Jehan Daruvala: Red Bull Junior Team Focus

Jehan Daruvala Red Bull Junior Team Focus

It’s time to meet Jehan Daruvala. He won the last race of the 2020 F2 season. He’s a Red Bull junior driver and races for Carlin. He raced to 3rd in the F3 Asian championship ready for 2021’s title fight. How much further will Daruvala go? Jehan Daruvala’s Early Career Born in Mumbai in 1998, […]

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 […]

Oscar Piastri: Alpine Academy Focus

Oscar Piastri Alpine F2

Oscar Piastri is the reigning FIA F3 champion, managed by Australian F1 legend Mark Webber, and in 2021 Piastri will step into Mick Schumacher’s old Prema F2 car. There’s little wonder he’s one of Alpine’s brightest hopes for a future F1 star. Oscar Piastri: Early Years Piastri was born in Melbourne, Australia on the 6th […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]