Vettel won the German category, which is set to merge with its British equivalent, to create Formula BMW Europe. The sub-GP2 single seater category will have a maximum of 30 entrants.
It’s good news for F1 fans who will get more interesting support race action on weekends – although the little cars will take a long time to lap full size F1 venues.
It may create a clearer ladder into F1 – from Formula BMW to GP2 to Formula 1.
However it may also prove too expensive for those drivers that can only just afford the cost of the national championships.
I’m all in favour of improving F1 support races – GP2 is great but the Porsche Supercup is lamentably dull. Bring back the British Touring Car Championship I say!
NB. I don’t know what I like most about the picture above – young Vettel’s braces or Mario Theissen’s loving gaze…
- 2008 F1 calendar may have 20 races
- F1 driver line-up changes for 2008
- Sebastian Vettel replaces Robert Kubica at Indianapolis