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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

Drugovich joins UNI-Virtuosi for F2 sophomore campaign in 2021

Felipe Drugovich will leave MP Motorsport to join 2020 runner-up UNI-Virtuosi for his second season in Formula 2 next year

Ferrari junior Shwartzman sticks with Prema for 2021 F2 season

Ferrari Academy driver Robert Shwartzman will remain with Prema for a second season in Formula 2 in 2021

Bahrain F2: Schumacher clinches title as Daruvala claims maiden win

Mick Schumacher wrapped up the FIA Formula 2 Championship in a spellbinding series finale on the Bahrain International Circuit's outer loop that was won by Jehan Daruvala

Bahrain F2: Tsunoda wins in thriller as Schumacher salvages sixth

Yuki Tsunoda secured the top-four position in the FIA Formula 2 Championship he needs to gain enough superlicence points for a Formula 1 graduation with victory in the Bahrain feature race

Bahrain F2: Tsunoda takes pole, Schumacher 18th after Nissany clash

Red Bull and Honda junior Yuki Tsunoda has retained his very slender chance of winning the FIA Formula 2 Championship by taking pole position for the final round in Bahrain

Sakhir F2: Tsunoda heads practice on Bahrain Outer Loop

Honda and Red Bull Junior Yuki Tsunoda gave himself a boost by topping free practice for the final round of the FIA Formula 2 Championship in Bahrain

Boschung to replace Williams F1-bound Aitken at Campos for Bahrain F2 finale

Ralph Boschung will replace Jack Aitken at Campos for the Formula 2 finale in Bahrain, as Aitken deputises for Mercedes-bound George Russell at the Williams Formula 1 team

F2 and F3 unveil new three-race weekend format for 2021

The Formula 2 and Formula 3 championships have unveiled a new three-race format for 2021 onwards, with each weekend now comprising of two sprint races and one feature race

Prema signs Renault F1 junior Piastri for 2021 F2 season

Prema Racing has signed reigning FIA Formula 3 champion and Renault Formula 1 junior Oscar Piastri for the 2021 Formula 2 season

Bahrain F2: Shwartzman streaks to sprint race win, Schumacher extends points lead

Ferrari junior Robert Shwartzman took a lights-to-flag win in Bahrain's Formula 2 sprint race, as an incident involving the main title rivals swung the advantage back in Mick Schumacher's favour

Bahrain F2: Drugovich wins opener as Ilott closes gap to Schumacher

Felipe Drugovich took a superb maiden FIA Formula 2 Championship feature-race victory at the Bahrain International Circuit, as second-placed Callum Ilott made further inroads into Mick Schumacher's points lead

Bahrain F2: Ilott claims pole, points leader Schumacher 10th

Callum Ilott cut four points from fellow Ferrari junior Mick Schumacher's FIA Formula 2 Championship advantage by claiming a clear pole position in qualifying at the Bahrain International Circuit

Bahrain F2: Mazepin tops disrupted practice

Nikita Mazepin topped a stop-start free practice session for the penultimate round of the FIA Formula 2 Championship on the Bahrain International Circuit.

Gelael makes F2 return in Bahrain after injury lay-off

Sean Gelael will return to his Formula 2 drive with DAMS in Bahrain, after a four-round lay-off following a fracture to his back in August's Barcelona round

F2 and F3 announce 2021 calendars with new venues added

Formula 2 and Formula 3 will both visit new circuits in 2021 after unveiling their provisional calendars on Tuesday

F2 and F3 make format changes with move to three-race weekends

The FIA Formula 2 and FIA Formula 3 championships will undergo a significant weekend format change in 2021 as part of a drive to cut costs

Pourchaire takes HWA F2 seat for final two Bahrain rounds

Theo Pourchaire will make his Formula 2 debut with HWA Racelab next month in Bahrain, joining the team for the final two rounds of the season

Russell praises Tecpro barrier after Aitken/Ghiotto Sochi F2 shunt

Williams Formula 1 driver George Russell has praised the Tecpro barrier system after the huge crash involving Luca Ghiotto and Jack Aitken in Sunday's Formula 2 feature race in Sochi

