The second round of the Formula 2 Championship with ART driver Theo Pourchaire leading the way. Let’s see how the weekend will unfold.
As the young drivers return to the twisty street circuit of Jeddah, Theo Pourchaire leads the way from Ralph Boschung headed into the second round of the F2 championship. The veterans are both looking for ways to take the clear lead as they are separated by four points. Rodin Carlin’s Zane Maloney sits in third as he hunts down his Formula 3 rivals for the coveted Anthoine Hubert Award.
In November, the FIA announced several changes to the track in the hopes of improving the driver’s visibility. There are 27 corners with two DRS zones.
Red Bull Junior Liam Lawson and eventual champion Felipe Drigovich were the winners of the Feature and Sprint Races last year – with Drugovich setting the fastest recorded lap. There are a total of 48 laps – 20 laps for the Sprint and 28 laps for the Feature.
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It is expected to be boiling with a maximum temperature of 32 degrees (89 F) across the three days with the lowest temperature being 31 (87 F) on Friday for Qualifying.
Predictions (Feature Race / Sprint Race)
- Pole – Theo Pourchaire / Victor Martins
- P1 – Ralph Boschung / Victor Martins
- P2 – Zane Maloney / Enzo Fittipaldi
- P3 – Kush Maini / Ayumu Iwasa
Frederik Vesti will be entering the weekend with a five-place grid penalty for the Sprint Race after colliding with Richard Verschoor in Bahrain.
How To Watch F2 (US & UK times)
- Practice: 3/17 – 6:55 AM on ESPN+ (12:55 AM Sky Sports F1)
- Qualifying: 3/17 – 11:00 PM on ESPN+ (17:00 PM Sky Sports F1)
- Sprint Race: 3/18 – 11:10 AM on ESPN+ (17:10 PM on Sky Sports F1)
- Feature Race: 3/19 – 9:15 AM on ESPN+ (15:15 AM on Sky Sports F1)
For international coverage, you can find local broadcasters by country here on the F2 Where to Watch page. You can also follow the Live Timings of each session.