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Trident confirms Viscaal for full F2 season

Trident has confirmed Bent Viscaal will contest the full FIA Formula 2 Championship for the Italian squad.

Shwartzman to address qualifying pace concerns after F2 test

Title contender Robert Shwartzman left the Formula 2 Championship in-season Barcelona test “not completely satisfied” admitting his qualifying pace needs to improve.

UNI-Virtuosi's Drugovich ends Barcelona F2 test on top

Felipe Drugovich ended the three-day FIA Formula 2 in-season test on top after posting the fastest time overall on the final day of running in Barcelona.

Verschoor tops times on second day of Barcelona F2 test

Formula 2 rookie Richard Verschoor emerged fastest on the second day of the FIA Formula 2 in-season test at Barcelona.

Lundgaard sets the pace in Formula 2 Barcelona test

Alpine Academy driver Christian Lundgaard topped the times on the opening day of the FIA Formula 2 in-season test at Barcelona.

The F1 hopeful living two lives to keep his dream alive Prime

The F1 hopeful living two lives to keep his dream alive

Having lost his backing from Red Bull, Richard Verschoor has had to graft to continue his ascent up the single-seater ladder. An impressive Formula 2 debut in Bahrain, despite the lateness of his deal, shows his unorthodox approach is paying dividends.

Juri Vips accepts Red Bull F1 chance may not arise in 2022

Juri Vips remains confident and is prepared to wait for a Formula 1 chance in the future after the Red Bull junior was jumped in the pecking order by Yuki Tsunoda.

Formula 3000: In defence of F1's unloved feeder series
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Formula 3000: In defence of F1's unloved feeder series

Champions of the forerunner to GP2/F2 had a patchy record when it came to reaching the final rung on the ladder, if they were able to reach F1 at all. But there are plenty of reasons why it shouldn't be derided on that point alone.

Verschoor "working ass off" to secure F2 future with MP

Richard Verschoor says he will have “to work his ass off” to secure the funding to contest the full Formula 2 Championship, but is expecting to race at Monaco next month.

Was Formula 2’s radical format switch a success? Prime

Was Formula 2’s radical format switch a success?

Going into the 2021 Formula 2 season the biggest talking point wasn’t about any drivers or teams, but the new race weekend format. Created partly out of financial necessity but also to spice up the action, the Bahrain opener provided a snapshot of the positives and negatives to come.

F2 boss declares new weekend format a "success"

FIA Formula 2 Championship boss Bruno Michel has declared the new three race weekend format a success following its debut in Bahrain last weekend.

Shwartzman "super sad" after difficult start to F2 campaign

Ferrari junior Robert Shwartzman was left "super sad" after a challenging start to his FIA Formula 2 Championship campaign in Bahrain.

Zhou: Heading Alpine F2 battle "definitely a good feeling"

Guanyu Zhou says it was “a good feeling” to not only leave Bahrain as the Formula 2 Championship leader but head a fierce battle among the Alpine Academy drivers.

Ticktum: Costly pit stop robbed victory chance in feature race

Dan Ticktum believes a maiden Formula 2 feature race win was possible without a slow pit stop and the virtual safety car called in the closing stages in Bahrain.

Bahrain F2: Zhou storms to feature race victory

Guanyu Zhou came from behind in the closing stages to claim victory in a thrilling Formula 2 feature race at Bahrain.

"Laughable" luck, technical issue robbed Vips of Bahrain win

Juri Vips has described his luck as “laughable” this weekend after a technical issue robbed him a strong chance of victory in the second Formula 2 sprint race in Bahrain.

Piastri labels Bahrain F2 win "craziest" of his career

Oscar Piastri struggled to process his maiden Formula 2 victory which he has labelled his ‘craziest ever’ in his fledgling career.

Lundgaard regains second place in Bahrain F2 sprint race

Christian Lundgaard has been reinstated to second position in Saturday’s second Formula 2 sprint race in Bahrain, the FIA has confirmed.

Bahrain F2: Piastri wins second sprint with last-lap pass

Formula 2 rookie Oscar Piastri made the most of a slick strategy and an excellent final lap pass on Guanyu Zhou to score an impressive debut victory in a crazy race in Bahrain.

