Our FIA Formula 2 Team Profile

Racing on the Formula One support bill the newly branded FIA Formula 2 Championship is a highly respected category with a reputation for being a platform for taking drivers right to the pinnacle of motorsport – be that Formula One or Indy Car.

Racing all over the world at some of the most highly respected circuits, including Monaco, the championship has become the place for drivers to showcase their talent. In the formerly named GP2 Series, Carlin came second in the 2014 Championship – while the team’s driver Felipe Nasr moved straight from Carlin to the Sauber Formula One Team as one of the team’s drivers for the 2015 and 2016 seasons.

While the team sat out the 2017 season, Carlin have fielded many drivers in their GP2 Series team on their way up the ladder – IndyCar racer Max Chilton was a race winner with Carlin before joining Formula One and ultimately the Indy Car field.

As the top of the FIA’s junior motorsport ladder, the category is the perfect pinnacle to Carlin’s European programmes.  As reigning Teams’ Champions following a strong season in 2018 with Lando Norris and Sergio Sette Camara, the team enter the 2019 looking to fight for both Team and Drivers’ titles with Luis Deletraz and Nobuharu Matsushita. 

Matsushita magnificent in Monz...

Carlin’s Nobuharu Matsushita has taken his second victory of the 2019 season following an incredible race in the FIA Formula Two Championship this weekend in Monza, Italy. The...

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Car Specs

Engine

V8 - 4 litre naturally aspirated - 612HP @10,000 RPM

0-100kn/h

2.90sec

Max speed

332km/h

Gearbox

6-speed longitudinal sequential gearbox via paddle shift Electro-hydraulic command via paddle shift from steering wheel

Overall weight

688kg (inc Driver)

Brakes

6 pistons monobloc Brembo callipers and carbon-carbon brake discs and pads

Construction chassis

Sandwich Carbon/aluminium honeycomb structure made by Dallara

Wheels and Tyres

F1 standard wheel dimensions O.Z. Racing and Pirelli

Wheelbase

3120 mm

Acceleration

0 - 100 km/h, 2.90 sec. 0 - 200 km/h, 6.60 sec

Maximum speed

328 km/h (Monza aero configuration) Max. braking deceleration -3.5 G Max. lateral acceleration +/- 3.6 G