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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 of 28 races on the Formula 1 support bill.

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

HWA Racelab has revealed 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 "too politically incorrect" for F1 Ticktum? Prime

What next for "too politically incorrect" for F1 Ticktum?

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
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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 with feature race win

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 and 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 as Zhou spins on sighting lap Sochi
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Sochi F2: Ticktum wins delayed sprint as Zhou spins on sighting lap

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. 

Sochi F2 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.

Sochi F2: Heavy rain postpones morning sprint race

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

Sochi F2: 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 Sochi Autodrom.

F2 and F3 to run on same F1 weekends again in 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 Piastri could be forced to spend 2022 on the bench Prime

How Piastri 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…

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.

Sochi F2: Drugovich heads Boschung in practice

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

How Campos Racing has bounced back from its devastating loss Prime

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's “blown his chances” after being dropped by both Red Bull and Williams.

Monza F2: Piastri holds off Zhou to win feature race

Oscar Piastri took his second FIA Formula 2 win of the season at Monza in another dramatic feature race, converting pole to victory to maintain his championship lead. 

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

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

Monza F2: Daruvala takes dominant win in second sprint race Monza
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Monza F2: Daruvala takes dominant win in second sprint race

Red Bull junior Jehan Daruvala took his first FIA Formula 2 win of the season in another action-packed sprint race at Monza.

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

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

Monza F2: Piastri edges Daruvala to feature race pole

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

Monza F2: Ticktum tops practice ahead of Pourchaire

Dan Ticktum topped FIA Formula 2 practice in Monza, leading Formula 1 hopeful Theo Pourchaire and Carlin teammate 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.

RLL assessing Lundgaard’s potential for third full-time car

Bobby Rahal says that Christian Lundgaard’s IndyCar debut this weekend is part of the Rahal Letterman Lanigan team’s process in weighing up driver options for a third full-time entry in 2022.

F2, F3 evaluating calendar and format changes for 2022
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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 Prime

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 on the F1 grid

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

Silverstone F2: Zhou scores feature race win ahead of Ticktum Silverstone
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Silverstone F2: Zhou scores feature race win ahead of 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.

Silverstone F2: Verschoor charges to maiden victory Silverstone
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Silverstone F2: Verschoor charges to maiden victory

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.

Silverstone F2: 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.

Silverstone F2: Piastri takes first pole in truncated qualifying Silverstone
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Silverstone F2: Piastri takes first pole in truncated qualifying

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.

Silverstone F2: Ticktum tops practice ahead of Piastri Silverstone
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Silverstone F2: Ticktum tops practice ahead of Piastri

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

Nannini stays at Campos for Silverstone F2 races

Matteo Nannini will remain at Campos for the fourth round of the 2021 Formula 2 season at Silverstone this weekend, extending his race-by-race deal with the Spanish team.

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 says it would be a 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 Baku Prime

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?

Injured Pourchaire unsure on recovery for Silverstone F2 round Baku
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Injured 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 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: 10-second Baku F2 penalty "beyond ridiculous"

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 holds off Piastri for second straight win Baku
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Baku F2: Vips holds off Piastri for second straight win

Hitech Grand Prix’s 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 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 dominates to score maiden victory

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

Baku F2: Shwartzman leads every lap to take 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 to take his first win of the season.

Baku F2: Lawson takes pole ahead of teammate Vips

Hitech Grand Prix’s Liam Lawson topped FIA Formula 2 qualifying in Baku, leading teammate 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.

New FIA F2 format “made for Baku,” says Lundgaard

The new FIA Formula 2 format is “made for Baku” and won't be detrimental for drivers who qualify at the front, according to ART Grand Prix driver Christian Lundgaard.

How F1 hopeful Pourchaire is re-writing the F2 record books Prime

How F1 hopeful Pourchaire is re-writing the F2 record books

He'd marked himself out as a star of the future in last year's FIA Formula 3 championship, but 17-year-old Theo Pourchaire underlined his credentials by winning his first Formula 2 race in the Monaco feature. Sauber junior status gives him a clear route to the top, but with wisdom beyond his years, he's not getting caught up in his own hype.

Nannini returns to F2 to replace Petecof at Campos Racing

Matteo Nannini will return to the FIA Formula 2 grid as a replacement for Gianluca Petecof at Campos Racing for this weekend’s round at Baku.

Ticktum: More European F2 rounds would solve "boring" breaks

Dan Ticktum has suggested that more European Formula 2 rounds instead of flyaway events would avoid “boring” lengthy gaps between races and save teams money.

Masi explains why Deledda raced despite 107% breach

FIA race director Michael Masi has explained why officials permitted Alessio Deledda to contest last weekend’s FIA Formula 2 races in Monaco despite breaching the 107% qualifying rule.

Lawson: Losing Monaco F2 win “a tough one to swallow”

Liam Lawson says losing a Monaco Formula 2 race for using an incorrect throttle map at the start was “really gutting” and “a tough one to swallow”.

Record breaking Pourchaire to maintain focus on Formula 2 Monaco
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Record breaking Pourchaire to maintain focus on Formula 2

Theo Pourchaire says he is not going to get carried away by becoming Formula 2’s youngest ever race winner, admitting he is “really far” from graduating to Formula 1.

Monaco F2: Pourchaire becomes youngest ever F2 race winner Monaco
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Monaco F2: Pourchaire becomes youngest ever F2 race winner

Theo Pourchaire became the youngest ever Formula 2 winner after a dominant performance from pole in the Monaco feature race.