Reflecting on the 2021 Emilia Romagna GP

A little bit of time has passed since Formula One’s 2021 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. With no race this weekend, let’s look back at what we saw at Imola. Haas and Williams We know this year’s Haas is what is known in the industry as a dog.  Slow and with a tendency to bite the […]

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 […]

F1 Bahrain Grand Prix 2021: How will F1’s rookies get on this season?

Mick Schumacher to join Haas 2021

It’s finally here! We’ve reached the first F1 Grand Prix Sunday of 2021. For rookies Yuki Tsunoda, Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin, it’s their first chance to impress on a Sunday since their Formula Two graduation. All three drivers arrive in the sport after impressing last season. Mick Schumacher got to grips with the car, […]

Formula 2 2021: Five reasons you’d be mad to miss it

F2 Bahrain GP Start

The 2021 Formula 2 season is less than a week away and it is already shaping up to be an absolute vintage season.  If you’re an F1 fan and you’ve not got into the junior categories before, here are five reasons F2 is a must in 2021. The Racing Let’s start with the obvious one, […]

Dennis Hauger: Red Bull Junior Team Focus

Can you name a Norwegian F1 driver from the past?  You can’t can you?  That’s because there has never been one.  Which is strange considering we’ve had 16 Scandinavians in the form of Danes and Swedes.  Now we have Dennis Hauger and he’s laser-focused on writing history as the first Norwegian F1 driver.  With Red […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]