Lat last week, the FIA World Motor Sport Council finalized the approval for a new series, entitled Formula 2, designed as a feeder series for Formula 1, along the lines of GP2.
The series’ final project plan will be submitted this summer, and promoters and suppliers are already being sought. F2 would be a one-make spec series, just as its eponymous predecessors have been in the past.
Sources in Italy are confirming Ferrari as the engine supplier, and murmurings are pointing to Alfa Romeo as the constructor.
Though nothing has been confirmed, this move wouldn’t surprise us, as the Alfa Romeo brand is one of the focus points of FCA going forward. Sergio Marchionne commented on the brand’s future by saying,
“Our industrial international network will especially focus on Alfa Romeo, and this brand will represent the best that Italy has to offer.”
Perhaps Alfa Romeo will be tapped to fill the motorsports vacuum left in the wake of the impending Ferrari spin-off to happen next year. Interestingly, Marchionne ordered the Ferrari Formula 1 team to display Alfa Romeo logos on their cars, perhaps to bolster the brand’s appeal in motorsports.