A new season of Formula 1’s main feeder series begins in Bahrain this weekend under a new name of the FIA Formula 2 Championship.
Pirelli continues to supply tires for the series formerly known as GP2, as it has done since 2011 when it also entered F1. In Bahrain, Pirelli will provide the F2 drivers with the P Zero White medium and P Zero Yellow soft tires.
“We are excited to continue to supply the new-look FIA Formula 2 Championship, which is the final step on the ladder to Formula 1, a ladder which can be climbed with Pirelli all the way from Formula 4,” said Mario Isola, Pirelli’s Racing Manager. “In Formula 1 this year we have produced larger tires that feature less degradation, but our Formula 2 tires will remain the same size and compound as before. This is sure to maintain the exciting racing we have seen during the GP2 years, which is an important factor for the championship and helps the young drivers to demonstrate their abilities in racing and strategy.”