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Hughes makes F2 step up with Van Amersfoort Racing

New FIA Formula 2 squad Van Amersfoort Racing has signed Jake Hughes as its first recruit for the 2022 season.

Sargeant "lucky" to continue on F1 junior ladder amid money worries

Newly-signed Williams Formula 1 junior Logan Sargeant says he is “lucky to still be here doing what I love” after his racing career was jeopardised by financial struggles in 2020.

The ‘single bullet’ mentality behind Pourchaire’s F1 hopes

At 17, Theo Pourchaire became F2’s youngest pole-sitter and winner in 2021, standing him out as one of the brightest young talents nearing Formula 1. But Sauber wants to ensure the timing is right for its academy ace, as Luke Smith found out.

Hauger, Daruvala join Prema in F2 as Red Bull completes junior line-up

Red Bull junior drivers Dennis Hauger and Jehan Daruvala will drive for Prema Racing in the 2022 Formula 2 season, taking the programme's tally of F2 drivers to five.

Calan Williams joins Trident for 2022 F2 season

Calan Williams will race for Trident Motorsport in Formula 2 for the 2022 season.

Bolukbasi makes jump into F2 with Charouz for 2022

Esports competitor-turned-racer Cem Bolukbasi will drive in Formula 2 in 2022, joining Charouz Racing System for his second full year in single-seaters.

Armstrong exits Ferrari Driver Academy, Ilott on “gap year" in IndyCar

Marcus Armstrong has left the Ferrari Driver Academy ahead of the 2022 season, while Callum Ilott has been placed on a “gap year” after moving into IndyCar.

Pourchaire extends ART stay in Formula 2 for 2022 season

Theo Pourchaire will stay with ART Grand Prix for his second season of FIA Formula 2 in 2022.

Ricciardo didn't expect Piastri to dominate F2 like he did

McLaren Formula 1 driver Daniel Ricciardo says he didn't expect Oscar Piastri to dominate F2 the way he did but is "very happy" to see the next generation of Australian talent come through the ranks.

Ranking the top 10 F2 and F3 drivers of 2021 Plus

Ranking the top 10 F2 and F3 drivers of 2021

With a veritable feast of feeder series talent in 2021, FIA Formula 2 and Formula 3 produced some of its most exciting racing yet. Although Prema Racing drivers once again dominated the respective series, drivers from other teams also stole the limelight to mark themselves out as stars of the future, or validate their highly-regarded standing

F2 champion Piastri keen on Supercars laps

Oscar Piastri says he's keen to sample a Supercar and even harbours ambitions of one day competing in Australia's biggest motor race, the Bathurst 1000.

How Prema continued its dominance of F1's junior ladder in 2021 Plus

How Prema continued its dominance of F1's junior ladder in 2021

Taking three of the four titles and producing two outstanding champions in the process, Prema Racing remained the team to beat in Formula 1's feeder series in 2021. Team boss Rene Rosin reveals the traits that helped Dennis Hauger and Oscar Piastri to come out on top in Formula 3 and Formula 2

Doohan fastest on final day of F2 post-season test

Jack Doohan edged Felipe Drugovich to top the final day of the FIA Formula 2 post-season test at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit.

Drugovich puts MP Motorsport on top in day 2 of F2 post-season test

Felipe Drugovich ended top of the times on the second day of the Formula 2 post-season test in Abu Dhabi.

Daruvala sets the pace in opening day of F2 post-season test

Jehan Daruvala topped the times on the opening day of the Formula 2 post-season test at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit.

Correa returns to F2 in post-season Abu Dhabi test

Juan Manuel Correa will team up with Charouz Racing System to drive a Formula 2 car for the first time since surviving a tragic crash in 2019 in this week’s post-season test in Abu Dhabi.

The F1 junior that has run out of places to prove himself

The dominant force of the junior single-seater ranks finds himself without a drive for 2022, but it isn’t stopping Oscar Piastri from plotting his path to the top. With Alpine potentially set for a driver dilemma for 2023, the newly-crowned Formula 2 champion is ready and waiting for his F1 shot

Williams junior Sargeant joins Carlin for 2022 F2 season

Recently-signed Williams Formula 1 academy driver Logan Sargeant will step up to the FIA Formula 2 Championship with Carlin next year, the team has announced.

Doohan and Sato join Virtuosi Racing for 2022 F2 season

Virtuosi Racing has announced Jack Doohan and Marino Sato will drive for the team in the 2022 FIA Formula 2 Championship.

