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F2 Britain: Doohan takes maiden win in wet sprint race

Jack Doohan took his maiden FIA Formula 2 win at Silverstone, holding off a fierce challenge from Ayumu Iwasa to seal sprint victory.

F2 Britain: Sargeant beats Vesti at Silverstone for maiden series pole

Logan Sargeant took his maiden FIA Formula 2 pole position at Silverstone, dominating qualifying to take the front spot for Carlin at its home race.

Horner: Red Bull made "very strong statement" by sacking Vips

Christian Horner believes Red Bull made a “very strong statement” by sacking Formula 1 test and reserve driver Juri Vips, showing it has zero tolerance for racism.

What to expect from the British GP support races

There’s more to the British Grand Prix than just Formula 1, here’s four other things not to miss in the bumper package that is the support categories

Vips to remain at Hitech after racial slur, F2 "surprised" by decision

Juri Vips will complete the 2022 Formula 2 season with Hitech despite using a racial slur for which Red Bull has dropped him from its Formula 1 driver development programme.

Red Bull ends F1 reserve Vips’ contract after racial slur investigation

Red Bull Racing has terminated the contract of Formula 1 test and reserve driver Juri Vips over his use of a racial slur last week.

What racing in Australia means for the future of F1's junior series Plus

What racing in Australia means for the future of F1's junior series

The announcement that FIA Formula 2 and 3 would race alongside the Australian Grand Prix from 2023 came as a surprise, not only to fans but to the series’ teams too. But with Formula 1’s boom in popularity bringing more fans to the championships, team principals are relishing the opportunity

Red Bull suspends F1 reserve driver Vips for using racial slur

Red Bull Racing has announced that Formula 2 driver Juri Vips has been suspended with immediate effect after using a racial slur.

The other Doohan charting his way to motorsport success

Heading into FIA Formula 2 this season, there was a lot of pressure on Jack Doohan. The 2021 F3 runner-up joined a new team for his next challenge, as well as signing up to the Alpine Academy. He told Autosport how he’s tackling the step up - with some help from his motorcycle legend father

Supercars set to retain Australian GP support slot

Supercars is expected to retain its spot on the Australian Grand Prix undercard next year despite FIA Formula 2 and Formula 3 making the trip down under.

Cordeel benched for Silverstone F2 round after reaching 12 penalty points

Van Amersfoort Racing's Amaury Cordeel has been suspended for the Silverstone Formula 2 round after accumulating 12 penalty points on his racing licence.

Bolukbasi fined after paddock altercation between his father and Nissany's trainer

Charouz Racing System's Cem Bolukbasi has been fined €5000 after his father and Roy Nissany’s trainer were involved in an altercation in the FIA Formula 2 paddock.

F2 Baku: Hauger takes first feature win after crash for Vips

Dennis Hauger snatched FIA Formula 2 feature race victory in Baku after a heartbreaking crash with just five minutes remaining for Juri Vips. 

F2 Baku: Vesti takes maiden series win in disrupted sprint race

Frederik Vesti took his maiden FIA Formula 2 victory in Baku, snatching the lead of a disrupted sprint race from Jehan Daruvala on the second safety car restart.

F2 Baku: Vips claims pole after Iwasa crash red flags session

Juri Vips snatched his second FIA Formula 2 pole position of the year in Baku, improving on his second run to take the top spot.

Pourchaire: Cordeel F2 car recovery in pit lane was “dangerous”

Theo Pourchaire says it was “dangerous” that Amaury Cordeel’s stricken FIA Formula 2 car was wheeled back into the pitlane exit as the drivers tried to leave it.

F2 Monaco: Drugovich holds off Pourchaire to extend championship lead

Felipe Drugovich held off title rival Theo Pourchaire to take his third FIA Formula 2 win from the last four races in the Monaco feature race.

F2 Monaco: Hauger takes maiden win after Hughes stalls on grid

Dennis Hauger took his maiden FIA Formula 2 victory in the Monaco sprint race, taking the lead off the line after polesitter Jake Hughes stalled to beat team-mate Jehan Daruvala.

F2 Monaco: Lawson loses feature race pole over yellow flag infringement

Liam Lawson has been stripped of pole position for the FIA Formula 2 feature race in Monaco for a yellow flag violation.

F2 Monaco: Lawson takes pole, Hughes crash causes red flag

Liam Lawson took pole for the FIA Formula 2 feature race in Monaco, snatching a last-second lead in Group A despite a yellow flag.

F2 Spain: Drugovich comes from 10th to win feature race

Felipe Drugovich took his second FIA Formula 2 victory of the weekend in the feature race, dominating to cross the line more than five seconds ahead of Jack Doohan.

