Our FIA Formula 2 Team Profile
Racing on the Formula One support bill the 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. 2018 was a strong returning year for the Carlin team, becoming Teams’ Champions with Lando Norris and Sergio Sette Camara.
As the top of the FIA’s junior motorsport ladder, the category is the perfect pinnacle to Carlin’s European programmes.
The team’s 2020 driver Yuki Tsunoda finished third in the standings and earned himself a seat in the Alpha Tauri for 2021. His Carlin team mate Jehan Daruvala stays with the team for the 2021 season and is joined by Dan Ticktum
V8 - 4 litre naturally aspirated - 612HP @10,000 RPM
6-speed longitudinal sequential gearbox via paddle shift Electro-hydraulic command via paddle shift from steering wheel
688kg (inc Driver)
6 pistons monobloc Brembo callipers and carbon-carbon brake discs and pads
Sandwich Carbon/aluminium honeycomb structure made by Dallara
Wheels and Tyres
F1 standard wheel dimensions O.Z. Racing and Pirelli
0 - 100 km/h, 2.90 sec. 0 - 200 km/h, 6.60 sec
328 km/h (Monza aero configuration) Max. braking deceleration -3.5 G Max. lateral acceleration +/- 3.6 G