Tag Archive: Artem Markelov

Nov 26

F2: Leclerc ends on top with Abu Dhabi sprint win (updated)

Champion barges into lead on last lap of last race of 2017

Leclerc ends on top with Abu Dhabi sprint winCharles Leclerc topped off his championship run with victory in the final race of the 2017 Formula 2 Championship this afternoon for the sprint race at the Yas Marina Circuit, slicing through his rivals all race long before mugging race leader Alexander Albon last time through on the long straight and running all the way to the flag ahead of Albon and Nicholas Latifi.

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Nov 25

F2: Rowland builds Abu Dhabi feature win

Briton constructs a victory to close on Vice Champion status

Rowland builds Abu Dhabi feature winOliver Rowland build his third win of the season in a very technical FIA Formula 2 Championship feature race this evening at the Yas Marina Circuit, putting the various pieces together better than any of his rivals to run home 6.6s ahead of championship rival and poleman Artem Markelov and Antonio Fuoco, who passed teammate Charles Leclerc on the line as the chequered flag fell. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 24

F2: Markelov flies to Abu Dhabi pole

Russian shines in evening qualifying session

Markelov flies to Abu Dhabi poleArtem Markelov finally claimed his maiden FIA Formula 2 Championship pole at the last round of the 2017 season at the Yas Marina Circuit, making good on the potential he has shown over much of the year to dominate this evening’s qualifying session, stopping the clocks on 1:47.181 to grab the top spot by two tenths from Nyck De Vries and Antonio Fuoco. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 24

F2: Albon leads the way in Abu Dhabi

Thai driver tops free practice at Yas Marina

Albon leads the way in Abu DhabiAlexander Albon has claimed the early honours with a strong lap halfway through this morning’s free practice session for the final round of the 2017 FIA Formula 2 Championship at the Yas Marina Circuit, taking advantage of an almost clear track to stop the clock at 1:48.974 to grab the top spot by over a tenth from Norman Nato and Nyck De Vries.

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Nov 23

F2: Yas Marina Circuit, United Arab Emirates preview (updated)

FIA Formula 2 Championship round 11 preview

2017 Round 11 preview: Yas Marina Circuit, United Arab EmiratesThe final round of the 2017 FIA Formula 2 Championship will be held this weekend at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, rejoining the F1 paddock for the glamourous finale of their 2017 season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 08

F2: Markelov flies to fourth win (updated)

Russian on top in Jerez sprint race

F2 - Artem Markelov, RUSSIAN TIME, Circuito de JerezArtem Markelov bided his time before attacking late in the race to claim his fourth FIA Formula 2 victory in this afternoon’s sprint race at the Circuito de Jerez, preserving his tyres on a day were most of his rivals were losing theirs before making the race-winning move on lap 22 and flying away for the win by over 11 seconds from DAMS pair Nicholas Latifi and Oliver Rowland. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 07

F2: Champion Leclerc storms to victory

Monegasque wraps up title with feature win

F2 - Charles Leclerc, PREMA Racing, Circuito de JerezCharles Leclerc is the first FIA Formula 2 Drivers’ Champion after claiming victory in this afternoon’s feature race at the Circuito de Jerez, leading all race long apart from the pitstop crossover and hanging on despite slowing enormously on the last lap as his tyres gave up to cross the line 0.2s ahead of title rival Oliver Rowland and teammate Antonio Fuoco. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 06

F2: Leclerc storms to Jerez pole

Championship leader claims 8 poles from 10  

F2 - Charles Leclerc, PREMA Racing, Circuito de JerezCharles Leclerc has resumed his normal service in this afternoon’s qualifying session by claiming his 8th pole position of the 2017 FIA Formula 2 Championship season at the Circuito de Jerez, easily grabbing the top spot with a time of 1:24.682 late in the session to deny the honours to Luca Ghiotto and Sergio Sette Camara.

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Oct 06

F2: Leclerc leads the way in Jerez

Championship leader tops free practice

F2 - Charles Leclerc, PREMA Racing, Circuito de JerezCharles Leclerc has set the pace in the penultimate free practice session of the 2017 FIA Formula 2 Championship this morning at the Circuito de Jerez, topping the timesheets on 1:25.452 halfway through the session before concentrating on race runs to claim the top spot ahead of title rival Oliver Rowland and Nyck De Vries.

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Oct 05

F2: Circuito de Jerez, Spain preview

2017 Round 10 preview
2017 Round 10 preview: Circuito de Jerez, SpainThe penultimate round of the 2017 FIA Formula 2 Championship will be held this weekend at the Circuito de Jerez, Spain for the only standalone race weekend on the calendar.

