Tag Archive: Jonathan Palmer

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

Briton Luciano Bacheta wins the 2012 FIA Formula Two Championship

Essex racer scoops prize test drive with Williams F1 Team

F2 - Celebrations on the podium with Jonathan Palmer for the final round of the yearF2 - 2012 champion Luciano BachetaBritish driver Luciano Bacheta has clinched the 2012 FIA Formula Two Championship at Italy’s famous Monza circuit today (Sunday, 30 September) to secure a prize test drive with the Williams Formula 1 Team.

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May 24

Axcil Jefferies makes F2 debut at the Nűrburgring

Zimbabwean to join grid this weekend

F2 - Zimbabwean driver Axcil JefferiesF2 - Axcil Jefferies will make his F2 debut this weekend at the NurburgringAxcil Jefferies has today (Thursday, 24 May) confirmed he will join the 2012 FIA Formula Two Championship line up, beginning with rounds five and six this weekend at the Nűrburgring. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 24

Victor Guerin joins F2 grid for Algarve

Brazilian adds name to entry list this weekend

F2 - Brazilian driver Victor GuerinF2 - Victor Guerin will join the F2 grid this weekend for rounds 3 and 4 in PortugalBrazilian driver Victor Guerin will make his FIA Formula Two Championship debut this weekend (28/29 April) when he joins the grid for rounds three and four at the Portimão Circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 23

Max Snegirev returns for remainder of F2 season

Russian pilot joins grid from Algarve rounds onwards

F2 - Max Snegirev returns to F2 for 2012F2 - Russian driver Max SnegirevMax Snegirev has confirmed he will contest the remainder of the 2012 FIA Formula Two Championship, beginning with rounds three and four in Portugal next weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15

Luciano Bacheta completes superb Silverstone double

Brit passes Marinescu on penultimate lap to take early championship lead

F2 - Luciano Bacheta secured a superb double win F2 victory during the opening rounds at Silverstone  F2 - British driver Luciano Bacheta celebrates on the podiumBritish driver Luciano Bacheta completed a superb double victory during today’s (Sunday) second FIA Formula Two race at Silverstone. On home soil the 21-year-old pressured pole-sitter Mihai Marinescu throughout before making his move on the penultimate lap to take the chequered flag for a clean sweep of the honours and an early championship lead. Marinescu finished second with Alex Fontana completing an impressive maiden F2 weekend with another visit to the podium in third. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15

Marinescu secures pole for second Silverstone race

Romanian leads from Alex Fontana and Luciano Bacheta

F2 - Mihai Marinescu secured pole for today's second F2 race at SilverstoneF2 - FIA Formula Two ChampionshipMihai Marinescu will start from pole for today’s (Sunday) second FIA Formula Two race at Silverstone with Swiss racer Alex Fontana alongside him on the front row. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 14

Luciano Bacheta wins thrilling Silverstone opener

Brit just edges out Christopher Zanella for superb maiden F2 win

F2 - FIA Formula Two ChampionshipF2 - Luciano Bacheta secured his maiden F2 win during a thrilling opening race at Silverstone (2)Luciano Bacheta just edged out Christopher Zanella to secure a superb maiden victory on home soil during today’s (Saturday) thrilling opening FIA Formula Two race at Silverstone. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 14

Tuscher secures maiden pole for opening Silverstone race

Swiss rookie impresses during closely fought session

F2 - Matheo Tuscher secures his maiden F2 pole at Silverstone  (2)F2 - FIA Formula Two ChampionshipMathéo Tuscher will start from pole for today’s (Saturday) opening FIA Formula Two race at Silverstone following a closely fought qualifying session which saw the top four drivers covered by just three tenths of a second. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 13

Marinescu leads the way again in second Silverstone practice

23-year-old just edges out Alex Fontana and Markus Pommer

F2 - FIA Formula Two ChampionshipF2 - Mihai Marinescu goes quickest again in the second F2 free practice at SilverstoneRomanian Mihai Marinescu was again the pace-setter during today’s (Friday) second free practice session in the FIA Formula Two Championship at Silverstone. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 13

Marinescu goes quickest in opening free practice at Silverstone

Romanian leads from Alex Fontana and Markus Pommer

F2 - FIA Formula Two ChampionshipF2 - Mihai Marinescu topped the timesheets during the opening free practice sesion at Silverstone (2)Mihai Marinescu made the perfect start to his 2012 FIA Formula Two season by toping the timesheets during today’s (Friday) opening free practice session at Silverstone.

