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 […]

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 […]

Racing in both F2 and F3: A slippery slope for single-seater series

HWA 2021 Formula 2

The separation of the 2021 F2 and F3 championships has created a new and possibly unforeseen possibility; drivers racing in both F2 and F3 in the same year. Indeed we already have the first driver announcement of doing just that. Matteo Nannini will be driving for HWA in F3 and F2 this season. From a […]

Red Bull announce their Junior Team 2021 F2/F3 drivers

Red Bull announced a host of their drivers’ placements for the upcoming 2021 season. The update finally lets us slot in some across F2 and F3 after a relatively quiet off-season thus far. There are some promotions, some retentions, and some series switches. Let’s go through from the top. Red Bull Junior Team 2021 Formula […]

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 […]

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 […]

F2 Sakhir Feature Race: Tsunoda wins an action-packed 48 laps

Yuki Tsunoda F2 Sakhir Feature Race

For the final feature race of the season, there was a typically superb race from start to finish to feast on. Yuki Tsunoda is going to be in consideration for the AlphaTauri driver after ensuring he’ll nab the prerequisite amount of superlicence points for F1. However, he is out of the championship running which is […]

F2 Sakhir GP Qualifying: Tsunoda takes pole as Schumacher crashes

It was all drama for the final F2 qualifying session of the year at Sakhir.  Bahrain International Circuit looked as spectacular as ever under the lights and the F2 cars gleamed as they prepared to fight it out for pole position. Felipe Drugovich and Guiliano Alesi led an MP Motorsport one-two as the cars filed […]

F2 Sakhir GP: Tsunoda Fastest in Practice

Yuki Tsunoda in his Carlin F2 car

Carlin continued their strong form from the Bahrain F2 round today.  Yuki Tsunoda and teammate Jehan Daruvala topped the times for the Sakhir F2 round on the Bahrain Outer Loop. The early pacesetter was Robert Shwartzman in his Prema, the times starting at an initial 1:10 before Shwartzman improved to a 1:05.  Mick Schumacher in […]

F2 Sakhir GP Preview: Title Fight Update

Here we go again in Bahrain for round 12 of the F2 championship at the Sakhir Grand Prix.  On Sunday, one driver will be crowned 2020 F2 champion. Following last weekend’s two races on the Grand Prix layout; Luca Ghiotto, Louis Delétraz, Guanyu Zhou and Christian Lundgaard were all eliminated from the title fight. Mathematically, […]