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Apr 16

Leclerc storms to dramatic sprint win (updated)

Monegasque fights back for victory despite pitstop

F2 - Charles Leclerc, Bahrain International CircuitCharles Leclerc made use of an unexpected Plan B to blast to a dramatic win in this afternoon’s FIA Formula 2 Championship sprint race at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain, stopping for fresh rubber from the lead of the race and emerging in P14 before fighting all the way back up for victory ahead of a crestfallen Luca Ghiotto and Oliver Rowland. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 14

Leclerc soars to F2 pole

Monegasque takes first top spot

Leclerc soars to F2 pole Charles Leclerc grabbed the first pole position of the FIA Formula 2 Championship by running opposite to his rivals with a bold strategy, coming out early on his second set of tyres to steal a march on the field and claim the top spot this evening ahead of PREMA Racing teammate Antonio Fuoco and Nyck De Vries.

 

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Apr 14

Rowland on top in practice

Briton leads the way in first F2 session

F2 - Oliver Rowland, DAMSOliver Rowland has topped the timesheets in the first FIA Formula 2 Championship free practice session with a blistering lap under scorching conditions this morning at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, leading the way for most of the session by less than a tenth from Artem Markelov and Charles Leclerc. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 13

FIA Formula 2 Championship 2017 Round 1 preview: Sakhir, Bahrain

Presentation of the opening round of the 2017 season

FIA Formula 2 Championship 2017 Class PhotoThe FIA Formula 2 Championship debuts this weekend at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain as the first round of the 2017 championship gets underway. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

De Vries claims final day of Bahrain test

Dutchman leads the way on day three

F2 - Nyck De Vries, Rapax, Bahrain International CircuitNyck De Vries has set the pace on the final day of the FIA Formula 2 test at the Bahrain International Circuit, grabbing the top spot in both sessions as he denied his rivals twice over, with a time of 1:40.583, just seven thousands ahead of Nobuharu Matsushita and Oliver Rowland, in the morning session, and with an afternoon time of 1:41.880, ahead of Rapax teammate Johnny Cecotto and Norman Nato.

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Mar 30

Latifi claims day two honours in Bahrain

Canadian tops morning, De Vries the afternoon session

F2 - Nicholas Latifi, DAMS, Bahrain International CircuitNicholas Latifi has topped day two by setting the pace in this morning’s test session at the Bahrain International Circuit, stopping the clock at 1:40.541 in the second half of the session to top the timesheets ahead of RUSSIAN TIME teammates Luca Ghiotto and Artem Markelov, while the afternoon was given over to race simulations, with Nyck De Vries topping the timesheets on 1:41.212 ahead of Gustav Malja and Charles Leclerc. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 28

FIA Formula 2 test opens in Bahrain

Second pre-season test sees teams shift to Middle East

FIA Formula 2 test opens in BahrainThe second pre-season test of the 2017 FIA Formula 2 Championship kicks off tomorrow, with another three day session taking place this time out at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain. The teams and drivers will look to improve their cars from Wednesday 29th to Friday 31st. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 15

Norman Nato grabs day 3 honours

Frenchman on top in morning, Luca Ghiotto in the afternoon session

F2 - Norman Nato (Pertamina Arden)Norman Nato set the fastest time of the 3 day FIA Formula 2 Championship test when he topped this morning’s penultimate session in Barcelona, setting a qualifying style lap of 1:27.834 to take home the first pre-season bragging rights ahead of Oliver Rowland (0.054) and Alexander Albon (0.105). In the final session of the test, Luca Ghiotto stopped the clocks at 1:29.565 to top the afternoon ahead of Johnny Cecotto (0.262) and Nyck De Vries (0.426). Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 14

Albon fastest on day two in Barcelona

Thai fastest, but De Vries tops afternoon session

F2 - Alexander Albon, ART Grand PrixAlexander Albon stepped up a spot overnight to take the day two honours with the fastest time in this morning’s FIA Formula 2 Championship test session in Barcelona, grabbing the top spot from Johnny Cecotto and Artem Markelov by 0.175s, while Nyck De Vries stole the top spot this afternoon in a session largely dedicated to race simulations, ahead of PREMA pairing Antonio Fuoco and Charles Leclerc.

