Tag Archive: Formula 2

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

Charles Leclerc crowned 2017 FIA Formula 2 Champion

“I’m absolutely over the moon for winning the championship here in Jerez one round early”

Charles Leclerc crowned 2017 FIA Formula 2 ChampionAs usual Charles Leclerc topped free practice on Friday morning before claiming a sensational 8th pole of the season later in the afternoon.

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Oct 03

Prensa Campos Racing: Álex Palou replaces Robert Visoiu in Jerez and Abu Dhab

The Circuito de Jerez is set to host the penultimate round of the FIA Formula 2

24 Palou_10Palou will already join the Spain-based team at FIA Formula 2’s second to last event to be held at the Circuito de Jerez next weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 31

F2 2018 unveiled in Monza (+photos)

New generation car revealed to international media in Italy

F2 2018 unveiled in Monza_3The FIA Formula 2 Championship unveiled the F2 2018 to the international media in Monza today. The new car, which will be raced in the 2018, 2019 and 2020 seasons, was revealed in the Formula 1 paddock ahead of the 9th Round of the 2017 F2 season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 31

Herbie Blash: My greatest memory in F1

With over 700 Formula 1 races to pick from, Herbie Blash reveals what became his greatest day in the sport

2016-06-12_0198The former F1 deputy race director stepped down from the post at the end of the 2016 season to end a career in the sport which spanned five decades. Having started as a mechanic for the RRC Walker Racing Team during 1965, Blash quickly climbed the ranks to become Graham Hill’s race mechanic at Lotus three years later. 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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Jul 31

Santino Ferrucci ready for second test with Haas F1 Team

American Driver Will Wheel Haas VF-17 Aug. 1-2 at Hungaroring

2017-07-31 - Santino Ferrucci ready for second test with Haas F1 TeamAmerican racer Santino Ferrucci will get his second stint in a Formula One car when he tests for Haas F1 Team Aug. 1-2 at the Hungaroring in Budapest, Hungary.

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Jul 29

Sauber explains why it ditched Honda for Ferrari

“We had the opportunity to discuss with Ferrari to get the new-spec engine “

2017-06-09-14-17-28_1599New Sauber boss Frederic Vasseur has explained the reasons behind the team’s decision to scrap its partnership with Honda before it had even begun.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 27

Seven FIA Formula 2 drivers to join F1 Test

More than a third of the grid to test in Budapest after Round 7

Seven FIA Formula 2 drivers to join F1 testSeven FIA Formula 2 drivers have been announced to join the upcoming Formula 1 test, which is set to follow this weekend’s races at the Hungaroring in Budapest on 1-2 August, with drivers sharing responsibilities with a variety of F1 drivers for the 2 day test.

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Jul 04

Vettel escapes serious punishment for Hamilton clash – FULL VERDICT

Vettel was present at the meeting along with his Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene

2017-06-11_0680Sebastian Vettel will not face any further punishment for his part in the controversial coming together with Lewis Hamilton under safety car conditions during the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 01

Luca Ghiotto: “I arrived in Baku with zero points last year…”

Italian talks up his chances in The Big Interview

Luca Ghiotto: “I arrived in Baku with zero points last year…”If you’re given the opportunity to sit down with a racer like Luca Ghiotto, there’s really only one place to start: are you still looking to win the championship this year?

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Jun 09

Oliver Rowland: “We’re on the right track”

Monaco win shows the fightback is on

Oliver Rowland: “We’re on the right track” It’s quite possible that you are surprised that a rookie driver has been able to come into Formula 2 and dominate, to take a couple of wins and all the poles and to lead the championship. And if you’re surprised, then just imagine what his rivals for the title think.

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May 30

Gustav Malja to test for the Sauber F1 Team at the Hungaroring

It will be the first Formula 1 experience for the 21-year-old Swede

2017-05-30 - Sauber F1 Team - Gustav MaljaThe Sauber F1 Team is pleased to announce that Gustav Malja will be in the cockpit of the Sauber C36-Ferrari for one test day during the second in-season test at the Hungaroring following the Hungarian Grand Prix weekend (28.-30. July).

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May 22

Robert Visoiu confirmed at Campos Racing for the remainder of the Formula 2 season

The Romanian driver will pilot the #12 Dallara of Campos Racing for the remainder of the FIA Formula Two season

_DSC0179Campos Racing is pleased to announce the signing of Romanian driver Robert Visoiu (Pitești, 10 February 1996) for the remaining nine events of the 2017 FIA Formula Two Championship. Visoiu started racing single seaters in 2011 to participate in several minor series and then progressing to experience others top championships such as the GP3 Series and the GP2 Series.

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May 20

Sean Gelael: “They’re the future”

From circuit to campus

There’s no question that drivers have a pretty good life: with families and sponsors who support them emotionally and financially, and a race team to take care of their organisational issues, leaving them to concentrate on training between races, with their time at the track mostly spoken for between debriefs, media commitments, training and time in the car.

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May 16

Nicholas Latifi to get first R.S.17 outing

Canadian Latifi, 21, joined Renault Sport Formula One Team last year as Test Driver as part of a long-term programme

2017-05-16 - Renault Sport Formula One Team - Nicholas Latifi 1Renault Sport Formula One Team Test Driver Nicholas Latifi will get his first outing in the team’s R.S.17 Formula 1 car this week at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya as part of the Pirelli 2018 tyre development test. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 25

BBIN continues Theodore Racing partnership for 2017

The partnership will include branding on the team’s cars at select Formula 2 and European Formula 3 events

BBIN continues Theodore Racing partnership for 2017Theodore Racing is pleased to announce its partnership with BBIN, Asia’s leading iGaming software supplier, will continue for the 2017 season.

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Apr 22

“It’s a win-win situation”

Nyck De Vries talks about his simulator work for McLaren F1

F2 - Nyck De Vries, Rapax, Bahrain International CircuitRacing drivers are always looking for a competitive edge in their fight to achieve their dream, for help to achieve the points and wins that add up to a tilt at the title.

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Apr 19

Ferrari Junior Leclerc stuns on F2 debut with pole position and race victory for Prema Theodore Racing

Monegasque driver Leclerc, the reigning GP3 champion, took pole position by a mighty six tenths at the Al Sakhir circuit

Ferrari Junior Leclerc stuns on F2 debut with pole position and race victory for Prema Theodore RacingFerrari Driver Academy member Charles Leclerc headed fellow rookie teammate and FDA member Antonio Fuoco in a Prema Theodore Racing 1-2 in FIA Formula 2 qualifying in Bahrain. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 15

Markelov blasts to Bahrain win

Russian gamble pays off for first F2 victory

F2 - Artem Markelov, RUSSIAN TIME; Norman Nato, Pertamina Arden; Charles Leclerc, PREMA Racing; Bahrain International CircuitArtem Markelov gambled on a different tyre strategy to his rivals at the first FIA Formula 2 Championship feature race this afternoon at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, mastering the scorching conditions and the life of his tyres to blast past Norman Nato and Charles Leclerc in the closing stages of the race for a masterful win.

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