Bahrain F2: Lawson fends off Daruvala for maiden win

Rookie Liam Lawson kept his nerve to hold off a charging Jehan Daruvala and claim victory in an eventful opening FIA Formula 2 Championship race of the season in Bahrain.

Pourchaire inherits F2 pole after Vips disqualification

Theo Pourchaire will start the opening FIA Formula 2 Championship race from pole position after Juri Vips was disqualified from Bahrain qualifying for a technical infringement.

Zhou keeps Bahrain F2 pole but receives reprimand

Guanyu Zhou will keep his FIA Formula 2 Championship Bahrain pole position but has been handed a reprimand following the outcome of an FIA investigation.

Bahrain F2: Zhou takes pole but under investigation

A late effort from Guanyu Zhou topped a truncated FIA Formula 2 qualifying in Bahrain to secure the feature race pole position.

Bahrain F2: Drugovich leads Ticktum in Friday practice

Felipe Drugovich topped the times in the opening practice session of the FIA Formula 2 Championship season in Bahrain.

Lundgaard fully focused on F2 title push

Alpine Academy driver Christian Lundgaard says winning the Formula 2 title is his “main target” and has placed this above potential Formula 1 test outings this year.

Why 2021 is make-or-break for the driver F1 needs Prime

Why 2021 is make-or-break for the driver F1 needs

He was tipped for glory in FIA Formula 2 last year, but was hampered by reliability woes at inopportune moments. Guanyu Zhou knows he won't get too many more chances if he is to become China's first F1 driver, with fierce competition within the ranks of Alpine's junior stable

Shwartzman: F2 favourite tag not adding pressure

Robert Shwartzman says he feels no added pressure from being labelled as the favourite for this year’s FIA Formula 2 Championship as he returns with the title-winning Prema Racing squad.

MP Motorsport confirms Verschoor for Bahrain

MP Motorsport has confirmed Richard Verschoor will make his FIA Formula 2 Championship debut with the team at Bahrain this weekend.

F2 boss confident new format won’t trigger "funny games”

Bruno Michel says it would be “stupid” for someone to try and manipulate Formula 2's radical new weekend format, and is adamant teams and drivers won’t “play funny games”.

Piastri: More F1 opportunities to arrive if F2 targets met

Oscar Piastri has revealed he is in line for more Formula 1 testing opportunities this year if decent results are achieved during his rookie FIA Formula 2 campaign.

Hybrid and biofuel talks underway for F1 feeder series

A move to some form of hybridisation and the use of biofuels are among tentative early discussions for future Formula 2 and Formula 3 cars.

Shwartzman new F2 hard tyres “much more complicated”

Formula 2 title contender Robert Shwartzman believes a new-for-2021 hard tyre is “much more complicated” after testing the rubber for the first time in Bahrain.

Boschung tops final F2 session, Lundgaard fastest overall

Campos Racing’s Ralph Boschung topped the final session of the FIA Formula 2 Championship pre-season test in Bahrain.

Armstrong fastest on final morning of Bahrain F2 test

Marcus Armstrong topped the times on the final morning session of the FIA Formula 2 Championship pre-season test in Bahrain.

Ticktum returns to the top in Bahrain F2 test

Dan Ticktum returned to the top of the timesheets in the afternoon session on the second day of the FIA Formula 2 pre-season test in Bahrain.

Lundgaard fastest on second morning of Bahrain F2 test

Christian Lundgaard set the fastest time in FIA Formula 2 pre-season testing so far to top the morning session on day 2 in Bahrain.

Alpine outlines F1 roles for juniors Zhou and Lundgaard

Alpine has revealed two of its academy drivers Guanyu Zhou and Christian Lundgaard will have roles to play within the Formula 1 team this year.

Rookie Beckmann ends first F2 test day on top

Rookie David Beckmann topped the times on the opening day of FIA Formula 2 testing in Bahrain.

Ticktum leads opening session of Bahrain F2 test

Dan Ticktum set the pace in the first morning session of the three-day FIA Formula 2 Two test at Bahrain.