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Mar 12

Rapax to race with Cecotto and De Vries

Rapax races in the 2017 FIA Formula 2 championship with Cecotto and De Vries

Rapax to race with Cecotto and De Vries Rapax team is pleased to announce the agreement reached with Johnny Cecotto and Nyck De Vries to enter the 2017 FIA Formula 2 Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 16

Russian Time announces 2017 drivers

Russian Time re-signs Markelov, and welcomes Ghiotto

RUSSIAN TIME announces 2017 drivers Russian Time heads into the 13th GP2 season with a new line-up comprising 22-year-old Russian Artem Markelov and Italian 21-year-old Luca Ghiotto.

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Feb 04

Pertamina Arden confirm 2017 line up

British team confirm Sean Gelael and Norman Nato for 2017 season

Pertamina Arden confirm 2017 line up Pertamina Arden is delighted to announce they have finalized its 2017 GP2 Series line-up with the signing of Indonesian Sean Gelael, who will partner Frenchman Norman Nato.

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Jan 25

Gasly joins PREMA Racing in 2016

Red Bull driver confirmed at Italian squad

Gasly joins PREMA Racing in 2016PREMA Racing is delighted to announce the agreement reached with Pierre Gasly for the 2016 GP2 Series. The 19-year-old Frenchman, part of the Red Bull Junior Program, will be at his second season in the championship, and hopes to continue in a positive run that included three pole positions and four podium finishes en-route to an 8th place in standings in 2015.
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Jan 20

PREMA Racing confirm Antonio Giovinazzi

Italian newcomers sign promising rookie for 2016 season

PREMA Racing confirm Antonio GiovinazziPREMA Racing is delighted to announce Antonio Giovinazzi as the first driver joining the team’s roster for their maiden GP2 Series season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 18

RUSSIAN TIME confirm 2016 line up

Markelov and Marciello to team up for new season

Russian Time logo Russian Time has finalised its 2016 GP2 line-up with the signing of Italian Raffaele Marciello, who will partner Russian driver Artem Markelov. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 15

Sirotkin joins ART Grand Prix for the 2016 season

Reigning champions confirm Russian driver

Sirotkin joins ART Grand Prix for the 2016 seasonART Grand Prix is pleased to open its 2016 season by announcing the arrival of Sergey Sirotkin, Russian SMP Racing supported driver, to its GP2 driver line up.

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Dec 03

GP2: Markelov quickest in Day 2 morning session

Russian driver sets the early pace

Markelov quickest in Day 2 morning sessionArtem Markelov set the pace in this morning’s test session at Yas Marina Circuit clocking in a laptime of 1:49.008, a hairsbreadth ahead of Nicholas Latifi and André Negrao.

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Oct 06

Stoneman joins Carlin for Sochi

British driver to race in Russia

Stoneman joins Carlin for SochiDean Stoneman will race for Carlin this weekend in Sochi for the ninth round of the 2015 GP2 Series which will take place at the Russian circuit for only the second time. Stoneman has been a front runner throughout the season in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series and now joins Carlin to race alongside Sean Gelael in Sochi.

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Sep 02

Mardenborough joins Leal for Monza

Briton rookie set to debut in GP2

Mardenborough joins Leal for MonzaCarlin’s GP3 racer Jann Mardenborough will make the step up to the GP2 Series this weekend, as he joins Julian Leal in the team’s GP2 squad around the Monza circuit in Italy.

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Jul 30

Bahrain added to 2015 calendar in November

GP2 and GP3 Series add extra round to the current season
Bahrain added to 2015 calendar in NovemberGP2 Series and GP3 Series organisers confirm that an extra round will be added to the current 2015 calendar. The event will take place at Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir on November 19-20-21 alongside FIA Six Hours Of Bahrain. This event will be back-to-back with the final round of the season which will be held at Yas Marina Circuit.

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