theriusDR3 wrote: ↑
Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:30 am
Recently Nyck de Vries was the latest victim of young driver from F2 failed for F1 graduation
I remember when it was the Formula 3000 drivers like Wirdheim, Junqueira and Minassian who were failing to graduate.
Having the (2016) F1 tyres in F2 helps a lot for preparing for F1, compared to the Avons used in F3000.
I think it is quite usual and nothing remarkable. The problem is the variable field quality in F2, as the field is constantly changing and reigning champions are not permitted to defend their title.
- Make F2 a higher profile class with viable commercial sponsorship and paid drivers.
- Encourage dropped F1 drivers like Vandoorne and Werhlein to go back to F2, by being able to be paid to race there.
- Allow champions to continue racing in F2 if they can't find a drive elsewhere.
- Have guest appearances of F1 drivers in F2, like the second-tier NASCAR series.
- Have some of the F2 races as high-profile events off the F1 calendar. Brands Hatch, Zandvoort etc.
Having the veterans in the class as a benchmark will improve the quality of the junior graduates, just as it does in Super Formula. Therefore there will be more confidence in the quality of drivers produced by F2 in any given season.
Maritimer wrote: ↑
Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:31 am
F1 doesnt need to do anything
Sure they do. They should encourage dropped F1 drivers like Vandoorne, Werhlein, Nasr, Sirotkin and Vergne to race in F2 by making it more attractive
than Formula E or LMP2.
This will boost the field quality of F2, make F2 a viable place for sponsors who cannot afford F1, and just all round make F2 a big event in it's own right.