F3: Key Takeaways from France

Formula 3 returned to France after a long break and boy oh boy was it worth the wait. Le Castellet is known to Formula 1 fans as not always being the most exciting race on the calendar. But apparently, Formula 3 didn’t get that memo – which was great for all of us F3 fans. […]

2021 French Grand Prix: The F3 debrief

We might’ve expected Formula 3 to put on a good show at Le Castellet for the French Grand Prix, but Race 1 surpassed all expectations. F3 treated us to three wildly different races this weekend. Here’s what the GP Grandstand team thought about Formula 3’s flurry of fun in France (try and say that fast). […]

2021 Spanish Grand Prix: The F3 debrief

Formula 3 Spain Race Start

At long last the Formula 3 season has begun with the Spanish Grand Prix. The 30-strong field of young talent looked raring to go in the new-look format for 2021. It’s hard to say who was happier at F3’s return – the drivers or the GP Grandstand team… Jim Kimberley – “So many standout moments” […]

F3 2021 is Go!

The F3 field in practice for Round 1 at Barcelona 2021

F3 2021 kicks off this weekend for the first round of eight at Barcelona.  An exciting calendar of tracks awaits the 30 drivers and 10 teams.  Straight away you can see the big difference between F2 and F1.  F3 teams have three drivers each.   The other main difference on the team side for F2 fans […]

Oscar Piastri: An interview with the Australian F3 Champion

Oscar Piastri Interview

If you’d like to watch our Oscar Piastri Interview, you can do so on our YouTube channel here! Once upon a time, a young boy started racing radio-controlled cars.  He was very quick driving them so he started racing go-karts.  Soon he was winning races and championships at the highest levels of karting.  So he […]

Richard Verschoor: Bahrain’s Unsung Hero

There were so many feel-good stories about F2’s opening Bahrain weekend.  Liam Lawson winning Sprint Race 1.  Oscar Piastri winning Sprint Race 2.  Guanyu Zhou proving the doubters wrong as he got that first Feature race win.  So, that’s three great stories right there.  But if I had to find one story or feature of […]

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, […]

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 […]

Alpine Academy F3 Focus: Collet and Martins in; no room for David

With Oscar Piastri, Christian Lundgaard and newly crowned F3 Asia champion Guanyu Zhou competing in F2, the time was ripe for the Alpine Academy to support a fresh crop of talent.  With a pair of French F4 champions in the form of Caio Collet and Victor Martins on the books, talent appears to be the […]

Why the never-ending story of driver budgets needs to end

The great Terry Pratchett once wrote that dog bites man is not news.  Man bites dog, on the other hand, well that’s news.  In much the same way, “Junior driver’s career ends due to lack of budget” is not news anymore.  It’s frustrating, everpresent, and far too common a problem but it isn’t a surprise […]