Tag Archive: Formula 2

Dec 09

Boschung top Swiss in 2015 GP3 Series

Rookie makes an impression with a podium and nine points-scoring finishes

Ralph Boschung As 18 year-old Ralph Boschung’s first GP3 Series campaign draws to a close, the youngest competitor from the 2015 field’s track record is remarkable. With 10 points-scoring finishes, including an impressive podium in Silverstone, over the course of his rookie year, Ralph was top Swiss driver in the highly competitive junior category. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 16

Lauda backs calls to make F1 ‘riskier’

“Only drivers with the highest driving skills – and I emphasise driving skills – should be in F1”

2015-06-07_1866 Niki Lauda: The most important thing, they must be again difficult to drive. When I switched from the Formula 2 to Formula 1, I crapped in my pants! Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 17

The top 5 development in the championships

Top 5 championship development points updated

Top 5 championshipsFollowing the week-end’s race, here are the latest championship leaders progression. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 07

No Formula 2 in 2013

Formula 2 will not be run and won next year.

F2 - FIA Formula Two ChampionshipF2 - Jonathan Palmer and Patrick HeadThe FIA series’ operator Motorsport Vision, headed by former F1 driver and commentator Jonathan Palmer, said the existing format of the single seater series has “reduced its appeal to drivers”. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

Christopher Zanella wins as Luciano Bacheta is crowned champion

Brit takes Williams F1 test with Tuscher and Zanella 2nd and 3rd

F2 - Luciano Bacheta celebrates winning the 2012 F2 titleF2 - Christopher Zanella takes victory in the final race of the yearChristopher Zanella powered to victory during today’s (Sunday) sun-soaked final Formula Two race at Monza, leading home Kevin Mirocha while Luciano Bacheta finished third to wrap up the championship title and secure the Williams F1 test.

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Sep 30

Pommer powers to pole for Monza season finale

Title rivals Tuscher and Bacheta line-up sixth and seventh

F2 - FIA Formula Two ChampionshipF2 - Markus Pommer on his way to pole in MonzaMarkus Pommer put in a superb late lap on a damp but drying Monza track to claim his fourth Formula Two pole position during today’s (Sunday) closely fought qualifying session, ahead of the final round of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 29

Mathéo Tuscher takes pole in thrilling wet/dry Monza qualifying

Swiss ahead of championship rival for race one

F2 - Matheo Tuscher celebrates his fourth F2 pole at MonzaF2 - FIA Formula Two ChampionshipMathéo Tuscher made the most of the changeable conditions during today’s (Saturday) thrilling Formula Two qualifying session at Monza to snatch pole by just 0.196s from championship leader Luciano Bacheta. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 28

Kevin Mirocha quickest in second Monza practice

Pole ahead of McKenzie and Schlegelmilch

F2 - FIA Formula Two ChampionshipF2 - Kevin Mirocha on his way to the top spot during today's second F2 practice session in MonzaKevin Mirocha led the way during today’s (Friday) second Formula Two practice session at Monza, putting in a superb late lap to steal the top spot from Daniel McKenzie and Latvian newcomer Harald Schlegelmilch. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 28

Dino Zamparelli on top in opening Monza practice

Formula 2 cars hit top speed of 300kph

F2 - FIA Formula Two ChampionshipF2 - Dino Zamparelli in action at MonzaDino Zamparelli got his weekend off to the best possible start by topping the timesheets during today’s (Friday) opening Formula Two practice session at Monza, finishing a mere 0.011s ahead of nearest rival Mathéo Tuscher. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 25

Williams Advanced Engineering and Dean Stoneman collaborate to Fine-tune Driver Training Simulator

In time for the launch of the WAE High Performance Driver Training Programme at the end of this year.

Dean_snippetDean Stoneman - Williams engineers - Patrick HeadWilliams Advanced Engineering (WAE) is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with talented racing driver Dean Stoneman to work together to fine-tune the advanced simulator technology being developed at the Williams Technology Centre in Qatar (WTCQ).

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Mar 21

FIA European F3 Championship founded

In 2012, the new championship’s calendar comprises 10 events held in seven countries.

F3 Formula 3 EuroseriesFlagworld - FIAIn close cooperation of the World Motor Sport Association, FIA, and the organisers of the two leading European Formula 3 championships – the Formula 3 Euro Series (organised by DMSB and ITR) as well as the British Formula 3 (organised by MSA/SRO) – a cross-series European Formula 3 Championship is announced.

