F2 keeps on delivering crazy retirements

Crazy retirements and F2 seem to go hand in hand. Gianluca Petecof was forced into retirement during the 2021 F2 Bahrain Feature race when his fire extinguisher activated.  The unlucky Brazilian was forced to pull off the track wiping foam from his visor.  F2 regulations dictate that the car cannot continue racing once the fire […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 Red Bull Junior Team’s 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 […]

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 […]