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Ranked! Carlin's greatest F1 graduates Prime

Ranked! Carlin's greatest F1 graduates

Carlin has helped guide enough drivers to Formula 1 to fill out an entire grid, plus a handful of reserves, to create a remarkable alumni list. With Yuki Tsunoda set to join that group, Motorsport.com has ranked its graduates to grace the grand prix scene...

Charouz reveals all-new line-up for 2021 F2 season

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

F2 drivers predict "stressful" weekends with new format

FIA Formula 2 title contender Guanyu Zhou admits he’s unsure whether “qualifying on pole or P10” is the best strategy for this season following the category’s weekend format shake-up.

Campos Racing affirms future is "already assured"

Campos Racing has affirmed its future as a race team is "already assured" following the tragic passing of its founder Adrian Campos last month.

Zhou is China's only F1 hope for 15 years - Alpine

Guanyu Zhou represents China’s only chance of having a Formula 1 driver in the next 15-20 years, according to Alpine academy director Mia Sharizman.

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 F1 team launches rebranded junior academy

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

American F3 ace Logan Sargeant eyes sportscar switch

FIA Formula 3 Championship star Logan Sargeant is weighing up a switch to sports-prototype or GT racing because he is short of budget to continue in open-wheel racing.

FREC champion Petecof jumps straight to F2 with Campos

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

Williams test driver Nissany joins DAMS in F2

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

Tributes flow for Adrian Campos

The motorsport fraternity has marked the shock passing of ex-Formula 1 driver and team boss Adrian Campos.

Merhi in the frame for F2 return after two-year absence

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.  

Ex-F1 racer and team owner Adrian Campos dies aged 60

Team owner and former Minardi Formula 1 driver Adrian Campos has passed away at the age of 60.

Carlin announces Ticktum for 2021 F2 campaign

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

Sauber protege Pourchaire moves up to F2 with ART

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 former 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 stays at Carlin in F2, retains Red Bull backing

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. 

Red Bull juniors Vips, Lawson join Hitech F2 team

Juri Vips and Liam Lawson will compete in Formula 2 for Hitech GP in 2021, turning the British squad into an unofficial Red Bull junior outfit.

Piastri wins Sir Jack Brabham Award

Reigning FIA Formula 3 champion Oscar Piastri has been named the latest recipient of the Sir Jack Brabham Award.

How Mick Schumacher earned his Haas F1 chance Prime

How Mick Schumacher 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…

Tsunoda will push Gasly within a few races, predicts Carlin

New AlphaTauri Formula 1 recruit Yuki Tsunoda will be pushing teammate Pierre Gasly hard within a few races next season, predicts the man whose team ran him in Formula 2. 

Daruvala: Engine woes made Tsunoda comparison unflattering

Red Bull Formula 1 junior Jehan Daruvala says his gap to Carlin Formula 2 teammate Yuki Tsunoda was exacerbated by a faulty engine that needed to be replaced two-thirds into the 2020 season.

MP Motorsport names Zendeli as first 2021 F2 signing

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

Ilott won't return to Formula 2 in 2021

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.

Deletraz ends Bahrain post-season F2 test on top

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 on Bahrain’s grand prix layout on Thursday.

Daruvala leads Shwartzman on Day 2 of Bahrain F2 testing

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 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.

Formula 2 reveals entry list for Bahrain post-season test

Formula 2 has revealed the official entry list for the three-day post-season test that gets underway on Bahrain’s grand prix layout on Tuesday.

Drugovich moves to Virtuosi for second F2 season

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

Shwartzman remains at Prema for 2021 F2 season

Ferrari Academy driver Robert Shwartzman will remain with Prema for a second season in Formula 2 in 2021, it has been announced.

Sakhir F2: Schumacher crowned champion as Daruvala wins finale

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, showdown set between Schumacher, Ilott

AlphaTauri prospect Yuki Tsunoda secured victory in a thrilling Bahrain Formula 2 feature race, as Callum Ilott and Mick Schumacher were classified fifth and sixth respectively to take the title fight to Sunday's finale.

Sakhir F2: Tsunoda on pole, disaster for Schumacher

Red Bull and Honda junior Yuki Tsunoda retained a very slender chance of winning the 2020 Formula 2 title by taking pole position for the final round in Bahrain, as points leader Mick Schumacher qualified down in 18th after a collision with Roy Nissany.

Sakhir F2: Tsunoda leads Carlin 1-2 in practice

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 replaces Williams-bound Aitken at Campos

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

How Aitken’s fortunes turned around for his shock F1 chance Prime

How Aitken’s fortunes turned around for his shock F1 chance

As a consequence of George Russell's step up to Mercedes to cover for the COVID-positive Lewis Hamilton, Jack Aitken will make his Formula 1 debut for Williams at the Sakhir Grand Prix. Long on F1's peripheries, Aitken finally has a chance to shine.

New F2/F3 race weekend format unveiled

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

Prema signs F3 champion Piastri for 2021 F2 season

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

F2 frontrunner Ilott misses out on 2021 Formula 1 seat

Formula 2 title contender Callum Ilott has announced he will not be racing in Formula 1 next season after missing out on a seat.

Bahrain F2: Shwartzman eases to win, no points for Ilott

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

Bahrain F2: Drugovich wins, Ilott cuts into Schumacher's lead

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 takes dominant pole, Schumacher only 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 leads Carlin duo in stop-start practice

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

Gelael to make F2 return in Bahrain after fracturing spine

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, new venues added

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

Formula 2, Formula 3 races to run on separate weekends in 2021

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 to make F2 debut with HWA in Bahrain

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.

Honda's F1 exit won't impact Tsunoda's future - Tost

AlphaTauri boss Franz Tost insists Honda’s decision to exit Formula 1 will have no bearing on the future of rising star Yuki Tsunoda, and he remains in contention for a 2021 seat.

FIA explains marshals' delay in dealing with F2 fire

F1 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 "scary" 250km/h F2 collision with Ghiotto

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

Sochi F2: Zhou wins truncated sprint race after huge crash

Guanyu Zhou was declared the winner of a truncated Formula 2 sprint race at Sochi following a high-speed crash between Jack Aitken and Luca Ghiotto on lap 8 of 21.

Four teams lodge intention to appeal Schumacher’s Sochi win

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

Sochi F2: Schumacher passes Tsunoda to claim feature race 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 upsets Daruvala to claim pole

Red Bull and Honda junior Yuki Tsunoda claimed his third pole position of the 2020 season at Sochi after overhauling teammate Jehan Daruvala with a last-gasp effort in qualifying.

Sochi F2: Ghiotto tops truncated practice ahead of Tsunoda

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 leaves HWA F2 team, replaces Matsushita at MP

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 stays at DAMS for Sochi, will miss Okayama SF race

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

Mugello F2: Lundgaard dominates sprint race, Vips on podium

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.