#sports Son of Aussie motorsport legend Mick Doohan is a contender to get a Formula One drive with Alpine

#sports Son of Aussie motorsport legend Mick Doohan is a contender to get a Formula One drive with Alpine

#sports activities Son of Aussie motorsport legend Mick Doohan is a contender to get a Formula One drive with Alpine

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Son of Aussie motorsport legend Mick Doohan is a contender to get a Formula One drive with Alpine as he stuns with big win in Belgium

  • Jack Doohan gained function race in Formula 2 Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday
  • The 19-year-old has gained three races in his rookie 12 months within the collection
  • His father Mick gained 5 consecutive titles 500cc World Championships 
  • Doohan is half of Alpine’s academy, like his fellow Aussie Oscar Piastri
  • Piastri is Alpine’s reserve driver and the crew wished to promote him in 2023
  • But he has turned down the chance amid a contract dispute 

Jack Doohan, the son of Aussie bike legend Mick, has moved a step nearer to a Formula One seat following a gorgeous win in Formula 2 on the weekend.

The 19-year-old took the chequered flag within the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps on Sunday, ending forward of championship chief Felipe Drugovich and New Zealand’s Liam Lawson.

Doohan certified fourth on Friday and made up two positions on the opening lap, earlier than his crew tried to undercut Drugovich by pitting him early. 

Jack Doohan won the Formula 2 Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps on Sunday

Jack Doohan gained the Formula 2 Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps on Sunday

The gamble paid off because the Brazilian emerged from his pit-stop behind Doohan, who then efficiently fended him off to clinch his third win of the season and the primary in a function race.

‘Felipe clearly had actually good tempo and we have been in a position to keep shut although, not likely drop away,’ the younger Australian, who moved up to fourth on the planet championship, stated after the race.

‘We have been each extending the stint and it appeared like , our tempo was fairly related. They have been saying that the overcut might be probably stronger, however I made a decision to do the other and field.

‘I knew I gathered good tyre temperature on the way in which to the grid, I pushed arduous – I wasn’t anticipating there to be a lot overcut however it was.’

The victory in Belgium was the young Australian's third win of his rookie Formula 2 season

The victory in Belgium was the younger Australian’s third win of his rookie Formula 2 season

Doohan shared a warm embrace with his father Mick (left) after his win in Belgium

Doohan shared a heat embrace with his father Mick (left) after his win in Belgium

An Aussie motorbike legend, Mick Doohan won five consecutive titles 500cc World Championships between 1994 and 1998

An Aussie bike legend, Mick Doohan gained 5 consecutive titles 500cc World Championships between 1994 and 1998

Doohan had beforehand completed high of the rostrum when he gained the dash races on the British Grand Prix and the Hungarian Grand Prix final month. He completed second within the dash race in Spa on Saturday. 

The dash races are 50km shorter than the function races and the highest 10 drivers have their positions reversed from Friday’s qualifying session.

Doohan celebrated in typical Aussie style with a shoey on the rostrum and shared a heat embrace with his father, who gained 5 consecutive titles 500cc World Championships between 1994 and 1998.

Like his compatriot Oscar Piastri – who gained the Formula 3 and Formula 2 world titles prior to now two seasons – Doohan is half of the Alpine Junior Academy.

Doohan's fellow Australian Oscar Piastri remains embroiled in a well-publicised contract dispute with Alpine ahead of next season

Doohan’s fellow Australian Oscar Piastri stays embroiled in a well-publicised contract dispute with Alpine forward of subsequent season

Piastri is now Alpine reserve driver and has lengthy been linked with a transfer to McLaren to exchange Daniel Ricciardo, a transfer which might be sophisticated by the well-publicised contractual row between him and the French crew.

Earlier this month, Alpine introduced they’d be selling Piastri to fill Fernando Alonso’s seat from subsequent season, after the Spaniard signed with Aston Martin to exchange the retiring Sebastian Vettel in 2023.

Piastri, nevertheless, insisted no settlement had been reached, leaving him and Alpine in a clumsy state of affairs.

And in accordance to Sky Germany, Alpine may take a look at selling Doohan into Formula One – initially as reserve driver ought to Piastri depart the crew or exchange Alonso – as early as subsequent season. 

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