F2 racer Hadjar to make FP1 appearance for Red Bull as junior takes over Perez's car at Silverstone

MONTE-CARLO, MONACO - MAY 26: Isack Hadjar walks in pitlane prior to the F1 Grand Prix of Monaco at

F2 racer Isack Hadjar will turn out for Red Bull in FP1 at the British Grand Prix weekend, taking over Sergio Perez's RB20.

Under F1’s current regulations, each 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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The Red Bull junior currently sits second in the 2024 F2 standings in what has been an impressive campaign so far for the 19-year-old, with feature race victories in Melbourne and Imola particular highlights.

The French racer's upcoming appearance in first practice at Silverstone is his latest outing with F1 machinery, having made two FP1 appearances in 2023 – one for AlphaTauri (now RB) in Mexico, and one for Red Bull in Abu Dhabi.

He will join some of his other F2 colleagues in FP1, with Franco Colapinto turning out for Williams while Ollie Bearman – who has been confirmed at Haas for 2025 – will also be making another practice appearance for the American team.

Alpine reserve driver Jack Doohan, who raced in F2 last year and finished third, will also be getting behind the wheel of Pierre Gasly's car in FP1 as he pushes for a seat himself on the 2025 grid.

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With a packed schedule over the British Grand Prix weekend, Hadjar will have to dovetail is FP1 duties with Red Bull alongside his F2 duties for Campos Racing but it's a chance he will surely relish.

As for Perez, he will hope to get into the swing of things once back in the car for second practice as he tries to bounce back from his sticky run of form in recent race weekends.


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