2023 Formula 2 Pre-season Testing Lineups & Schedule

FIA Formula 2 Championship logo during the FIA Formula 3 Tests at Barcelona, Spain, April 10, 2019. (Photo by Xavier Bonilla/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

The start of the 2023 Formula 2 season is officially underway as drivers participate in a three-day test to get themselves ready.

From February 14th till the 16th, Formula 2 drivers will be participating in the three-day pre-season test at the Bahrain International Circuit. With ten Formula 3 graduates on the grid, these days are crucial for them to understand the car before the first race starts on March 4th on the same circuit. The days are split up into two sessions: morning (AM) and afternoon (PM) where each driver will have the opportunity to test out different tires and set-ups.

Changes for 2023

Juan Manuel Correa returns full-time to Formula 3 for the first time since 2019. Correa and Zane Maloney made guest appearances in the 2022 season finale at Abu Dhabi with their current teams. Carlin Racing, Charouz Racing, and Hitech Grand Prix have been rebranded as Rodin Carlin, Hitech Pulse Eight, and PHM Racing by Charouz after new partnerships were announced in the off-season.

Testing will commence from 11:45 am – 14:15 (AM) till 17:15 to 19:45 (PM) local time. Live timings are available here.  The lineups for F2 testing are:

ART Grand Prix

  • Theo Pourchaire
  • Victor Martins (Rookie)

Campos Racing

  • Ralph Boschung
  • Kush Maini (R)

Rodin Carlin 

  •  Zane Maloney (R)
  • Enzo Fittipaldi

DAMS Racing

  • Arthur Leclerc (R)
  • Ayumu Iwasa

Hitech Pulse Eight

  •  Isack Hadjar (R)
  • Jak Crawford (R)

MP Motorsport

  •  Dennis Hauger
  • Jehan Daruvala

PHM Racing by Charouz 

  • Roy Nissany
  • Brad Benavides (R)

PREMA Powerteam 

  • Oliver Bearman (R)
  • Frederick Vesti

Trident Racing

  • Clement Novalak
  • Roman Stanek (R)

Virtuosi Racing

Vans Amersfoort Racing

  • Richard Verschoor
  • Juan Manuel Correa

The grid hasn’t changed much from the Formula 2 post-season test in November with the exception of a couple of drivers. Keep an eye out at LWOS as we will provide updates each day with timings and a breakdown of how the sessions went. This is the first of two tests in 2023 with a second taking place in Barcelona, Spain from the 10th of May to the 12th.

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