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Doohan gets second F2 season with Virtuosi, Cordeel replaces Sato

Jack Doohan and Amaury Cordeel will drive for Virtuosi Racing for the 2023 FIA Formula 2 season, the team has confirmed.

PHM Racing to take over Charouz F2 and F3 entries

PHM Racing will take over Charouz Racing System's entries and assets in FIA Formula 2 and 3 from 2023.

Martins tops Abu Dhabi post-season F2 test for ART

Victor Martins topped the FIA Formula 2 post-season test in Abu Dhabi, driving for ART, the team with whom he won the 2022 Formula 3 title.

Novalak switches to Trident for second full F2 season

Clement Novalak has signed with Trident for his second full season in Formula 2, departing teams' title champion MP Motorsport ahead of 2023.

Arthur Leclerc promoted to Formula 2 with DAMS in 2023

Arthur Leclerc will make the move up to FIA Formula 2 with DAMS in 2023, it has been announced.

Vesti switches to Prema for second season of F2

Mercedes junior driver Frederik Vesti will switch to Prema for his second season of Formula 2 in 2023, following a race-winning rookie campaign with ART Grand Prix.

F2 Abu Dhabi: Iwasa wins finale as Sargeant secures superlicence

Ayumu Iwasa held off a fierce challenge from Felipe Drugovich to secure his second FIA Formula 2 win of the season in Abu Dhabi, as Logan Sargeant secured his Formula 1 superlicence. 

F2 Abu Dhabi: Lawson wins red-flagged sprint race

Liam Lawson scored his fourth FIA Formula 2 win of 2022 in Abu Dhabi, snatching victory from Richard Verschoor in a red-flagged sprint race.

Women in Motorsports NA welcomes F1 academy for women

Lyn St. James and Beth Paretta of Women in Motorsports North America are enthused by Formula 1’s announcement of an all-female racing championship from 2023.

F2 Abu Dhabi: Iwasa leads DAMS 1-2 in truncated qualifying

Ayumu Iwasa led a DAMS 1-2 in the final FIA Formula 2 qualifying session of 2022 as a red flag ended running early. 

The next steps for Pourchaire after an F2 title miss

Theo Pourchaire entered the 2022 Formula 2 season a firm favourite for the title after remaining with ART Grand Prix for a second season. But an unexpected charge from Felipe Drugovich and MP Motorsport meant the Frenchman was forced to settle for second. What went wrong for the Sauber protege, and where does he go from here?

Correa makes F2 return in Abu Dhabi with Van Amersfoort

Juan Manuel Correa will make his long-awaited Formula 2 comeback in the 2022 finale at Abu Dhabi, replacing David Beckmann at Van Amersfoort Racing.

Pourchaire "pretty sure" he wouldn’t be on 2023 F1 grid even with F2 title

Sauber junior Theo Pourchaire says he is “pretty sure” he wouldn’t have a Formula 1 race seat for 2023 even if he had won the Formula 2 title.

Ferrari-backed Bearman graduates to F2 with Prema

Ferrari academy driver Ollie Bearman will move up to FIA Formula 2 in 2023 with Prema, the team has announced.

Enzo Fittipaldi joins Red Bull programme for Carlin F2 move

Enzo Fittipaldi has become a full Red Bull junior driver and will compete for Carlin in his second full Formula 2 season in 2023.

Red Bull junior Lawson set for Super Formula move

Red Bull protege Liam Lawson is set to race in Super Formula next year with title-winning Honda outfit Team Mugen.

F3 runner-up Maloney to make F2 debut in Abu Dhabi finale

Zane Maloney will compete in the last round of the 2022 FIA Formula 2 season in Abu Dhabi with Trident, replacing Calan Williams.

The remarkable career turnaround of Enzo Fittipaldi

Sixth in the F2 standings heading into this month's final round, but within touching distance of third, Enzo Fittipaldi has quietly put together a strong first full season in the Formula 1 support series, recovering well from the scary Jeddah start crash that cut his 2021 campaign short. It marks a turn in fortunes for the Brazilian who thought he'd bid hopes of a career in Europe goodbye two years ago.

Red Bull junior Hauger joins MP Motorsport for 2023 Formula 2 season

Dennis Hauger will join MP Motorsport for his second season in FIA Formula 2 after switching from the Prema team with which he won the 2021 FIA Formula 3 title.

F2 and F3 reveal calendars for 2023 season

The FIA has announced the Formula 2 and 3 calendars for 2023, with both seasons kicking off in Bahrain in March. 

