FIA Formula 2 driver, Jack Doohan, confirmed this week that he’ll be driving for the Virtuosi team again next season, it being ‘no big secret’ as he led the Norfolk based outfit in the post-season test at Yas Island.
“I’m happy to be here again, it should be a good season next year.”
The Alpine Academy driver chatted exclusively to insideF2 about the test, that saw him top the timing sheets on the morning of Day 2.
“It was a lot of testing and a lot of laps; I think I’ve done near 500 laps for the past week on the track which has been a lot; A very mixed bag for the three days. The morning sessions were always ok, never anything outstanding, and then afternoon we always focused on race pace. We never tried to set a representative time so we were quite happy with everything. It all seems to be going really well, but we’ll see when everybody has one 30 minute session to do it in Bahrain.”
On the afternoon of Day 2 both himself and Kush Maini in his Campos car, had an on-track altercation at Turn 9 as the Formula 3 graduate left the pit lane, at a much slower speed than the flying Aussie, who was on a quick lap. The session was red flagged while the stationary cars were recovered.
“It’s a struggle here coming out of the pit lane, there’s a few cars coming out and the cars on a flying lap obviously it’s a little bit difficult to judge for a car who’s coming out of the pit lane. It was an unfortunate incident and kind of wrong timing. [Kush] slowed up and I was on a flying lap. We live and learn and everything’s all good.
Jack divulged his plans for the winter break, with 2023 still very much in mind.
“I’m gonna go home of a few weeks and I have to get back for the prize giving for F2. Then I’m gonna go back [to Australia] for another month or so. I’ll come back to Europe around mid-January and go and see the team.
“Obviously we have testing a lot earlier this year around so it’ll be nice to get into it soon.”
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