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

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BARCELONA, SPAIN - JUNE 23: Jack Doohan of Australia, Reserve Driver for Alpine F1 looks on from

Alpine have confirmed Jack Doohan will make his second FP1 outing of the Formula 1 season at the British Grand Prix weekend.

Under the sport’s current regulations, each F1 team must run a rookie – by definition a driver who has started two or fewer Grands Prix – in two FP1 sessions each campaign.

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Doohan previously drove Esteban Ocon’s A524 in FP1 in Canada, but was only able to complete three laps - without setting a time - due to the wet weather seen in Montreal that day.

But the Australian will get a second chance behind the wheel – this time Pierre Gasly’s car – during FP1 at Silverstone.

MONTREAL, QUEBEC - JUNE 07: Jack Doohan of Australia driving the (61) Alpine F1 A524 Renault on

Doohan would only get three laps of the track during his last FP1 chance in Canada

A former FIA Formula 3 runner-up and the third-placed driver in last year’s F2 standings, the 21-year-old continues to push for a drive with Alpine on next year’s F1 grid.

The team have one seat vacant for 2025 following the confirmation, in the run-up to the Austrian Grand Prix, that Pierre Gasly has committed his future to the Enstone squad with a new multi-year extension.

READ MORE: ‘It was intense’ – Gasly and Ocon share views on their latest on-track battle in Austria

With Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz still to decide on where his future lies, and Alpine reported to be interested in securing his services, Doohan’s Silverstone opportunity gives him another chance show his talent.

In addition to his FP1 outings and simulator duties at Enstone, Doohan – son of former 500cc motorcycle world champion Mick – has also completed several test sessions with Alpine over the last couple of years in his quest to become a full time member of the F1 grid.

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