Chasing The Dream

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First launched in January 2020, Formula 2’s first-ever docuseries Chasing The Dream brings fans right into the heart of the exhilarating and action-packed world of junior series racing.

With unprecedented behind-the-scenes access, the series’ fly-on-the-wall’ format follows the Championship’s brightest talents and their stories, showcasing the characters that bring the paddock to life.

Charting the trials and triumphs of being a racing driver at one of the highest levels of motorsport, the series lifts the veil on the stars of tomorrow, showing them in their quest for title glory and to achieve their ultimate dream – a seat in Formula 1.

Previous seasons have chronicled Nyck de Vries’ path to becoming Champion in 2019 and the paddock’s solidarity after the tragic loss of Anthoine Hubert, as well as Mick Schumacher and Callum Ilott’s fierce tight fight that went all the way down to the wire in 2020. Season 3 delved into Oscar Piastri’s extraordinary journey, going from rookie to Champion in triumphant style, while last season followed the campaign in action as Felipe Drugovich made history for MP Motorsport.

For 2023, Chasing The Dream’s cameras had more access than ever before, following the season as it unfolded. Episodes released every Wednesday following a race weekend and all episodes are now available to watch on the official F1 YouTube channel and F1TV.


Starting with a bang, all eyes are on MP Motorsport as the 2023 Formula 2 season gets underway in Sakhir. With a target on their backs as the reigning Drivers’ and Teams’ Champions, the pressure is on the Dutch squad and their two new chargers – Jehan Daruvala and 2021 Formula 3 Champion Dennis Hauger.

After missing out on the title last year, Théo Pourchaire returns hungrier than ever as he aims to get his campaign with ART Grand Prix off to the perfect start.

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Taking on the fastest street circuit in the world for Round 2, the field have a fight on their hands to master all that the Jeddah track had to offer. The cameras follow Trident’s fortunes as the Italian team endures a challenging weekend. Experiencing the thrill and adrenaline rush for the first time, rookie Roman Stanek knows there’s a lot for him to learn, whilst teammate Clément Novalak aims to put his experience to good use.

After a rocky Qualifying session put the pair on the back foot, it’s all about trying to mount a comeback and find the limit at one of the calendar’s demanding venues. Meanwhile, Ayumu Iwasa and Frederik Vesti put their Round 1 disappointments behind them to take home victory, making it four different winners in the opening four races so far.

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Ayumu Iwasa claimed his second victory of the season and Arthur Leclerc earned his maiden F2 rostrum appearance, finishing third in the Feature Race. Along with trailing the pair and their team on the Melbourne race weekend, cameras capture the raucous atmosphere created by the Australian fans on the Championship’s first visit to the Albert Park Circuit.

With home favourite Jack Doohan hoping to put on a show for his fans and plenty on the grid feeling the love from the fans, the latest episode gives you behind the scenes access of a truly special race weekend.

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After moving around the world to pursue his dreams, taking to the track in Melbourne for the first time was a welcome homecoming for Jack Doohan. In a bonus episode, the Invicta Virtuosi Racing driver reflects on an up-and-down weekend and enjoys a moment of calm before 2023 season recommences.

Inviting the cameras along for the ride, the Alpine junior delves into his racing roots and his dreams to match the achievements of his Motorcycle World Champion father Mick Doohan. Spending some down time with childhood friend and 2020 F2 Champion Mick Schumacher, there's no place like home for Doohan.

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The streets of Baku, Azerbaijan played host to Round 4 of the 2023 season and throughout the race weekend, cameras followed Van Amersfoort Racing, Juan Manuel Correa and Richard Verschoor.

Things look promising after the Dutch driver achieves a front row start for the Sprint Race, but things don't quite go to plan. With several high and low points making for a “not so easy” weekend as Correa admitted, Chasing the Dream gets behind the scenes and captures all the drama, even before the race weekend has even started.

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Arriving with a great deal of expectation, Théo Pourchaire, Victor Martins and ART Grand Prix are followed from start to finish of an up and down weekend for the French team. While Pourchaire is something of a Monaco specialist, Martins aimed to get his season back on track with a positive result at a venue he’s been victorious around in the past.

With both vying for pole position around the famous streets, their weekends take diverging paths from the Sprint Race onwards. Pourchaire battles through feeling less than 100% while Martins misses out on the chance to secure another podium in 2023.

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A weekend in Barcelona, Spain means the cameras had to get close with Campos Racing for the team’s home race in their 25th anniversary season.