F2 Abu Dhabi: Champion Piastri signs off with feature race victory

Newly crowned Formula 2 champion Oscar Piastri rounded out the season in style by claiming victory in the final feature race of 2021 at Abu Dhabi.

Enzo Fittipaldi returns home from hospital after F2 crash in Saudi Arabia

Enzo Fittipaldi has returned home after his horrifying Formula 2 startline crash in Jeddah last weekend that left him with a fractured heel, facial injuries and bruising.

F2 Abu Dhabi: Zhou victorious as champion Piastri retires after eventful sprint

Guanyu Zhou notched up his fourth Formula 2 win of the season after holding off Robert Shwartzman in an incident-filled second sprint race at Abu Dhabi.

Piastri would be "pretty annoyed" not to land 2023 F1 drive after title treble

Formula 2 champion Oscar Piastri says he would be “pretty annoyed” not to land a Formula 1 drive in 2023 having now “run out of categories to prove himself” in.

F2 Abu Dhabi: Piastri crowned champion as Daruvala wins first sprint

Oscar Piastri wrapped up the Formula 2 Championship with two races of the season remaining after finishing third in the opening sprint race won by Jehan Daruvala in Abu Dhabi.

F2 Abu Dhabi: Piastri beats Doohan to claim fifth consecutive pole

Oscar Piastri edged rookie Jack Doohan to score a fifth consecutive pole in the final Formula 2 qualifying session of the year in Abu Dhabi.

F2 Abu Dhabi: Points leader Piastri sets the pace in practice

Oscar Piastri kicked off his quest to secure the FIA Formula 2 title in the best possible way by topping the times in practice at the partially re-profiled Yas Marina Circuit.

Shwartzman hopeful of future F1 opportunities after announcing F2 exit

Robert Shwartzman has announced this weekend will be his last in Formula 2 but remains hopeful of landing Formula 1 opportunities in the near future.

Shwartzman to drive for Ferrari in Abu Dhabi post-season F1 test

Robert Shwartzman will drive for Ferrari in the post-season Formula 1 test taking place in Abu Dhabi next week, alongside a previously confirmed outing with Haas. 

Verschoor replaces injured Fittipaldi in F2 Abu Dhabi finale

Richard Verschoor will drive for Charouz Racing System in this weekend’s FIA Formula 2 season finale in Abu Dhabi in place of the injured Enzo Fittipaldi.

Jake Hughes returns for Formula 2 Abu Dhabi season finale

Jake Hughes will rejoin HWA Racelab for the final round for the FIA Formula 2 Championship at Abu Dhabi this weekend.

Pourchaire "fine", Fittipaldi suffers fractured heel after Jeddah F2 startline crash

Theo Pourchaire has confirmed that he is "fine" while Enzo Fittipaldi has sustained a fractured heel following a frightening Formula 2 start line crash in the feature race at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

F2 Jeddah: Piastri wins red-flagged shortened feature race

Oscar Piastri claimed victory in a restarted Formula 2 feature race in Saudi Arabia that was red-flagged following a crash involving Olli Caldwell and Guilherme Samaia.

F2 Jeddah: Pourchaire and Fittipaldi hospitalised after startline shunt

The Formula 2 Championship feature race at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix has been suspended following a frightening startline shunt involving Theo Pourchaire and Enzo Fittipaldi. 

F2 Jeddah: Piastri edges closer to title after Race 2 win

Oscar Piastri moved a step closer to claiming the FIA Formula 2 Championship title after winning a thrilling second sprint race at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

F2 Jeddah: Armstrong holds off Lawson to win, Zhou hits trouble

Marcus Armstrong claimed his first Formula 2 victory in a safety car-interrupted opening sprint race at Saudi Arabia's Jeddah Corniche Circuit, beating poleman and fellow New Zealander Liam Lawson.

Piastri labels Jeddah circuit "Silverstone with concrete walls"

Formula 2 championship leader Oscar Piastri has labelled the new Jeddah Corniche Circuit a “unique” venue and like “Silverstone with concrete walls” as the track makes its debut this weekend.

F2 Jeddah: Piastri claims fourth successive pole to lead Prema 1-2

Oscar Piastri claimed his fourth consecutive Formula 2 pole position, extending his championship lead in the process by claiming the four bonus points in Jeddah.

F2 Jeddah: Shwartzman pips Boschung in significantly delayed practice

Robert Shwartzman emerged fastest from a significantly delayed and red flag interrupted Formula 2 practice session at the Saudi Arabia Grand Prix.

