Jack Doohan replaces Ocon for opening training in Canada

F1 News: Jack Doohan will have the chance to impress Alpine in opening practice for the Canadian F1 Grand Prix.

Junior and reserve driver Alpine Doohan will replace Esteban Ocon for the first hour-long test session at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on Friday, marking his first FP1 appearance of the 2024 season.

The 21-year-old Australian, son of legendary motorcyclist Mick, is among the contenders for a full-time seat at Alpine next season. I

It comes after Alpine announced that Ocon would leave the team after his contract expires at the end of the year, leaving a vacant seat alongside Pierre Gasly, who is expected to remain in the French squad.

Doohan, who finished third in last year’s Formula 2 championship, has previously raced for Alpine in four FP1 sessions, most recently at the 2023 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

“I’m very excited to take to the track in Montreal for FP1,” said Jack Doohan. “It will be my first time on the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve and I can’t wait to be there. »

“I thank the team for giving me the opportunity to get more track time and also get used to the 2024 machine at the start of the season. It will also help me in my work on the simulator, especially during European events.”

“My goal is to do my best for the team and maximize the session for both drivers, looking at specific test elements and understanding the new track surface,” he added.

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