PARIS (June 29) — The Federation International de l´Automobil has renewed its contract through the 2010 season with Bridgestone Motorsport for the GP2 open-wheel racing series.
The GP2 series is considered the "breeder" series for Formula 1, the top international road-racing series. Bridgestone has been the series´ official tire since the 2005 season.
The series will use a new chassis next year and beyond designed and built by the Italian race car fabricator Dallara Automobili S.p.A. The cars will continue to be powered by 4-liter Renault V8 engines mated to Mecachrome gearboxes, the FIA said.
The GP2 Series this year features 13 teams, competing in 11 races at tracks across Europe.
The parties did not disclose the value of the contract.