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 […]

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

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 […]

Dino Beganovic: In the Grandstand

In our brand new series of driver interviews, we sat down In the Grandstand with Dino Beganovic. A member of the Ferrari Driver Academy and driver for Prema. We speak about 2021, getting P3 in Italian F4, being housemates with Petecof & Leclerc, and what Marcus Armstrong will give him for his birthday… Check out all […]

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 […]

Robert Shwartzman – Ferrari F1 Driver Academy Focus

Robert Shwartzman Celebrates 2019 F3 Championship

Although he was not one of the trio of 2020 F2 drivers to get promoted to F1, Robert Shwartzman stood out as one of the stars of the season.  He had the most wins of anybody with 4 to his name.  Were it not for a catastrophic fortnight at Silverstone, we might have been talking […]

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 […]