Alpine Academy Driver Jack Doohan will have his first taste of Formula 1 machinery as he prepares for his first outing in the 2021 A521 this weekend – Sunday 15 May - in Doha, Qatar.
Nineteen-year-old Jack joined the Alpine Academy in January and has faced mixed fortunes in his maiden FIA Formula 2 Championship season so far in 2022.
He recorded pole position on debut in Bahrain before backing that effort up with a front row grid slot in Saudi Arabia and later third position in Imola.
Jack will be aiming to convert the promising pace into bigger points hauls when the Formula 2 season resumes in Barcelona next weekend.
Jack Doohan: “I’m super excited to drive a Formula 1 car for the first time. This is a moment that I’ve been building up to ever since I started racing karts, and I know these opportunities are extremely privileged. I’m very grateful to Alpine for the opportunity and I’m looking forward to giving it my best on the test day. I’ve watched behind the scenes at some private tests before and I’ve completed a lot of preparation in the loop simulator at Enstone, so I’m definitely feeling ready for this challenge. I’ll build myself up on the day, enjoy it at the same time and hopefully learn as much as possible alongside the team.”
Julian Rouse, Alpine Academy Director: "We’re very pleased to give Jack his first run in a Formula 1 car. Since he’s joined the programme at the start of the year, we’ve seen Jack develop and grow very quickly. He’s spent a bit of time at Enstone to prepare and he’s certainly demonstrating promising potential.