When the FIA capital to re-innaugurate the Formula Two championship, they angry to one man: Jonathan Palmer. A above F1 driver, Palmer raced in 87 grands prix for such teams as Williams and Tyrell, went on to comment for the BBC, and owns and operates a scattering of antagonism circuits about the UK. But his absolute accomplishment for the FIA arrangement was the Formula Palmer Audi series.

Palmer started the alternation in acknowledgment to appeal for a financially attainable but professionally-run agriculturalist alternation for ambitious F1 drivers. Antagonism car architect Van Diemen (now endemic by Panoz) provided the blueprint chassis, and Audi its 20-valve 1.8-liter turbo four. The alternation ran for thirteen years, over the advance of which such drivers as touring car best Andy Priaulx and above F1/current IndyCar disciplinarian Justin Wilson begin their footing, but it's now appear to an end.

Palmer will abide to adapt the F2 and British Superbikes alternation through his MotorSport Vision company, forth with managing Brands Hatch, Oulton Park, Snetterton, Cadwell Park and the Bedford Autodrome. But ambitious antagonism drivers will accept to attending abroad to get their alpha in the big leagues.


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