1999 FF2M Season
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The 1999 FF2M Season was the 3rd Season of FF2M and the first under that name. It ran alongside the 1999 FF1M Season at European FF1M events and also had its own stand-alone event in the middle of the season. The Drivers Championship was won by Brazilian Ricardo Zonta driving for Paul Stewart Racing after a season-long battle with fellow countryman Cristiano Da Matta driving for Cramer. Paul Stewart Racing also won the Teams Championship ahead of last seasons winners STV Racing.
Aside from the series name changing from FF1M-3000 to FF2M, the main rule change for the 1999 Season is that only drivers of ages 30 or younger may now compete in the series. The Engine supplier has also changed from Mugen Honda to Renault.
Teams and Drivers
On 16th October 2009 it was announced that Super Dodgy would not be competing in FF2M for 2009 meaning a return to the sport for Team Purple running as Gauloises Jnr Team.
Mid Season Driver Changes
- Jan Magnussen was signed by FF1M Team MPR following the Spanish Grand Prix and was replaced for the next round by Dutchman Jos Verstappen for the rest of the series.
- Giancarlo Fisichella replaced Emmanuel Collard at Team Gray from the Portuguese Grand Prix onwards.
Results and Standing
The FF2M teams took part in a final shakedown test at the Estoril circuit in Portugal ahead of their season opener in Imola. Cramer Racing's Cristiano Da Matta set the fastest time of the day, ahead of STV Racings Pedro De La Rosa. Esterban Tuerro was 3rd, with Gui Racing test driver Enrique Bernoldi 4th ahead of Ricardo Zonta and Luca Badoer.