If you're in need of a motorsport fix, then look no further than the brand new season of Formula 2 Documentary, Chasing the Dream. Jam-packed with action from the 2020 campaign, we look at what to expect from all six episodes.
As the Formula 2 paddock gears up for the 2020 season, a world pandemic halts everything. The episode follows a few of the F2 drivers in lockdown as they prepare to go back to racing in challenging conditions. The season finally kicks off at Spielberg, in Austria, with UNI-Virtuosi’s pair of Guanyu Zhou and Callum Ilott leading the proceedings.
The road to F1 is a long and winding journey, but with the help and guidance of young drivers’ programmes, some are assured a better chance. The episode follows those who are lucky enough to be part of a F1 junior academy, but it’s non-affiliated Felipe Drugovich who comes out on top of the second race of 2020. Under the scrutiny of the F1 paddock, the F2 field brave tricky track conditions on the second round at the Red Bull Ring, as Ferrari’s Robert Shwartzman and Renault’s Christian Lundgaard take the top honours.
In Budapest, rookie Robert Shwartzman takes the lead of the Drivers’ championship. Title rival Callum Ilott returns to England to prepare for home races at Silverstone. The Briton takes the viewer down memory lane as he discusses the challenges he faced on his road to F1. Bouncing off a disappointing fourth round, Ilott reclaims the top of the standings the following week.
The episode takes you behind the scenes of F2’s return to Spa-Francorchamps, just a year on from the tragic events of 2019 and the loss of Anthoine Hubert. The drivers reminisce and look at what the Frenchman taught them, as they welcome his mother and Juan Manuel Correa back into the paddock. The Ecuadorian-American shares his road to recovery and his dream of jumping back in a racing car. In Anthoine’s honour, the F2 drivers race with Yuki Tsunoda taking an moving Feature Race win.
In this episode, the sons of motorsport heroes reveal what it is like to follow in the footsteps of their famous fathers and discuss the pressures that comes with having a famous surname. Mick Schumacher, Pedro Piquet, Giuliano Alesi, Christian Lundgaard and Louis Delétraz share what it’s like, while the German takes an emotional win in Monza, his first of the season. The two rounds in Italy bring more action and drama.
The final leg of the hotly contested 2020 F2 season takes the paddock to Sochi, Russia and then to Sakhir, Bahrain. There are six different race winners in the final six races of the year. Mick Schumacher takes control of the Standings, but Callum Ilott will not go down without a fight… Meanwhile, rookie Yuki Tsunoda concludes his F2 career with a stellar performance.