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The F1 hopeful living two lives to keep his dream alive Plus

The F1 hopeful living two lives to keep his dream alive

Having lost his backing from Red Bull, Richard Verschoor has had to graft to continue his ascent up the single-seater ladder. An impressive Formula 2 debut in Bahrain, despite the lateness of his deal, shows his unorthodox approach is paying dividends

Red Bull junior Vips prepared to wait for F1 chance after Tsunoda promotion

Juri Vips remains confident and is prepared to wait for a Formula 1 chance in the future after the Red Bull junior was jumped in the pecking order by Yuki Tsunoda.

Formula 3000: In defence of F1's unloved feeder series

Champions of the fore-runner to GP2/F2 had a patchy record when it came to reaching the final rung on the ladder, if they were able to reach F1 at all. But there are plenty of reasons why it shouldn't be derided on that point alone

Verschoor "working ass off" to secure F2 future with MP

Richard Verschoor says he will have “to work his ass off” to secure the funding to contest the full Formula 2 Championship, but is expecting to race at Monaco next month.

Was Formula 2’s radical format switch a success? Plus

Was Formula 2’s radical format switch a success?

Going into the 2021 Formula 2 season the biggest talking point wasn’t about any drivers or teams, but the new race weekend format. Created partly out of financial necessity but also to spice up the action, the Bahrain opener provided a snapshot of the positives and negatives to come

F2 boss declares new weekend format a “success”

FIA Formula 2 Championship boss Bruno Michel has declared the new three race weekend format a success following its debut in Bahrain last weekend.

Shwartzman "super sad" after difficult start to F2 campaign

Ferrari junior Robert Shwartzman was left "super sad" after a challenging start to his FIA Formula 2 Championship campaign in Bahrain.

Ticktum: Slow pitstop cost F2 feature race victory

Dan Ticktum believes a maiden Formula 2 feature race win was possible without a slow pit stop and the virtual safety car called in the closing stages in Bahrain.

Zhou: "Definitely a good feeling" to head Alpine Academy F2 battle

Guanyu Zhou says it was “a good feeling” to not only leave Bahrain as the Formula 2 Championship leader but head a fierce battle among the Alpine Academy drivers.

Bahrain F2: Zhou storms to feature race victory

Guanyu Zhou came from behind in the closing stages to claim victory in a thrilling Formula 2 feature race in Bahrain.

"Laughable" luck, technical issue robbed Vips of "easy" Bahrain F2 win

Juri Vips has described his luck as “laughable” this weekend after a technical issue robbed him a strong chance of victory in the second Formula 2 sprint race in Bahrain.

Piastri calls maiden F2 win ‘craziest ever’

Oscar Piastri struggled to process his maiden Formula 2 victory which he has labelled his ‘craziest ever’ in his fledgling career.

Lundgaard regains second place in Bahrain F2 sprint race

Christian Lundgaard has been reinstated to second position in Saturday’s second Formula 2 sprint race in Bahrain, the FIA has confirmed.

Piastri scores stunning last gasp F2 victory

Formula 2 rookie Oscar Piastri made the most of a slick strategy and an excellent final lap pass on Guanyu Zhou to score an impressive debut victory in a crazy race in Bahrain.

Lawson fends off Daruvala for maiden F2 win in Bahrain

Rookie Liam Lawson kept his nerve to hold off a charging Jehan Daruvala and win an eventful opening FIA Formula 2 Championship race of the season in Bahrain.

Pourchaire inherits F2 pole after Vips disqualification

Theo Pourchaire will start the opening FIA Formula 2 Championship race from pole position after Juri Vips was disqualified from Bahrain qualifying for a technical infringement.

Zhou keeps Bahrain F2 pole but receives reprimand

Guanyu Zhou will keep his FIA Formula 2 Championship Bahrain pole position but has been handed a reprimand following the outcome of an FIA investigation.

F2 format tweaks won't change drivers' weekend approach

FIA Formula 2 drivers believe the championship’s new three-race format won’t drastically alter their approach and tactics used during a race weekend.

Zhou snatches Bahrain F2 feature race pole, but under investigation

A late effort from Guanyu Zhou topped an interrupted FIA Formula 2 qualifying in Bahrain to secure the feature race pole position, but the Chinese driver is under investigation.

