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F2 Rankings: The Top 10 Best Formula 2 Drivers In The Last Decade

F2 Rankings: The Top 10 Best Formula 2 Drivers In The Last Decade

Get up to speed with the rating of the top 10 best drivers in Formula 2 since the last decade and their rankings in F2

Formula 2 has worked as a stepping stone for young drivers to establish themselves in the World of motorsports. Meanwhile, every driver who wins the Formula 2 Championship earns himself a chance to feature in Formula 1.

Have a look at the ratings of the GP2 Champions of the last decade who are now at the most elite level of motorsports that is Formula 1.

Formula 2 Records And Rankings: Top 10 Best F2 drivers

1. Pastor Maldonado

Championship: 2010
Number of wins: 6
Number of pole positions: 0

Venezuelan racing driver Pastor Maldonado fought his way into Formula 1 after winning the F2 Championship in 2010. Meanwhile, he also secured Williams’s last Grand Prix win in 2012 at the Spanish Grand Prix.

2. Romain Grosjean

Championship: 2011
Number of wins: 5
Number of pole positions: 1

French racer Romain Grosjean secured the F2 Championship in 2011 and made his way into Formula 1. He stayed in Formula 1 for 8 years and then quit the most elite level of motorsports following a horrific crash at Bahrain Grand Prix.

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3. Davide Valsecchi

Championship: 2012
Number of wins: 4
Number of pole positions: 2

Former Italian driver Davide Valsecchi won the 2012 F2 Championship by winning 2 feature races and 2 sprint races However, he was not able to establish himself in the most elite level of motorsports that is Formula 1.

4. Fabio Leimer

Championship: 2013
Number of wins: 3
Number of pole positions: 1

Fabio Leimar is another one of those who never got the chance to establish themselves in Formula 1. Despite winning the F2 Championship in 2013, Leimar was only able to complete one practice session at the Hungaroring.

5. Jolyon Palmer

Championship: 2014
Number of wins: 4
Number of pole positions: 3

British driver Jolyon Palmer secure GP2 Championship in 2014 and earned a promotion to Formula 1 with Renault. However, his F1 career lasted only 4 years as he was not able to cope up with the lethal competition.

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6. Stoffel Vandoorne

Championship: 2015
Number of wins: 7
Number of pole positions: 4

Stoffel Vandoorne won 7 feature races in 2015 and was crowned the GP2 Champion. Meanwhile, he was given the second seat at McLaren in 2016 where he stayed for 3 years. Right now he represents Mercedes in Formula E.

7. Pierre Gasly

Championship: 2016
Number of wins: 4
Number of pole positions: 5

French Formula 1 driver Pierre Gasly secured F2 Championship in 2016 and earned a promotion to the most elite level of motorsports. Meanwhile, he competes in Alpha Tauri and is a strong competitor in the midfield.

8. Charles Leclerc

Championship: 2017
Number of wins: 7
Number of pole positions: 8

Charles Leclerc made headlines by winning the GP2 Championship in 2017 securing 8 pole positions and 7 Grand Prix victories. Meanwhile, he competes for the Scuderia Ferrari in the current Formula 1 season partnering with Carlos Sainz.

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9. George Russell

Championship: 2018
Number of wins: 7
Number of pole positions: 8

British Formula 1 driver Geroge Russell moved quickly through the youth ranks and earned a promotion in Formula 1 after winning the F2 Championship. Meanwhile, he has secured the second seat at Mercedes alongside Lewis Hamilton.

10. Nyck de Vries

Championship: 2019
Number of wins: 4
Number of pole positions: 5

Nyck de Vries is the reserve driver of Mercedes after winning the 2019 GP2 Championship. Despite his wonderful performances in F2, De Vries never really got the opportunity to showcase his talent on the Formula 1 grid.

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