MSV win F2 tender

MotorSport Vision, a company headed by former F1 driver and commentator Jonathan Palmer and which owns several British motor racing circuits including Brands Hatch and Oulton Park, has won the FIA’s tender to supply and promote the proposed new Formula Two series.

Williams will be assisting MSV with the chassis design for the F2 cars, with Audi providing the 1.8 litre turbo engine.

Max Mosley announced the proposed revival of the Formula Two brand in June and revealed that he hoped it would cost just 200,000 Euro per season for a team to compete in the series.

“The objective is to make a top-level international single-seater racing available to drivers who at present have difficulty in raising enough money to demonstrate their talent,” Mosley wrote in a statement announcing the tender winners.

“Formula One and other major championships will benefit by being able to draw on a far larger pool of drivers, while competitors from countries which do not yet have an established motor racing structure will find it easier to make progress. We hope to reveal talent that might otherwise never have emerged and we look forward to seeing drivers coming into Formula One with super licenses gained in Formula Two.”