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Apr 13

Samuele Buttarelli switches to Formula Two – Auto GP race winner targets strong results in 2012

Kevin Mirocha completes Silverstone line-up – Former GP2 racer set for maiden season in F2

F2 - Samuele ButtarelliF2 - Kevin MirochaItalian driver Samuele Buttarelli will race in the FIA Formula Two Championship in 2012 after switching from the Auto GP series. Kevin Mirocha will switch from GP2 to Formula Two this season after securing a last minute deal to join the F2 field for the 2012 season, commencing at Silverstone this weekend (14/15 April). Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 12

José Luis Abadin returns to F2

Spanish racer takes place on Silverstone grid this weekend

F2 - Jose Luis Abadin returns to F2 in 2012F2 - Spaniard Jose Luis AbadinSpaniard José Luis Abadin has confirmed he is to return to the FIA Formula Two Championship following a promising part-season last year. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 12

Mathéo Tuscher graduates to Formula Two

Formula Pilota China champion joins the F2 field at Silverstone

F2 - Matheo TuscherF2 - Matheo Tuscher becomes the youngest ever F2 driverSwiss racer Mathéo Tuscher will take his place on the 2012 Formula Two grid this weekend at Silverstone, stepping up to the series after securing last year’s Formula Pilota China title. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 11

Dino Zamparelli confirms place on Formula Two grid for 2012

McLaren Autosport Award finalist to make debut at Silverstone

F2 - Dino ZamparelliF2 - Dino Zamparelli steps up to F2 for 2012British driver Dino Zamparelli has confirmed his place on the grid for the 2012 FIA Formula Two Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 11

Kourosh Khani joins Formula Two

Formula Renault 2.0 graduate becomes F2’s first Iranian driver

F2 - Kourosh Khani steps up to F2F2 - Kourosh KhaniKourosh Khani will make his debut in the 2012 FIA Formula Two Championship this weekend at Silverstone (14-15 April), becoming the series’ first Iranian driver. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 05

Mauro Calamia steps up to Formula Two

20-year-old Swiss graduates from Formula Renault 2.0

F2 - Mauro CalamiaF2 - Mauro Calamia will make his F2 debut in 2012Swiss driver Mauro Calamia will race in the FIA Formula Two Championship in 2012, after stepping up from Formula Renault 2.0.

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Mar 27

Christopher Zanella returns for F2 title attack

2011 runner-up eyes Williams F1 prize

F2 - Christopher Zanella portraitF2 - Christopher Zanella2011 FIA Formula Two runner-up Christopher Zanella has his sights firmly set on championship victory and the Williams F1 prize test after confirming he is to return to the series in 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 15

Daniel McKenzie switches from Formula Renault 3.5 to F2

Top British talent targets Williams F1 title prize in 2012

F2 - Daniel McKenzieF2 - FIA Formula Two ChampionshipLeading British driver Daniel McKenzie has become the latest driver to confirm his place on the grid for the 2012 FIA Formula Two Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 14

Comma backs Bacheta for 2012 campaign

 

F2 Technical Partner ‘delighted’ to support British racer

F2 - Luciano Bacheta - Comma OilF2 - Luciano BachetaFormula Two is pleased to announce that the championship’s Technical Partner Comma Oil will be backing leading British talent Luciano Bacheta when the 2012 season gets underway at Silverstone in April. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 13

