2021 Spanish Grand Prix: The F1 debrief

2021 Spanish Grand Prix

F1 concluded its Iberian Peninsula double-header adventures with a wholly engaging Spanish Grand Prix. The Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya ranks low on many fans’ favourite tracks list but 2021 might change the minds of some. Did any of the GP Grandstand team look at Barcelona in a new light? Jacob Phillips – “We’re in for a […]

F3 2021 is Go!

The F3 field in practice for Round 1 at Barcelona 2021

F3 2021 kicks off this weekend for the first round of eight at Barcelona.  An exciting calendar of tracks awaits the 30 drivers and 10 teams.  Straight away you can see the big difference between F2 and F1.  F3 teams have three drivers each.   The other main difference on the team side for F2 fans […]

F2 2021: Grand Prix Grandstand’s Form Guide

Dan Ticktum - Carlin

F2 2021 is here.  It’s a new era and an all-new weekend format.  The drivers will have a 45-minute practice and a 30-minute qualifying on the Friday as before.  But then there will be two 100km or 45-minute time-limited Sprint races on Saturday.  The Feature race will take place on Sunday and will be 170km, […]

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 […]

After the 2020 Season: Formula 2’s post-season round-up

Callum Ilott in the F1 Young Driver Test

If you were an F2 fan looking forward to a nice relaxing December away from F2 news, you were fresh out of luck in 2020.  Before an onslaught of driver announcements for 2021, let’s take a refresher on the news from the week of the Formula 2 finale at Sakhir and into the post season. […]

Yuki Tsunoda: Why he should be in F1

Yuki Tsunoda to F1 2021 Sakhir GP

Three weeks ago, I wrote about the Red Bull seat dilemma and who I would pick for 2021 in the Red Bull and AlphaTauri cars.  One of the men being discussed was Yuki Tsunoda, yet  I chose Sergio Perez alongside Max Verstappen in the former and Alex Albon alongside Pierre Gasly in a season-long shootout. […]

Bahrain International Circuit must make barrier changes

Bahrain GP Barrier

It is a sad fact of motorsport that improvements in safety are identified and implemented following tragic accidents.  The Halo, HANS device, collapsible fuel cell, the survival cell, Nomex racewear, wheel tethers and SAFER barriers were all developed in the wake of someone dying.  We must of course give thanks to the brilliant engineers who […]