GP2 officially became Formula 2 last Thursday when the move was ratified by the FIA's World Motor Sport Council, bringing to an end a sometimes-painful two years of attempts to put into place what Jean Todt had wanted since his election for a second term as the governing body's president.
On the face of it, this is great news for junior single-seater racing. I'm sure I'm not the only one tired of explaining to non-motorsport friends and family why the intermediate step between Formula 1 and Formula 3 is called GP2, and that there's also GP3 to further muddy the waters. Purely from a branding and common-sense viewpoint - and by implication from the commercial side - F2 will work much better than GP2.
I always thought it daft that the category name was thrown away when a new formula was devised for 1985, initially using the obsolete three-litre Cosworth DFV F1 engines.