Bearman set for FIA Formula 2 move with Prema

Ferrari Academy driver Ollie Bearman is set to move up to FIA Formula 2 in 2023 with Prema, Motorsport.com has learned.

IMSA champ Blomqvist tops IndyCar rookie test

Tom Blomqvist put Meyer Shank Racing-Honda at the top of the times in a five-car rookie evaluation test at Sebring.

Why F2 are "pioneers", not lab rats, over sustainable fuel switch

FIA Formula 2 CEO Bruno Michel has insisted the series is “not being a testing ground, we are pioneers” as it prepares to switch to sustainable fuels next year.

Honda's left-field pick for a shot at F1 feeder series glory

Honda junior drivers racing in Formula 2 has become a regular sight in recent years, but eight years ago the Japanese marque made a rather left-field choice for its first driver to send to race in the F1 support series.

Doohan: Alpine F1 discussions add motivation to perform in F2

Jack Doohan says the discussions around his future with Alpine have served as motivation for him to perform in Formula 2, but claims they have not added any pressure.

Drugovich: F2 champion should be allowed return if no available F1 seats

FIA Formula 2 champion Felipe Drugovich says the champion should either be promoted to Formula 1 or allowed to remain in the series.

How an overlooked underdog snatched an historic title

Watching from the pitwall at Monza, Felipe Drugovich was crowned FIA Formula 2 champion. But how did the MP Motorsport driver go from overlooked underdog to dominating the series in 2022?

F2 champion Drugovich in frame for Aston Martin F1 reserve role

Felipe Drugovich is in the frame for an Aston Martin Formula 1 reserve role in 2023, and the Brazilian is being lined up for an FP1 outing in Abu Dhabi this year.

F2 stewards apologise to Vips for "administrative error" penalty

The FIA stewards have apologised to Juri Vips after he was mistakenly handed a 10-second stop-and-go penalty during Sunday’s FIA Formula 2 feature race.

F2 Monza: Daruvala wins feature race after red flag interruption

Prema’s Red Bull junior Jehan Daruvala scored his maiden Formula 2 feature race victory in a chaotic Monza contest as the early leaders were thwarted by an ill-timed safety car.

F2 Monza: Drugovich crowned champion as Vips wins sprint race

Felipe Drugovich clinched the FIA Formula 2 title in Monza despite a first-lap retirement from the sprint race, with Juri Vips taking the victory.

F2 Monza: Doohan takes pole ahead of Lawson, Drugovich fourth

Jack Doohan took pole for the penultimate FIA Formula 2 round at Monza as championship leader Felipe Drugovich finished fourth.

F2 veteran Ghiotto replaces Nissany at DAMS for Monza

Formula 2 veteran Luca Ghiotto will make his return to the category this weekend at Monza, joining DAMS to replace the banned Roy Nissany.

Nissany banned for Monza F2 over penalty points

FIA Formula 2 driver Roy Nissany has been banned from competing in next weekend’s round at Monza after accruing more than 12 penalty points. 

F2 drivers criticise safety car restart in Zandvoort feature race

FIA Formula 2 drivers have criticised the second safety car restart during Sunday’s feature race, with Felipe Drugovich saying it “wasn't the safest restart.”

F2 Zandvoort: Drugovich closes in on title with feature race win

Felipe Drugovich took his fifth FIA Formula 2 win of the season in Zandvoort, putting one hand on the title with two rounds remaining. 

F2 Zandvoort: Armstrong beats Novalak to sprint race victory

Marcus Armstrong took his third FIA Formula 2 win of the season at Zandvoort, enduring a last-lap shootout for his fourth series victory. 

F2, F3 to run with 55% sustainable fuels from 2023 season

Formula 2 and Formula 3 are set to partner with Aramco to pioneer sustainable fuels from 2023.

F2 Zandvoort: Drugovich claims pole as Pourchaire crashes

Felipe Drugovich secured a second consecutive FIA Formula 2 pole position at Zandvoort as title contender Theo Pourchaire crashed out of qualifying. 

Lawson: Herta AlphaTauri discussions 'don't change a lot' for me

AlphaTauri reserve and test driver Liam Lawson says the discussions about Colton Herta joining the Formula 1 team “doesn’t change a lot” for him.

Drugovich aiming for F1 reserve role in 2023 as race seats "very limited"

Formula 2 championship leader Felipe Drugovich says he is aiming for a Formula 1 reserve role in 2023, and believes not being in a driver academy makes him “completely free”.

