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FIA Formula 2 Championship

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FIA Formula 2 Championship: The third episode of Chasing the Dream aired on F1 TV last week, highlighting the drivers’ and teams’ efforts throughout the 2021 FIA Formula 2 season.

In six episodes, the show delves into the personal lives of some of the best on the grid. This includes new F1 newcomer Guanyu Zhou, F2 winner Oscar Piastri, Théo Pourchaire, and Dan Ticktum.

Episode 1: Tiger Year

In the first episode, Zhou reflects on his youth and the Chinese Grand Prix’s impact on single-seater racing in China.

According to Li Bing, a Chinese Formula 1 commentator, “Formula racing in China started to rise rapidly” after the Grand Prix.

The grid then goes into action in Bahrain for the season opener. Zhou and fellow Alpine Academy driver Christian Lundgaard fight for the season’s first four points and pole position.

In Sprint Race 2

They were joined by another Alpine Academy driver. Oscar Piastri wins his maiden Formula 2 race after a thrilling final lap battle with Zhou and Lundgaard, afterward stating on the radio, “If you don’t love F2, you will now”.

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Guanyu Zhou wins a dusty feature race after a podium finish. Piastri collides with Ticktum, knocking him out of the points race. Ticktum comments on the rose water after the race.

Street Fighters

“Trust the process,” Théo Pourchaire, 17, says in the second episode of the season.

FIA Formula 2 Championship
FIA Formula 2 Championship
  • Lewis Hamilton’s 2006 GP2 championship-winning vehicle is on display in the background of his team’s ART Grand Prix headquarters as inspiration.
  • For Purchase, who lives only 45 minutes away, the season’s second round in Monaco is a home-away-from-home.
  • He dominates qualifying and poles by over a second.
  • Theo’s sister Pauline commented after qualifying: “If you have to win one race in your life, it has to be at Monaco.”
  • So he wins, beating Lando Norris’ record and keeping Robert Shwartzman behind him for 42 laps.
  • A harsh disqualification following his Sprint Race win in Monaco the week prior has Liam Lawson itching for revenge in Baku.
  • One of the most terrible experiences of his life, he says.
  • With Lawson penalized 10 seconds, Jüri Vips of Hitech Grand Prix takes the win. The purchase had a bad shunt at turn three, breaking his wrist.

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The Frenchman’s rehabilitation was boosted by a six-week break between rounds.

3: F1 or Bust!

Dan Ticktum first shows off his greatest property, the Dallara F3/17 he won the Macau Grand Prix in 2017 and 2018. “For me, it’s F1 or bust,” he concludes.

FIA Formula 2 Championship
FIA Formula 2 Championship
  • “He has to win the crown this year,” Trevor Carlin, Ticktum’s teammate, said. He then talks about Ticktum’s love for motorsport, using his earlier radio pranks as proof.
  • Then it’s on to Silverstone for round four, and the Brit’s home race. This is the first F2 race with fans since the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • We catch up with a handful of the drivers after Richard Verschoor wins Sprint Race 2.
  • Jack Aitken shows off his Oselli Edition Mini Coo
  • Not Bad for a Rookie
  • The season’s fourth episode focuses on the eventual champion, Oscar Piastri.
  • “Winning as a rookie in F2 is outstanding,” says F2 and F3 CEO Bruno Michel, comparing him to Charles Leclerc and George Russell.
  • In the 2021 Silverstone round, Piastri took his first pole position of the season but lost to Zhou for the win. Piastri takes his second pole of the season in Monza and wins his maiden F2 Feature Race.
  • “Not bad… for a rookie!” says Mark Webber, his manager, and long-time mentor.
  • We also visit Alpine F1’s Enstone factory and specifically Piastri’s development driver group. He ends by stating that being a racing driver is much more than just racing.
  • per, Marcus Armstrong joins him, and Roy Nissany arrives on a scooter.
  • Then it’s off to Monza, where Dan Ticktum learns he’s no longer a Williams Development Driver.

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Jehan Daruvala, a Carlin teammate, won his first race of the season in the second of two Sprint Races.

The New Generation

The New Generation focuses on the next generation of Formula 2 drivers by looking ahead to the 2021 F3 season.

FIA Formula 2 Championship
FIA Formula 2 Championship
  • The leader is PREMA Racing’s Dennis Hauger, with Trident’s Jack Doohan in second, and the following race is a wet Spa.
  • Doohan wins the Feature Race after starting behind the Safety Car due to torrential rain. With two rounds left, the Australian closes the distance on Hauger.
  • We’ll see them again in Sochi, the only round of the season where F2 and F3 run alongside F1. In the first F3 Sprint Race, Hauger’s second-place finish seals the win.

In Formula 2, Piastri extended his championship lead over the field with his second consecutive Feature Race win and third pole position. The PREMA driver said it was “one of the hardest races of my life”.

Sequel to “Destiny”

“I quite appreciate being in the position of the hunted because it implies you’re doing something right,” Piastri says in the season finale’s sixth episode.

  • Also announced for 2022 is Zhou, a championship competitor, and another Alpine junior.
  • This week’s episode sees several of the previous week’s talents making their Formula 2 debuts in Jeddah.
  • Others having their first taste of the world’s quickest circuit include Jack Doohan and Clement Novalak, both from Trident F3. “It’s f***ing cool!” exclaimed Novalak upon seeing the circuit.
  • In addition to his victory in the second Sprint Race the day before, Piastri wins the Feature Race for the second year in a row for PREMA Racing.
  • But he had to wait until the season’s end to win the Drivers’ title. A podium in the opening Sprint Race and a win in the Feature Race from pole position are enough to tie it up for the Australian.
  • Overall, fans of the show will enjoy the third season of Chasing the Dream. We see a different aspect of many of the drivers since we get a closer peek into their lives over such a grueling season.

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