Was the new F2 weekend format a success?

Ralph Boschung - Campos

Coming into 2021, the FIA announced a new and somewhat confusing weekend format that both F2 and F3 would adopt. This revision, coupled with the fact that F2 and F3 will no longer appear on the same weekend was announced in December as a range of cost-cutting measures in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. Many […]

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, […]

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 […]

F3 Asia Round 1 Dubai: F2 and F3 drivers take to the desert

F3 Asia has officially begun, marking the end of the winter break for many F2 and F3 drivers. More than a handful of the drivers from FIA F2 and F3 descended on Dubai. A sceptic might suggest this was them to farm superlicence points. However, there is no doubt many of those racing were happy […]

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 […]

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. […]

Jüri Vips: Red Bull Junior Team Focus

Juri Vips Red Bull Junior Team Focus

2021 marks the third full year that Juri Vips will compete as a Red Bull Junior Team driver. The Estonian has risen from F3 to racing guest F2 events since the backing of the energy drinks company and will race his first full Formula 2 season in 2021. But how did Juri Vips, a young […]

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 […]