Szafnauer sets 'really good' Doohan target of claiming F2 crown in 2023

Szafnauer sets 'really really good' Doohan target of claiming F2 crown in 2023

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  • Doohan has been a part of the Alpine Academy since the start of the 2022 campaign – having departed the Red Bull Junior Team in 2021 – and took part in two FP1 sessions – in Mexico City and Abu Dhabi – last season, while also driving for the team in the post-season test at the Yas Marina Circuit.
  • READ MORE: ‘He can take us to the next level’ – Alpine set out what they expect new recruit Gasly to bring to the team Speaking of the 19-year-old’s prospects, Szafnauer said he’d been impressed with the pace and professionalism of Doohan – son of former 500cc motorcycle world champion Mick Doohan – as he backed him to go on and take the F2 title in 2023.
  • Asked whether Doohan would be the team’s reserve driver in 2023, Szafnauer said: “I haven’t thought of that yet, but he will definitely have a role in the team; as to what role, we haven’t decided.”
  • READ MORE: Alpine announce 2023 launch date and reveal name of new F1 challenger “I just have to say a huge thank you to Alpine, and all the boys and girls there for giving me this opportunity,” said Doohan.

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