The Historic Sports Car Club has unveiled an outstanding calendar for the 2021 Historic Formula 2 International Series, starting with a return to Donington Park during a high-profile six event, 12-race season.
The superb schedule for Historic F2 once again takes in six double-header race weekends at prime European race tracks. The calendar includes two races at the Silverstone Classic along with races at Donington Park, Hockenheim, Paul Ricard, Zandvoort and Dijon. The schedule builds on the runaway success of the 2019 season when 80 drivers took part in the series and Historic F2 was declared ‘race series of the year’ in the Royal Automobile Club Historic Awards.
Although the 2020 season was effectively lost to the COVID pandemic, the signs are clear that the tremendous momentum gathered in 2019 will readily carry forward into 2021.
The F2 season is topped by prime slots at three of Europe’s biggest historic racing festivals: The Historic Grand Prix de France at Le Castellet (Paul Richard), the Zandvoort Historic Grand Prix and the Silverstone Classic. The 2019 event on the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit was marked by a record field of more than 50 Formula 2 cars.
The championship is open to cars built to period regulations for Formula 2, Formula Atlantic and Formula B, starting from 1967 and running right through to the end of the 1978 season. Later cars, designed to employ ground effect technology, are not permitted.
The provisional 2021 HSCC Historic Formula 2 schedule:
April 2/3, Donington Park (GB): Masters Historic Festival
May 7-9, Hockenheim (D): Jim Clark Revival
June 10-13 (or 17-20), Le Castellet (F): Historic Grand Prix de France
July 17/18, Zandvoort (NL): Zandvoort Historic Grand Prix
July 30-August 1, Silverstone (GB): Silverstone Classic
October 8-10, Dijon (F): HVM Motors Cup
Roger Bevan, HSCC and Historic F2 Chairman said: “Obviously Historic F2, like most international race series, was heavily impacted by COVID. However, all through 2020 we have had new cars and drivers getting ready to compete in HF2 and so the signs are that 2021 is going to be another fabulous season. We start at Donington Park over the Easter weekend, a date that has always been significant to Formula 2 in the UK.”