Plamen Kralev confirms place on 2012 F2 grid

Bulgaria’s world motorsport ambassador returns for third season

F2 - Plamen KralevF2 - FIA Formula Two ChampionshipBulgaria’s official motorsport ambassador Plamen Kralev has become the latest driver to be announced for the 2012 FIA Formula Two Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 07

Hector Hurst to make Formula Two debut in 2012

Briton joins F2 following impressive showing in winter testing

F2 - Hector HurstF2 - Hector Hurst action19-year-old Hector Hurst will contest his maiden season in international single seater racing after becoming the latest name to be confirmed for the 2012 FIA Formula Two Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 07

David Zhu confirms place on F2 grid in 2012

21-year-old becomes series’ first Chinese driver

F2 - FIA Formula Two ChampionshipF2 - David ZhuDavid Zhu has confirmed his participation in the 2012 FIA Formula Two Championship, becoming the first Chinese driver to race in any era of F2. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 13

Parthiva Sureshwaren secures F2 return

Lycamobile-backed Indian racer targets strong results in 2012

F2 - Parthiva SureshwarenF2 - Parthiva Sureshwaren will return to F2 in 2012India’s Parthiva Sureshwaren will return to the 2012 FIA Formula Two Championship after renewing his sponsorship partnership with mobile network provider Lycamobile.

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Jan 20

Luciano Bacheta returns for F2 title assault

Leading British talent targets championship glory and Williams F1 test

F2 - Luciano Bacheta action F2 - Luciano Bacheta has signed up for F2 in 2012Top British talent Luciano Bacheta has his sights set on championship glory after confirming his return to the FIA Formula Two Championship in 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 12

Formula Two chooses Yokohama tyres for new two-second-faster car

Upgraded 2012-spec F2 car unveiled at Autosport International Show

F2 - The new 2012-spec F2 car which will feature tyres from leading manufacturer YOKOHAMAF2 - Jonathan Palmer and Kazu Sekiguchi unveil the new 2012-spec F2 car The FIA Formula Two Championship today (Thursday 12 January) unveiled its new two-seconds-a-lap quicker F2 car at the Autosport International Show in Birmingham, which features tyres from leading motorsport manufacturer YOKOHAMA for the first time.

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Dec 07

Formula Two reveals F1-dominated 2012 calendar

Series to visit five current Grand Prix venues for fourth season, including Hungaroring debut

F2 - Formula TwoThe FIA Formula Two Championship is delighted to announce its superb calendar for the 2012 season, which will once again be dominated by current Formula One circuits, including a maiden visit to the Hungaroring near Budapest in September.

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Oct 20

Formula Two renews McLaren Autosport BRDC Award partnership‏

The overall winner will then be announced in December at the Autosport Awards

The FIA Formula Two Championship is to once again supply six F2 cars for the McLaren Autosport BRDC AwardMotorSport Vision is pleased to announce that it will once again play an important role in enabling the worthy winner of the 23rd McLaren Autosport BRDC Award to be selected by supplying six Williams JPH1B F2 cars for the driver assessment programme at Silverstone circuit in November.

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Oct 03

Italian driver Mirko Bortolotti wins 2011 FIA Formula Two Championship

Bortolotti wins in Monza to secure 2011 F2 Championship
F2 racer secures prize test drive with the Williams F1 Team at home round

F2 - Monza - Mirko BortolottiF2 - Monza - Mirko Bortolotti 2Italian driver Mirko Bortolotti has clinched the 2011 FIA Formula Two Championship in style at the Monza circuit in Italy today (Sunday 2 October), taking a dominant victory in round 14 to secure the title and a prize test drive with the Williams Formula One team.

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Aug 24

Luciano Bacheta makes F2 switch

British driver joins F2 field this weekend in Austria

F2 - Luciano Bacheta portraitF2 - Luciano BachetaTop British racing talent Luciano Bacheta today (Tuesday) announced he is to switch to the FIA Formula Two Championship after sampling this year’s GP3 Series.

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