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Dec 15

Luis Pérez-Sala, appointed as new Team Principal of HRT F1 Team

With the naming of Luis Pérez-Sala at the fore of the team, HRT F1 Team closes one chapter and begins a new one

2011-08-28 - HRT F1 Team - Belgium - Luis Perez Sala - Colin Kolles 01Luis Perez SalaSpanish former Formula 1 driver Luis Pérez-Sala (Barcelona, 15th on May 1959) takes on, as of today, the role of Team Principal of HRT F1 Team after the exit of the head sporting figure from the Spanish team.

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Oct 26

Indian race car driver Armaan Ebrahim joins Jensen MotorSport

For the Indy Lights official series test at the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway

F2 - Armaan Ebrahimjensen motorsport logoJensen MotorSport is pleased to announce that Armaan Ebrahim will join the team for the Indy Lights official series test at the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway scheduled for October 28th and 29th. Ebrahim has an extensive resume of racing experience, which includes competition in the Formula 2, Formula BMW, and GP2 series.

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Jun 03

Robert Wickens joins Marussia Virgin Racing’s reserve driver roster

Formula One role awarded to rising Canadian racer, + Robert Wickens biography and Q&A

Robert Wickens2011-05-21 - Marussia Virgin Racing - Spain - Timo Glock 2Following a strong start to the 2011 Formula Renault 3.5 Series season for Robert Wickens, Marussia Virgin Racing is pleased to announce that it has signed Canada’s rising star to its 2011 Reserve Driver roster. Thanks to the 22 year old’s commanding performances so far this season, the 2010 GP3 Series Runner-up is now second in the championship with four podiums – including one win – and three poles to his credit from the first four rounds of the pan-European ‘World Series by Renault’. Read the rest of this entry »

May 11

Monza beckons series leader Wickens

 Canadian heads to Italy with Formula Renault 3.5 points lead 

WSR - Robert WickensWorld Series by Renault logoCanada’s Robert Wickens will look to consolidate his points lead as the 2011 Formula Renault 3.5 Series heads to Italy and the renowned Autodromo Nazionale Monza for Round 3’s double-header meeting this weekend, Saturday 14th – Sunday 15th May. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 01

Bratt’s Back…

And immediately on pace in Formula 2 

F2 - Will BrattF2 - Will Bratt - Snetterton 300Six long months since his last track outing in any car, Will Bratt made an outstanding return to action during official FIA Formula 2 Championship testing at the new Snetterton 300 Circuit yesterday, Wednesday, 30th March, to conclude the outing a highly impressive second fastest overall. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 07

Angolan driver eyes Team Lotus role in 2011

Team Lotus looks set to have no fewer than four reserve drivers in 2011.

F2 - Ricardo Teixeira2010-08-01 - Lotus F1 Racing Front Jack 01It has already emerged that Davide Valsecchi and Luiz Razia will almost certainly appear in the T128 race cars on some Friday mornings this year. And Karun Chandhok is also close to securing a role with the Hingham based team in support of race lineup Jarno Trulli and Heikki Kovalainen. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 13

Walkinshaw, 64, dies of lung cancer

Former Arrows team boss and owner Tom Walkinshaw has died of lung cancer aged 64.

Tom Walkinshaw portraitHolden Commodore logoThe sad news about the Scot broke on the Twitter network, with former driver Mark Blundell paying tribute to the “good driver and team owner, RIP”. It was later confirmed by the professional English rugby club Gloucester, which was owned by its Scottish-born chairman Walkinshaw. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 17

‘Red Bull Ring’ approved for F1 races

It is set to be reopened in mid 2011

Flagworld - FIARed Bull Ring - A1-RingFIA official Charlie Whiting has inspected the reconstructed A1-Ring and approved it for events up to formula one standard. That is the news of the Austrian newspaper Kleine Zeitung, reporting that the former venue of the Austrian grand prix has been renamed ‘Red Bull Ring’. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 02

Bridgestone Motorsport feature Round 18, Brazil GP

The Bridgestone F1 story with Hiroshi Yasukawa

Instrumental in creating Bridgestone Motorsport and bringing the great Japanese brand into the arena of Formula 1, Hiroshi Yasukawa has worked for Bridgestone since graduating university with an economics degree in 1972. Read the rest of this entry »

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