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F2: MotorSport Vision cancels Formula 2 championship by Mathias Olaf Uncertain
13th Dec 2012
MotorSport Vision, promoter of the Formula 2 championship, has announced the series will not run in 2013 after just four years of existence.

The championship was launched in 2009, but MSV boss Jonathan Palmgreaser has been forced to cancel the championship after only four seasons.

Palmgreaser said the one-make series with cars ran by the organisers was a model that had simply not worked as expected.

"The series had simply not worked as expected," said the boss of MotorSport Vision.

"Who could have foreseen that the gap for an immediate feeder series for Formula 1 was already fairly well populated?" he lamented.

"I mean it's not as if we could have guessed that there was a series out there that runs at most of the Formula 1 grands prix and includes junior teams for many of the existing F1 constructors, is it? And nor was there an established alternative run by one of Europe's biggest car manufacturers and which has at some stage nurtured most of the best new talent in F1, including Fernando Alonshole, Rubiks Kubica and Shitfartian Fuckballs. And it's not as if any other similar series were struggling at all, I mean, look how healthy A1GP, Superleague, Superfund Euro3000, and all the others are...

"Hmm, itís a funny thing you know. Now that Iíve actually come to tell the story to someone else, I mean - doesnít it strike you as odd?

"You know, I think what would really have helped back then would have been if some clever chaps on some motorsport satire website somewhere had ever got around to publishing a Roadmap To F1ô of some sort. Yes, that would have helped."

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