What brings me to the question of the thread. Formula 2 was reintroduced in 2009 after it was cancelled in 1984. It used to be the last series before a driver could make the move to F1. I think all previous F2 champs from the old series eventually made it to F1. The champions of the new F2 however only seem to get a few days of testing and than they are never heard of. If you don't believe it look up the F2 champs on Wiki: Andy Soucek, Dean Stoneman, Mirko Bortolotti, Luciano Bacheta. After their F2 championship there is nothing any more on their racing CV. It seems like the series doesn't seem to have a purpose since F1 teams only bother with the the other 2 series mentioned above.
Robert Wickens landed himself a Marussia test driver seat, and probably would have won 2009 if he hadn't binned it everytime he didn't podium. From that same year, Julien Jousse had a few drives at LeMans, and Tristan Vautier is Simon Pagenaud's new team mate in Indycar. Dean Stoneman was diagnosed with cancer, but was going to be Daniel Ricciardo's team mate in WSR in 2011.
That's pretty much all there was in terms of success, but a lot of drivers either went sideways to F3/Gp3 or downwards. GP3 forming the year after F2 did killed it as well, because it was a much more direct route into GP2 and then F1.