Kush Maini arrived at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya as the highest-placed rookie in the Drivers’ Championship while teammate Ralph Boschung hopes to recapture his early season form. With the cameras keeping a close eye on the pair and the Spanish team throughout the weekend, the rain in Spain makes for a tough homecoming for Campos.

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An up and down weekend for Rodin Carlin was followed very closely by the cameras for the latest episode of Chasing the Dream. Enzo Fittipaldi was a challenger for pole and race victory around the Red Bull Ring, while teammate Zane Maloney tried to get his season back on track with a strong result.

Follow both of the Rodin Carlin drivers across the race weekend that was filled with challenges for the pair.

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At home with Hitech Pulse-Eight across the Silverstone weekend, Chasing the Dream cameras tracks Jak Crawford and Isack Hadjar throughout Round 9. The rookie teammates have had highs and lows so far in 2023 but have hit good form approaching the summer break.

The cameras keep track of both across an ever-changing Silverstone race weekend.

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They are the newest team on the Formula 2 grid and PHM Racing by Charouz are the focus of Round 10's episode from Budapest and the Hungaroring. Roy Nissany and Brad Benavides aim to build some momentum ahead of the summer break, and secure the team’s maiden points scoring result in their first campaign in the Championship.

Get behind the scenes with the German outfit on a crucial weekend of the season, following both drivers and team members across the Budapest weekend.

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Round 11's visit to Spa-Francorchamps already had its challenges, but the weather made the weekend even more of an uphill battle for the 2023 Formula 2 field.

With the eyes of the Formula 1 paddock watching on, the cameras followed Invicta Virtuosi Racing in Belgium. Jack Doohan aimed to continue his second-half of the season fightback despite a rained-out Qualifying leaving him frustrated, whilst Amaury Cordeel set out to give the fans a show on home soil.

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It was a manic weekend at Zandvoort as Round 12 provided plenty of drama from start to finish. Cameras tracked the PREMA Racing team, with Frederik Vesti contending for the title and Oliver Bearman aiming to be top rookie in 2023. The weekend starts positively for the Italian outfit with both inside the top 10 in Qualifying, but things don’t go according to plan in the Sprint and Feature Races.

Go behind the scenes with PREMA as Vesti and Bearman fight to keep their 2023 seasons on track and maximise points with the end of the campaign rapidly approaching.

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The battle between Théo Pourchaire and Frederik Vesti has gone back and forth all season, and at Monza their fight took another twist, much to the despair of PREMA Racing. As Pourchaire capitalised on a huge moment in the season, cameras follow both the ART Grand Prix driver and Vesti as the 2023 Championship battle intensified ahead of the finale in November.

Cameras also caught the moment Gabriel Bortoleto became the first Brazilian to win the FIA Formula 3 Drivers’ Championship, clinching the title in Qualifying at the Temple of Speed. The Trident driver was Champion-elect heading to Monza, and the Chasing the Dream cameras get behind the scenes of Bortoleto’s crowning weekend.

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Championship leader Théo Pourchaire is eyeing up a title he feels has been within reach ever since he entered Formula 2 back in 2021. The ART Grand Prix driver has been relaxing at home with family ahead of what could be his crowning weekend later this month.

He won’t have it all his own way though, and nearest rival Frederik Vesti has been preparing himself at home as the PREMA Racing driver hopes to overhaul the Frenchman. The relative calm of Oxfordshire is where the Dane hopes to reignite his title hopes, aiming to overhaul the points gap to Pourchaire at the final Round.

Then there is the fight for top rookie between Victor Martins and Oliver Bearman. They are no strangers to battling one another on track having fought for the Formula 3 title last season. It’s Martins who leads that battle currently, but only by a single point over the British driver. After taking part in Mexico City Grand Prix Practice, Bearman is back at base with PREMA Racing, hoping to end an up and down rookie campaign on a high note.

Martins returns to where it all began for him, visiting the karting track that kicked off his impressive career to reminisce and reflect on his journey to F2, battling familiar rivals all the way.

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It was a hard-fought campaign, but at Yas Marina Théo Pourchaire was the driver to clinch the 2023 Formula 2 Drivers’ Championship, winning his year-long battle with Frederik Vesti.

With everything on the line going into the final day of the season, the pressure was on as the Frenchman looked to hold onto a Championship advantage, while Vesti attempted to overturn a sizeable deficit, coming very close to doing so at the final hurdle.

Starting from P14 after a less than ideal Qualifying session, the ART driver remained steadfast in his belief that the title was within his grasp, while Vesti was defiant to the very end in pursuit of his rival.

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