FIA has released the calendar for both F2 and F3 championships for 2024 season with 14 and 10 rounds respectively.
FIA Formula 2 announce the calendar for the 2024 FIA Formula 2 Championship. Next season will comprise a total of 14 rounds, all support events of the FIA Formula One World Championship. The eleven teams and 22 drivers will contest a total of 28 races across 13 countries, with a new venue added to the calendar as Formula 2 will go to Qatar for the very first time.
The eighth season of Formula 2 will open at the Bahrain International Circuit on February 29 – March 02, before heading to the Jeddah Corniche Circuit for Round 2 the following week on March 07-09. Melbourne, Australia will conclude the month of March with the third round of the season on March 22-24.
The campaign will pick up in Europe, with back-to-back race weekends, first in Imola, Emilia Romagna on May 17-19, followed by Monte Carlo, Monaco on May 23-26. The action will carry on with a triple-header that will start on June 21-23 in Barcelona, Spain. The paddock will then travel to Spielberg, Austria on June 28-30, before ending three weeks of racing in Silverstone, UK on July 05-07.
A double-header will come next, starting with Budapest, Hungary on July 19-21, followed by Round 10 in Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, on July 26-28.
After a summer break, the field will return to Monza, Italy on August 30 – September 01, before flying to Baku, Azerbaijan on September 13-15. Round 13 will take place in Qatar on November 29 – December 01, a new circuit for F2, while the season will finally conclude at the Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi on December 06-08.
Stefano Domenicali, President and CEO of Formula 1, said: “It is fantastic to announce such an exciting F2 calendar for 2024, following on from the 24 race calendar we announced for Formula 1 a few weeks ago. The breadth of venues and the addition of Qatar is another sign of the strength and interest in F2 globally and the talent we have in the Championship is very positive for the future. The Championship is delivering exciting racing at every event for all our fans and that is a tribute to the work of Bruno, his team and all the competitors across the grid. I would also like to thank the FIA for their collaboration on this fantastic championship, and our long-standing partners Pirelli, Dallara and Mecachrome for their continued support. We are all looking forward to the rest of the season and crowning the 2023 Champion.”
FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem said: “The 2024 FIA Formula 2 Championship calendar, which has today been approved by the World Motor Sport Council, ensures another exciting season of racing on some of the most iconic and challenging circuits around the world. As the final stepping stone before the pinnacle of single-seater motor sport, Formula 2 is a hugely important championship that creates intense competition, and its success is the result of the strong collaboration between the FIA team, the promoter and all of the teams, which I look forward to seeing continue into 2024 and beyond.”
FIA Formula 2 CEO Bruno Michel said: “I’m very pleased to announce that there will be fourteen rounds and 28 races on the Formula 2 calendar in 2024. For next year, we will race in Qatar, which is a very exciting new venue. The final leg of the season will see Baku, Qatar and Abu Dhabi after the race weekend in Monza, making the 2024 calendar more balanced. We keep receiving interest from many promoters, and it’s great that we can add new tracks every season. Even though there will be more fly-away events in 2024, we continue to ensure the teams’ budget remains at a proper level.”
FIA Formula 3 has announced today the calendar for the 2024 FIA Formula 3 Championship. Next season will consist of a total of 10 rounds, all support events of the FIA Formula One World Championship and the FIA Formula 2 Championship. The 10 teams and 30 drivers will contest a total of 20 races across three continents.
F3’s sixth season will again kick off at the Bahrain International Circuit on February 29 – March 02, before travelling to Melbourne, Australia on March 22-24. The action will resume in Europe with a double-header that will start in Imola, Emilia Romagna on May 17-19, followed by Round 4 in Monte Carlo, Monaco on May 23-26.
There will be a triple-header next that will begin in Barcelona, Spain on June 21-23, followed by Round 6 in Spielberg, Austria on June 28-30. Round 7 in Silverstone, UK will conclude three weeks of intense racing on July 05-07. A second double-header will see the grid take on the Hungaroring in Budapest on 19–21 July, followed by the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium one week later, on July 26-28. The final and tenth round of the 2024 F3 season will take place in Monza, Italy on August 30 – September 01.
Stefano Domenicali, President and CEO of Formula 1, said: “We are all excited to announce the 2024 Formula 3 calendar that brings huge anticipation and excitement after an already thrilling season this year. The intensity on the track is delighting all our fans and once again shows the talent in the system and the pipeline we have for the future. I want to thank the FIA, Bruno, his team and all the competitors for the incredible job they do and also pay tribute to our longstanding partners Dallara, Mechachrome and Pirelli for their continued support of the series. We are all looking forward to the rest of the season and an exciting 2024.”
FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem said: “The FIA junior single-seater categories are of vital importance to the success of motor sport at the very highest levels, and for the young drivers to develop on the global platform of Formula 1 is without doubt the right pathway. The calendar that we are very pleased to confirm today provides a broad range of circuits, including some of the most challenging and iconic racing venues anywhere in the world, on which the potential stars of the future will give the drivers the best possible preparation for the next step up the ladder to the FIA Formula 2 Championship.”
FIA Formula 3 CEO Bruno Michel said: “In 2023, we introduced two new circuits – Melbourne and Monte Carlo – which held extremely successful events for Formula 3. I am very pleased to include them again in the 2024 calendar. We will have 10 rounds, across 3 continents, starting in Sakhir and ending in Monza, all events running alongside Formula 1. In a matter of five years, the FIA Formula Championship 3 has become a decisive category that features the best up-and-coming talents on their way to the top steps of motorsport.”
[Note: The story is as per press release]