FIA explains marshals' delay in dealing with fire in F2 Sochi sprint race

FIA race director Michael Masi has explained why marshals took so long to attend Luca Ghiotto's car after it caught fire in the Formula 2 crash at Sochi on Sunday

Aitken explains puncture caused "scary" F2 Sochi sprint race crash with Ghiotto

Jack Aitken has revealed a puncture caused his high-speed crash with Luca Ghiotto that brought an early end to the Formula 2 sprint race at Sochi

Sochi F2: Zhou takes maiden win after red flags for Aitken/Ghiotto crash

Guanyu Zhou scored his maiden Formula 2 win in the truncated Sochi sprint race following a high-speed crash between Jack Aitken and Luca Ghiotto on lap eight of 21

Four F2 teams lodge intention to appeal against Schumacher's Sochi win

At least four Formula 2 teams are considering launching an appeal against Mick Schumacher's victory in the feature race at Sochi

Sochi F2: Schumacher extends points lead with commanding win

Mick Schumacher passed early leader Yuki Tsunoda to claim his second Formula 2 feature race victory of the 2020 season at Sochi and extend his lead in the drivers' standings

Sochi F2: Tsunoda snatches pole from Daruvala to lead Carlin 1-2

Red Bull and Honda junior Yuki Tsunoda claimed his third pole of the 2020 Formula 2 season at Sochi after overhauling Carlin team-mate Jehan Daruvala with a last-gasp qualifying effort

Sochi F2: Ghiotto beats Tsunoda in practice, then causes red flag

Hitech driver Luca Ghiotto set the pace in practice for the Formula 2 round at Sochi, but also caused a red flag that brought an early end to the session

Alesi replaces Matsushita at MP, Hughes takes HWA F2 seat for Sochi

Giuliano Alesi will switch to the MP Motorsport team from this weekend's FIA Formula 2 round in Sochi, replacing Nobuharu Matsushita, after leaving the HWA Racelab squad

Vips sticks with DAMS in F2 for Sochi round

Red Bull junior Juri Vips will remain with the DAMS Formula 2 team for the next round at Sochi and will skip the clashing Okayama Super Formula race

Mugello F2: Renault junior Lundgaard routs field for sprint race win

Renault junior Christian Lundgaard controlled proceedings in the final Formula 2 race of the weekend at Mugello to take his second victory of the season

Mugello F2: Mazepin wins frenetic feature, Schumacher takes points lead

Nikita Mazepin charged from 14th on the grid to emerge victorious in an incident-filled Formula 2 feature race at Mugello as Mick Schumacher took the points lead

Mugello F2: Lundgaard pips Ticktum to maiden pole by 0.005s

Renault junior Christian Lundgaard earned his maiden Formula 2 pole position after beating Dan Ticktum by 0.005 seconds in qualifying at Mugello

F2 and F3 looking at separate three-race weekends in 2021 to cut costs

The FIA Formula 2 and Formula 3 series could be separated next season, with the two championships no longer appearing on the same Grand Prix weekends, Autosport understands

Mugello F2: Vips quickest in practice by 0.089s from Ghiotto

Red Bull junior Juri Vips was fastest in Formula 2 practice at Mugello, edging series veteran Luca Ghiotto by just 0.089 seconds

DAMS slams continued "unacceptable" F2 unreliability after Ticktum fuel DQ

DAMS has accused Formula 2's organisers of knowing about a problem with the spec fuel tank for "several races", following Dan Ticktum's disqualification from his sprint race victory at Monza

Ticktum loses Monza F2 sprint race victory over fuel sample

Dan Ticktum has been stripped of his Formula 2 sprint race victory at Monza after DAMS failed to provide a sufficient fuel sample from his car

Monza F2: Ticktum claims dominant sprint victory, Ilott regains title lead

Dan Ticktum cruised to his second Formula 2 victory of 2020 in the sprint race at Monza, as Callum Ilott finished second to return to the top of the standings

