Jack Duhan, Alpine Exams, Oscar Piastry

The son of Aussie motorcycle legend Mick – Jack Duhan – jumped into the cockpit of an F1 car for the first time this weekend to get his first taste of another Australian racing prodigy at the top level of motorsport.

The Alpine Academy driver – who is currently ranked 17th in the Formula 2 driver standings after three rounds – has been nominated to take part in the team’s testing session at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar.

The appointment set up an all-Australian driver lineup for Alpine, with compatriot Oscar Piastri also taking part.

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Preparing for a permanent place on the grid in 2023, Piastri previously tested in Austin in April and will take part in a third test in Austria later this year.

After finishing second at the Formula 3 Championship last year, the call-up is a big step in Dohan’s promising career.

“I’m so excited to drive a Formula 1 car for the first time,” said the 19-year-old.

“It’s a moment I’ve been making since I started racing karts, and I know these opportunities are extremely convenient.

“I am very grateful to Alpine for the opportunity and I look forward to giving my best on the day of the test.

“I’ve seen some personal tests behind the scenes before and I’ve done a lot of preparation on Enston’s Loop Simulator, so I’m definitely ready for this challenge.

“I will build myself up that day, enjoy it at the same time and hopefully learn as much as possible alongside the team.”

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