Oscar Piastri: Alpine Academy Focus

Oscar Piastri Alpine F2

Oscar Piastri is the reigning FIA F3 champion, managed by Australian F1 legend Mark Webber, and in 2021 Piastri will step into Mick Schumacher’s old Prema F2 car. There’s little wonder he’s one of Alpine’s brightest hopes for a future F1 star. Oscar Piastri: Early Years Piastri was born in Melbourne, Australia on the 6th […]

Emma Kimilainen: The Finnish superstar is going global!

Emma Kimilainen Assem

Emma Kimilainen is a name that is going to become a lot more familiar to motorsport fans around the world this year. When W Series 2021 kicks off on the 26th June at Paul Ricard, keep an eye out for the Finn.  She missed the first half of the 2019 season with an aggravated recurrent […]

W Series Driver Demotions – Meritocratic Racing in Action

W Series Driver Demotions

It doesn’t take much digging to appreciate that W Series is without question the most meritocratic racing series in existence.  From the initial application process where over 100 drivers applied for a place on the grid.  To the rigorous and multi-faceted selection camp that whittled the grid down to the final 18 drivers and 2 […]

Christian Lundgaard: Alpine Academy Focus

Christian Lungaard Alpine Academy F2

Christian Lundgaard, in regards to his nationality, isn’t walking all too familiar a path. Danish Formula One drivers, after all, have tended to be few and far between.  There were 11 years between Nicolas Keisa and Kevin Magnussen who lost his Haas seat at the end of last season.  Now Lundgaard is looking to change […]

F2 2021 says goodbye to some old friends

In 2020’s Formula 2 season, twenty-four drivers competed in at least one race.  Astonishingly, eleven of these drivers won’t be returning to the grid for 2021.  While it is F1 that beckons for Schumacher, Tsunoda and Mazepin, many others are not quite so lucky.  Here then, is a roundup of who F2 has said goodbye […]

Guanyu Zhou: Alpine Academy Focus

Guanyu Zhou

Guanyu Zhou aiming for F1 could buck the trend of his compatriots.  The number of Chinese racing drivers that have made it onto the international stage is a small but growing one.  And as the number of drivers creeps up so too does the sporting potential of those drivers.  Guanyu Zhou is the pinnacle of […]

Racing in both F2 and F3: A slippery slope for single-seater series

HWA 2021 Formula 2

The separation of the 2021 F2 and F3 championships has created a new and possibly unforeseen possibility; drivers racing in both F2 and F3 in the same year. Indeed we already have the first driver announcement of doing just that. Matteo Nannini will be driving for HWA in F3 and F2 this season. From a […]

Dino Beganovic: Sweden’s Ferrari Hopeful

Dino Beganovic is the latest Swedish hopeful making his way up the single-seater ladder.  We sat down for a chat with Dino to find out more about him and his career. Dino’s parents moved to Sweden for business before he was born.  His father was a mechanic and avid motorsports fan including watching F1.  Naturally, […]

Ferrari Driver Academy: Single-seater round-up

We’ve covered five of the Ferrari Driver Academy roster, but at the start of 2020, there were actually nine of them.  And in 2021, a new name was signed.  Here at GP Grandstand, we focus on F2, F3 and W Series so here is a summary of the five FDA drivers vying to reach those […]

Marcus Armstrong: Ferrari Driver Academy Focus

It’s quite astonishing to realise that Ferrari had no less than five of their Academy drivers on the grid for F2 2020.  While Schumacher, Ilott and Shwartzman all starred in the championship battle, Guiliano Alesi had a season to forget.  And somewhere in the middle of these was Marcus Armstrong. Marcus Armstrong: Early Years Hailing […]