Monza win gives Schumacher "momentum" in F2 title push

Ferrari junior Mick Schumacher believes earning his maiden feature race victory at Monza gives him the momentum needed to challenge for the Formula 2 title

Monza F2: Schumacher takes maiden feature race win at Monza

Mick Schumacher earned his maiden Formula 2 feature race victory at Monza after fellow Ferrari junior and poleman Callum Ilott stalled in the pits

Monza F2: Ilott bags fourth pole of 2020 after late Schumacher crash

Callum Ilott took his fourth pole position of the Formula 2 season after topping a qualifying session at Monza that was prematurely ended by a crash for Mick Schumacher

Monza F2: Tsunoda tops practice from Lundgaard at Monza

Red Bull and Honda protege Yuki Tsunoda topped Formula 2 practice at Monza, one week after taking his maiden F2 feature race victory

Spa-Francorchamps F2: Shwartzman streaks to victory in frenetic sprint race

Ferrari Academy driver Robert Shwartzman claimed a dominant win in the Formula 2 sprint race at Spa-Francorchamps to displace Callum Ilott from the top of the drivers' standings

Mazepin gets suspended F2 grid drop for Spa parc ferme incident

Nikita Mazepin has been given a suspended five-place grid drop for "potentially dangerous and unsportsmanlike conduct" in parc ferme after the Spa Formula 2 feature race

Spa F2: Mazepin under investigation for knocking P2 board near Tsunoda

Nikita Mazepin is under investigation for knocking a parc ferme marker board near to Spa Formula 2 feature race winner Yuki Tsunoda, who won the race after Mazepin was penalised

Spa F2: Tsunoda takes feature race win after Mazepin penalty

Red Bull and Honda protege Yuki Tsunoda claimed his second Formula 2 victory of the season in the Spa-Francorchamps feature race after Nikita Mazepin was handed a five-second penalty

Spa F2: Tsunoda secures second pole in red-flagged session

Red Bull junior Yuki Tsunoda claimed pole position for Saturday's FIA Formula 2 feature race at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit after topping a red-flagged qualifying session on Friday

Ticktum misses Spa F2 practice but second COVID-19 test comes back negative

Dan Ticktum was forced to miss Formula 2 practice at Spa on Friday after returning an inconclusive result for COVID-19, but has since been cleared of contracting the virus

Spa-Francorchamps F2: Shwartzman leads practice at Spa

Robert Shwartzman set the pace in practice for the Formula 2 round at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit, leading Red Bull-Honda junior Yuki Tsunoda

Correa hopeful of F2 return in 2021 after injury progress

Juan Manuel Correa is hopeful of making his return to Formula 2 in 2021 after making good progress in his recovery from injuries sustained at Spa last year

Formula 2 permanently retires number 19 in memory of Hubert

Formula 2 has announced it is permanently retiring car number 19 from its championship in memory of Anthoine Hubert, one year on from his death at Spa

FIA to review Gelael's Barcelona F2 kerb incident

FIA Formula 1 race director Michael Masi will examine Sean Gelael's incident in the Formula 2 feature race in Barcelona as part of his regular post-race review

Vips set for F2 debut in place of injured Gelael at DAMS

Juri Vips is set to make his FIA Formula 2 debut with the DAMS team in place of the injured Sean Gelael at Spa-Francorchamps next weekend

Russell tips Ilott to beat Shwartzman to Formula 2 title

Williams Formula 1 driver George Russell has tipped Callum Ilott to win this year's Formula 2 title, believing his compatriot will beat Robert Shwartzman to the crown

Barcelona F2: Drugovich dominates sprint race over Ghiotto

Felipe Drugovich dominated proceedings in the FIA Formula 2 sprint race at Barcelona to earn his second reversed-grid race victory of the season

Gelael ruled out of FIA F2 sprint race after suffering a back fracture

DAMS FIA Formula 2 driver Sean Gelael has suffered a back fracture after a heavy impact with a kerb in Saturday's feature race in Barcelona