Williams could launch feeder series
By Glenn Freeman Friday, October 17th 2008, 12:22 GMT
The Williams F1 team could launch their own regional feeder series using the chassis they have designed for the new Formula 2 championship.
The team's CEO, Adam Parr, told this week's Autosport magazine that they are considering it as a way of creating a new source of income.
"We're looking at ways to diversify our revenues over time, and to use our engineering skills in different ways," he said.
"At this stage, we are just designing the car. We have no financial or commercial participation in Formula 2, but we own the design and we have an agreement with MotorSport Vision (which runs F2) to develop series using the same format and design, but not called Formula 2."
F2 will be a centrally-run series, with all the cars kept and prepared at MSV's Bedford Autodrome facility.