Doohan set for Mexico, Abu Dhabi F1 free follow runs with Alpine

These would be the final alternatives for any groups to run rookies this 12 months, as Brazil is a dash race and thus FP1 is adopted by qualifying within the afternoon.

It’s understood that any formal affirmation of Doohan’s outings has been delayed by problems over formally finalising Oscar Piastri’s exit from the crew.

The latter was presupposed to do the Alpine FP1 operating this 12 months, however that naturally turned unrealistic after his transfer to McLaren was confirmed.

Doohan has been getting ready for his run with outings in Alpine’s 2021 automobile, together with one in Budapest final month on the similar session that Nyck de Vries and Antonio Giovinazzi drove the automobile. He additionally gained some temporary expertise with the present automobile on a filming day at Monza.

Doohan is extremely regarded throughout the Alpine camp, and he was thought to be a attainable Plan B ought to the crew have did not safe the companies of Pierre Gasly for 2023.

He put himself within the body with a robust rookie F2 season, having received the sprints at Silverstone and Hungary, and the function race at Spa. He’s at the moment fourth within the factors standings.

Jack Doohan, Virtuosi Racing

Jack Doohan, Virtuosi Racing

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With Gasly and Ocon each now safe on the Enstone camp it stays to be seen what Doohan’s choices are for subsequent 12 months and past.

Another groups have but to verify who will fill their ultimate FP1 slots, with each Crimson Bull Racing and AlphaTauri nonetheless having to do one session.

Liam Lawson is the candidate for each seats, assuming that De Vries is just not an choice in Abu Dhabi resulting from his ongoing Mercedes commitments. The Dutchman nonetheless has to do another session within the W13 in Mexico.

Different FP1 outings nonetheless to come back embody Pietro Fittipaldi (Haas, Mexico and Abu Dhabi), Pato O’Ward (McLaren, Abu Dhabi), Felipe Drugovich (Aston Martin, Abu Dhabi), Robert Shwartzman (Ferrari, Abu Dhabi) and Logan Sargeant (Williams, Mexico and Abu Dhabi).

Lots of the drivers who’ve carried out FP1 classes this 12 months can even be concerned within the rookie testing that takes place in Abu Dhabi after the race weekend, and which additionally kinds a part of Pirelli’s preparations for 2023. It is understood that De Vries shall be free by then to drive for AlphaTauri.

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