5 takeaways from a frantic 2022 FRAC season opener

The FIA winter series have begun and with it, the newly renamed Formula Regional Asian Championship (FRAC) enters a new era of competition. The first round of FRAC saw some intense racing and great action taking place at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. With that in mind, here are five points of interest to take away from the results of Round 1. By … Continue reading 5 takeaways from a frantic 2022 FRAC season opener

Your guide to the 2022 Formula Regional Asia Championship

FRAC (Formula Regional Asian Championship) is one of the two winter series, the other being F4 UAE, that take place in the Middle East as a precursor to the main season in the feeder series calendar. It starts today (January 21st) and will last for five weeks until the end of February. By Tyler Foster This is the fifth season for the championship which has … Continue reading Your guide to the 2022 Formula Regional Asia Championship

Whatsapping with Gabriel Bortoleto: ‘My goal is to fight for the title’

While the European single-seater season doesn’t restart until March, some drivers will be preparing to return to racing later this month in the Formula Regional Asian Championship (FRAC). One of the drivers competing in this Winter Series is R-ace GP’s Brazilian 17-year-old Gabriel Bortoleto. We caught up with him and chatted about his rookie season in FRECA and what’s to come from him in 2022. … Continue reading Whatsapping with Gabriel Bortoleto: ‘My goal is to fight for the title’

F2 rookies expect ‘big learning curve’ ahead of Jeddah debut

After a two-month break, Formula 2 returns this weekend for the penultimate round in the championship at the newly constructed high-speed Jeddah Corniche Street Circuit in Saudi Arabia. While the battle for the Championship is still ongoing, there have been some driver line-up changes between the last round in Sochi and now, with four new drivers that have graduated from this year’s F3 campaign. By … Continue reading F2 rookies expect ‘big learning curve’ ahead of Jeddah debut

Year on the sidelines no problem for Piastri ‘If it leads to a race seat’ in F1

After securing his third consecutive Pole Position on Friday, Prema’s Oscar Piastri won his second Feature Race of the season at the Sochi Autodrom on Sunday morning to extend his Formula 2 Championship lead over fellow Alpine Academy driver Guanyu Zhou to 36 points. By Tyler Foster “Another Feature Race win – two in a row! I am very happy with that, it was a … Continue reading Year on the sidelines no problem for Piastri ‘If it leads to a race seat’ in F1

Ticktum opens up on future: ‘Anyone with half a brain will know it’s IndyCar, DTM or F2’

After delays in the morning of Saturday and the postponement of the first race of the weekend, Formula 2 action finally resumed in the afternoon at a drying but still wet Sochi Autodrom. Carlin’s Dan Ticktum achieved his second victory of the season with a strong lights to flag win that has kept him in the running for the title. By Tyler Foster Ticktum held … Continue reading Ticktum opens up on future: ‘Anyone with half a brain will know it’s IndyCar, DTM or F2’

F2 and F3 revert back to old format in 2022: ‘We were losing a bit of the excitement’

In a special press conference at Sochi on Friday afternoon, Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali announced a number of revisions to the schedule of both the Formula 2 and Formula 3 calendars for next year.   By Tyler Foster “What we want to announce is that we have decided for the next year to go back, whenever it is possible, to have both championships: Formula 2 … Continue reading F2 and F3 revert back to old format in 2022: ‘We were losing a bit of the excitement’

Shwartzman very clear on future: ‘Formula 1, even if I have to wait a year’

Coming into round six of eight in the 2021 FIA Formula Two Championship, Russian driver Robert Shwartzman is 36 points away from Championship leader and Prema teammate Oscar Piastri. He is 3rd in the standings and will be looking to dominate on the weekend that sees both Formula 2 and 3 travel to 22-year-old’s native Russia and to the Sochi Autodrom. By Tyler Foster “It’s … Continue reading Shwartzman very clear on future: ‘Formula 1, even if I have to wait a year’

British F4 rookie Dougie Bolger wants to be Japan’s first ever F1 world champion

The journey to the promised land of F1 is certainly a long one for Japanese-born Dougie Bolger. The 16-year-old Carlin star is currently racing in his first season in open-wheelers in the 2021 F4 British Championship. At the halfway break in the 10-round season, Dougie sat down with us for an exclusive interview. By Tyler Foster Dougie was born in Karuizawa, Japan in 2004 but … Continue reading British F4 rookie Dougie Bolger wants to be Japan’s first ever F1 world champion

