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George Russell believes Formula 2 rival Lando Norris securing a Formula 1 race seat with McLaren helped to put pressure on Williams to sign him for 2019.
Mick Schumacher, the son of seven-time Formula 1 world champion Michael, has officially joined Ferrari’s young driver programme.
New Toro Rosso Formula 1 driver Alexander Albon "begged" DAMS team manager Francois Sicard for a Formula 2 race seat in 2018, despite not having the budget.
In 2018, the junior single-seater scene was full of exciting talent, shown best by Mercedes, Red Bull and McLaren each bringing an F2 star into Formula 1. Motorsport.com ranks the top 20 youngsters of the year.
Indonesian racer Sean Gelael will remain in Formula 2 in 2019, re-signing with Prema to partner rookie Mick Schumacher.