Drugovich fastest in F2 Bahrain practice

Felipe Drugovich topped the times in the opening practice session of the FIA Formula 2 Championship season in Bahrain.

Alpine F1 junior Lundgaard fully focused on F2 title push

Alpine Academy driver Christian Lundgaard says winning the Formula 2 title is his “main target” and has placed this above potential Formula 1 test outings this year.

Why 2021 is make-or-break for the driver F1 needs Plus

Why 2021 is make-or-break for the driver F1 needs

He was tipped for glory in FIA Formula 2 last year, but was hampered by reliability woes at inopportune moments. Guanyu Zhou knows he won't get too many more chances if he is to become China's first F1 driver, with fierce competition within the ranks of Alpine's junior stable

F2 favourite tag not adding pressure for Ferrari junior Shwartzman

Robert Shwartzman says he feels no added pressure from being labelled as the favourite for this year’s FIA Formula 2 Championship as he returns with the title-winning Prema Racing squad.

MP Motorsport confirms Verschoor for Bahrain F2 round

MP Motorsport has confirmed Richard Verschoor will make his FIA Formula 2 Championship debut with the team at Bahrain this weekend.

F2 boss confident new format won’t trigger "funny games”

Bruno Michel says it would be “stupid” for someone to try and manipulate Formula 2's radical new weekend format, and is adamant teams and drivers won’t “play funny games”.

Piastri: More F1 opportunities to arrive if F2 results meet targets

Oscar Piastri has revealed he is in line for more Formula 1 testing opportunities this year if decent results are achieved during his rookie FIA Formula 2 campaign.

Hybrid and biofuel talks underway for F1 feeder series

A move to some form of hybridisation and the use of biofuels are among tentative early discussions for future Formula 2 and Formula 3 cars.

Shwartzman: New F2 hard tyres “much more complicated”

Formula 2 title contender Robert Shwartzman believes a new-for-2021 hard tyre is “much more complicated” after testing the rubber for the first time in Bahrain.

Boschung tops final session, Lundgaard fastest overall at Bahrain F2 test

Campos Racing’s Ralph Boschung topped the final session of the FIA Formula 2 Championship pre-season test at Bahrain.

Armstrong fastest on final morning of Bahrain F2 test

Marcus Armstrong has topped the times on the final morning session of the FIA Formula 2 Championship pre-season test in Bahrain.

Ticktum tops Bahrain F2 afternoon test, Lundgaard still fastest

Carlin driver Dan Ticktum returned to the top of the timesheets on the second day of FIA Formula 2's Bahrain pre-season test in the afternoon session.

Lundgaard fastest as Bahrain F2 testing continues

Christian Lundgaard set the fastest time in FIA Formula 2 pre-season testing so far to top the morning session on the second day in Bahrain.

Alpine outlines F1 roles for F2 stars Zhou and Lundgaard

Alpine has confirmed two of its academy drivers Guanyu Zhou and Christian Lundgaard will have roles to play within the Formula 1 team this year.

Rookie Beckmann ends first F2 Bahrain test day on top

Rookie David Beckmann topped the times on the opening day of FIA Formula 2 testing in Bahrain.

Ticktum tops opening morning of Bahrain F2 test

Dan Ticktum set the pace in the first morning session of the three-day FIA Formula 2 test at Bahrain.

Verschoor to fill vacant MP Motorsport seat in Bahrain F2 test

Richard Verschoor will fill MP Motorsport's yet to be confirmed second FIA Formula 2 Championship seat for pre-season testing in Bahrain this week.

Campos F2 squad reveals tribute livery to late founder

Campos Racing has taken the covers off a special livery that will be carried on its FIA Formula 2 and F3 cars this year to pay tribute to its late founder Adrian Campos.