Williams and Red Bull F1 juniors secure F2 drives

Williams Formula 1 academy driver Logan Sargeant and Red Bull junior Jack Doohan will graduate to the Formula 2 championship in Saudi Arabia this weekend.

Caldwell to make F2 debut for Campos Racing in final two rounds

Olli Caldwell will make his Formula 2 debut with Campos Racing in the final two rounds of the season, replacing David Beckmann.

Boschung extends F2 deal with Campos for 2022

Ralph Boschung will remain with Campos in Formula 2 next season, continuing with the Spanish outfit for a second full campaign.

F2 points leader Piastri named Alpine F1 reserve driver for 2022

Formula 2 series leader Oscar Piastri has been named Alpine's reserve driver for the 2022 Formula 1 season.

Trident F2 test for F3 podium finisher Williams

FIA Formula 3 podium finisher Calan Williams is set to experience Formula 2 machinery after landing an outing with Trident at December’s end of season test.

Novalak to get F2 debut at Jeddah for MP ahead of 2022 full season

FIA Formula 3 regular Clement Novalak will join MP Motorsport's Formula 2 team for the final two rounds of the championship ahead of a full campaign with MP next year.

F2 and F3 set for 2022 points allocation changes

FIA Formula 2 and Formula 3 are set to introduce a new points system for the 2022 season.

Formula 2 announces monster 2022 calendar of 28 races

The FIA Formula 2 Championship has announced a record 14-round calendar for the 2022 season that will comprise 28 races on the Formula 1 support bill.

HWA reveals it will exit F2 at the end of 2021 season

HWA Racelab has confirmed it will withdraw from the FIA Formula 2 Championship at the end of the current season.

Alfa Romeo boss downplays F1 2022 graduation for Piastri

Alfa Romeo Formula 1 boss Fred Vasseur has played down the prospects of F2 front-runner Oscar Piastri getting a chance with his team next year.

What next for the enigma "too politically incorrect" for F1? Plus

What next for the enigma "too politically incorrect" for F1?

Having by his own admission "blown my chances" of reaching Formula 1, Dan Ticktum is facing an uncertain future. A driver of unquestioned ability who has at times been his own worst enemy, can he apply his lessons and rebuild his career hopes?

F2 and F3 drivers back return to two-race format for 2022

Formula 2 and Formula 3 drivers have thrown their support behind a raft of format changes for 2022, returning to two races per weekend and reduced gaps between events.

Piastri to use 10-week F2 break to discuss future plans

Oscar Piastri will use the two and half month break between Formula 2 rounds to discuss his future, admitting a Formula 1 reserve driver role at Alpine next year would be helpful.

F2 Sochi: Piastri strengthens title push after dominant feature race victory

Oscar Piastri took another step towards the Formula 2 title after holding off Theo Pourchaire to claim victory in the feature race at Sochi.

Ticktum looking to IndyCar, DTM and Formula E for 2022

Dan Ticktum says he has a "couple of options" for next season and would be looking for drives in IndyCar, DTM or Formula E if he moves away from Formula 2 in 2022.

Drugovich receives all-clear as F2 crash prompts hospital visit

Formula 2 driver Felipe Drugovich has been given the all-clear after being taken to hospital following a hefty crash on the way to the grid ahead of Saturday’s sprint race in Sochi.

Sochi F2: Ticktum wins delayed sprint, Zhou spins out before start

Dan Ticktum claimed victory in a delayed first Formula 2 race of the Sochi weekend that saw title contender Guanyu Zhou spin out on the lap to the grid.

F2 Sochi sprint to go ahead, F3 Saturday race cancelled

Formula 2 and Formula 3 organisers have issued a heavily revised Saturday schedule at Sochi, with only one F2 race to go ahead and F3’s sprint race cancelled.

F2 Sochi: Heavy rain postpones morning sprint race

Heavy rain has forced Formula 2 championship organisers to postpone the opening sprint race of the weekend.

F2 Sochi: Piastri pips Daruvala for pole position hat-trick

Formula 2 championship leader Oscar Piastri scored his third pole position in a row after pipping Jehan Daruvala in a frantic finish to qualifying at the Sochi Autodrom.

Format changes announced for F2 and F3 for 2022

FIA Formula 2 and Formula 3 will both run on the same Formula 1 weekends next year in a change to the feeder series’ formats.

How F2's biggest talent could be forced to spend 2022 on the bench

Tipped as the next big thing after winning the FIA Formula 3 championship in his rookie season, Oscar Piastri has taken Formula 2 by storm and looks set to clinch that title too. But with no Formula 1 seat available to him for next year, the Alpine junior may have to wait for his time in the spotlight…