). The championship was introduced in 2017, following the rebranding of the long-term Formula One feeder series GP2. Designed to make racing affordable for the teams and to make it an ideal training ground for life in Formula One, Formula 2 has made it mandatory for all of the teams to use the same chassis, engine and tire supplier so that true driver ability is reflected.


On a Friday, there is one Free Practice session of 45 minutes and one Qualifying session of 30 minutes.

One Sprint Race will take place on Saturday and will consist of 120 kilometres or 45 minutes, whichever comes first (*).

The Feature Race takes place on Sunday morning ahead of the Formula 1 Grand Prix and will consist of 170 kilometres or 60 minutes, whichever comes first (*)

The Feature Race includes a compulsory pitstop in which all four tyres must be changed. Unless the driver has used wet-weather tyres during the Feature Race, they must use at least one set of each specification of dry-weather tyres during the Feature Race.

A schedule will be issued in the leadup to every round to determine timings of each session.

Race distance for Monaco and Sochi will be defined closer to the events (*).


The results of the final classification of Friday’s Qualifying session will determine the starting grid for Sunday’s Feature Race.

The starting grid of Saturday’s Sprint Race will be determined by reversing the top 10 finishers of Friday’s Qualifying session results.


he driver who takes pole position following the final classification of Friday’s Qualifying session will be awarded with two points.

For the Sprint Race, the top eight classified drivers will be awarded 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1 points respectively. For the Feature Race, the top 10 finishers will score 25, 18, 15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2 and 1 points respectively.

In each race, one point will be awarded to the driver who achieves the fastest lap time, providing he was in the top 10 positions of the final race classification. No points will be awarded if the fastest lap time is achieved by a driver who was classified outside the top ten positions.

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