Doohan to take over Gasly’s car for FP1 at Silverstone as Australian gets latest opportunity

Alpine has officially confirmed that rising star Jack Doohan will step into Pierre Gasly’s car for the FP1 session at the British Grand Prix. This marks Doohan’s second FP1 appearance of the Formula 1 season, following his brief stint in Canada, where inclement weather limited him to just three laps.

Under current F1 regulations, teams are required to field a rookie driver—defined as someone who has started two or fewer Grands Prix—in two FP1 sessions per season. Doohan, a former FIA Formula 3 runner-up and third-place finisher in last year’s F2 standings, is eager to capitalize on this golden opportunity at Silverstone.

Despite a rain-affected debut in Canada, the 21-year-old Australian remains determined to showcase his skills. With Esteban Ocon’s FP1 session cut short in Montreal, Doohan is ready to make a significant impact driving Gasly’s A524.

Doohan’s dream of securing a full-time seat with Alpine is still very much alive, especially with one spot open for the 2025 season. This follows the recent announcement of Pierre Gasly’s new multi-year extension with the Enstone-based team. As speculation mounts around Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz and his future, Doohan’s performance at Silverstone could prove pivotal in Alpine’s decision-making.

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In addition to his FP1 and simulator duties at Enstone, Doohan, son of legendary 500cc motorcycle world champion Mick Doohan, has been actively participating in numerous test sessions with Alpine over the past years, further honing his craft.

Stay tuned as the Silverstone weekend unfolds, with Jack Doohan ready to leave his mark and accelerate his path to a full-time F1 drive.


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