David Beckmann and Guilherme Samaia are racing in a pair of identical FIA Formula 2 Championship cars in 2020. Designed and constructed by Dallara, today’s F2 cars are powered by a 3.4-litre, turbocharged Mecachrome engine.
- V6 – 3.4 litre, turbocharged Mecachrome engine
Rated to 620hp @ 8750rpm
Fly-by-wire accelerator system
Rebuild after 8000km
Maximum torque 570nm @6000rpm
The current-generation FIA Formula 2 Championship car has been designed to give aspiring drivers the experience and skills they will need to support their graduation to Formula One.
Our cars, which will boast new 18-inch wheels in 2020, share many of the features that are common to today’s F1 machinery: a turbocharged engine, the Drag Reduction System (DRS), up-to-date electronics and the Halo system that provides increased cockpit protection.
The F2 car is bigger, heavier and creates more downforce than its GP2 predecessor. It is therefore a car that gives aspiring drivers a taste of how an F1 car handles and performs.
The specification and characteristics of today’s F2 machines also encourage close racing, something that has become a hallmark of the F2 category in recent seasons.
The DRS flap, that can be activated to increase the car’s straight-line speed, encourages overtaking and allows drivers to take advantage of a range of exciting passing opportunities.
The car’s turbocharged engine also puts greater emphasis on the need for drivers to manage their tyres and, therefore, the different phases of each Feature and Sprint race.
- Acceleration: 0-100km/h, 2.9sec
Acceleration: 0-200km/h, 6.6sec
Maximum speed: 335km/h Monza aero configuration + DRS
Max. braking deceleration -3.5g
Max. lateral acceleration +/-3.9g