Historic Formula 2
Historic Formula 2 spectacle at Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort
Historic Formula 2
The Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort welcomes the Historic Formula 2 class. Exciting battles for podium positions are guaranteed between the drivers piloting Historic Formula 2 cars and Formula Atlantic cars from the era 1967 – 1978. Visit CM.com Circuit Zandvoort on June 16, 17, and 18 to enjoy the former premier stepping-stone to Formula 1.
The Historic Formula 2 class looks back on the period when Formula 2 was the undisputed breeding ground for Formula 1. In those days, the European Formula 2 title almost always resulted in a Formula 1 contract. Drivers such as Jacky Ickx, Clay Regazzoni, Jacques Laffite, and René Arnoux were proof. Later Formula 1 world champions also drove themselves into the spotlight in Formula 2. Think, for example, of Niki Lauda and Keke Rosberg.
The Historic Formula 2 racing series formed a prominent role to prepare up-and-coming drivers for Formula 1. Clinching the European Formula 2 title was almost a guarantee to race at the pinnacle of motorsport afterward. Drivers like Jacky Ickx, Clay Regazzoni, Jacques Laffite, and René Arnoux are proof of that. Also, Formula 1 champions Niki Lauda and Keke Rosberg laid their career foundation in Formula 2. The vehicles competing in the Historic Formula 2 are fast. For example, Darwin Smith, a Historic F2 winner in 2019, came just three seconds short of the fastest time set by a Formula 1 car in the FIA Masters Historic Formula One Championship.
Regular visitors of the Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort look forward to the races. One of Historic Formula 2’s most exciting moments was the battle for the win in race two during the 2013 event. The first three drivers passed the chequered flag within 0,4 seconds! That was just after experiencing the thrills of the race one victory of Nick Fleming who had a margin of 0,3 seconds.