Dejected Ticktum rules out F1: ‘I’ve probably blown my chances now’

It hasn’t exactly been the ideal year so far for Carlin’s Dan Ticktum. The 22-year-old Brit is currently sitting in P4 in the F2 Championship after five rounds with three remaining, however he was released by Williams and their Driver Academy at the start of August and is currently looking for employment for next season. By Tyler Foster After being dropped by the Red Bull … Continue reading Dejected Ticktum rules out F1: ‘I’ve probably blown my chances now’

Piastri ‘running out of things to do on track’ to impress F1 teams with

After some epic racing in Formula 2 over the course of the weekend at Monza, championship leader Oscar Piastri managed to convert his pole position and win his first Formula 2 Feature Race of his career. By Tyler Foster Starting from pole for the second consecutive weekend after being fastest at Silverstone, Piastri managed to deal with four safety cars and a short battle with … Continue reading Piastri ‘running out of things to do on track’ to impress F1 teams with

Winning Pourchaire feels ‘no extra pressure’ being linked to Alfa Romeo F1 seat

After major speculation surrounding his possible graduation to Formula One for next season, Théo Pourchaire increased his stock even further with a spectacular victory in the first F2 sprint race of the weekend at Monza. By Tyler Foster “It was a great race for me. I started P4. The start was not so bad, I kept my position. After that, I did some great overtakes. … Continue reading Winning Pourchaire feels ‘no extra pressure’ being linked to Alfa Romeo F1 seat

Daruvala wants ‘to find a rhythm’ after ‘up and down year’

For the first time this season in Formula 2, Carlin’s Jehan Deruvala won after another eventful race at Monza. By Tyler Foster Starting from P2, after finishing P9 in the first sprint race, the Indian driver took the lead after getting the better start compared to pole sitter David Beckmann. Diving into turn one he held his advantage and tried to extend his lead. After … Continue reading Daruvala wants ‘to find a rhythm’ after ‘up and down year’

Oscar Piastri on 2022 F1 Hopes: ‘Chances are very slim’

After a thrilling 30 minutes of qualifying at Monza on Friday evening, it was Championship leader Oscar Piastri who grabbed four extra points and pole position with another strong performance following his pole at Silverstone in the previous round. By Tyler Foster “It was a solid lap. I wouldn’t say it was the best lap I’ve ever done. The Silverstone pole was a more deserving … Continue reading Oscar Piastri on 2022 F1 Hopes: ‘Chances are very slim’

Pourchaire on F1 in 2022: Following races will ‘probably decide my future’

Formula 2’s youngest current driver is Sauber Academy’s 18-year-old Théo Pourchaire. The French teenager, who turned 18 just last month, is currently sitting 6th in the F2 standings (on 65 points) at the halfway point of the season. At the peak of Formula 1’s ‘silly season’, the youngster is being touted as Alfa Romeo’s possible partner for Valtteri Bottas for the 2022 F1 season. By … Continue reading Pourchaire on F1 in 2022: Following races will ‘probably decide my future’

Why Piastri Did Not Luck Into The F2 Lead: ‘Been Quick From Round One’

Prema Racing’s Oscar Piastri has certainly impressed in the first half of his debut season in Formula 2. At the halfway stage of the eight round season, the 20-year-old leads the championship by five points over his rival and fellow Alpine Academy driver Guanyu Zhou. By Tyler Foster After winning the FIA Formula 3 Championship last season at the first time of asking, the driver … Continue reading Why Piastri Did Not Luck Into The F2 Lead: ‘Been Quick From Round One’

Hauger Regains F3 Championship Momentum at ‘One Of The Coolest Tracks’

In the final Formula 3 race of the weekend, Championship leader Dennis Hauger took a lights to flag victory with relative ease as he almost confirmed the title this season.  By Tyler Foster Hauger now leads the Championship by 43 points over title rival Trident’s Jack Doohan going into the final round in three weeks’ time at Sochi. “I am really happy with the result, … Continue reading Hauger Regains F3 Championship Momentum at ‘One Of The Coolest Tracks’