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Sep 03

F2: Ghiotto soars to Monza sprint win

Italian reclaims top step in front of home fans

F2 - Luca Ghiotto, Sergio Sette Camara, Antonio Fuoco, Autodromo Nazionale MonzaLuca Ghiotto has reset his emotional clock after a penalty handed down last night lost his feature race victory to countryman Antonio Fuoco by claiming a dominant victory in this morning’s FIA Formula 2 Championship sprint race, with a formidable drive on his home circuit to claim a popular win ahead of Sergio Sette Camara and Fuoco.

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Sep 02

F2: Ghiotto wins in dramatic Monza feature

Italian claims last gasp victory in wet home race

F2 - Luca Ghiotto, Autodromo Nazionale MonzaLuca Ghiotto has grabbed a spectacular last lap victory in a chaotic FIA Formula 2 Championship feature race this afternoon at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza, sneaking into the lead when Nyck De Vries and Charles Leclerc came together ahead of him for an emotional Italian 1-2 ahead of countryman Antonio Fuoco and Nobuharu Matsushita. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 01

F2: Matsushita soars to Monza pole

Japanese driver claims maiden pole

F2 - Nobuharu Matsushita, ART Grand Prix, Autodromo Nazionale MonzaNobuharu Matsushita has grabbed his first pole position at this level in this afternoon’s FIA Formula 2 Championship qualifying session at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza, soaring to the top spot early in the session and holding on through two red flag periods for pole by 0.089s ahead of Nyck De Vries and Louis Deletraz. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 30

FIA Formula 2 Championship Monza, Italy preview (updated)

FIA Formula 2 Round 9 preview
2017 Round 9 preview: Monza, ItalyThe teams arrived at one of the most legendary circuits in the world, the Autodromo Nazionale Monza, for Round 9 of the FIA Formula 2 Championship just days after another tough fight at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps for possibly the toughest back to back challenge in motorsport.

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Aug 27

F2: Sette Camara flies to maiden win

Brazilian leads from lights to flag in Spa sprint race

F2 - Sergio Sette Camara, Circuit de Spa-FrancorchampsSergio Sette Camara has claimed his first FIA Formula 2 Championship victory in fine style with a storming drive in this morning’s sprint race at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, making an astonishing getaway when the lights went out and running off into the distance to win from Nyck De Vries and Luca Ghiotto.

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Aug 26

F2: Leclerc soars to feature victory in Spa

Monegasque dominates from lights to flag for 6th win

Leclerc soars to feature victory in SpaCharles Leclerc put in a crushing display of dominance for victory in this afternoon’s FIA Formula 2 Championship feature race at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, storming off from pole when the lights went out and leaving his rivals floundering in his wake as he brought home his sixth win of the season by almost half a minute, ahead of Artem Markelov and Oliver Rowland.

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Aug 25

F2: Leclerc dominates wet Spa qualifying

Monegasque on pole in rain and red flag affected session

F2 - Charles Leclerc, PREMA Racing, Circuit de Spa-FrancorchampsCharles Leclerc has claimed yet another pole position for his collection in this afternoon’s FIA Formula 2 Championship qualifying session at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, defying the rain and a resultant red flag to grab the top spot well ahead of title rivals Nicholas Latifi and Oliver Rowland.

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Aug 25

F2: Leclerc leads the way in free practice

Monegasque tops session despite extinguisher issue

F2 - Charles Leclerc, PREMA Racing, Circuit de Spa-FrancorchampsCharles Leclerc has grabbed the top spot in this morning’s FIA Formula 2 Championship free practice session at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, setting the pace once more despite a problem with his extinguisher meaning he missed most of the session while he team replaced the unit to lead the way ahead of Antonio Fuoco and Oliver Rowland. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 24

FIA Formula 2 Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium preview

2017 FIA Formula 2 Round 8 Preview

2017 Round 8 preview: Spa-Francorchamps, BelgiumRound 8 sees the teams arrive at the fabled Spa-Francorchamps Circuit in Belgium fresh and recharged from their summer break and ready to get racing again for the second half of the 2017 FIA Formula 2 Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 30

F2: Matsushita dominates Budapest sprint

Japanese driver soars to victory at Hungaroring

F2 - Nobuharu Matsushita, ART Grand Prix, HungaroringNobuharu Matsushita has crushed his rivals with a stunning start before flying off into the distance to easily win this morning’s FIA Formula 2 sprint race at the Hungaroring, building a gap seemingly at will as he left the rest of the field behind to win by over 4 seconds from Oliver Rowland and Nyck De Vries. Read the rest of this entry »

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