Following the final round of the 2022 FIA Formula 2 season, the field remains at Yas Marina Circuit for post-season testing. The test event will last three days from 23-25 November and include plenty of changes from the grid that took the start on Sunday.

After Felipe Drugovich claimed the 2022 Drivers' Championship, MP Motorsport took their first Teams' Championship and Logan Sargeant became the latest to graduate from F2 and make it onto the Formula 1 grid, the build-up to next season starts here.


Preparations for next year have started in Abu Dhabi, with teams able to begin their work during an extensive three-day test. With driver announcements already underway, several drivers will be getting to know their new teams ahead of 2023.

The sessions will split the days into two halves. The morning session will last from 09:00 local time (GMT+4) to 12:00, and the afternoon segments will then take place from 14:00 to 17:00 across all three days.

The same compounds of Pirelli tyre used during the Yas Marina race weekend will be available to teams throughout the test. Five sets of mediums and three sets of soft tyres will be at each teams' disposal.

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  • The 2022 post-season Formula 2 test features a host of exciting talent on Day 1, with eight new faces lining up alongside 14 drivers returning from the 2022 F2 campaign, including runner-up Théo Pourchaire.

  • All but one of the returning drivers, Zane Maloney, have contested at least one full season in the second tier. The Bajan driver made his Formula 2 debut with Trident in the final round of the season at Yas Marina.

  • Seven drivers have already been confirmed for the 2023 campaign, including two-time race winner Dennis Hauger who switches to MP Motorsport after a rookie season for PREMA Racing. Meanwhile, Oliver Bearman, who finished this year’s Formula 3 season third, will graduate to F2 with PREMA next year.

  • 2023 will also see Frederik Vesti switch teams, the Dane will join Bearman at PREMA after a first season with ART Grand Prix that saw him collect a win and five podiums. Also confirmed for next season is Ralph Boschung, who continues his partnership with Campos Racing for another year.

  • The final returnee already signed for 2023 is Clément Novalak, who will reunite with Trident. The Frenchman last drove with the Italian outfit in 2021 on the way to third in the F3 Championship.

  • Arthur Leclerc and Kush Maini have also both earned full time promotions to the second tier for the 2023 campaign, signing to DAMS and Campos Racing for their rookie seasons, respectively.

  • This week sees the top seven drivers from the 2022 F3 campaign get behind the wheel of a Formula 2 car for the first time, with 2021 F3 Champion Victor Martins, runner-up Maloney, Bearman, Isack Hadjar, Roman Stanek, Leclerc and Jak Crawford all stepping up to test in the second tier.

  • Seven teams (PREMA Racing, Carlin, Hitech Grand Prix, MP Motorsport, Trident, Charouz Racing System and Van Amersfoort Racing) will field entirely new line-ups for Day 1 of testing.

  • A total of 17 nationalities will be represented on the first day of testing at Yas Marina Circuit.


Follow post-season testing on the official FIA Formula 2 Championship website via live timing here.

FIA Formula 2 Yas Marina post-season test entry list

1Frederik VestiPREMA Racing
2Oliver BearmanPREMA Racing
3Jack DoohanVirtuosi Racing
4Amaury CordeelVirtuosi Racing
5Enzo FittipaldiCarlin
6Zane MaloneyCarlin
7Isack HadjarHitech Grand Prix
8Jak CrawfordHitech Grand Prix
9Victor MartinsART Grand Prix
10Théo PourchaireART Grand Prix
11Dennis HaugerMP Motorsport
12Jehan DaruvalaMP Motorsport
14Kush MainiCampos Racing
15Ralph BoschungCampos Racing
16Arthur LeclercDAMS
17Ayumu IwasaDAMS
20Roman StanekTrident
21Clément NovalakTrident
22Roy NissanyCharouz Racing System
23Brad BenavidesCharouz Racing System
24Richard VerschoorVan Amersfoort Racing
25Rafael VillagómezVan Amersfoort Racing