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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.
Ferrari junior Antonio Fuoco won the last Formula 2 race of the 2018 season in Abu Dhabi with McLaren-bound Lando Norris stealing second from Roberto Merhi on the last lap.