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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…

F2 Sochi: Drugovich outpaces Boschung in morning practice session

Felipe Drugovich edged Ralph Boschung to top the times in FIA Formula 2 practice at Russia’s Sochi Autodrom.

Shwartzman: F1 teams could benefit from 2022 rookie FP1 outings

Formula 2 race winner and Ferrari Driver Academy member Robert Shwartzman believes Formula 1 teams could enjoy several benefits from mandatory FP1 running for rookie drivers at races next year.

How Campos Racing has bounced back from its devastating loss Plus

How Campos Racing has bounced back from its devastating loss

After the sudden death of its founder in January, Formula 2 stalwart Campos Racing was left facing its hardest season to date. But new team boss Adrian Jr is determined to honour his father’s legacy and has returned the team to its winning ways

Ticktum admits he's 'blown his chances' in F1

Dan Ticktum says his chances of reaching Formula 1 are “pretty much gone” and believes he has “blown" his chances after being dropped by both Red Bull and Williams.

F2 Monza: Piastri beats title rival Zhou to feature race win

Oscar Piastri held off FIA Formula 2 title rival Guanyu Zhou to score his second win of the season in the feature race at Monza to extend his championship lead.

Shwartzman: F2 title race not over despite making "more mistakes"

Robert Shwartzman says he makes “more mistakes” than FIA Formula 2 team-mate and championship leader Oscar Piastri, but believes the title race is still open with three rounds remaining.

F2 Monza: Daruvala dominates to score first win of 2021

Jehan Daruvala took a controlled first FIA Formula 2 win of the season in another action-packed sprint race at Monza.

Piastri won't give up on "very slim" chances of 2022 F1 seat

Formula 2 championship leader Oscar Piastri says his chances of getting a Formula 1 seat in 2022 at Alfa Romeo are “very slim”, but “doesn’t want to give up hope”.

F2 Monza: Pourchaire takes second series win in dramatic sprint race

Theo Pourchaire took his second FIA Formula 2 win of 2021, fighting through the field from sixth to cross the line four seconds clear in a dramatic Monza sprint race.

F2 Monza: Piastri edges Daruvala to feature race pole

Championship leader Oscar Piastri took his second consecutive FIA Formula 2 pole position at Monza, snatching back the lead in the last two minutes of the session.

F2 Monza: Ticktum tops practice ahead of Pourchaire

Dan Ticktum topped FIA Formula 2 practice in Monza, leading from F1 hopeful Theo Pourchaire and Carlin team-mate Jehan Daruvala.

Prema and Campos bosses agree F2 and F3 should revert to old format

The bosses of Prema and Campos Racing say FIA Formula 2 and Formula 3 should revert to the old format used prior to this season, with two races per weekend instead of three. 

How F2 and F3's flawed format changes could prove shortlived

After a chaotic 2020, marred by the coronavirus pandemic, the FIA brought in radical changes to Formula 2 and 3. But less than 12 months later, there are talks of them being reversed after all did not go to plan…

Beckmann to replace Nannini at Campos F2 squad for Monza

David Beckmann will join Campos Racing in FIA Formula 2 at Monza, replacing Matteo Nannini for the fifth round of the season.

Hughes makes F2 return at Monza to replace injured Aitken

Jake Hughes will return to FIA Formula 2 at Monza this weekend, racing with former team HWA Racelab.

Enzo Fittipaldi secures Formula 2 graduation with Charouz

Enzo Fittipaldi will step up to the FIA Formula 2 Championship after landing a drive with Charouz Racing System for the remaining rounds of the season.

Lundgaard eyes potential IndyCar future, attracted by unpredictability

Formula 2 race winner Christian Lundgaard believes IndyCar could be a long-term career option for him ahead of his series debut this weekend, citing its unpredictability as an appealing factor.

Piastri proud to play minor role in Alpine Hungary F1 win

Oscar Piastri says it was awesome to play a “very minor role” in Esteban Ocon’s breakthrough Formula 1 victory for Alpine at the Hungarian Grand Prix.

F2, F3 evaluating calendar and format changes for 2022

Changes to the weekend format and reducing the gaps between events are at the centre of discussions regarding the look of FIA Formula 2 and FIA Formula 3 for 2022.

