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ShiftingGears
26th June 2008, 07:26
http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/68628

Mark
26th June 2008, 08:09
That's not going to cause much confusion with GP2 then? Crazy.

ArrowsFA1
26th June 2008, 08:13
There's a thread about this in the GP2 Series (http://www.motorsportforums.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=101) forum.

Giuseppe F1
26th June 2008, 09:44
The interesting point here is the one stating 'to launch in 2009'...

...what exactly is meant by 'launch' here?

To formally announce the series or to have it up and running??

Presuming a normal single seater season runs from say, March - October, no way will you get through the chassis and engine and tyre tender process, test and development, getting teams/drivers signed up. circuits signed up, all in time.

I imagine this is merely another twist in the ongoing FIA/FOM battle between Mosely/Ecclestone.

Seems utterly pointless when GP2 is going so strong and is no so well held in regard amongst the motorsport community.

GP2 isnt an official FIA series even though they go process the races as it were in terms of race control and all the stuff Charlie Whiting monitos etc but there were talks a few seasons back to make this happen.

I think the budgets being quoted for this level of 200,000 are laughable for a 'F2' level series considering a season in FBMW Europe will easily cost 150,000.

Lets see what happens

I would imagine that on top of Dallara, Lola, Mygale, Panoz etc and the usual suspects who may be expected to tender for chassis deals, that Epsilom Euskadi would be interested as Joan Villedeprat recently said in an Autosport interview that he would be interesting in pitching for the next tender of GP2 business -

Personally I think(hope) this will fizzle out yet like others have said, it could make sense to rebrand GP2 as F2 - Lets see

clavius85
26th June 2008, 19:01
I call BS. Mad Max is bluffing.

vintage
26th June 2008, 19:15
I think that European FBMW with a good team probably costs more than 200k Euro.

gloomyDAY
26th June 2008, 20:17
For those who wanted Max to stay....
I told you so!

Hope you like the fact that Max is running F1 into the ground. GP2 is a good series and now Max wants to cannibalize it with some ridiculous series by the name of Formula 2. The fight at the top is going to be nothing but agonizing politics for the next few months. Now we have the choice between a greedy little troll and a sadomasochistic nut bag.

Oh yeah, for €200,000 I guess this is what F2 is going to run:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2398/1796100971_d2cf058034.jpg

fabricator/61
26th June 2008, 20:41
Formula 2 died and was resurrected as International F3000, that became GP2 that will probally become Formula 2. Hey presto full circle.

clavius85
26th June 2008, 20:49
Oh yeah, for 200,000 I guess this is what F2 is going to run:



At least there might be some passing during a race...

gloomyDAY
26th June 2008, 23:36
Formula 2 died and was resurrected as International F3000, that became GP2 that will probally become Formula 2. Hey presto full circle.I never thought about it that way. :)

ioan
27th June 2008, 08:14
Hope you like the fact that Max is running F1 into the ground.

:?:
Didn't see anything pointing to that happening!
So where is your proof?! :rolleyes:

ArrowsFA1
27th June 2008, 08:30
I imagine this is merely another twist in the ongoing FIA/FOM battle between Mosely/Ecclestone.

Seems utterly pointless when GP2 is going so strong and is no so well held in regard amongst the motorsport community.

I think the budgets being quoted for this level of 200,000 are laughable for a 'F2' level series considering a season in FBMW Europe will easily cost 150,000.
:up:


Oh yeah, for 200,000 I guess this is what F2 is going to run:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2398/1796100971_d2cf058034.jpg
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

SGWilko
27th June 2008, 10:14
For those who wanted Max to stay....
I told you so!

Hope you like the fact that Max is running F1 into the ground. GP2 is a good series and now Max wants to cannibalize it with some ridiculous series by the name of Formula 2. The fight at the top is going to be nothing but agonizing politics for the next few months. Now we have the choice between a greedy little troll and a sadomasochistic nut bag.

Oh yeah, for €200,000 I guess this is what F2 is going to run:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2398/1796100971_d2cf058034.jpg

Come on now, it'll never get approval if you do not force drivers to wear their crash lids!!! :laugh:

driversdomainuk
27th June 2008, 10:19
Formula 2 - now that will be interesting. All good as there will be more motorsport on TV!!

ArrowsFA1
27th June 2008, 10:20
Come on now, it'll never get approval if you do not force drivers to wear their crash lids!!! :laugh:
How about this then:

http://www.torqline.com/news_pic.php?id=38

Admittedly circuits would need to be going downhill most of the way though :p

Knock-on
27th June 2008, 12:06
How about this then:

http://www.torqline.com/news_pic.php?id=38

Admittedly circuits would need to be going downhill most of the way though :p

Now, why do i have this image of the Box Cart race at the beginning of Cool Runnings in my head.

At least Dr Palmer had an effective alternative with his push to pass series to rival an established series.

This is frankly laughable and unrealistic.

If it's 200k euros for a world leading, F1 feeding championship, I may just have a crack myself :D

SGWilko
27th June 2008, 12:11
Now, why do i have this image of the Box Cart race at the beginning of Cool Runnings in my head.



Hey Sanka..... Ya dead yet?

Knock-on
27th June 2008, 12:13
Hey Sanka..... Ya dead yet?

Ya man

clavius85
27th June 2008, 16:19
Ya man

:p
http://youtube.com/watch?v=NACniFCYAS8

gloomyDAY
28th June 2008, 15:32
:?:
Didn't see anything pointing to that happening!
So where is your proof?! :rolleyes: Silly rules equate to silly consequences. If you're too *insert your preferred adjective here* to figure that out yourself, then that is your problem. The proof is written on the wall!


:p
http://youtube.com/watch?v=NACniFCYAS8LOL @ Rasta Rockett