Verschoor to fill vacant MP Motorsport seat in Bahrain F2 test

Richard Verschoor will fill the yet to be confirmed second FIA Formula 2 Championship seat at MP Motorsport for pre-season testing in Bahrain.

Campos reveals tribute livery to late founder Adrian Campos

Campos Racing has taken the covers off a special livery which will be carried on its FIA Formula 2 and 3 cars this year to pay tribute to its late founder Adrian Campos.

Trident fields Sato and Viscaal in FIA F2

Trident will field Marino Sato and Bent Viscaal in this year’s FIA Formula 2 Championship.

Ranked! Carlin's greatest F1 graduates Prime

Ranked! Carlin's greatest F1 graduates

Carlin has helped guide enough drivers to Formula 1 to fill out an entire grid, plus a handful of reserves, to create a remarkable alumni list. With Yuki Tsunoda set to join that group, Motorsport.com has ranked its graduates to grace the grand prix scene...

Charouz reveals all-new line-up for 2021 F2 season

David Beckmann and Guilherme Samaia will form the Charouz Racing driver line-up for the 2021 FIA Formula 2 season.

F2 drivers predict "stressful" weekends with new format

FIA Formula 2 title contender Guanyu Zhou admits he’s unsure whether “qualifying on pole or P10” is the best strategy for this season following the category’s weekend format shake-up.

Campos Racing affirms future is "already assured"

Campos Racing has affirmed its future as a race team is "already assured" following the tragic passing of its founder Adrian Campos last month.

Zhou is China's only F1 hope for 15 years - Alpine

Guanyu Zhou represents China’s only chance of having a Formula 1 driver in the next 15-20 years, according to Alpine academy director Mia Sharizman.

Piastri: Rookie F2 year "very important" as F1 looms on the horizon

FIA Formula 3 champion Oscar Piastri says his rookie Formula 2 campaign is "very important' regarding his plans to reach Formula 1, but has no preconceived expectations for 2021.

Alpine F1 team launches rebranded junior academy

The rebranded Alpine Academy that intends to nurture talent to Formula 1 has been formally launched.

American F3 ace Logan Sargeant eyes sportscar switch

FIA Formula 3 Championship star Logan Sargeant is weighing up a switch to sports-prototype or GT racing because he is short of budget to continue in open-wheel racing.

FREC champion Petecof jumps straight to F2 with Campos

Campos Racing has finalised its FIA Formula 2 Championship driver line-up with the signing of 2020 Formula Regional European champion Gianluca Petecof.

Williams test driver Nissany joins DAMS in F2

Williams Formula 1 test driver Roy Nissany has joined DAMS to complete the FIA Formula 2 squad’s line-up for the 2021 season.

Tributes flow for Adrian Campos

The motorsport fraternity has marked the shock passing of ex-Formula 1 driver and team boss Adrian Campos.

Merhi in the frame for F2 return after two-year absence

Ex-Marussia Formula 1 and Mercedes DTM racer Roberto Merhi is in the frame to return to Formula 2 this season after a two-year absence.  

Ex-F1 racer and team owner Adrian Campos dies aged 60

Team owner and former Minardi Formula 1 driver Adrian Campos has passed away at the age of 60.

Carlin announces Ticktum for 2021 F2 campaign

Dan Ticktum will race for Carlin in his second year in Formula 2, completing the team’s line-up alongside Jehan Daruvala.

Sauber protege Pourchaire moves up to F2 with ART

Sauber Academy driver Theo Pourchaire will move up to Formula 2 in 2021, becoming ART Grand Prix’s first signing for the new season.

Ferrari Academy driver Armstrong makes DAMS F2 switch

Ferrari Driver Academy member Marcus Armstrong will join former Formula 2 champion squad DAMS for his second campaign in the Formula 1 feeder series. 

Nannini to complete dual F2, F3 campaign, joins Deledda at HWA

Matteo Nannini will complete a dual campaign in Formula 2 and Formula 3 this season with HWA, joining Alessio Deledda in the senior of the two championships.

Daruvala stays at Carlin in F2, retains Red Bull backing

Jehan Daruvala has retained his place in the Red Bull junior team and will remain with Carlin for a second season in Formula 2 in 2021.