Victor Martins: “I still have my destiny in hand”

Best rookie 2023, the Francilien was given as the big favorite to succeed Théo Pourchaire at the start of the season, with a future mapped out in Formula 1 from 2025. Alas, the Tricolore is in difficulty on an accounting level, to the point of appearing in 20th position in the Drivers ranking, light years from its standards.

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Everything you need to know about Formula 2

FIA Formula 2 is the single-seater championship located directly below Formula 1. It is generally considered its antechamber and a springboard towards the premier category.

Formula 2 drivers to follow in 2024

The succession of Théo Pourchaire, crowned in 2023 with ART Grand Prix, promises to be very open. The “repeaters” Victor Martins (ART Grand Prix), Oliver Bearman (Prema), Isack Hadjar (Campos Racing), and Zane Maloney (Rodin Motorsport) start with a slight advantage over the rookies, whose main name to remember is that of the Italian phenomenon Andrea Kimi Antonelli (Prema), who skipped F3 to move directly from FRECA to F2, with the support of Mercedes.

What cars are used in Formula 2?

Formula 2 is a one-make championship, meaning that all drivers use the same Dallara chassis powered by a 6L V3,4 turbo engine supplied by Mecachrome and equipped, among other things, with a system of Titanium Halo protection and DRS.

Where to watch Formula 2 in France?

Formula 2 qualifying and races are broadcast on CANAL+ (CANAL+ SPORT, CANAL+ SPORT 360), the official broadcaster of promotional formulas in France. All sessions are also available on Liberty Media's F1 TV platform.

How do Formula 3 weekends take place?

All Formula 2 meetings take place ahead of a Formula 1 Grand Prix to allow young up-and-comers to practice their skills under the eyes of decision-makers in the F1 paddock and to learn the circuits they could be required to attend. face at the next level. An F2 weekend only includes one free practice session before qualifying. Each round has two races: a Sprint, which takes place on Saturday and whose grid is semi-reversed (we take the qualifying ranking and reverse the order of the first 10), and a Main Race, longer and which requires drivers to change tires.

Who is Formula 2 champion?

Théo Pourchaire was crowned Formula 2 champion in 2023 with the French team ART Grand Prix. The Frenchman is now an F1 reserve at Stake Sauber and has exiled himself to Japanese Super Formula, in the hope that the doors to F1 will open for him in the near future.

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