Formula 2 F2 2023


World Champion
F2 starts again this weekend, its a Frustrating series because it had some brilliant drivers over the season & seen some many drivers "before" they were famous just the last 6 years, Gasly, Giovinattzi, Vandoorne, Bird, Leclerc, Russell, Norris, De Vries, Zhou Albon, Schumacher, Piastri & last years Drugovich, Sargent. but alot of great drivers because of lack of space & lack of funding do hit a glass ceiling Mick Schumacher is the only reigning champion to make it onto the grid straight away since Russell, Norris & Albon joined in 2018. if we are being on honest if he was called Mick Wagner i doubt he would have got there. so we need new teams because you wonder how much talent are we losing due to no room at the inn,

these are the drivers on the grid & yes that is Charles Leclerc brother

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in the calendar, its the longest calendar in F2 history 14 rounds & most excitedly they are going to Australia for the 1st time, which should be brilliant
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on the title predictions, im sticking with last years 2 to battle it out for the title in Jack Doohan & Theo Porchaire
because for them now its death or glory. in the same way that Mick Schumacher had & if because
  • Jack Doohan came in midway 2021 hit the ground running looking fantastic, had great pace in 2022 only the champion had more poles but through poor reliability & driver mistakes he hugely underachieved finishing only 6th
  • Theo Porchaire this is his 3rd season, he is only 19, but he has been talked about as an Future F1 driver for a while now & it got louder once he won monaco feature race so well in 2021. 2nd last year.

    but if im going for an outside pick i would go for

  • Ayumu Iwasa a very good Japanese driver who if things go well could very easily be swapping place with his countryman Tsunoda,
  • Victor Martins never underestimate the Reigning F3 Champion
  • i have a sneaky feeling that 17 year old Oliver Bearman is the next big British thing. i can see him winning races this year & being up in the top 5. as 2021 he won German & Italian F4 2022 but for fine margins in a brilliant Title finale he could easily have won F3
interesting start it looks like theo pourchaire has had the rocket up his arse. as he's in his 3rd year but he should already be champion with his talent & outstanding drive in qualifying. 3/4 of second Faster than anyone & in context 2nd - 19th was only 6 tenths. great drive in sprint to get up to 5th & then won the feature race by 20 secs

Barbadian Zane Maloney was the most impressive of F3 drivers, the Runner up helped by the chaos on 1st lap that took out 3-4 of those on 2nd & 3rd row in qualifying. 16th to the podium in feature race was a cracking drive. very impressive debut

i have a problem with Ralph Boshong. he is in 2nd in the championship, 1 pt of the lead. but this is his 6th full season (7th in total) if he completes the season he will have entered the most F2 races of anyone (but 2nd most starts) there should be a limit of 4 years maximum as this is out find the next generation he isnt the next generation as hes not missed the boat as marooned on desert island in some case its literally men v boys. hes 26 or nearly 26? when boschong was racing in GP3 oliver bearman was still in primary school.

but the person that must be extremely worried is Jack Doohan, his F1 chances are disappearing right in front of his eyes. 1st weekend of proving he deserved the seat over Gasly, 0pts, qualified 17th, sprint 11th 50 secs off the lead, Feature 16th over 1 min behind
1 of wettest qualifyings for F2 i can remember. always right time right place & huge deal of luck for any wet qualifying regardless of what series. iwasa hit the jackpot by taking the best out of the tyre 5 mins before the end. where as Vesti Doohan (who topped FP1 & Qualy until the final stint) Fittipaldi. all got the bad luck as they kept the best of the tyres to be last over the line & never set a time in 2nd part went from top 3 to 13th 14th & 15th

action packed start, a quiet & well-behaved middle. then a bonkers end. as the top 5 because they were so worried about the tow. waited til the last moment to drop the accelerator but by that point. nobody had any tyre / brake temperatures & the top 5 all skated off into the barrier.

the next british hope ollie bearman (who i believe will be in F1 in next few years) managed to find his way through the chaos, from 7th to 2nd & overtook his teammate to take the victory before final safety car came out

Remember the name. he looks to be the potential to be as Good as Russell or Norris. a brilliant lower formulae career. yes its terrifying he's only 17 & wasnt born when the infamous imola 2005 ITV controversy & only 5 months old when alonso won his 1st title LOL

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just caught up on the F2 feature race, & what a drive from Oliver Bearman, i doubt british F1 hopes have every been strong when you have Hamilton, Russell & Norris on the grid, then in F2 we have a 18 yr old (he was born 2 weeks after the infamous ITV imola 2005 advert incident) . outstanding on every safety car restart & in what was a chaotic race where the safety car was out 4 times i think, including ending under it. he looked so secure & in control. to take his 4th win of the season. although not in the title battle he's on for top 5 in his rookie year

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Théo Pourchaire look pretty heavy favourite on finally fulfilling his potential & being the champion, as he is 25 point clear with 39 to go, after vesti spun out of the race on lap 1. which means if he scores 15pts, regardless of vesti does. but then with the way of the reverse grid in F2. its more likely that unless vesti takes pole & feature race win. Porchaire might not even need to score a point. but the average position of polesitter in the sprints is 6th, so if vesti follows that trend he would need to win from pole & hope Porchaire finished 8th or lower

with alfa pulling out at the end of the year & moving to haas. sauber returning that if he does become the F2 champion he could replace Zhou. but there variety of rumours for why. from lack of budget or just because has been in sauber academy & funded by them since 2018. unfortuantly someone has to make way & bottas would be preferred out of the 2

theo porchaire. is the F2 champion its been a long time coming, a driver who was so good so young i forget he's only 20 & yet in this his 4th season, he was already been the runner up in both F3 & F2. won monaco feature race from pole at 17 & then won the F2 title v the highly rated Frédéric vesti.

it was more consistency that won him the title he won 1 race quite dominant fashion in bahrain feature. but vesti won more races but the 2 DNFs in Spa & Monza cost him

my prediction went quite well as Doohan won the final race from pole & finished 4th. & Porchaire won the title

on the title predictions, im sticking with last years 2 to battle it out for the title in Jack Doohan & Theo Porchaire

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