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 […]

Formula 2’s 2021 drivers – who we know so far

Formula 2 2021 Driver Line Up

Formula 2 has passed its halfway point in terms of driver announcements for 2021. We now know the names of fourteen of the twenty-two drivers that will compete in this season’s championship. The process is a little bit of a bingo game with many positions awaiting a rubber stamping. Red Bull and their en-masse press […]

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 […]

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’s 2021 is just another incredible year of growth

24 months ago the name Yuki Tsunoda was an unknown name to many. Fast-forward to 2021 and the Japanese driver is preparing to take on the world in F1, the pinnacle of motorsport. How rapidly this 20-year old has risen through the ranks. You could be forgiven for thinking that the daunting task of driving […]

Why Spec Series Aren’t Really Equal

As fans of singler seater series like F2 and F3 where the cars and engines are a fixed specification and manufacturer, we like to think that because the equipment is the same for each team, it is the driver and the engineers working for the team that make the difference.  They’re the vital cogs that […]

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. […]

F2 Test Day One: Daruvala quickest for Carlin

Jehan Daruvala topped the timesheets this afternoon in Day One of the post F2 season test at Bahrain International Circuit. The Indian driver is fresh from his maiden victory in the Sakhir Sprint Race on Sunday.  His fastest lap of a 1:41.848 was not far off of Ilott’s pole time two weeks ago of a […]