Hadjar in the Red Bull on Friday

Hadjar in the Red Bull on Friday

19-year-old French driver Isack Hadjar will drive Sergio Perez’s Red Bull in the first free practice session of the British Grand Prix this Friday.

A member of the Red Bull F1 Team since 2022, Isack Hadjar dreams of one day driving in Formula 1 under the colours of the prestigious Austrian team. This Friday, the 19-year-old French driver will get a little taste, as he will take part in the first free practice session of the British Grand Prix, on the Silverstone circuit.

F1 regulations stipulate that teams must run a rookie (i.e. a driver who has competed in fewer than two F1 GPs in his career) for two free practice sessions during the season. So it’s time for Isack Hadjar, who will drive Sergio Perez’s car this Friday at 12:30.
Last season, the Parisian also took part in two sessions, driving an AlphaTauri in Mexico, and a Red Bull in Abu Dhabi, taking 17th place each time.

A near future in F1?

Isack Hadjar has been racing in Formula 2 for the past two seasons, and after finishing 14th in the championship in 2023 with the British team Hitech Pulse-Eight, he currently sits second with the Spanish team Campos Racing. He notably won the main races of the Australian Grand Prix and the Australian Grand Prix, and finished second in Monaco and third in Austria, which allows him to be only eleven points behind the championship leader, Estonian Paul Aron. Enough to dream of a place in Formula 1 in the future?

This is obviously Isack Hadjar’s hope. While the two Red Bull seats are guaranteed to be occupied by Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez next year, there is still one to fill at Racing Bulls, the satellite team, alongside Yuki Tsunoda.. “There is a chance that I will go to F1 if I perform. There are opportunities to seize. The better I perform, the more doors it will open for me,” the driver confided last May to Auto Moto. Shining this Friday during the free practice session with Red Bull and this weekend in Formula 2 will open the doors a little more…

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