Friday 12 December 2014
HSCC unveils superb Historic Formula 2 calendar
The Historic Formula 2 International Series will have a superb calendar of events in 2015, covering five of the best tracks in Europe in a 10-race schedule at circuits with a period Formula 2 heritage.
The Historic Sports Car Club, which manages the series, has delivered a calendar that runs at high-profile historic festivals and offers competitors a good range of dates with five double-header race weekends evenly spread across seven months and visiting four countries. Three of the five events will also feature rounds of the FIA Masters Historic Formula 1 Championship.
At a time when historic race car values continue to climb, Historic Formula 2 offers outstanding performance with realistic car values. The category has a fine heritage and the championship is open to 1600cc and 2000cc Formula 2 cars, starting from 1967 and running right through to the end of 1978, as well as 1600cc Formula Atlantic and Formula B cars. Later cars, designed to employ ground-effect technology, are not permitted. Over 40 drivers scored points in 2014 and the signs are that support will grow further in 2015.
The 2015 F2 calendar is:
May 2-4: Donington Historic Festival
June 19-21: Monza Coppa Intereuropa
July 11/12: Brands Hatch Super Prix
August 28-30: Zandvoort Historic Grand Prix
October 2-4: Dijon Motors Cup
"We are very, very pleased to unveil the Historic Formula 2 calendar," said Grahame White, CEO of the HSCC. "I think we've got a perfect set of events at wonderful tracks across Europe."
In period, Formula 2 was the proving ground for young drivers heading for Grand Prix racing. European Formula 2 champions of the era included Jean-Pierre Beltoise, Clay Regazzoni, Ronnie Peterson, Jacques Laffite and Bruno Giacomelli. Other drivers to make their mark in Formula 2 included Jim Clark, Jochen Rindt, Graham Hill, Jackie Stewart, Niki Lauda, Jody Scheckter, Ricardo Patrese and Keke Rosberg.