European Formula Two Championship

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, motorsport's world governing body.

European Formula Two Championship
CategorySingle seaters
Inaugural season1967

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.


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

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