Formula Two have announced that thy will retain the 2020 teams lineup for 2021-23 F2 seasons with DAMS and MP Motorsport amongst those remaining in the category for another three seasons.
ART GP and PREMA who have delivered two title-winning drivers within the first four seasons of modern F2 since its rebrand from GP2 ahead of 2017 season will feature amongst the lineup alongside MP Motorsport, UNI Virtuosi Racing, DAMS, Hitech GP and Carlin of who all won races this season.
It isn’t anticipated that any new teams will enter the sport until 2024 at earliest due to a new rolling three-year cycle being introduced, unless there are serious worldwide financial issues within coming years which proceeds to affect teams within F2.
Other retained teams include Campos, Charouz Racing System, HWA Racelab and Trident with the current generation Dallara F2 2018 car being kept until 2023 as part of budget cuts which sees the calendar drastically revamped with eight rounds now set to be held between March to December.
Speaking on his decision to retain all 11 current teams for the next three seasons, F2 CEO – Bruno Michel said; “For the next three-year cycle, we have decided to renew our trust in the same eleven teams who have been racing in 2020.
“They have showed immense resilience and professionalism in these trying times. They all have done a wonderful job and they also have relied on us to ensure that everything was done to keep racing.
“Together, we have been through some very challenging times, and together we will keep on working hard to maintain the level of our championship as high as it currently is thus attracting the best and most exciting young drivers.”
This announcement just days ahead of F2’s season finale weekend where PREMA’s Mick Schumacher looks to take the 2020 F2 crown ahead of Callum Ilott who is just 14 points behind after a dramatic Bahrain Sprint Race, whilst Nikita Mazepin, Robert Shwartzman and Yuki Tsunoda hold slim chances at taking the title.