RACE DEBRIEF

    The Red Bull Junior Team have announced the destinations for their young drivers, with six of their stars hoping to fight for the Formula 2 crown.

    Enzo Fittipaldi will be switching to Carlin for his second F2 season, with the prestigious British team having run Red Bull reserve driver Liam Lawson and Williams' latest F1 recruit Logan Sargeant in 2022. The grandson of two-time F1 champion Emerson Fittipaldi ended his rookie season eighth, with six podiums to his name.

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    Partnering him will be another new addition to the junior squad – 19-year-old Bajan driver Zane Maloney. The 2022 F3 runner-up has already been confirmed as one of Red Bull’s reserve drivers for this year.

    Hitech Grand Prix will field an all-Red Bull line-up in F2, with race winners Isack Hadjar and Jak Crawford making the step up with the British team. The duo finished fourth and seventh respectively in F3 last year.

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    Zane Maloney steps up to F2 this season

    Completing their F2 roster are Ayumu Iwasa and Dennis Hauger. Honda Formula Dream Project driver Iwasa remains with DAMS for a second year off the back of his fifth-place finish, whilst Hauger is switching from PREMA Racing to reigning drivers’ and teams’ champions MP Motorsport.

    Only one car will carry the Red Bull livery in F3, as Sebastian Montoya – son of ex-F1 driver Juan Pablo Montoya – makes his full-time debut with Hitech.

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    Also continuing with the programme are Red Bull and AlphaTauri reserve driver Lawson, who’ll be competing in Super Formula in Japan, and Japanese racer Souta Arao, who steps up from French F4 to GB3 with Hitech.

    Meanwhile, French racer Enzo Deligny joins the programme. He’ll be competing in Formula 4 this season alongside returnee Arvid Lindblad, whilst 13-year-old Thai karter Enzo Thanvanichkul also remains with the team.