- Jack Doohan appears to be getting closer to his F1 debut
- He is the son of Australian motorcycling legend Mick Doohan.
- Australians Oscar Piastri and Daniel Ricciardo fly the F1 flag
Lewis Hamilton’s move to Ferrari could see Jack Doohan, the son of Australian motorcycling legend Mick Doohan, make his Formula 1 debut next season alongside compatriots Oscar Piastri and Daniel Ricciardo.
Mercedes has an obvious vacancy and Hamilton, 39, confirms it is Ferrari bound for 2025.
Disturbingly for the Silver Arrows, there are currently no notable options to join George Russell.
Young Esteban Ocon has put his hand up to join Mercedes, where he was a junior driver, but also stated that he is “Totally dedicated to Alpine.’
Sports musical chairs allowed the 21-year-old Doohan, currently a reserve driver for the Alpine F1 Team, to move onto the grid faster than many expected.
Lewis Hamilton’s dramatic switch to Ferrari could see Jack Doohan, the son of Australian motorcycling legend Mick Doohan, make his Formula 1 debut next season.
Hamilton’s shock move ended his 13-year stay at Mercedes, where he won six world titles.
Doohan also won many admirers after finishing fourth in the F2 championship last season.
“I think he’ll end up in some position next year, but right now there’s still a little bit of work to do, so he can’t give up on the dream or the goal of trying to reach that position.” ‘ said Doohan Sr. Nine news.
“I think he’s ready, and he thinks he’s ready, and I think the team thinks he’s ready…the only thing is there are no seats.”
Outside of Alpine, Doohan could find a potential opportunity or two.
While a switch to Mercedes and Ferrari won’t be coming, Aston Martin and Sauber may come calling.
Haas is another option, but they may not appeal to Doohan given his struggles this season.
Meanwhile, fellow Australian Oscar Piastri showed his class with McLaren in an impressive debut F1 season, finishing ninth.
In September, the rising star signed a contract extension until 2026, while Daniel Ricciardo drove for Red Bull-owned AlphaTauri, replacing Nyck de Vries in July.
The Perth-born cult hero impressed enough to sign for another season alongside Japan’s Yuki Tsunoda.
Bahrain will host the first race of the 2024 F1 season on March 3.