This weekend the FIA Formula Two Championship heads to the Nűrburgring for rounds five and six to continue the fight for the F2 title and the coveted prize test with the race-winning Williams F1 Team.
The 16 turns of the 5.148km German circuit presents drivers with a real challenge, made even trickier by the unpredictable weather of the Eifel region. Last year saw the series make its first appearance at the F1 venue where eventual champion Mirko Bortolotti took a clean sweep of all the honours with two poles, two wins and two fastest laps.
This time around all eyes will be on British driver Luciano Bacheta who has scored a record-breaking four consecutive wins and making him the driver all others want to beat. Bacheta, who raced here in GP3, would love to make it six wins from six but he's certainly not going to have things all his own way. One of his strongest challenges comes from Mathéo Tuscher with the Swiss teenager lying 46 points behind and having already shown he has the pace to be on top.
Kevin Mirocha and Markus Pommer, the latter racing on home soil this weekend, will both be looking to go even better after their maiden podiums in Portugal last time out, while front-runners Alex Fontana, Christopher Zanella and Mihai Marinescu will want to ensure they keep the pressure on the leaders.
Meanwhile, Brits Dino Zamparelli, Hector Hurst and Daniel McKenzie will all be chasing their maiden podiums as they continue to impress in the midfield, as will Chinese racer David Zhu. First year driver Mauro Calamia continues to make solid progress while Plamen Kralev, Max Snegirev and Parthiva Sureshwaren will be targeting their first points of the 2012 season.
Finally, the F2 paddock welcomes a new face this weekend in the form of Zimbabwean Axcil Jefferies who becomes only the second African racer to compete in the series. Jefferies showed strong pace during pre-season testing at Silverstone earlier this year and will look to make his mark during rounds five and six at the Nűrburgring.
Live coverage of both races (26/27 May) will be available on Motors TV as well as the official F2 website where fans can also catch up on the latest news, results and images www.formulatwo.com.
2012 FIA Formula Two Championship
Entry List - Nűrburgring, Germany, Rds 5 & 6
3 Max Snegirev (RUS)
4 Luciano Bacheta (GBR)
5 Parthiva Sureshwaren (IND)
7 David Zhu (CHN)
8 Plamen Kralev (BUL)
9 Mihai Marinescu (ROM)
10 Alex Fontana (CHE)
12 Mathéo Tuscher (CHE)
14 Mauro Calamia (CHE)
18 Dino Zamparelli (GBR)
19 Christopher Zanella (CHE)
20 Daniel McKenzie (GBR)
22 Axcil Jefferies (ZWE)
24 Kevin Mirocha (POL)
27 Markus Pommer (DEU)
35 Hector Hurst (GBR)