From eSports to Formula 2: Cem Bolukbasi makes the leap in 2022

Cem Bolukbasi will be the official pilot of the Charouz Racing System on the Formula 2 this next season. The young Turkish pilot from 23 years It thus rises to the second largest automotive category in the world after establishing itself as one of the emerging talents of electronic sports simracing.

A trajectory started in simracing; the path of Bolukbasi

Although he has experience in the world of karting, Bolukbasi made the leap to simracing with G2 Esports FA Racing. The now Formula 2 driver made clear his skills in the F1 eSport Series, the official F1 video game championship, with the Toro Rosso team from the 2017 to 2019 seasons. On the other hand, in the 2019 and 2020 seasons it participated in the GT4 European Series

This last year he has participated in the Euroformula Open Championship, where he finished in fifth position in the general classification by the hand of the Van Amersfoort Racing team. To highlight, two victories and a multitude of podiums despite not having played the entire season.

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“I am very, very happy to join Charouz Racing System for the 2022 FIA Formula 2 season,” Bolüukbasi said on the occasion of the news. “I’ve worked so hard to get a chance like this And, first of all, I want to thank Charouz for placing her trust in me, I will do everything possible to honor her.

The 2022 Formula 2 season is taking shape

After a spectacular 2021 season, Formula 2 continues to gain followers as it is known as the cradle of many of the great drivers of the future; not only in Formula 1, but in other major automobile categories. The Charouz Racing System team has not yet revealed who will be Bolukbasi’s teammate, an identity that will be revealed in the coming weeks. All teams will use the same chassis, the Dallara F2 2018, with a V6 engine developed by Mecachome. The vehicle supplier will be the same as in F1, Pirelli.

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Source | Formula 2; Official blog