The Red Bull F1 junior aiming to defy geographical odds Plus

The Red Bull F1 junior aiming to defy geographical odds

It's a long way from Pukekohe New Zealand to Milton Keynes, but Red Bull's Kiwi protege Liam Lawson has defied plenty of odds to reach the rung below F1. He's endured disappointment since winning on his F2 debut in Bahrain, but is determined to turn his season around and prove himself worthy of a place in F1

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Pourchaire reveals ‘crazy’ plan that helped him race at Silverstone

Theo Pourchaire has revealed how close he came to missing the Silverstone FIA Formula 2 round after admitting that two weeks ago he was unable to drive.

F2 Silverstone: Zhou scorches to feature victory over Ticktum

Guanyu Zhou took victory in the FIA Formula 2 feature race at Silverstone, passing polesitter Oscar Piastri off the line before taking the win.

F2 Silverstone: Verschoor converts pole to take first win

Richard Verschoor led the second FIA Formula 2 race at Silverstone from lights-to-flag, converting a pole position into his first win in the series.

F2 Silverstone: Shwartzman wins opener from Vips

Robert Shwartzman took his second FIA Formula 2 win of the year in the first sprint race at Silverstone, with a great start putting him into the lead from fourth.

F2 Silverstone: Piastri takes first pole position ahead of Zhou

Oscar Piastri took pole position in FIA Formula 2 qualifying at Silverstone, beating championship leader Guanyu Zhou to the top spot as the session was ended by a red flag.

F2 Silverstone: Ticktum tops practice at home race ahead of Piastri

Dan Ticktum topped FIA Formula 2 practice at his home race at a sunny Silverstone, taking the top spot with just five minutes left of the session.

Prema unites with Iron Lynx to form Italian superteam

Single-seater powerhouse Prema has moved under the control of the owners of the Iron Lynx sportscar squad to create a new Italian superteam.

Vasseur: Mistake to push Pourchaire to F1 too early

Alfa Romeo boss Frederic Vasseur believes it would be a mistake to fast-track its rising Sauber junior talent Theo Pourchaire into Formula 1.

How Red Bull's next F1 hopeful turned around his season

Having impressed in Formula 3, Juri Vips looked to be next cab off the rank in Red Bull's prestigious Junior Team before his 2020 schedule was dealt a heavy blow by the COVID-19 pandemic. After a tough start to life in Formula 2, Vips is showing signs of a recovery - could he be the first Estonian to reach Formula 1?

Pourchaire unsure on recovery for Silverstone F2 round

Formula 2 title contender Theo Pourchaire is unsure if he will be fit for the next round at Silverstone in July after sustaining a broken left radius in Azerbaijan.

Pourchaire suffers fractured arm after F2 Baku feature race crash

FIA Formula 2 driver Theo Pourchaire has suffered a fractured arm after a first-lap collision during the feature race in Baku on Sunday.

Ticktum hits out at "beyond ridiculous" 10-second penalty in Baku F2

FIA Formula 2 driver Dan Ticktum has hit out on social media after he was handed a “beyond ridiculous” 10-second penalty for causing a collision during the feature race in Baku.

Baku F2: Vips edges Piastri for feature win, Zhou's lead trimmed

Hitech Grand Prix driver Juri Vips took his second FIA Formula 2 win in a row in the feature race in Baku, holding off pressure from Prema Racing’s Oscar Piastri.

Vips: Baku F2 sprint race win “redemption” for Bahrain gearbox failure

FIA Formula 2 driver Juri Vips said his sprint race win in Baku is “redemption” after a gearbox issue robbed him of a win in Bahrain.

Baku F2: Vips beats Beckmann for maiden series win in chaotic race

Hitech Grand Prix’s Juri Vips took his first FIA Formula 2 win during a chaotic second sprint race in Baku which saw two safety cars and several collisions.

Baku F2: Shwartzman leads every lap to record first win of 2021

Prema Racing’s Robert Shwartzman took a convincing victory in the first FIA Formula 2 race of the weekend in Baku, leading every lap for his first win of the season.

Baku F2: Lawson takes pole position ahead of team-mate Vips

Hitech Grand Prix’s Liam Lawson topped FIA Formula 2 qualifying in Baku, leading from team-mate and fellow Red Bull junior Juri Vips.

Baku F2: Vips leads practice from Boschung

Hitech Grand Prix’s Juri Vips led FIA Formula 2’s free practice in Baku by seven-tenths of a second during a session featuring multiple yellow flags.