It’s the third generation of F2 car, built once more by Dallara, and it’s due to be raced from 2024 until 2026. Changes here can be traced back to those made in F1 two years ago, as the front wing, rear wing and floor designs have all been adjusted to try and aid wheel-to-wheel racing.
This being the platform for aspiring F1 drivers to hone their craft, these cars are also designed with accessibility in mind, for both drivers and teams, meaning the cockpit is a one-size-fits-all layout, while costs for building and running them will remain controlled.
Power once again comes from a turbocharged 3.4-litre Mechachrome V6, although this latest iteration features new tech to accommodate synthetic fuel set to be introduced in 2025.
Early testing of this new F2 car has already taken place at the hands of former F2 driver Tatiana Calderon, but further running is planned in the build up to the 2024 season, with 2022 F2 champion and Aston Martin F1 reserve driver Felipe Drugovich lined up to get some mileage in the car.
Stefano Domenicali, President and CEO of Formula 1 said: “F2 consistently delivers excellent racing and acts as an important training ground for future members of the Formula 1 grid, and by bringing the design philosophies of the two cars closer together we will support this development further.
“The new F2 car is also an important symbol for our sustainability journey as the series continues to pioneer advanced sustainable fuel which will become a part of F1 from 2026.”
Formula 2 CEO, Bruno Michel added: “It has been designed also to fit all types of drivers, taking into account FIA’s consideration regarding the steering effort. This is obviously key to making our sport more inclusive, by enhancing our car’s driveability and comfort.
“One of our main focuses remains costs control. So, we have kept the same engine and gearbox, and there are a lot of carried-over parts from the previous car. Finally, we made sure that the teams can manage this new car with 12 operational people, as per the Sporting Regulations.”