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FF2M is the feeder series of FF1M.

The series (then called FF1M-3000) was formed for the 1997 FF1M season.

The format was conceived by Ajayrious and since the 2006 FF2M Season has been based on the real life GP2 Series.

Designed to make racing affordable for the teams and to make it the perfect training ground for life in FF1M, FF2M has made it mandatory for all of the teams to use the same chassis, engine and tyre supplier so that true driver ability is reflected. All races will take place as support races at FF1M race weekends to boost the series' profile, to give drivers experience on the Grand Prix environment, and to take advantage of the infrastructure (marshalls, medical facilities etc.) in place for a FF1M event. All races of the main series are held on European circuits, however, since 2004 an Asian winter series has been in operation. The Asian series was discontinued following the 2009-10 season.

Series Specification

The GP2 Series car is to be used by all of the teams, and features a Dallara chassis powered by a V8 Renault engine and Pirelli tyres.

Teams

Main Article : FF2M Teams

Most FF2M teams are B teams of FF1M teams however the field is made up of teams controlled by the series organisers based on real life GP2 teams.

Drivers

Drivers in FF2M are picked from the same list as FF1M. The Driver Draft takes place during FF1M's pre season testing.

Race weekend

On Friday, drivers have a 30-minute qualifying session. The qualifying session decides the grid order for Saturday's race which has a length of 180 kilometres.

During Saturday's race, each driver has to make one pit stop for tyres. This can be taken at any time from lap 2 to the penultimate lap of the race.

On Sunday there is a sprint race of 120 kilometres. The grid is decided by the Saturday result with top 8 being reversed, so the driver who finished 8th on Saturday will start from pole position and the winner will start from 8th place.

Point system

From 2006, the series has used the following points system.

  • Pole for Saturday races: 2 points
Point system for race 1
 1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th 
10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1
Point system for race 2
 1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th 
6 5 4 3 2 1
  • Fastest lap: 1 point in each race.

With this points system, the most number of points anyone can score in one round is 20 by claiming pole position, winning both races with the fastest lap in each race.

Old Points System

The Points System in FF2M before 2006 was not designed to provide a close championship. Instead it was designed to give the maximum amount of Development Points to drivers to help them improve ready for a move to the main series.

Points were awarded to the top 10 classified finishers and the holders of Pole Position and Fastest Race Lap.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   Pole   FLap 
Points 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 2 2

Prize Money

At the end of each season prize money is awarded to the top three finishers in the Drivers Championship and the top six finishers in the Teams Championship.

Pos Drivers Teams
1 30 50
2 20 25
3 10 20
4 15
5 10
6 5

Seasons

FF2M

Season Year Drivers Champion (Team) Pts (Wins) Teams Champion Pts (Wins)
1 1997 22px-Flag of Colombia.svg-1- Juan Pablo Montoya (Team Orange) 103 (6) 22px-Flag of Italy.svg-1- Team Black 154 (2)
2 1998 22px-Flag of Italy.svg-1- Jarno Trulli (Cramer Racing) 74 (3) 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1- STV Racing 91 (4)
3 1999 22px-Flag of Brazil.svg-1- Ricardo Zonta (Paul Stewart) 99 (2) 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1- Paul Stewart 158 (3)
4 2000 22px-Flag of Brazil.svg-1- Cristiano Da Matta (STV Racing) 87 (6) 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1- STV Racing 130 (6)
5 2001 22px-Flag of Brazil.svg-1- Ricardo Zonta (STV Racing) 107 (5) 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1- MRD Junior 141 (3)
6 2002 22px-Flag of Austria.svg-1- Alexander Wurz (STV Racing) 104 (5) 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1- STV Racing 162 (7)
7 2003 22px-Flag of France.svg-1- Sebastien Bourdais (OLM Racing) 106 (3) 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1- OLM Racing 156 (3)
8 2004 22px-Flag of Italy.svg-1- Giorgio Pantano (OLM Racing) 52 (2) 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1- Spaniel 70 (3)
9 2005 22px-Flag of Germany.svg-1- Sebastien Vettel (LiquiTarget) 62 (1) 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1- LiquiTarget 92 (1)
10 2006 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1- Lewis Hamilton (Cramer) 93 (4) 22px-Flag of Brazil.svg-1- Cramer Motorsport 121 (4)
11 2007 22px-Flag of Brazil.svg-1- Nelson Piquet (LiquiTarget) 102 (6) 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1- Light Wolf 149 (6)
12 2008 22px-Flag of Brazil.svg-1- Felipe Massa (STV Racing) 88 (4) 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1- Spaniel 132 (1)
13 2009 22px-Flag of Russia.svg-1- Vitaly Petrov (Spaniel) 95 (5) 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1- Spaniel 111 (6)
14 2010 22px-Flag of Venezuela.svg-1- Pastor Maldonado (OLM Racing) 84 (5) 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1- OLM Racing 149 (8)
15 2011 22px-Flag of Mexico.svg-1- Esteban Gutierrez (OLM Racing) 165 (4)* 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1- OLM Racing 290 (8)*
16 2012 22px-Flag of Finland.svg-1- Valtteri Bottas (Spaniel) 88 (4) 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1- Spaniel 136 (6)
17 2013 India Karun Chandhok (LiquiTarget) 90 (5) 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1- Spaniel 160 (5)
  • A revised points system was in place for the 2011 season

FF2M Asia

Season Year Drivers Champion (Team) Pts (Wins) Teams Champion Pts (Wins)
1 2004 22px-Flag of France.svg-1- Frank Montagny (Spaniel) 66 (1) 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1- Spaniel 123 (2)
2 2005 22px-Flag of Poland.svg-1- Robert Kubica (STV Racing) 57 (1) 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1- OLM Racing 88 (3)
3 2005-06 22px-Flag of Austria.svg-1- Christian Klein (Spaniel) 93 (3) 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1- Spaniel 185 (8)
4 2006-07 22px-Flag of Germany.svg-1- Adrian Sutil (Danish Racing) 70 (2) 22px-Flag of Denmark.svg-1- Danish Racing 79 (3)
5 2007-08 22px-Flag of Brazil.svg-1- Lucas Di Grassi (Cramer) 69 (6) 22px-Flag of Brazil.svg-1- Cramer Motorsport 101 (6)
6 2008-09 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1- Adam Carroll (STV Racing) 102 (6) 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1- Spaniel 157 (7)
7 2009-10 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1- Gary Paffett (GRM Asia) 70 (4) 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1- Spaniel 99 (2)
8 2012 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1- Paul di Resta (LiquiTarget) 50 (3) 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1- Spaniel 75 (0)
9 2012-13 22px-Flag of Denmark.svg-1- Kevin Magnussen (GRM Jr) 62 (2) 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1- Spaniel 96 (4)
10 2013-14

The most succesful FF2M driver is Ricardo Zonta, who has the honour of being the only driver to win the FF2M Drivers Championship twice, in 1999 and 2001. This is unlikely to change in the future as it is now against the rules for champions to return to the series.

The most successful team in FF2M is Spaniel Racing, junior team of TornadoF1, who have won the Teams Championship on five occasions and the FF2M Asia championship on six occasions. OLM Racing and STV Racing have won the main championship on three occasions.

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