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F2 champion Pourchaire ‘disappointed’ to be barred from F1

Sauber junior Theo Pourchaire fulfilled his objective of winning this year’s FIA Formula 2 Championship, yet there will be no promotion to Formula 1 for the talented Frenchman. Pourchaire's failure to secure a Formula 1 seat follows the impediments suffered by 2021 champion Oscar Piastri and 2022 title winner Felipe Drugovich, who both missed out on opportunities to debut in the top-tier championship immediately after their F2 triumphs. Acknowledging his setback, Pourchaire expressed his disappointment during the FIA Prize Giving Gala in Baku, where he received his F2 trophy. “I think I’m the third F2 champion in a row to not be promoted to F1,” he said, quoted by RaceFans. “It...
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