Tag Archive: FIA Formula 2 Championship

Dec 15

Mecachrome Motorsport look ahead to WEC Super Season

Following the commitment of a number of teams to next WEC campaign

Image result for mecachrome logoMecachrome Motorsport, who build and develop engines for the FIA Formula 2 Championship and GP3 Series, and are also a major supplier for Renault Sport Racing’s Formula 1 engine, are looking forward to making their mark in the 2018/19 FIA World Endurance Championship Super Season with a brand new LMP1 engine. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 02

Albon tops test on day 3 in Abu Dhabi

Thai driver grabs fastest lap of test, Maini leads morning session

Albon tops test on day 3 in Abu DhabiAlex Albon has claimed the fastest lap of the 3 day FIA Formula 2 Championship post-season test at Yas Marina Circuit, topping the 3rd evening session with a lap of 1:48.110 halfway through to top the session ahead of Norman Nato and Nyck De Vries, while earlier in the morning session Arjun Maini was P1 with a time of 1:49.040, holding off rivals Norman Nato and Antonio Fuoco to the flag. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 01

F2: Maini leads the way on day 2 in Abu Dhabi

Indian tops afternoon session, Delétraz quickest in morning

Maini leads the way on day 2 in Abu DhabiArjun Maini has grabbed the day 2 honours after running fastest in this evening’s session of the FIA Formula 2 Championship post-season test at Yas Marina Circuit, topping the timesheets just after the 1 hour mark with a lap of 1:48.645 to steal a march on Louis Delétraz and Alexander Albon, with the Swiss driver leading the way in the morning session with a lap at 1:49.134, less than a tenth from Albon and Nicholas Latifi. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 30

F2: Delétraz heads day 1 of post-season test

Swiss driver quickest overall, Norris tops morning session

Delétraz heads day 1 of post-season testLouis Delétraz has topped the timesheets for day 1 of the FIA Formula 2 Championship post-season test at Yas Marina Circuit, claiming the honours in the evening session with a time of 1:48.282, less than a tenth ahead Alexander Albon and Norman Nato, while in a morning session largely focused on longer runs Lando Norris stopped the clock at 1:49.084 to grab P1 by a tenth from Jack Aitken and Delétraz.

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Nov 29

F2: 2017 Post-season test opens in Abu Dhabi

First of 3 testing days starts tomorrow

F2 - Yas Marina CircuitThe post-season FIA Formula 2 Championship test opens tomorrow, 30th November, at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, a three day test at the venue of last weekend’s final round of the 2017 season which will be the first opportunity for some drivers to work with their new teams, and others to be evaluated for a potential race seat for the 2018 season.

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Nov 27

Nyck De Vries completes Prema Theodore Racing’s line up for the 2018 FIA Formula 2 Championship

Prema Racing completes 2018 FIA F2 line up with Nyck De Vries

Nyck De Vries completes Prema Theodore Racing’s line up for the 2018 FIA Formula 2 ChampionshipPrema is proud to announce the completion of the team’s line-up for the 2018 FIA Formula 2 Championship with the addition of talented Dutch racer Nyck de Vries.

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Nov 27

Boschung to test for two F2 teams in Abu Dhabi

The 20-year-old will join Arden International and MP Motorsport for the end-of-season test at the Yas Marina Circuit

Swiss driver Ralph Boschung will return to the FIA Formula 2 Championship paddock, participating in the official post-season test for two teams in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (30 November – 2 December). Read the rest of this entry »

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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 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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Nov 20

Sean Gelael joins Prema Racing for the 2018 FIA Formula 2 Championship

Prema is delighted to announce that Sean Gelael will drive for the team in the 2018 FIA Formula 2 Championship

Sean Gelael joins Prema Racing for the 2018 FIA Formula 2 Championship 1A 21-year-old from Jakarta, Indonesia, Gelael is an experienced driver, having started his single-seater career back in 2012. After lining-up for the Formula Abarth and Formula Pilota China Championships, he moved to Formula 3 competition in 2013 and then made a further step in 2015, joining the Formula Renault 3.5 championship and later the GP2 Series.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 17

Ralph Boschung to drive at Super Formula test

Swiss ace Ralph Boschung will tackle the official Super Formula rookie test for a 2017 front-running team

After an impressive maiden FIA Formula 2 Championship season – in which he scored a pole position and three points finishes – the 20-year-old has been selected to drive at the world-famous Suzuka Circuit on 7 December.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 16

FIA Formula 2 Championship’s 2018 Teams announced

Eleven teams entered for 2018 season with possible twelfth team to be confirmed

FIA Formula 2 Championship’s 2018 Teams announcedFIA Formula 2 Championship organisers are pleased to announce that eleven teams have been entered for the 2018 season. Eight of the outfits currently competing in the Championship will return, whilst three new squads will be introduced: Carlin, Fortec Motorsport and Charouz Racing System.

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Nov 13

McLaren reserve driver Lando Norris to join Campos Racing for F2 season finale

Briton Norris was recently crowned FIA European F3 champion and is set to make his Formula 2 debut in Abu Dhabi

McLaren reserve driver Lando Norris to join Campos Racing for F2 season finaleMcLaren Formula 1 protégé Lando Norris will contest the final round of this year’s FIA Formula 2 championship with Campos Racing.

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Nov 09

F2: Vote for the Dallara Award for Best Helmet

The nominations are now open

Vote for the Dallara Award for Best Helmet

The nominations for the Dallara Award for the Best Helmet in the FIA Formula 2 Championship are now open! The prestigious award is voted on by the fans, which means you can help your favourite driver win!

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Nov 06

FIA Formula 2 Championship 2018 season calendar unveiled

New season comprises twelve support events of Formula One World Championship

FIA Formula 2 Championship 2018 season calendar unveiledThe 2018 FIA Formula 2 Championship calendar was confirmed today. For next season, it will consist of twelve rounds in total, all support events of the Formula One World Championship.

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Nov 03

Boschung and Campos Racing agree to go separate ways

Boschung and the Spanish team decide to terminate their contract with one round remaining

Ralph BoschungRalph Boschung and the Campos Racing team have agreed to go their separate ways ahead of this month’s FIA Formula 2 Championship season finale in Abu Dhabi. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 07

Charles Leclerc: Thoughts of a Champion

The first FIA Formula 2 champion discusses his season

F2 - Charles Leclerc, PREMA Racing Charles Leclerc – FIA Formula 2 Champion. How does that sound?
It feels amazing! We’ve had a great season overall, and on the performance side we have always been very, very quick, and the only low on the performance side was the qualy in Monza and that was my fault because I wasn’t good enough in that session.

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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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