F2 Spain: Drugovich reclaims title lead with dominant sprint race victory

Felipe Drugovich took his second FIA Formula 2 win of the season in the Barcelona sprint race, taking the lead off the line to finish two seconds clear of Ayumu Iwasa.

F2 Spain: Doohan snatches pole from Vips

Alpine Formula 1 junior Jack Doohan took his second FIA Formula 2 pole in 2022 despite a last-ditch attempt to snatch top spot from Juri Vips in Barcelona.

F2 selects Paul Ricard as replacement for cancelled Sochi round

FIA Formula 2 organisers have announced the series will host a round at Paul Ricard this year to replace the cancelled Sochi event.

F2 Imola: Pourchaire wins feature race after Nissany crashes out

Theo Pourchaire took victory in the FIA Formula 2 feature race in Imola, claiming the net lead after Roy Nissany made an unforced error and crashed out.

Armstrong: "Lucky" to win F2 Imola sprint due to radio issue

Marcus Armstrong says he was “quite lucky” not to lose the lead on the virtual safety car restart during the FIA Formula 2 sprint race at Imola as he had no radio link to his engineer.

F2 Imola: Armstrong holds off Daruvala for sprint race win

Marcus Armstrong took the second FIA Formula 2 victory of his career in Imola's sprint race, snatching the lead off the line before holding on to the chequered flag.

F2 Imola: Vips romps to pole over fellow Red Bull junior Iwasa

Juri Vips beat fellow Red Bull junior Ayumu Iwasa to pole position for Sunday's FIA Formula 2 feature race at Imola in a delayed qualifying session.

David Schumacher to make F3 return at Imola replacing Simmons

David Schumacher will make his FIA Formula 3 return at this weekend’s second round of the season at Imola, replacing Ayrton Simmons at Charouz.

Minardi replaces Fernley in FIA Single-Seater Commission role

Former Formula 1 team owner Giancarlo Minardi has been chosen as the new president of the FIA Single-Seater Commission.

Drugovich tops three-day FIA F2 test at Barcelona

MP Motorsport’s Felipe Drugovich set the fastest time across the three days of FIA Formula 2 in-season testing in Barcelona.

The Brazilian F2 driver hoping to return his country to motorsport's top tier Plus

The Brazilian F2 driver hoping to return his country to motorsport's top tier

With a chaotic but “pretty much perfect” FIA Formula 2 weekend in Saudi Arabia behind him, Felipe Drugovich now leads the drivers’ standings in his third crack at the series. The Brazilian driver explains how he's improved amid some difficult years, and shares his dreams of ending his nation's absence from the F1 grid

Doohan "very proud" of F2 helmet tribute to his MotoGP legend father

Jack Doohan says he is “very proud” of his 2022 FIA Formula 2 helmet design, which pays tribute to that used by his MotoGP legend father Mick.

F2 Saudi Arabia: Drugovich takes dominant win from Verschoor

Felipe Drugovich took a dominant FIA Formula 2 feature race win in Saudi Arabia which has given him the championship lead.

FIA explains rejection of Prema appeal into Jeddah F2 sprint result

The FIA has rejected Prema’s appeal into the FIA Formula 2 sprint race result in Saudi Arabia after a bizarre incident involving Dennis Hauger following the first safety car restart.

Hughes stripped of F2 Saudi Arabia sprint race podium

Jake Hughes has been stripped of his third place finish in the FIA Formula 2 sprint race in Saudi Arabia after stewards found a “technical non-conformity” on his car. 

F2 Saudi Arabia: Lawson battles to victory in chaotic Jeddah sprint

Liam Lawson took victory in a chaotic Formula 2 sprint race in Saudi Arabia which yielded two safety cars amid several incidents down the field.

Doohan stripped of F2 Saudi Arabia qualifying times, loses P3 start

Jack Doohan has been stripped of his third place start for FIA Formula 2’s Saudi Arabian feature race after the team was unable to supply enough fuel from his car following qualifying.

F2 Saudi Arabia: Drugovich takes pole in fragmented qualifying

Felipe Drugovich took pole position for the FIA Formula 2 sprint race in Saudi Arabia with a last-minute flying lap in a much interrupted session. 

Lawson "definitely more comfortable" focusing on F2 after dual 2021 campaign

Liam Lawson says he is “definitely more comfortable” just racing in FIA Formula 2 this season after having a dual campaign with DTM in 2021.

Pourchaire "not super confident" in race starts after 2021 F2 Jeddah crash

Theo Pourchaire says he is still “not super confident” at the start of races after his horrific Formula 2 start line crash with Enzo Fittipaldi in Jeddah last year.

