One other contender has entered the ring because the potential subsequent massive American star in Formulation 1. Jak Crawford, who was born in North Carolina however has made a house in Texas, has made a basic announcement that he’ll be making the soar from Formulation 3 to Formulation 2 for the 2023 season — however there are nonetheless loads of particulars up within the air.
Crawford introduced his swap to Formulation 2 on the finish of his post-season press launch detailing the Formulation 3 weekend in Monza.
“I will likely be racing in F2 subsequent yr, but it surely is not going to be formally introduced for a number of months,” he stated, “The truth is, my seat match for the official F2 Abu Dhabi check is that this week, and in order one season ends we begin getting ready instantly for an additional one.”
For the previous two years, the 17-year-old driver has competed within the Formulation 3 championship, first with Hitech and most not too long ago with Prema. He received his first F3 race this yr on the Pink Bull Ring and clocked in a seventh-place total end within the Championship.
Crawford, although, has been busy since he bought his begin in racing. His first yr in open-wheel race vehicles got here within the 2018-2019 NACAM Formulation 4 Championship, the place he completed second within the championship. He took seventh within the 2019 USF2000 championship in 2019, adopted by a second in ADAC Formulation 4 and sixth in Italian Formulation 4, each in 2020. The next yr, he took thirteenth in Formulation 3 and third within the Euroformula Open Championship. This yr, alongside his third place in F3, he scored a sixth place within the Formulation Regional Asian Championship.
His exhausting work has paid off; Crawford signed on as a part of the Pink Bull Junior Workforce in 2020, which is designed to assist filter younger drivers into the ranks of Formulation 1.
Additional particulars relating to Crawford’s coming Formulation 2 season are nonetheless missing — however we’ll doubtless be taught extra within the following months. As of proper now, although, feeder sequence followers are speculating a transfer to DAMS or Hitech in F2, as each groups are identified for operating Pink Bull Juniors.