Trident confirm Viscaal and Sato for 2021 F2 season

Trident has announced it will field Bent Viscaal alongside the returning Marino Sato in this year's FIA Formula 2 Championship

Beckmann makes step up to F2 with Charouz; Samaia completes line-up

David Beckmann and Guilherme Samaia will form the Charouz Racing driver line-up for the 2021 FIA Formula 2 Championship

Drivers review "stressful" and "strategic" new F2 format

FIA Formula 2 title contender Guanyu Zhou admits he's unsure whether "qualifying on pole or P10" is the best strategy following the category's decision to shake up its weekend format

Campos Racing's future secure despite passing of founder Adrian

Campos Racing has affirmed its future as a race team is "already assured" following the tragic passing of its founder and ex-Formula 1 driver Adrian Campos Sr last month

Piastri: Rookie F2 year "very important" as F1 looms on the horizon

FIA Formula 3 champion Oscar Piastri says his rookie Formula 2 campaign is "very important" regarding his plans to reach Formula 1, but has no preconceived expectations for 2021

Alpine unveils 2021 young driver roster, F2 and F3 programmes

The rebranded Alpine Academy that intends to nurture talent to Formula 1 has been formally launched

FREC champion Petecof completes Campos F2 line-up

Campos Racing has finalised its FIA Formula 2 Championship driver line-up with the signing of 2020 Formula Regional European champion Gianluca Petecof

Williams F1 test driver Nissany joins DAMS for F2 2021

Williams Formula 1 test driver Roy Nissany has joined DAMS to complete the FIA Formula 2 squad's line-up for the 2021 season

Ex-F1 racer Merhi in frame for F2 return for 2021

Ex-Marussia Formula 1 and Mercedes DTM racer Roberto Merhi is in the frame to return to Formula 2 this season after a two-year absence

Williams F1 young driver Ticktum completes Carlin 2021 F2 line-up

Dan Ticktum will race for Carlin in his second year in Formula 2, completing the team's line-up alongside Jehan Daruvala

Sauber junior and 2020 F3 runner-up Pourchaire gets ART F2 promotion

Sauber Academy driver Theo Pourchaire will move up to Formula 2 in 2021, becoming ART Grand Prix's first signing for the new season

Ferrari Academy driver Armstrong makes DAMS F2 switch

Ferrari Driver Academy member Marcus Armstrong will join Formula 2 champion squad DAMS for his second campaign in the Formula 1 feeder series

Nannini to complete dual F2/F3 campaign, joins Deledda at HWA

Matteo Nannini will complete a dual campaign in Formula 2 and Formula 3 this season with HWA, joining Alessio Deledda in the senior of the two championships

Daruvala remains at Carlin for sophomore F2 campaign

Jehan Daruvala has retained his place in the Red Bull junior team and will remain with Carlin for a second season in Formula 2 in 2021

Vips and Lawson join Hitech in F2 for 2021 season

Red Bull junior duo Juri Vips and Liam Lawson will compete in Formula 2 for Hitech GP in 2021

How Schumacher Jr earned his Haas F1 chance Plus

How Schumacher Jr earned his Haas F1 chance

Michael Schumacher may have won seven Formula 1 titles, but he didn't even compete for a crown at the second tier. Son Mick put that right in 2020, and proved to Ferrari that he was deserving of a shot at motorsport's elite category in 2021

Zendeli steps up to F2 with MP Motorsport for 2021

Formula 2 outfit MP Motorsport has announced German driver Lirim Zendeli as its first signing for the 2021 season

2020 F2 title runner-up Ilott won't return to series next year

Formula 2 runner-up Callum Ilott says he won't be returning to the championship for a third season next year, despite appearing for Charouz at last week's post-season test

Red Bull junior Vips to race in Formula 2 next year

Red Bull Formula 1 chief Christian Horner has confirmed that junior driver Juri Vips will race in Formula 2 next year

Haas F1 reserve Deletraz ends Bahrain F2 test quickest on final day

Haas Formula 1 reserve driver Louis Deletraz set the pace for MP Motorsport as the three-day post-season Formula 2 test came to a conclusion at the Bahrain circuit on Thursday

Daruvala retains top spot in second day of F2's Bahrain test

Jehan Daruvala remained on top on the second day of Formula 2 post-season testing on Bahrain's grand prix layout, as Prema's Robert Shwartzman prevented another Carlin 1-2

Daruvala leads Carlin 1-2 on opening day of F2 Bahrain post-season test

Jehan Daruvala has topped the timesheet on the opening day of the Formula 2 post-season Bahrain test ahead of Dan Ticktum in the sister Carlin car

Ticktum joins Carlin for Bahrain F2 tests, Armstrong switches to DAMS

Formula 2 race-winner Dan Ticktum will join Carlin for the three-day post-season test on Bahrain's grand prix layout, which is set to feature several graduating F3 drivers