FIA Formula 2 is Formula 1’s main feeder series. Almost every Formula 2 (GP2) champion has since gone straight into F1, most notably Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg, Pastor Maldonado, Nico Hülkenberg, Romain Grosjean, Jolyon Palmer, Stoffel Vandoorne, Pierre Gasly, Charles Leclerc and George Russell. Other GP2 and F2 frontrunners – from Sergio Pérez and Antonio Giovinazzi to Lando Norris to Alexander Albon – also managed to reach F1. GP2 was renamed Formula 2 for the 2017 season.
FIA Formula 3 is the feeder series that runs in support of the FIA Formula One World Championship and its sister series, FIA Formula 2. The 2018 GP3 Series was the ninth and final season of the GP3 season before it changed its name in FIA Formula 3. Jean-Éric Vergne, Daniil Kvyat, Roberto Merhi, Charles Leclerc and George Russell are among the drivers who reached Formula 1 after competing in what is now called the FIA Formula 3 series.
The Formula Renault Eurocup is playing host to the best young talents in Europe. From 2017, the category boasts a calendar that mixes F1-grade circuits with famous street tracks such as Pau and Monaco. The Eurocup has proven its reputation of Europe’s leading feeder series for promising young drivers, as can be vouched for by the long list of champions and frontrunners that rose to F1 in recent years, including Felipe Massa, Kamui Kobayashi, Valtteri Bottas, Daniel Ricciardo, Carlos Sainz, Daniil Kvyat and Stoffel Vandoorne.
Formula 4 is the new FIA category for single-seater racing at a national level. The FIA created this new class in 2014, after which F4 swiftly gained in popularity. Almost every country or region in the world now has its own F4 championship. These championships help to create the foundation for a career path to Formula Renault, Formula 3, Formula 2 and Formula 1. MP Motorsport has a team competing in the Spanish F4 championship.