The Red Bull teams in Formula 1 will field Isack Hadjar and Jake Dennis to comply with the regulations on rookie driving.
Isack Hadjar is a Formula 2 driver, French-Algerian born in 2004 and will take the wheel of a Formula 1 for the first... and the second time at the end of the 2023 season! Until then, Red Bull Racing and Scuderia AlphaTauri had not complied with the rule requiring teams to enter a rookie (two Grands Prix experience or less) in each single-seater at least once a year during a weekend. - end of the race – apart, obviously, from the presence of the starting starter Nyck de Vries in the AlphaTauri at the start of the season. With Liam Lawson moving into the same car following Daniel Ricciardo's injury, Yuki Tsunoda still had to hand over the wheel.
Isack Hadjar is highly appreciated by Helmut Marko. He is currently fourteenth in the Formula 2 championship and incidentally reserve driver for the AlphaTauri team in F1. He will replace the Japanese Yuki Tsunoda. Isack Hadjar was favored against the many other Red Bull Junior Team drivers, and he could be the only one of the six drivers currently entered in F2 to retain the support of the Austrian team in 2024.
A race which opens his first door in F1 while waiting to open the others. We wish him every success.
We let him tell his story:
Impression of Isack Hadjar after his first laps in F1:
“It was crazy, already the first lap coming out of the pits it was going too fast, honestly I got used to it quite quickly but I couldn't push as I wanted, I was a little far from the limit but oh well . I think I did a good job for the first time ever so I'm happy, it was cool!
“Compared to an F2, an F3, there is more power, more aero, the traction is incredible, it brakes too hard: it’s an F3 on steroids. It was rubbish, I'm a little bummed not to go back right away but it was cool! »