Red Bull has included twelve drivers in the junior program for 2022. Impressively, no fewer than five drivers on this list have secured a spot on the Formula 2 grid for the upcoming season.
Jehan Daruvala and Dennis Hauger have found shelter with the Prema team. Daruvala has already spent two seasons in Formula 2 with Carlin’s team. Hauger seized the title in Formula 3 last year, also in the service of Prema. Juri Vips will stay with Hitech GP and get ready for his second season in the entry level class. Liam Lawson also remains active in Formula 2, but makes the switch to the Carlin team. The biggest surprise is Ayumu Iwasa. He will make his debut with the DAMS team after finishing twelfth in Formula 3 in 2021.
With five drivers in Formula 2, Red Bull appears to be lining up several names for an eventual Formula 1 debut in 2023 at AlphaTauri. In any case, the supply of young talent is extensive enough. The energy drink giant is also represented in Formula 3. That’s where Jonny Edgar and Jack Crawford come out for Trident and Prema respectively. Both formations usually participate at the head of the field. Also Isack Hadjar but his appearance in this class at Hitech GP.
Souta Arao and Yuto Nomura will drive in French Formula 4. They will compete there for FFSA Academy. There is also a Dutch touch. Arvin Lindblad will drive in Formula 4 for the Dutch racing stable Van Amersfoort Racing. Finally, Noel Leon. He will drive for Arden in the European Formula Regional.