U Bahreinu startuje i F2 sampionat, a Dzo Savard nam daje pregled mladih nada:
The Bahrain Grand Prix will also see the start of the Formula 2 Championship, where there is plenty of interest this year, particularly for British fans. Lewis Hamilton is now the only British F1 driver and he's getting older and so British F1 fans are looking for the next generation. The good news is that it seems to be pretty strong.
ART Grand Prix is running two up-and-coming British stars in Mercedes test driver George Russell and his Renault F1 counterpart Jack Aitken. There is also Lando Norris, the McLaren reserve driver, who will be racing for Carlin, and we should not forget also Alexander Albon, who is expected to race for DAMS, although his seat is yet to be confirmed, a rather odd situation going into the first race weekend. Albon will be in his second year of the series, while Russell, Aitken and Norris are all, effectively, rookies. It will be interesting to see who comes out ahead as the opposition is pretty strong with Russia's Artem Markelov needing to win the title this year with Russian Time. This will be his fifth season at this level and he was runner-up last year so nothing short of winning the title will be good enough. He is joined in the team this year by Honda protege Tadasuke Makino, a graduate of the European Formula 3 Championship, where he finished 15th last year.
A man who will be worth watching is Holland's Nyck de Vries, who is racing this year for the championship-winning Prema Team. This year the series has a brand-new chassis and engine with the introduction of the Dallara F2 2018, powered by a turbocharged 3.4-litre Mecachrome engine. Such a change may shuffle the F2 pack, but Prema ought to still be strong. De Vries will be partnered by Indonesia's Sean Gelael, who still has a lot to prove, going into his fourth season in the series and having finished 15th in the last two years. Also worth watching will be Luca Ghiotto, who has washed up at Campos Vexatec Racing this year. He was fourth in last year's championship and is going into his third season in the championship.
American fans will have Haas reserve driver Santino Ferrucci to cheer for, the Connecticut driver going into his first full season in the formula. He has jumped around rather too much in recent years and now needs to build some solid results to be taken seriously by the F1 crowd. His team-mate at Trident will be India's Arjun Maini, who also has an association with the Haas F1 team. Brazil will also have a new hero as Sérgio Sette Câmara lines -up alongside Norris at Carlin. The BWT Arden team may also feature well with Germany's Maximilian Günther and Honda protege Nirei Fukuzumi, while the Charouz team will appear with Ferrari funding for the eraltively wild duo of Louis Delétraz and Antonio Fuoco. MP Motorsport has yet to confirm its second driver alongside Switzerland's Ralph Boschung, while DAMS will likely announce Albon and Canadian Nicholas Latifi, both of whom should do well.