Under the international umbrella organisation FIA, the single-seater series GP2 that was founded in 2005 will be called with immediate effect FIA Formula 2 Championship.
It is regarded as interim stage on the way to Formula 1 that is supposed to close the gap between the young-driver series and professional motor sport. This means that the way for the young drivers up the motor-racing ladder is better structured, now: from karting to Formula 4, Formula 3 and Formula 2 as interim stages to Formula 1.
RAVENOL partner team Prema Racing is going to once again compete in the popular single-seater series, this year, that certainly will attract even more attention, now. In 2016, their debut season in the series, the Milan based squad secured the top-two positions in the drivers’ championship right away to also secure the team title. And Prema also will be supported by their technical partner RAVENOL in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship, currently the motor-racing home of Mick Schumacher, as well as in the German and Italian Formula 4 series.
The FIA Formula 2 Championship calendar complies with the planned GP2 calendar and consequently, the major part of the races will be contested in the Formula 2 support programme.