F1: Three things to look out for in Portimao

Formula One heads to Portimao for only the second time this weekend as F1 returns with the Portuguese Grand Prix. Last year proved to be a cracker as Lewis Hamilton broke Michael Schumacher’s all time win record of 91 as the sport returned to Portugal for the first time since 1996. This year things wont […]

Roy Nissany’s self-indulgence is hurting our sport

Roy Nissany (ISR) Williams Racing Development Driver. Formula One Testing, Saturday 13th March 2021. Sakhir, Bahrain.

Roy Nissany is currently the only person on the planet to have driven a current-spec F1 car and an F2 car in 2021. The pre-season testing in Bahrain let the teams and drivers get to grips with the machinery. For Formula 1, that meant (minor) regulation changes. With Formula 2, the cars are the same, […]

F1 Bahrain Grand Prix 2021: How will F1’s rookies get on this season?

Mick Schumacher to join Haas 2021

It’s finally here! We’ve reached the first F1 Grand Prix Sunday of 2021. For rookies Yuki Tsunoda, Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin, it’s their first chance to impress on a Sunday since their Formula Two graduation. All three drivers arrive in the sport after impressing last season. Mick Schumacher got to grips with the car, […]

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, […]

Felipe Drugovich: Brazil’s F1 future is F2’s present

Felipe Drugovich is Brazil’s hottest prospect to join its legendary drivers into F1. Right now, though, it’s eve of the 2021 F2 season.  Winter training is done.  The Bahrain test has concluded and the cars are back at their factories.  For two weeks, the F2 drivers, teams and fans exist in an ever-building tension of […]

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

Update: All of F2’s 2021 drivers are now known. Thanks to MP Motorsport for making us wait ;). You can find our full 2021 Formula 2 grid guide here. Original article (Jan 27th 2021): Formula 2 has passed its halfway point in terms of driver announcements for 2021. We now know the names of fourteen of […]

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 […]