2018 Formula 2 Calendar Released
The F2 calendar has been confirmed and released and there are a few surprises.
The 2018 Formula 2 season will be the longest since the 2012 GP2 season, with 12 races, each supporting a round of the Formula 1 Championship.
There are a few changes to the line-up including the addition of Paul Ricard, in line with its addition to the F1 calendar, which will see the series visit three tracks in as many weeks! The new season also brings the reintroduction of Sochi in late September.
Notably, the 2018 season will be devoid of its standalone round in Jerez. This year’s standalone round featured the F2 and GP3 Championship and seen both Drivers’ Titles decided.
Bruno Michel, Formula 2 CEO said “I am pleased to announce that next year’s calendar will hold twelve events alongside Formula One. One of our mission statements is to prepare young drivers to the next step: F1.
“Having all of our race weekends take place with F1 will help our drivers to learn as many F1 tracks as possible, but also to prove their race crafts directly in front of the F1 paddock.
“The 2018 calendar includes two new venues: Le Castellet and Sochi. It features one more event compared to this year, and is a good balance between racing on F1 circuits in Europe and overseas.”
The 2018 F2 calendar [Image: FIA F2]