Soucek welcomes F2 field equality

Former GP2 driver Andy Soucek says that the new Formula Two category can offer a level of equality not available to drivers in other feeder series, purely because MotorSport Vision will provide and run all the cars

Soucek welcomes F2 field equality

Speaking at the launch of the new F2 car at Brands Hatch on Monday, the 23-year-old Spaniard said he was looking forward to being able to be judged on talent rather than machinery.

"I have seen a lot of new championships in recent years with GP2, Superleague and now the new Formula Two," said Soucek.

"As a driver, you always hit a barrier at some point, whether it's running out of money or needing to be in a more competitive team to have a chance to win.

"In GP2, for example, you know that if you are not with the likes of iSport, ART or Racing Engineering, it will be very difficult.

"One of the reasons I am here is that everyone will have the same mechanics and the same technologies. There are no teams so everybody's car is worked on by the same people, so we will really get to see who is quicker than who.

"I will know that if someone else wins the championship, it is not because of their car, it is because of them."

Soucek, who will be one of the most experienced campaigners in the field this year after two seasons in GP2 and stints in Superleague Formula, added that he did not view F2 as a step back.

"When I told people I was going to do F2, at first they thought I was taking a step back, but now they can see that I made the right choice - especially with the world how it is now," he said. "This type of racing is the future.

"A lot of people are struggling for GP2 budgets and there could be a lot of empty seats by the middle of the season when people run out of money."

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