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 […]

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 […]

Robert Shwartzman – Ferrari F1 Driver Academy Focus

Robert Shwartzman Celebrates 2019 F3 Championship

Although he was not one of the trio of 2020 F2 drivers to get promoted to F1, Robert Shwartzman stood out as one of the stars of the season.  He had the most wins of anybody with 4 to his name.  Were it not for a catastrophic fortnight at Silverstone, we might have been talking […]

F2 Sakhir Sprint Race: Daruvala wins as Schumacher crowned champ

Mick Schumacher Sakhir F2 2021 GP

Jehan Daruvala capped his impressive drives across the two Bahrain weekends by winning the Sakhir F2 Sprint Race.  But his superb achievement was overshadowed by Mick Schumacher who was crowned F2 Champion for 2020. It was a dramatic and exciting desert showdown that very nearly saw a title upset. The track temperature was higher than […]

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, […]

Prema promote Oscar Piastri to Formula 2

Oscar Piastri Prema Formula 2 Promotion

The 2020 Formula 3 champion, Oscar Piastri, will join the Formula 2 ranks for 2021. The Australian Prema driver has been retained by the team but will be racing their F2 car next season. Piastri won two races and reached the podium on a further four occasions in the 2020 F3 season on his way […]