Caldwell to have initial F1 exam at Silverstone tomorrow

Alpine junior driver Olli Caldwell will have his initial operate in a Method one auto in a exam for the staff tomorrow.

He will travel the team’s A521 chassis at Silverstone tomorrow. Oscar Piastri, Alpine’s reserve driver, is at the wheel currently.

“I’m unbelievably psyched and really speechless, to be sincere,’ explained Caldwell, in advance of the exam. “So I just wished to say a large thank you to Alpine for providing me this possibility, not only to travel an F1 auto but also to travel it at my residence circuit.”

Caldwell joined Alpine’s Academy at the starting of the 12 months just after ending eighth in Method three very last 12 months, exactly where he gained as soon as. He graduated to Method two with Campos this time and is nonetheless to rating a position.

Alpine appointed him to their junior driver programme at the similar time as ex-Purple Bull Junior Staff driver Jack Doohan, who has by now experienced a prospect to travel the A521.

Caldwell, who turned twenty all through the Azerbaijan F2 spherical, has also competed in prototype stamina racing, driving an LMP2 in the 8 Several hours of Bahrain for ARC Bratislava. His finest junior collection outcome was 3rd in the Italian F4 championship in 2018.

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