FIA Formula 2 Championship 2024 season calendar: Unveiled
The upcoming Formula 2 championship calendar, marking the eighth season since its transformation from GP2, is set to begin concurrently with the Formula 1 schedule, commencing at the Bahrain Grand Prix for the opening round.
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Soon after the commencement of the opening round, one week later, F2 will be heading to the Jeddah Corniche Circuit in Saudi Arabia, followed by a return trip to Albert Park in Melbourne from the 22nd to the 24th of March.
Wrapping up the month of March, the third round of the season is scheduled to take place in Melbourne, Australia from March 22nd to 24th. It is worth noting that the Australian round marked its F2 debut in 2023.
In sync with the 2024 Formula 1 calendar as its premier companion series, the campaign will pick up in Europe, with Imola playing host to round four on the 17-19 May, followed by Monte-Carlo on the 23-26 May. The excitement continues with an exhilarating triple-header set to begin in Barcelona, Spain from June 21st to 23rd. The journey will then take us to Spielberg, Austria from June 28th to 30th, before culminating in three weeks of racing at Silverstone, UK from July 05th to 07th.
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Following that, we move on to Budapest from July 19th to 21st, and then to Spa-Francorchamps from July 26th to 28th, marking the lead-up to a well-deserved summer break.
F2 will no longer head to the Netherlands for a Zandvoort round and instead will run an event at the Qatar GP on 29 November-1 December.
After bypassing the Dutch round, the field will return to action in Monza, Italy (30 August-1 September). A fortnight after the Italian leg, F2 will take over the notorious streets of Baku, Azerbaijan on September 13-15.
“For next year, we will race in Qatar, which is a very exciting new venue. The final leg of the season will see Baku, Qatar and Abu Dhabi after the race weekend in Monza, making the 2024 calendar more balanced.” F2 CEO Bruno Michel said.
After the F2 season wraps in Baku, the series will take off to the Lusail International Circuit (29 November-1 December) for their first visit to Qatar, following a two-and-a-half month shutdown.
The 2024 F2 season will come to an end with their fourteenth round in Abu Dhabi, around the Yas Marina circuit on 6-8 December.
Finally, in response to the announcement, Formula 2 CEO Bruno Michel emphasized the significance of achieving a well-rounded calendar, fostering healthy competition among event organizers vying to host the championship, and maintaining prudent management of teams’ financial resources.