Max Verstappen is Red Bull’s showpiece. The Dutchman was included in the junior program of the Austrian racing stable in 2014 and already in 2015 the Dutchman made his debut in Formula 1 for sister team Toro Rosso, now AlphaTauri. A year later, the Limburger was brought to the big Red Bull and the rest is history.
The new world champion will have Sergio Perez next to him next season. The Mexican has received a one-year contract extension and will therefore have to prove himself again in 2022 if he wants to ensure a seat next to Verstappen in 2023. If Perez does not deliver a good performance in the eyes of Red Bull, there are plenty of youngsters ready to join. to follow him.
Red Bull has announced which drivers are part of the junior program of the Formula 1 team this year. No fewer than twelve drivers hope to be able to make their debut in Formula 1 on behalf of Red Bull in the future via the entry-level classes.
Familiar faces return
We already know a few Red Bull juniors. For example, Juri Vips (see photo next to Verstappen), Liam Lawson and Jehan Daruvala will again drive with Red Bull sponsorship in Formula 2 this year. Dennis Hauger won the Formula 3 championship last year and will be teammate of Jehan Daruvala in F2 this year. In addition, the Japanese Ayumu Iwasa is also making the switch from F3 to F2.
Jak Crawford and Johnny Edgar will also be part of Red Bull’s junior program in 2022. They will drive their second season in Formula 3 this year. They are accompanied by the Isack Hadjar. The 17-year-old Frenchman makes the switch from the FRECA championship.
14-year-old Red Bull junior
In Formula 4 this year, drivers will also drive around with Red Bull sponsorship. Souta Arao and Yuto Nomura participate in the French Formula 4 Championship.
In addition, Arvid Lindblad will make the switch from karting to Formula 4. At 14 years old, the British Swede is the youngest driver in the junior program of Red Bull and will drive for the Van Amersfoort team in F4.
In addition, Noel Leon has also been added to the training program of the F1 team. The young Mexican will compete for the Arden team in the European Regional Formula Championship.
These Formula 1 drivers have to fear for their seat this year
At the end of the upcoming Formula 1 season, a number of F1 drivers’ contracts will expire. Some, on the other hand, take a little longer. Who should fear for their future in the royal class of motorsport and who can start the year 2022 with peace of mind? We discuss it in the video below.
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