F2 Spa: Doohan holds off Drugovich for first feature win

Jack Doohan took his first FIA Formula 2 feature race win at Spa, holding off championship leader Felipe Drugovich for his second podium of the weekend. 

F2 Spa: Lawson wins sprint, Drugovich charges to fourth

Liam Lawson dominated to take his third FIA Formula 2 win of the season at Spa, enduring a safety car restart to secure his first win since Paul Ricard.

F2 Spa: Drugovich takes feature race pole

Felipe Drugovich snatched his third FIA Formula 2 pole of the season at Spa, marking his first start from the front since Monaco.

Calderon replaces Bolukbasi at Charouz for remainder of F2 season

Tatiana Calderon will make her return to FIA Formula 2 from this weekend, joining Charouz Racing System in place of Cem Bolukbasi alongside Enzo Fittipaldi. 

What the future holds for two Red Bull juniors fighting in the F2 battleground Prime

What the future holds for two Red Bull juniors fighting in the F2 battleground

Despite having two talented drivers, albeit at very different stages of their careers, Prema Racing has had mixed fortunes in FIA Formula 2 this year. Both drivers told Motorsport.com how they rate their seasons so far – and their next steps beyond 2022

Boschung to attempt Formula 2 return at Spa

Ralph Boschung will attempt to make his FIA Formula 2 return this weekend at Spa, having sat out the last three rounds due to injury.

Is winning in Super Formula really easier than in F2?

Super Formula has had an unusual number of first-time winners recently, and one of those caused a stir by suggesting that scoring a victory in Formula 2 was a harder achievement. But is that really the case? Jamie Klein analyses.

F2 driver Caldwell gets one-round ban for Spa

Formula 2 driver Olli Caldwell will miss the next round of the championship after being handed a race ban for reaching 12 penalty points as a result of a track limits breach in Hungary.

F2 Hungary: Pourchaire reignites title battle with feature race victory

Theo Pourchaire clinched FIA Formula 2 feature race victory in Hungary, reigniting the title battle with Felipe Drugovich.

F2 Hungary: Doohan cruises to sprint race win

Jack Doohan cruised to FIA Formula 2 victory at the Hungaroring, holding off Juri Vips to cross the line five seconds clear.

F2 Hungary: Iwasa snatches maiden pole from Armstrong

Ayumu Iwasa took his maiden FIA Formula 2 pole at the Hungaroring, continuing his strong form after feature race victory in France.

F2 France: Iwasa dominates feature race for maiden series win

Ayumu Iwasa dominated the FIA Formula 2 feature race at Paul Ricard to take his maiden series victory by over eight seconds.

Pourchaire stripped of France F2 sprint race podium after Armstrong clash

Theo Pourchaire has lost his FIA Formula 2 sprint race podium at Paul Ricard after being handed a five-second post-race penalty.

F2 France: Lawson takes win in hectic sprint race

Liam Lawson claimed his second FIA Formula 2 win of the season at Paul Ricard, snatching the lead from Jehan Daruvala with five laps remaining to take victory.

F2 France: Sargeant snatches second pole from Iwasa by 0.006s

Logan Sargeant took his second FIA Formula 2 pole position at Circuit Paul Ricard, snatching the top spot in a last-ditch attempt.

Logan Sargeant: Carrying America's F1 hopes on his shoulders Prime

Logan Sargeant: Carrying America's F1 hopes on his shoulders

Two feature race wins in as many rounds have helped Logan Sargeant to emerge as the closest challenger to runaway Formula 2 points leader Felipe Drugovich. The Williams F1 junior couldn't have timed his rise better, with interest in grand prix racing on the rise in his US homeland, and he could be his country's best shot at getting a driver on the grid for the first time since 2015.

Verschoor stripped of Austria F2 feature race win

Richard Verschoor has been stripped of his FIA Formula 2 feature race win for not having enough fuel left in his car.

Sargeant: Wet tyres wrong choice 'by end of formation lap'

Logan Sargeant says he knew using the wet tyres in the FIA Formula 2 feature race in Austria was the wrong choice by the end of the formation lap.

F2 Austria: Slick gamble gives Verschoor maiden feature race win

Richard Verschoor dominated the FIA Formula 2 feature race in Austria, taking a risky tyre gamble to snatch the lead before crossing the line 13 seconds ahead.