With Historic Formula 2 beset by falling grid numbers in recent years, and after an unsuccessful attempt by Peter Auto to re-vitalise the category, HVM and the Historic Sports Car Club have come to an arrangement to jointly run a series for Formula 2 cars in 2024. At the same time, they will run an Interseries for Classic Formula 3. “Following the success of the Grand Prix de France Historique 2023, we felt it was essential to offer F2 and F3 Classic drivers an extended calendar comprising several French events and major European circuits,” said HVM’s Laurent Vallery Masson.
Both clubs have run Formula 3 for years and have cooperated at selected events. This year’s collaboration re-enforces this, and subject to agreement with the FIA, it could become an official FIA International Series offering drivers from both clubs a superb five-event, 10-race schedule at the best circuits and events in European historic racing. It will supercede the single-event FIA Historic Formula 3 European Cup.
With Formula 2 numbers dwindling, despite it being one of the best and most exciting historic categories, it is hoped that a collaboration between the two organisations, creating a multi-national programme will bring out many of the cars that have been parked in recent years. Regulations have also been tweaked to allow for an invitation class so that cars can run while HTP issues are resolved, on a case-by-case basis.
For more see our October 2023 issue.
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