While the HSCC’s championships were decided either at Mallory Park in September or at the Silverstone Finals meeting in October (see our November issue), the International Formula 2 Series was only able to name its 2021 Champions after the Dijon Motors Cup meeting in October.
From 10 races at five events, top overall scorer was Nick Pancisi (March 712) who claimed the Jochen Rindt Trophy for 1600cc F2 cars. Pancisi had a tremendous season to finish clear of rivals Julian Stokes (Tecno) and Paul Bason (March 712).
Marc Mercer (March 73B) clinched the Vern Schuppan Trophy for the earlier Formula Atlantics from Mark Goodyear, who switched from his Lotus 59 to a March 75B in the middle of the season. Callum Grant’s blistering pace in his March 79B, which included a famous overall win at Donington Park, ensured that he won the Gilles Villeneuve Trophy for the later Formula Atlantics.
Highest F2 Scorer was Nick Pancisi, who claimed the Jochen Rindt Trophy with his 1600 March 712 Photo Carlo Senten
The 2-litre F2 cars in the Giacomelli Trophy usually set the overall pace and it was Matt Wrigley (March 782) who took the Trophy by a single point in the final race of the season at Dijon. Andrew Smith (March 742) and Miles Griffiths (Ralt RT1) ensured that it was never easy for the young driver.
Travel restrictions due to COVID and a general reluctance to race outside the UK, meant that the only international element of the series this year was Dijon. Nonetheless, more than 60 drivers took part during the season with UK competitors joined by drivers from Denmark, France, Italy, Germany, Austria and the USA.
The Club says that plans for a return to a full pan-European schedule for 2022 are well advanced and the calendar will be announced shortly. Andy Dee-Crowne, CEO of the HSCC, said, “Our UK-based drivers have missed competing with our European friends this year and restoring an international schedule is our prime aim for 2022.”