European Formula Two Championship

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European Formula Two Championship
Category Single seaters
Country Europe
Inaugural season 1967
Folded 1984

The European Formula Two Championship was a Formula Two motor racing series that was held between 1967–84. The races were held across Europe, and were contested both by drivers aiming to compete in Formula One in the future as well as current Formula One drivers wishing to practice. The series was sanctioned by the FIA, motorsports world governing body.

In order to prevent the series being dominated by Formula One drivers, the grading system was introduced where successful Formula One drivers and recent Formula Two champions were not eligible to score championship points if they competed in a round of the European Formula Two Championship.

Towards the end of the series life, the number of entrants diminished and declining interest meant that it was replaced by the Formula 3000 class following the 1984 season.

Champions[edit]

Season Champion Team Champion Car
1967 Belgium Jacky Ickx United Kingdom Tyrrell Racing Matra-Ford Cosworth
1968 France Jean-Pierre Beltoise France Matra Sports Matra-Ford Cosworth
1969 France Johnny Servoz-Gavin United Kingdom Matra International Matra-Ford Cosworth
1970 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Italy Tecno Racing Team Tecno-Ford Cosworth
1971 Sweden Ronnie Peterson United Kingdom March Engineering March-Ford Cosworth
1972 United Kingdom Mike Hailwood United Kingdom Team Surtees Surtees-Ford Cosworth
1973 France Jean-Pierre Jarier United Kingdom March Engineering March-BMW
1974 France Patrick Depailler United Kingdom March Engineering March-BMW
1975 France Jacques Laffite France Ecurie Elf Martini-BMW
1976 France Jean-Pierre Jabouille France Equipe Elf Elf 2J-Renault
1977 France René Arnoux France Ecurie Renault Elf Martini-Renault
1978 Italy Bruno Giacomelli West Germany Polifac BMW Junior Team March-BMW
1979 Switzerland Marc Surer West Germany Polifac BMW Junior Team March-BMW
1980 United Kingdom Brian Henton United Kingdom Toleman Group Toleman-Hart
1981 United Kingdom Geoff Lees United Kingdom Ralt Racing Ltd. Ralt-Honda
1982 Italy Corrado Fabi United Kingdom March Racing Ltd. March-BMW
1983 United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer United Kingdom Ralt Racing Ltd. Ralt-Honda
1984 New Zealand Mike Thackwell United Kingdom Ralt Racing Ltd. Ralt-Honda

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