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Sim racer makes the leap from virtual F1 to the real F2

Cem Bolukbasi, a 23-year-old Turkish racer who started his career in F1’s esport series, has just signed on for a full season in F2, the feeder series that supports motorsport’s top tier and has supplied the likes of Lando Norris, George Russell, Charles Leclerc and Lewis Hamilton.

Bolukbasi took part in the 2017 and 2018 seasons of the official F1 esport series, which led to two seasons of real racing in GT4 and a successful switch to open wheel racing last year. He’s signed on for the full 2022 F2 season with Czech outfit Charouz Racing, who’ve previously fielded the likes of Enzo Fittipaldi and Callum Illott in the series.

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