Verschoor slams "dangerous" Nissany's driving in F2 Bahrain feature race

Richard Verschoor has voiced his anger at fellow FIA Formula 2 driver Roy Nissany’s “dangerous” conduct during the feature race in Bahrain, saying the Israeli “doesn’t deserve a racing licence”. 

Vips "pissed off" pitstop cost him "easy victory" in F2 Bahrain feature race

Juri Vips says he was “pissed off” a terrible pitstop in the FIA Formula 2 feature race in Bahrain cost him an “easy victory” after finishing in third.

F2 Bahrain: Pourchaire survives late restart to win amid pit dramas

Theo Pourchaire took his third FIA Formula 2 victory in Bahrain after a characteristically chaotic race featuring two safety cars and multiple fraught pitstops among his rivals.

F2 Bahrain: Verschoor triumphs in season-opening sprint race

Richard Verschoor claimed the first FIA Formula 2 race of the 2022 season in the Bahrain sprint, snatching the lead in the opening metres and holding it to the flag.

F2 Bahrain: Alpine junior Doohan storms to pole over Pourchaire

Formula 3 graduate Jack Doohan took his maiden FIA Formula 2 pole position at the Bahrain season-opener, the Virtuosi Racing driver beating Theo Pourchaire to the top spot in qualifying.

F2 Bahrain: Drugovich leads practice from DAMS duo Iwasa and Nissany

Felipe Drugovich topped FIA Formula 2 practice in Bahrain, leading from Ayumu Iwasa and Roy Nissany.

The Red Bull junior aiming to emulate Piastri in F2

Norwegian talent Dennis Hauger has a tough act to follow in Oscar Piastri’s footsteps on his graduation to F2 as the reigning F3 champion with Prema. Here’s what he makes of the task ahead of him

The other Mercedes F1 young gun facing a big 2022

With a disappointing 2021 season behind him, Frederik Vesti makes the move up to FIA Formula 2 with a reinvigorated sense of determination. Could this finally be the breakthrough year for the talented Mercedes junior?

Hitech Grand Prix terminates Uralkali sponsorship deal

FIA Formula 2 and Formula 3 team Hitech Grand Prix has terminated its sponsorship deal with Russian chemical company Uralkali “with immediate effect” amid the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.

How to be an ace engineer: DAMS technical director Remi Decorzent

From designing a mountain bike to engineering for Sauber and Toyota in Formula 1, Remi Decorzent has enjoyed a fascinating career to date. Now a decade into his time at French junior series stalwart DAMS, he shares his top tips for budding engineers

Drugovich tops sandstorm-truncated final day of F2 Bahrain test

Felipe Drugovich topped the final day of FIA Formula 2 pre-season testing in Bahrain, with the afternoon session cancelled due to poor visibility.

Lawson leads interrupted second day of FIA F2 Bahrain testing

Red Bull junior driver Liam Lawson topped the second day of FIA Formula 2 pre-season testing in Bahrain for Carlin in a much-interrupted day of running.

Daruvala tops first day of 2022 FIA F2 testing in Bahrain

Jehan Daruvala topped the timesheets in the first of a three-day FIA Formula 2 pre-season test in Bahrain ahead of the new campaign starting this month.

Ranking the 10 best drivers of an F1 junior series stalwart Plus

Ranking the 10 best drivers of an F1 junior series stalwart

DAMS has been one of the most prolific teams below Formula 1 since its foundation in 1989, launching 32 drivers into grand prix racing. Following the team's sale to ex-F1 racer Charles Pic, formally closing the book on the ownership of the Driot family, Autosport picks out its 10 best drivers during their spell with the team

F2 grid completed as Verschoor seals Trident move

Formula 2 race-winner Richard Verschoor will remain on the grid this year after signing for Trident to complete the driver line-up for the 2022 championship.

How an F2 enigma hopes ‘coming home’ can reopen doors to F1 Plus

How an F2 enigma hopes ‘coming home’ can reopen doors to F1

After a disappointing 2021, Marcus Armstrong is returning to FIA Formula 2 for another shot at the title in 2022 with Hitech – this time without the backing of Ferrari. This year, he says, he’s ready to give it his all in a last-shot bid to reach Formula 1

Former F1 driver Charles Pic to take over DAMS team

Former Formula 1 driver Charles Pic has secured an agreement to take over the DAMS racing team.

Enzo Fittipaldi set for full F2 season with Charouz

Enzo Fittipaldi will return to Formula 2 for a full season with Charouz Racing System this year after recovering from injuries sustained in a frightening startline crash in Jeddah last season.

Oscar Piastri wins Autosport’s Rookie of the Year Award

FIA Formula 2 champion Oscar Piastri is the winner of Autosport’s 2021 Rookie of the Year Award.