Formula 2: Season preview

Formula 2: Season preview

The revived Formula 2 championship has gone from a blank sheet of paper to the first race in under a year, and bursts into action at Valencia this weekend

It's really happened - an entire championship from birth to opening round in under nine months. This weekend, 25 Formula 2 cars have made it from the drawing board to Valencia's Ricardo Tormo circuit for the first race of the series' revival.

The concept has had its critics since it was announced last year, and now it will finally get the chance to answer back. There have been plenty of areas of doubt over the winter - some questioned whether the ambitious brief to create an international championship with a running budget of £200,000 was even possible.

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